Easy Knit Baby Shrug

This baby shrug is an easy, quick knit with minimal seaming, no buttons or zippers.


MEASUREMENTS
To fit ages 3-6(6-9:9-12:12-18:18-24) months.
Actual measurements
Chest 51(55:60:64:69)cm;
Length to shoulder
24(27:29:31:33)cm; Sleeve length 13(15:17:20:22)cm.
MATERIALS
100(150:150:200:200)grms double knitting type yarn
5mm straight knitting needles.
5mm circular knitting needle.
4.5mm circular knitting needle.

TENSION
18 sts and 24 rows to 10cm square over st-st using 5mm needles.
ABBREVIATIONS
m1 make one st by picking up and working into back of loop lying between st just worked and next st;
skpo slip 1, k1, pass slipped st over;
BACK, FRONT and
SLEEVES
(worked in one piece)
With 5mm needles cast on 8 sts.
P 1 row.
Beg with a k row, work in st-st.
Cast on 10(11:12:13:14) sts at beg of next 4 rows. 48(52:56:60:64) sts.
Beg with a k row, work 20(24:26:30:32) rows in st-st.
Change to 5mm circular needle.
Shape sleeves
Cast on 5(6:7:8:9) sts at beg of next 8 rows. 88(100:112:124:136) sts.
Work a further 18(22:24:26:28) rows.
Divide for fronts
Next row K36(41:47:52:58) sts, leave these sts on a holder.
cast off next 16(18:18:20:20) sts, knit to end.
Cont on last set of 36(41:47:52:58) sts for left front.
Work 5(5:7:5:7) rows straight, ending at front edge.
Next row (RS) K3, m1, knit to end.
Work 3 rows straight.
Rep the last 4 rows 2(3:3:4:4) times more and the inc row once more. 40(46:52:58:64) sts.
Sleeve shaping
Cast off 5(6:7:8:9) sts at beg
of next and 3 foll alt rows. 20(22:24:26:28) sts.
Work 8(10:10:12:12) rows straight.
Shape front
Next row (RS) K1, skpo, knit to end.
Next row Purl to end.
Rep the last 2 rows 1(2:3:4:5) times more.
Next row Cast off 2 sts, knit to end.
Next row Purl to end.
Next row Cast off 3 sts, knit to end.
Next row Purl to end.
Next row Cast off 4 sts, knit to end.
Next row Purl to end.
Next row Cast off 5 sts, knit to end.
Next row Purl to end.
Leave rem 4(5:6:7:8) sts on a holder.
Right Front
With WS facing, join yarn to rem 36(41:47:52:58) sts on holder, purl to end.
Work 4(4:6:4:6) rows straight, ending at side edge.
Next row (RS) Knit to last 3 sts, m1, k3.
Work 3 rows straight.
Rep the last 4 rows 2(3:3:4:4) times more and the inc row once more. 40(46:52:58:64) sts.
Work 1 row, so ending at sleeve edge.
Sleeve shaping
Cast off 5(6:7:8:9) sts at beg of next and 3 foll alt rows. 20(22:24:26:28) sts.
Work 7(9:9:11:11) rows straight.
Shape front
Next row (RS) Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Next row Purl to end.
Rep the last 2 rows 1(2:3:4:5) times more.
Next row Knit to end.
Next row Cast off 2 sts, purl to end.
Next row Knit to end.
Next row Cast off 3 sts, purl to end.
Next row Knit to end.
Next row Cast off 4 sts, purl to end.
Next row Knit to end.
Next row Cast off 5 sts, purl to end.
Leave rem 4(5:6:7:8) sts on a holder.
FRONT EDGING
With RS of lower right front facing and 4.5mm circular needle, k4(5:6:7:8) sts from holder, pick up and
k22(24:26:28:30) sts evenly round right front to top of shaping, 11(11:13:13:15) sts along straight edge, then
16(18:20:22:24) sts to shoulder, 24(26:28:30:32) sts from back neck, 16(18:20:22:24) sts down left front to beg of neck shaping, 11(11:13:13:15) sts along straight edge, and k22(24:26:28:30) sts evenly round shaped edge, then k4(5:6:7:8) sts from holder. 130(142:158:170:186) sts.
1st row P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end.
2nd row K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end.
Rep the last 2 rows once more and 1st row again.
Cast off in rib.
LOWER BACK EDGING
With RS facing and 4.5mm needles, pick up and k54(58:62:66:70) sts along lower edge of back.
Work 5 rows in rib as given for front edging.
Cast off in rib.
CUFFS
With RS facing and 4.5mm needles, pick up and k30(34:42:46:50) sts along lower edge of sleeve.
Work 5 rows in rib as given for front edging.
Cast off in rib.
TO MAKE UP
Join side and sleeve seams.
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