Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Knitted Little Ballerina Shrug...

By: Natalia for All Knitted Lace
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.

Caron Simply Soft yarn, 1 skein
Needles: US size 8 (5 mm)
Size: 5-6 years old

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