Hug-Me-Tight Shrug Pattern

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Hug-Me-Tight Shrug Pattern

Just right to slip over your shoulders to ward off drafts.

Directions are given for Small Size.
Changes for Medium and Large Sizes are in parentheses.

COATS & CLARK'S "RED HEART" KNITTING WORSTED, 4 Ply ("Tangle-Proof" Pull-Out Skeins): 7 (8, 10) ounces of No. 737 Pink.

Knitting needles, 1 pair No. 10, 14-inch length.

GAUGE (after blocking):
4 sts = 1 inch; 6 rows = 1 inch.

BACK ... Starting at lower edge, cast on 57 (61, 65) sts. Work in pattern as fol­lows: 1st row: K 1, * p 1, k 3. Repeat from * across. Repeat this row for pat­tern. Mark the first row for wrong side. Work even in pattern for 13 (13½, 14) inches.

FRONTS ... Cast on 48 (52, 56) sts at end of next 2 rows. Continue in pattern on 153 (165, 177) sts until length from cast-on sts is 6½ (7, 7½) inches. Bind off in pattern.

Block lightly. Measure 6½ (7, 7½) inches up from lower edge of back and place a marker at each side edge. Sew wrong side of short edge of each front to corresponding wrong side edge of back from lower edge to marker.