Mint for You Shrug

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On your big day—or any other special occasion—you want to be wearing something that is both personally meaningful and one of a kind. This stunning shrug can live up to that challenge due to the floral lace stitch interspersed with many little shiny beads and its beaded picot bind off.

Skill level: Advanced

Size: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL), Finished Bust Size 30¾ (33, 36¼, 40, 44, 48¾)” / [78 (84, 92, 102, 112, 124) cm]

0-4” negative ease recommended.

Shown in size S”

Gauge: 18 sts and 36 rows= 4″ [10 cm] in Lace Mesh pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Lace weight yarn Manos del Uruguay Fino (70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk; 490 yards [448 meters]/100 grams):  2379-79 408 Cristal Goblet, 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins.

Needles: US size 2.5 (3 mm): circular needle

Notions: Markers (3); tapestry needle; cable needle; US size 13 (0.75 mm) steel crochet hook (for adding beads); 6/0 (4.0 mm) seed beads (optional): 900 (950, 980, 1020, 1060, 1070)

Abbreviations

1/1 LC: 1/1 left cross on knit background.

1/1 LPC: 1/1 left cross on purl background.

1/1 RC: 1/1 right cross on knit background.

1/1 RPC: 1/1 right cross on purl background.

beg: begin(ning).

k: knit.

k2tog: knit 2 sts together.

kb: knit and bead.

CO: cast on.

MC: main color.

p: purl.

RS: right side.

sl: slip stitch (purlwise unless told otherwise).

ssk: slip, slip, knit.

st(s): stitch(es).

tbl: through back loop.

WS: wrong side.

yo: yarn over.

Special Stitches

Crossed/Twisted Stitches (with cable needle)

1/1 left cross on knit background: Place one stitch from left needle on a cable needle and hold to front of work, knit the next stitch from the left needle, knit the stitch on the cable needle.

1/1 left cross on purl background: Place one stitch from left needle on a cable needle and hold to front of work, purl the next stitch from the left needle, knit the stitch on the cable needle.

1/1 right cross on knit background: Place one stitch from left needle on a cable needle and hold to back of work, knit the next stitch from the left needle, knit the stitch on the cable needle.

1/1 right cross on purl background: Place one stitch from left needle on a cable needle and hold to back of work, knit the next stitch from the left needle, purl the stitch on the cable needle.

For information on how to work without cable needle please look at Ysolda’s tutorial. There is also another (probably quicker) method from Lee Meredith.

 

Knitted Cast-on

  1. Knit a stitch as normal, but DO NOT slip stitch from left needle
  2. Place the newly formed stitch back on the right needle back on left needle without twisting it.

Repeat Steps 1-2 until you have the desired number of stitches.

For more information: tutorial (from simple-knitting.com) and video.

 

Knitting with beads (crochet hook method)

  1. Work to the stitch indicated to place a bead
  2. Slide the bead onto the crochet hook
  3. Insert the hook into the stitch loop
  4. Slide the stitch off the knitting needle and pull the stitch loop through the bead
  5. Place the stitch back on the left needle and knit it as usual.

For more information: tutorial and video

 

Picot Bind Off with Beads (crochet hook method)

  1. Knit 2 stitches, pass the first stitch over the second as a normal BO
  2. Pass the stitch on right needle back to left needle
  3. CO 2 stitches using the Knitted CO method
  4. BO 1 stitch as usual, knit 2 stitches, then passing the first stitch over the second
  5. Slide a bead onto the crochet hook
  6. Insert the hook into the stitch loop on the left needle
  7. Slide the stitch off the knitting needle and pull the stitch loop through the bead
  8. Place the stitch back on the left needle and knit it as usual
  9. Knit the next stitch and BO the beaded stitch
  10. BO 2 more stitches
  11. Repeat Steps 2-10 until the end of the piece to BO.

For more information on Picot BO: tutorial and video.

 

Side Beaded Picots

Right side

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif (selvedge).

Row 2 (WS): K1 tbl.

Row 3: CO 2 sts using the Knitted CO method, BO the first st, bead the second st, then BO beaded st.

Row 4: K1 tbl.

Left side

Row1 (RS): K1 tbl (selvedge).

Row 2 (WS): CO 2 sts using the Knitted CO method, BO the first one, bead the second st, then BO the beaded st.

Row 3: K1 tbl.

Row 4: Sl1 wyif.

 

Cristallo (worked flat over 17 sts)

Row 1 (WS): P1 tbl, k6, p1, p1 tbl, p1, k6, p1 tbl.

Row 2 (RS): K1 tbl, p3, kb, p1, *kb, k1; rep from * once more, kb, p1, kb, p3, k1 tbl.

Row 3: Rep Row 1.

Row 4: K1 tbl, p4, kb, k2tog, yo, kb, yo, ssk, kb, p4, k1 tbl.

Row 5: P1 tbl, k5, p2, p1 tbl, p2, k5, p1 tbl.

Row 6: K1 tbl, p4, k2tog, *kb, yo; rep from * once more, kb, ssk, p4, k1 tbl.

Row 7: P1 tbl, k4, p3, p1 tbl, p3, k4, p1 tbl.

Row 8: K1 tbl, p3, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, kb, yo, k1, kb, ssk, p3, k1 tbl.

Row 9: P1 tbl, k3, p4, p1 tbl, p4, k3, p1 tbl.

Row 10: K1 tbl, p2, k2tog, *kb, k1, yo, k1; rep from * once more, kb, ssk, p2, k1 tbl.

Row 11: P1 tbl, k2, p5, p1 tbl, p5, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 12: K1 tbl, p1, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, k2, kb, k2, yo, k1, kb, ssk, p1, k1 tbl.

Row 13: P1 tbl, k1, p6, p1 tbl, p6, k1, p1 tbl.

Row 14: K1 tbl, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, k3, kb, k3, yo, k1, kb, ssk, k1 tbl.

Row 15: *P1 tbl, p7; rep from * once more, p1 tbl.

Row 16: K1 tbl, kb, k2tog, yo, k3, kb 3 times, k3, yo, ssk, kb, k1 tbl.

Row 17: Rep Row 15.

Row 18: K1 tbl, k2tog, yo, k3, *kb, k1; rep from * once more, kb, k3, yo, ssk, k1 tbl.

Row 19: Rep Row 15.

Row 20: K1 tbl, k3, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, kb, yo, k1, kb, ssk, k3, k1 tbl.

Row 21: P1 tbl, p6, k1, p1 tbl, k1, p6, p1 tbl.

Row 22: K1 tbl, k2, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, p1, kb, p1, yo, k1, kb, ssk, k2, k1 tbl.

Row 23: P1 tbl, p5, k2, p1 tbl, k2, p5, p1 tbl.

Row 24: K1 tbl, k1, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, p2, kb, p2, yo, k1, kb, ssk, k1, k1 tbl.

Row 25: P1 tbl, p4, k2, p1 tbl 3 times, k2, p4, p1 tbl.

Row 26: K1 tbl, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, p1, 1/1 RPC, kb, 1/1 LPC, p1, yo, k1, kb, ssk, k1 tbl.

Row 27: P1 tbl, p3, k2, *p1 tbl, k1; rep from * once more, p1 tbl, k2, p3, p1 tbl.

Row 28: K1 tbl, kb, k2tog, yo, p1, 1/1 RC, p1, kb, p1, 1/1 LC, p1, yo, ssk, kb, k1 tbl.

Row 29: P1 tbl, p2, k2, p1 tbl twice, k1, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl twice, k2, p2, p1 tbl.

Row 30: K1 tbl, k2tog, yo, p1, 1/1 RPC, *kb, p1; rep from * once more, kb, 1/1 LPC, p1, yo, ssk, k1 tbl.

Row 31: P1 tbl, k3, *p1 tbl, k1; rep from * 3 more times, p1 tbl, k3, p1 tbl.

Row 32: K1 tbl, p2, 1/1 RC, *p1, kb; rep from * twice more, p1, 1/1 LC, p2, k1 tbl.

Row 33: P1 tbl, k2, p1 tbl twice, *k, p1 tbl; rep from * twice more, k1, p1 tbl twice, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 34: K1 tbl, p1, 1/1 RPC, *kb, p1; rep from * 3 more times, kb, 1/1 LPC, p1, k1 tbl.

Row 35: *P1 tbl, k1; rep from * 7 more times, p1 tbl.

Row 36: K1 tbl, *p1, kb; rep from * 6 more times, p1, k1 tbl.

Row 37: Rep Row 35.

Row 38: K1 tbl, p1, 1/1 LPC twice, *kb, p1; rep from * once more, kb, 1/1 RPC twice, p1, k1 tbl.

Row 39: P1 tbl, k2, *p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl twice, k1; rep from * once more, p1 tbl, k2, p1 tbl.

Row 40: K1 tbl, kb, p1, 1/1 LPC twice, p1, kb, p1, 1/1 RPC twice, p1, kb, k1 tbl.

Row 41: Rep Row 31.

Row 42: K1 tbl, p1, kb, p1, 1/1 LPC twice, kb, 1/1 RPC twice, p1, kb, p1, k1 tbl.

Row 43: P1 tbl, k4, p1 tbl, k1, p1 tbl 3 times, k1, p1 tbl, k4, p1 tbl.

Row 44: K1 tbl, *kb, p1; rep from * once more, 1/1 LPC, k1 tbl, kb, k1 tbl, 1/1 RPC, *p1, kb; rep from * once more, k1 tbl.

Row 45: P1 tbl, k5, p1 tbl 5 times, k5, p1 tbl.

Row 46: K1 tbl, *p1, kb; rep from * once more, p1, 1/1 LPC, kb, 1/1 RPC, **p1, kb; rep from ** once more, p1, k1 tbl.

Row 47: P1 tbl, k6, p1 tbl 3 times, k6, p1 tbl.

Row 48: K1 tbl, p2, *kb, p1; rep from * once more, kb 3 times, **p1, kb; rep from ** once more, p2, k1 tbl.

Rep Rows 1-48 for patt.

 

Cristallo (worked in the rnd over 17 sts)

Rnd 1: K1 tbl, p6, k1, k1 tbl, k1, p6, k1 tbl.

Rnd 2: K1 tbl, p3, kb, p1, *kb, k1; rep from * once more, kb, p1, kb, p3, k1 tbl.

Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 1.

Rnd 4: K1 tbl, p4, kb, k2tog, yo, kb, yo, ssk, kb, p4, k1 tbl.

Rnd 5: K1 tbl, p5, k2, k1 tbl, k2, p5, k1 tbl.

Rnd 6: K1 tbl, p4, k2tog, *kb, yo; rep from * once more, kb, ssk, p4, k1 tbl.

Rnd 7: K1 tbl, p4, k3, k1 tbl, k3, p4, k1 tbl.

Rnd 8: K1 tbl, p3, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, kb, yo, k1, kb, ssk, p3, k1 tbl.

Rnd 9: K1 tbl, p3, k4, k1 tbl, k4, p3, k1 tbl.

Rnd 10: K1 tbl, p2, k2tog, *kb, k1, yo, k1; rep from * once more, kb, ssk, p2, k1 tbl.

Rnd 11: K1 tbl, p2, k5, k1 tbl, k5, p2, k1 tbl.

Rnd 12: K1 tbl, p1, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, k2, kb, k2, yo, k1, kb, ssk, p1, k1 tbl.

Rnd 13: K1 tbl, p1, k6, k1 tbl, k6, p1, k1 tbl.

Rnd 14: K1 tbl, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, k3, kb, k3, yo, k1, kb, ssk, k1 tbl.

Rnd 15: *K1 tbl, k7; rep from * once more, k1 tbl.

Rnd 16: K1 tbl, kb, k2tog, yo, k3, kb 3 times, k3, yo, ssk, kb, k1 tbl.

Rnd 17: Rep Rnd 15.

Rnd 18: K1 tbl, k2tog, yo, k3, *kb, k1; rep from * once more, kb, k3, yo, ssk, k1 tbl.

Rnd 19: Rep Rnd 15.

Rnd 20: K1 tbl, k3, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, kb, yo, k1, kb, ssk, k3, k1 tbl.

Rnd 21: K1 tbl, k6, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k6, k1 tbl.

Rnd 22: K1 tbl, k2, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, p1, kb, p1, yo, k1, kb, ssk, k2, k1 tbl.

Rnd 23: K1 tbl, k5, p2, k1 tbl, p2, k5, k1 tbl.

Rnd 24: K1 tbl, k1, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, p2, kb, p2, yo, k1, kb, ssk, k1, k1 tbl.

Rnd 25: K1 tbl, k4, p2, k1 tbl 3 times, p2, k4, k1 tbl.

Rnd 26: K1 tbl, k2tog, kb, k1, yo, p1, 1/1 RPC, kb, 1/1 LPC, p1, yo, k1, kb, ssk, k1 tbl.

Rnd 27: K1 tbl, k3, p2, *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * once more, k1 tbl, p2, k3, k1 tbl.

Rnd 28: K1 tbl, kb, k2tog, yo, p1, 1/1 RC, p1, kb, p1, 1/1 LC, p1, yo, ssk, kb, k1 tbl.

Rnd 29: K1 tbl, k2, p2, k1 tbl twice, p1, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl twice, p2, k2, k1 tbl.

Rnd 30: K1 tbl, k2tog, yo, p1, 1/1 RPC, *kb, p1; rep from * once more, kb, 1/1 LPC, p1, yo, ssk, k1 tbl.

Rnd 31: K1 tbl, p3, *k1 tbl, p1; rep from * 3 more times, k1 tbl, p3, k1 tbl.

Rnd 32: K1 tbl, p2, 1/1 RC, *p1, kb; rep from * twice more, p1, 1/1 LC, p2, k1 tbl.

Rnd 33: K1 tbl, p2, k1 tbl twice, *p1, k1 tbl; rep from * twice more, p1, k1 tbl twice, p2, k1 tbl.

Rnd 34: K1 tbl, p1, 1/1 RPC, *kb, p1; rep from * 3 more times, kb, 1/1 LPC, p1, k1 tbl.

Rnd 35: *K1 tbl, p1; rep from * 7 more times, k1 tbl.

Rnd 36: K1 tbl, *p1, kb; rep from * 6 more times, p1, k1 tbl.

Rnd 37: Rep Rnd 35.

Rnd 38: K1 tbl, p1, 1/1 LPC twice, *kb, p1; rep from * once more, kb, 1/1 RPC twice, p1, k1 tbl.

Rnd 39: K1 tbl, p2, *k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl twice, p1; rep from * once more, k1 tbl, p2, k1 tbl.

Rnd 40: K1 tbl, kb, p1, 1/1 LPC twice, p1, kb, p1, 1/1 RPC twice, p1, kb, k1 tbl.

Rnd 41: Rep Rnd 31.

Rnd 42: K1 tbl, p1, kb, p1, 1/1 LPC twice, kb, 1/1 RPC twice, p1, kb, p1, k1 tbl.

Rnd 43: K1 tbl, p4, k1 tbl, p1, k1 tbl 3 times, p1, k1 tbl, p4, k1 tbl.

Rnd 44: K1 tbl, *kb, p1; rep from * once more, 1/1 LPC, k1 tbl, kb, k1 tbl, 1/1 RPC, *p1, kb; rep from * once more, k1 tbl.

Rnd 45: K1 tbl, p5, k1 tbl 5 times, p5, k1 tbl.

Rnd 46: K1 tbl, *p1, kb; rep from * once more, p1, 1/1 LPC, kb, 1/1 RPC, **p1, kb; rep from ** once more, p1, k1 tbl.

Rnd 47: K1 tbl, p6, k1 tbl 3 times, p6, k1 tbl.

Rnd 48: K1 tbl, p2, *kb, p1; rep from * once more, kb 3 times, **p1, kb; rep from ** once more, p2, k1 tbl.

Rep Rnds 1-48 for patt.

 

Lace Mesh (worked flat over 6 sts)

Row 1 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 2 (RS): K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk.

Row 4: K1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog.

Row 6: K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo.

Row 8: K1, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo.

Rep Rows 1-8 for patt.

 

Lace Mesh (worked in the rnd over 6 sts)

Rnd 1 and all odd-numbered Rnds: Knit.

Rnd 2: k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk.

Rnd 4: k1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog.

Rnd 6: k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo.

Rnd 8: k1, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo.

Rep Rnds 1-8 for patt.

Pattern Notes

The shrug is started with a provisional cast-on from the center back working flat, then the piece is joined in the round out to work the long, tapered sleeves that partially cover the palm. Then, the provisional cast-on is unraveled and the shrug is completed working the other sleeve.

On a delicate lace mesh background a strip is worked in a floral lace stitch interspersed with many little shiny beads.

The work is completed with a beaded picot bind off.

Pattern

Right Sleeve

Using the Provisional CO method, CO 55 (61, 67, 73, 85, 91) sts.

Work 3 rows in St st.

Next Row: P25 (31, 37, 43, 55, 61) sts, PM, work Row 1 (WS) of Cristallo patt (worked flat) over next 17 sts, PM, p to end.

Work across rows as foll:

Work the first st as a Side Beaded Picot (1 picot every other RS row), work in Lace Mesh patt to m, work in Cristallo patt to next m, work in Lace Mesh patt to 1 st before end, work the last st as another Side Beaded Picot (1 picot every other WS row). Insert a lifeline on first RS row.

Work 71 (75, 78, 84, 91, 94) rows as est. The piece should meas 8 (8½, 8¾, 9½, 10¼, 10½)” / [20 (21, 22, 23.5, 25.5, 26.5) cm] from lifeline.

Join to work the piece in the rnd, decreasing the 2 selvedge sts: k2tog, work in Lace Mesh patt to m, work in Cristallo patt (worked in the rnd) to next m, work in Lace Mesh patt to 2 sts before end, ssk, place marker for beg of rnd – 2 sts dec’d; 53 (59, 65, 71, 83, 89) sts.

Cont working in the rnd as foll:

Work in Lace Mesh patt to m, work in Cristallo patt to next m, work in Lace Mesh patt to end.

Work 8 (7, 5, 5, 4, 4) rnds as est, then start working decreases.

Decrease Rnd: K2tog, work in Lace Mesh patt to m, work in Cristallo patt to next m, work in Lace Mesh patt to end – 1 st dec’d; 52 (58, 64, 70, 82, 88) sts.

Rep Dec Rnd every 8 (7, 5, 5, 4, 4) rnds 17 (23, 29, 29, 41, 41) more times – 35 (35, 35, 41, 41, 47) sts.

Work 14 (0, 23, 26, 11, 11) more rnds even in est patt.

Using the Picot Bind Off with Beads method, BO all sts.

Left Sleeve

Unravel the Provisional CO and the first 3 St st rows to the lifeline. Place 55 (61, 67, 73, 85, 91) sts back on needle from the lifeline then remove it.

Work the left part of the shrug in the opposite direction, starting with a WS row:

P13 sts, PM, work Row 3 of Cristallo patt (worked flat), PM, p to end.

Work across rows as foll:

Work the first st as a Side Beaded Picot (every other RS row), work in Lace Mesh patt to m, work in Cristallo patt to next m, work in Lace Mesh patt to 1 st before end, work the last st as another Side Beaded Picot (every other WS row).

Work 71 (75, 78, 84, 91, 94) rows as est.

Join to work the piece in the rnd, decreasing the 2 selvedge sts: k2tog, work in Lace Mesh patt to m, work in Cristallo patt to next m, work in Lace Mesh patt to 2 sts before end, ssk, place marker for beg of rnd – 2 sts dec’d; 53 (59, 65, 71, 83, 89) sts.

Cont working in the rnd as foll:

Work in Lace Mesh patt to m, work in Cristallo patt to next m, work in Lace Mesh patt to end.

Work 8 (7, 5, 5, 4, 4) rnds as est, then start working decreases.

Decrease Rnd: Work in Lace Mesh patt to m, work in Cristallo patt to next m, work in Lace Mesh patt to 2 sts before end, ssk – 1 st dec’d; 52 (58, 64, 70, 82, 88) sts.

Rep Dec Rnd every 8 (7, 5, 5, 4, 4) round 17 (23, 29, 29, 41, 41) more times – 35 (35, 35, 41, 41, 47) sts.

Using the Picot Bind Off with Beads method, BO all sts.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Wash and gently block the piece. yarn ball

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