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Little Ballerina Shrug

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Keep your little girl warm and cozy during lessons with this Little Ballerina Shrug. It's a quick and simple knit made with a cute polka dot stitch. You'll have an adorable shrug for your little ballerina in no time with this knitting tutorial.



Materials:

  • Yarn: Caron Simply Soft yarn, 1 skein
  • Needles: US size 8 (5 mm)

Size:
5-6 years old
 

Instructions:

  1. Note: Shrug is worked in one rectangular piece.
     
  2. Cast on 46 stitches.
     
  3. Work 1x1 ribbing (k1, p1) each row for 1 inch (2.5 cm).
     
  4. Switch to a polka dot stitch
     
  5. Row 1: knit all
     
  6. Row 2 and all even rows: Purl all
     
  7. Row 3: (k3, yo, k2tog) 9 times, k1
     
  8. Row 5: knit all
     
  9. Row 7: k2, (k3, yo, k2tog) 8 times, k4
     
  10. Work in this manner for 14.5 inches (37 cm)  - total 15.5 inches (40 cm) from the cast on row.
     
  11. Switch back to 1x1 ribbing. Work the ribbing for 1 inch. Cast off all the stitches.
     
  12. Wash the piece, dry flat. Fold lengthwise. Sew the ribbing together on each side of the shrug.
     
  13. The shrug can be left as is or the neck/back sides can be finished with crochet border. 

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Love this but need to make it for an 8 year old how can I make it bigger size 7-8

Do a gauge swatch of the pattern stitch, casting on 21 stitches. Start with- 5. Row 1 and work all 7 rows until you have 5 in. Measure the stitches in the center 4 in of the swatch. As an example, lets say you get exactly 16 stitches, so 4 st/in is your gauge. Measure the child from waist to neck or use this chart. http://www.fibergypsy.com/common/children.shtml Let's say child measures 12 in, so you cast on 12x4 or 48 stitches +1 (the pattern repeat is 5 and original pattern cast on 5X9=45+1). How many rows? You can customize by measuring the girl across the shoulders and down the arms or use the chart. Let's say you want a length for the rectangle of 11 in (this is the across back measurement from the chart) plus 2 in on each end of the rectangle to cover the top of each arm, or 15 in. Work the pattern until you are 1 in from the end,(end with a row 1 or row 5 in the pattern) 14 inches in this example, then knit 1 in of ribbing. Caution, since this pattern does NOT include a gauge, if you knit loosely like I do, you could end up with a totally different size than the pattern writer did. You can't just add stitches without working a gauge swatch.

Important correction for previous reply: The cast on must be the nearest multiple of 5 +1. In my example, the cast on should be 12 X4= 48 with the nearest multiple of 5 being 50 then add 1. This is so each pattern for the polka dots is complete. With a child, I would always go up to the next multiple of 5.

Hello, is the polka dot stich what you are showing to do starting in row 3 and row 7

It looks like it. (#4 is just alerting us to the switch.)

I need instructions for the polka dot stitch.

What is the polka dot stitch?

How can I adjust this for an adult size?!!

Do a gauge swatch of the pattern stitch, casting on 21 stitches. Start with- 5. Row 1 and work all 7 rows until you have 5 in. Measure the stitches in the center 4 in of the swatch. As an example, lets say you get exactly 16 stitches, so 4 st/in is your gauge. Measure the person from waist to neck or use this chart. http://www.fibergypsy.com/common/women.shtml Let's say measurement is 17.5 in, so you cast on 17.5x4 or 70 stitches +1 (the pattern repeat is 5 and original pattern cast on 5X9=45+1 so whatever the number of stitches it must be able to be divided by 5). How many rows? You can customize by measuring the girl across the shoulders and down the arms or use the chart. Let's say you want a length for the rectangle of 17 in (this is the across back measurement from the chart) plus 3 in on each end of the rectangle to cover the top of each arm, or 23 in. Work the pattern until you are 1 in from the end,(end with a row 1 or row 5 in the pattern) 22 inches in this example, then knit 1 in of ribbing. did. You can't just add stitches without working a gauge swatch.

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