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Norah’s Knits: Shrug it off – Shrugs to Knit

So you’ve gotten your feet wet on cowls, scarves and other knit accessories and you are working your nerve up to knit a sweater. It seems like a big commitment. Plus you’ve haven’t yet made anything to fit a body. If you’re a little afraid to plunge into the intermediate knitters pool, you might want to consider knitting or crocheting a shrug to ease your way in.

Not quite a cardigan, often more like joined sleeves, shrugs make great beginner knitting projects. They’re usually smaller than a sweater and the fit is very forgiving. One size really does fit a range of figures.

Relay could be described as a scarf joining two sleeves:Image

Amy and Knik are cocoon type shrugs, with a fuller body in the middle of the sleeves. You don’t have to wear them pinned, we chose to pin them both for the photos, since you can see a lot more of the pattern that way.


Throw your shrug over a dress to tone down its fancy factor, or over a tank top to take off the air-conditioned chill. You can also layer it over other knits for some much needed winter warmth.

7 thoughts on “Norah’s Knits: Shrug it off – Shrugs to Knit

    1. Follow the text links and you’ll. See that 2 of them are free patterns and the instruction will be there. The third is in a booklet, which you can buy at your favorite LYS or online vendor.

      1. Never found the text links – use Chrome as a browser so that could be the issue, but I went to Berrocco pattern link and found the two freebies – thanks!

    2. The links are in now! Thanks for your patience.
      Adding links turned out to be quite the challenge with my iPad!!

  1. There are no links active in the text, so you might want to fix that so readers can more easily find the patterns.

    1. So sorry! I had a lot of trouble posting and I lost the links. Plus I am traveling. Please hold on until i can use my computer.

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