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Treeli Shrug Treeli Shrug Treeli Shrug Treeli Shrug
By Jacqueline Perna By Jacqueline Perna By Jacqueline Perna By Jacqueline Perna

This pattern is written for a worsted weight cotton yarn; however, it was also tested in a DK weight yarn on size US
5 needles. Please take the following measurements and knit according to them for a perfect, customized fit!

*Measure the length from your armpit to an inch or two below the crease in your elbow. This will be your sleeve
length.

*Measure from the center of your armpit, around your back to the center of your other armpit. The amount of
inches you come up with will be the amount you knit for the back of your shrug.


Even though the rows for the sleeves are counted, I encourage you to try the sleeve on from time to time to make
sure it fits you. Depending on your yarn, needle size and gauge you may need to knit more or less rows then
stated. I wanted my sleeves to cover my elbow. Approximately 3”-5” of the sleeve can be completed before the
increase.

Materials: Yarn:
Size US 8 Needles in the following sizes: Choose a Worsted or DK weight cotton
4 Double Pointed Needles Approximately 420-450 yds of Worsted
1 16” Circular Approximately 310-360 yds of DK
1 29” Circular

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Gauge:
In Pattern Stitch - K2tog, K6 (8), Yo, K1, Yo, K6 (8), Sl1 K1 psso. Purl across next row.
17 sts X 10 rows = 3 ¼” wide X 2 ¼” tall (1 ¾” short)


Stockinette Stitch
30 sts X 20 rows = 5 ¼” wide X 3” tall

Starting point - Sleeve 1:
On 3 size 8 DPN's, cast on 17 (21) sts each needle, 51 (63) sts total; Place a marker, and join in the round
Rounds 1-3 - 1X1 ribbing; your first and last sts will both be knitted
Round 4 - Knit
Rounds 5-16 - All odd # rounds will be worked in Pattern Stitch, all even # rounds will be Knitted
Pattern Stitch - *K2tog, K6 (8), Yo, K1, Yo, K6 (8), Sl1 K1 psso repeat from * to end of round
Round 17 - Increase - K2tog, Make 1, K6 (8), Yo, K1, Yo, K6 (8), Make 1, Sl1 K1 psso; 19 (23) sts each needle
Round 18 - Knit 57 (69) sts total
Rounds 19-64 - All odd # rounds will be worked in Pattern Stitch, all even # rounds will be Knitted
Pattern Stitch - *K2tog, K7 (9), Yo, K1, Yo, K7 (9), Sl1 K1 psso repeat from * to end of round
Rounds 65-67 - Knit


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Back:
Switch to the 16" circular needle. Slip the first st of every row. Begin with a Purl row and continue in Stockinette
Stitch. You will knit the # of inches you measured from armpit to armpit. Purl your last row.




Sleeve 2:
Round 1 - DO NOT slip the first st; Knit 57 (69) sts total; Place a marker, and join in the round
Rounds 2-4 - Switch to DPN's, Knit 19 (23) sts each needle
Rounds 5-48 - All odd # rounds will be worked in Pattern Stitch, all even # rounds will be Knitted
Pattern Stitch - *K2tog, K7 (9), Yo, K1, Yo, K7 (9), Sl1 K1 psso repeat from * to end of round
Round 49 - K2tog, K7 (9), Yo, K1, Yo, K7 (9), Sl1 K1 psso
Round 50 - Decrease - K2tog, Knit to the last 2 sts on needle, Sl1 K1 psso repeat this on each of the 3 needles; 17 (21)
sts each needle. 51 (63) sts total
Rounds 51-64 - All odd # rounds will be worked in Pattern Stitch, all even # rounds will be Knitted
Pattern Stitch - *K2tog, K6 (8), Yo, K1, Yo, K6 (8), Sl1 K1 psso repeat from * to end of round
Rounds 65-67 - 1X1 ribbing 17 (21) sts each needle
Bind off using your favorite stretchy method. I use the basic K1 P1 pass the first st over the second
<<<If you are not knitting the hood, skip down to the Ribbed Border directions>>>


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Hood:
Starting at each sleeve, count your slipped stitches inward and mark the middle stitch. From the middle st, count
outward 18 sts on one side (place marker), 17 sts on the other side (place marker). Including the middle st, you will
have a total of 36 sts between the markers. With the right side facing, pick up the 36 sts on the 16" circular needles.
Row 1 - *Purl 1, Make 1 repeat from * 71 sts total.
<<<Slip the first stitch of all following rows>>>
Row 2 - Knit 71 sts total.
Work in Stockinette Stitch for 6 1/2"
Begin Increases:
Sl1, K10, M1, *K11, M1 repeat from * for a total of 6 increases. 77 sts total.
Next Row - Purl
Next Row - Knit
Next Row - Purl
Sl1, K11, M1, *K12, M1 repeat from * for a total of 6 increases. 83 sts total.
Next Row - Purl
Next Row - Knit
Next Row - Purl
Sl1, K12, M1, *K13, M1 repeat from * for a total of 6 increases. 89 sts total.
Next Row - Purl
Next Row - Knit
Next Row - Purl
Sl1, K13, M1, *K14, M1 repeat from * for a total of 6 increases. 95 sts total.
Continue in Stockinette Stitch until the hood measures 15" long. Knit your last row.
3 Needle Bind Off:
With the right sides together, split the stitches in half on your circular needle - 47 sts on one side, 48 sts on the other.
With 1 DPN, use the 3 needle bind off method until you have 6 sts left. Cut a tail of about 6" and thread onto a yarn
needle. As if you were finishing a hat, sew the tail through the 6 remaining sts twice and pull tightly to close the
circle. Pass the tail through to the wrong side of the hood and weave in the end. Follow the Ribbed Border directions
from here to finish your shrug.


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Ribbed Border (no hood):
Starting under the decreases of the left sleeve, skip one st and start picking up the slipped sts. When you reach the
right sleeve, pick up 2 of the decreases by putting the needle beneath the 2
nd
bar, yo 3 times and pull through.
Continue picking up sts until you get to the left sleeve. Pick up 2 decreases (underneath the 2
nd
bar), yo 3 times and
pull through. Pick up the last st (the one you skipped in the beginning), PM and join in the round. Increase every st by
knitting one in the front and back. Treat the 3 yo’s in the sleeve as 1 st. If you pick up the 3 yo’s with a sewing/yarn
needle first, it is a bit easier to get the knitting needle into it. Knit in the front and back as if they were 1 st. Knit in
1x1 ribbing for one inch. Bind off using your favorite stretchy method.


Ribbed Border (with hood):
Starting under the decreases of the left sleeve, skip one st and start picking up the slipped sts. When you reach the
right sleeve, pick up 2 of the decreases by putting the needle beneath the 2
nd
bar, yo 3 times and pull through.
Continue picking up sts until you get to the left sleeve. Pick up 2 decreases (underneath the 2
nd
bar), yo 3 times and
pull through. Pick up the last st (the one you skipped in the beginning), PM and join in the round. Increase every st on
the lower back and sleeves only by knitting one in the front and back. Treat the 3 yo’s in the sleeve as 1 st. If you pick
up the 3 yo’s with a sewing/yarn needle first, it is a bit easier to get the knitting needle into it. Knit in the front and
back as if they were 1 st. Do not increase the hood sts; knit them in 1x1 ribbing. Knit in 1x1 ribbing for one inch. Bind
off using your favorite stretchy method.


© Jacqueline Perna, TheDancersSpirit
You may not copy, sell, or distribute this pattern.
You may sell your finished products, but please contact me for permission
before doing so!
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