Knitty Gritty Pattern: Candi Jensen’s Flirty Shrug
Flirty Shrug, by Candi Jensen
Classic Elite Provence, 100-percent mercerized Egyptian cotton, 3-1/2 oz/100g, 205yrds/186m
4 skeins of Portland Teal (#2690)
1 skein of Herbal Sage (#2621)
knitting needles – U.S. size 9 or size to render gauge
crochet hook – size G
18 sts & 24 rows = 4″ in pattern st
chest – 32 (36, 40)”
length – 12 (13,14)”
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: *k1,p1, repeat from * ending with a k1.
Repeat these 2 rows for pattern.
With Portland Teal, cast on 73 (81, 91) sts and work in pattern st until piece measures 12 (13,14)”. Bind off in pattern st. (figure A)
Cast on 11 (14,17) sts and keeping in pattern st, inc 1 st at the right side every row, 24 (25,26) times, 35 (39, 43) sts.
Work even for 1″, then dec 1 st on right side every other row 16 (18, 22) times, 19 (21, 21) sts. Work even until same length as back.
Same as the left, only reverse shaping.
Cast on 51 (53,55) sts and keeping in patt st inc 1 st each side every 4 rows 12 (13,14) times, 75 (79, 83) sts. Work even until piece measures 9 (9-1/2,10)”.
Sew shoulder and side seams. Sew sleeves onto body.
Crochet edge with Herbal Sage yarn and G crochet hook. Join yarn to the left shoulder seam and work a sc around the entire body of the shrug as follows: work 1 sc in each st and sc in each 2 rows then skip the next.
Row 1: *sc, ch 3, skip 2 sc, sc in next, repeat from * around join with sl st to first sc.
Row 2: *sc, 2 hdc, sc in each ch 3 space, repeat from * around join with sl st to first st.
Classic Elite Yarns