Hug You-Me is an easy-to-wear woolly hug… wrap up yourself or someone you love!
Hug You-Me has an addictive construction that will keep you knitting. The shrug starts from the center out. First, a square is worked in the round for the back. Each sleeve is then created by working a flat panel out to the cuff. Next, stitches are picked up along the sleeve and a panel is worked to join the sleeve into the round. Finally, stitches are picked up all the way around the inside of the shrug to pull it all together with a collar that has subtle short row shaping.
Yarn I Used:
710 (800, 900, 1000, 1200) yards [649 (732, 823, 914, 1097) meters] of heavy worsted/aran weight yarn
(this amount includes approx. 10% extra, be sure to purchase more if you are going to make modifications!)
Julie Asselin, Nurtured; (100% wool; 129 yd [118 m]/ 2 oz [56 g]); Tisane
Ironwood Hill Farm, 3-ply Worsted; (100% Finnsheep; 200 yd [183 m]/ 3.5 oz [100 g]); GoldenRod Grey
Cloudborn Fibers, Superwash Highland Worsted; (100% wool; 200 yd [183 m]/ 3.5 oz [100 g]); Arctic Heather and Cardinal
1 set US Size 8 [5 mm] double-pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge (or use longer ndl for magic loop technique)
1 US Size 8 [5 mm] 24-inch circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 US Size 8 [5 mm] 32-inch or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 US Size 7 [4.5 mm] 32-inch or longer circular needle, or one size smaller than needed to obtain gauge (for sleeve and collar ribbing)
Bust (Chest Circumference):
28 (33.25, 40, 45.25, 52)”/ 71 (84, 102, 115, 132) cm
Refer to the schematic in pattern for detailed measurements when choosing a size.
Instructions are given for smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses.
XS (S, M, L, 1X)
To fit bust 28 (34, 40, 46, 52)”/ 71 (86, 102, 117, 132) cm
The Cardinal and Nurtured Hug You-Me is a S on a 34” full bust, and the Arctic Heather Hug You-Me is a M on a 34” full bust.
The Ironwood Hill Farm Hug You-Me is a L on a 34” full bust.
16 sts x 24 rnds= 4”/10 cm in St st on larger ndl in the round, blocked