I’ll post the video at the bottom of this, after my pics. There is a link if you’d rather just go to Youtube.
This shrug took me about two days of off and on knitting. I didn’t follow the video exactly. Here are some pics, then I’ll do a written tutorial.
The shrug on the loom, and showing the open part.
Wearing the shrug. Some crappy bathroom pics, sorry!
This is how I did it, but I used the video below for inspiration. I didn’t have enough yarn to make it long sleeved (note to self: get some yarn that weight and make a long sleeved one, stat)
I used a 36 peg Knifty Knitter round loom, the green one. (One of my only remaining Knifty Knitter looms! I gave a bunch to a friend to learn on) All knits are e-wrap knits.
Cast on the entire loom in e-wrap, or whichever cast on you prefer. It actually doesn’t matter.
PART 1 – In the round
Rows 1-10: Rib stitch (knit 2, purl 2, repeat in the round)
Rows 11-30: Garter stitch (knit one row, purl the next row, repeat in the round until you have the size you desire, or 20 rows. I’m small, so this is made in my size)
PART 2 – Flat panel
What you made in Part 1 is the first sleeve. Part two is the open part of the shrug, so you’re knitting it in a flat panel. Knit from peg 1 to peg 36, then back around from peg 36 to peg 1. This is the pattern I used, from the tutorial. Place a marker on peg 5 and peg 31.
Row 1: Knit 5 pegs, purl 26, knit 5 pegs.
Row 2: Purl
Repeat this until the shrug measures the size you want it to be. I knit about 60 rows (30 repeats)
PART 3- Back in the round
Now, this is the second sleeve. Knit in the round, so you’re connecting again. It’ll look like this:
Rows 1-20: Garter stitch (knit one row, purl one row, in the round)
Rows 21-31: Rib stitch (knit 2, purl 2, all the way around)
Cast off. I used a simple bind off, but a crochet cast off would look good if you used a crochet cast on. Try on, and look fabulous.
Here’s the video tutorial: It’s very useful, especially if you’ve never purled before, they give a good tutorial. It’s a great video. (Not mine, but I love it)