Jersey Shrug

ABBREVIATIONS:
beg = beginning;
dec =decrease;
inc = increase;
K = knit;
P = purl;
rem=remain;
rep = repeat;
sc = single crochet;
sl st =slip stitch;
St st = Stockinette stitch (K on rightside rows; P on wrong side rows);
st(s) = stitch (es);
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

To Fit Bust: 32 (35, 38)”.

Finished Bust Measurement: 35 (37, 39 1/2)”.

BACK: Cast on 66 (70, 74) sts. Work in St st, beg K row, until 6 (6 1/2, 7)” from beg, end P row.
Shape Armholes: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 58 (62, 66) sts. Dec 1 st each end of every row 4 times – 50 (54, 58) sts. Work even until armhole measures 8 (81/2, 9)”, end P row.
Shape Shoulders: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 42 (46, 50) sts. Bind off 4 (5, 5) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 34 (36, 40) sts. Bind off 5 (5, 6) sts at beg of next 2 rows – 24 (26, 28) sts. Bind off.

LEFT FRONT: Cast on 12 (14, 16) sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Row 2: Cast on 2 sts, P to end – 14 (16, 18) sts. Rep the last 2 rows 6 more times – 26 (28, 30) sts. Now inc 1 st at end (center front edge) of every K row 4 times
–30 (32, 34) sts. Work even until side (straight) edge measures 6 (6 1/2, 7)”, end P row. Mark first st at center front edge of last row.
Shape Armhole and Front Slope: Bind off 4 sts at beg and dec 1 st at end of next row – 25 (27, 29) sts. Work 1 row even. Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next 4 rows
AND AT THE SAME TIME dec 1 st at neck edge every 4th row from previous dec 8 (9, 10) more times – 13 (14, 15) sts. Work even until armhole measures same as back to
shoulder, end P row.
Shape Shoulder: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next row – 9 (10, 11) sts. P 1 row. Bind off 4 (5, 5) sts at beg of next row – 5 (5, 6) sts. P 1 row. Bind off.

RIGHT FRONT: Cast on 12 (14, 16) sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Cast on 2 sts, K to end – 14 (16, 18) sts. Rep the last 2 rows 6 more times – 26 (28, 30) sts. Now inc 1 st at beg of every K row 4 times – 30 (32, 34) sts. Work even until side edge measures 6 (6 1/2, 7)”, end P row.
Mark last st at center front edge of last row.
Shape Armhole and Front Slope: Dec 1 st at beg of next row. Bind off 4 sts at beg of next row. Dec 1 st at armhole edge on next 4 rows AND AT THE SAME TIME
dec 1 st at neck edge every 4th row from previous dec 8 (9, 10) more times – 13 (14, 15) sts. Work even until armhole measures same as back to shoulder, end K row.
Shape Shoulder: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next row – 9 (10, 11) sts. K 1 row. Bind off 4 (5, 5) sts at beg of next row – 5 (5, 6) sts. K 1 row. Bind off.

SLEEVES (Make 2): Cast on 40 (42, 44) sts. Work in St st, beg K row, shaping sides by inc 1 st each end of every 3rd row 8 (9, 9) times – 56 (60, 62) sts. Work even until
5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2)” from beg, end P row.
Shape Cap: Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 48 (52, 54) sts. Dec 1 st each end of every row 4 times – 40 (44, 46) sts. Dec 1 st each end of every K row 10 (11, 11) times – 20 (22, 24) sts. Bind off.

FINISHING: Sew side and shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams; set in sleeves.
Body Edging-Rnd 1: With right side facing and crochet hook, join yarn at a side seam; ch 1, work sc evenly around entire edge taking care to keep work flat; join with
a sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in each sc around (Note: increase or decrease as necessary around shaped edges to keep work flat.); join with a sl st in top of ch-3.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining and in each dc around (see note above); join. Fasten off.
Sleeve Edging-Rnds 1-3:Work same as Body Edging.
Ties: With right side facing and crochet hook, attach yarn at front marker; ch 31, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st in same place as joining. Fasten off. Rep on opposite front.