Entrechat shrug for baby and girls - knitting pattern
Adorable seamless shrug that knits up in no time and uses very little yarn… Features a fun and easy textured pattern. Both the heartwarmer style and the textured stitch made me think of the “entrechat,” a ballet jump where the legs cross each other mid-air in a flutter.
Sizes available: 0-3mo (3-6mo, 6-12mo, 12-18mo // 2-3yo, 3-4yo, 4-5yo, 5-6yo)
Finished garment cross-back measurement: 9 (9.75, 10.75, 11.5 // 12, 12.5, 13.25, 14.25) inches or 23 (25, 27, 29 // 30.5, 31.5, 34, 36) cm.
Skills required: casting-on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, picking up stitches, yarn over.
Construction: This shrug is knit seamlessly from the top down to the armpits. The raglan cap sleeves are then bound off and the back stitches are worked together with stitches picked up along each front raglans to form the body in one piece.
*Knitting Pattern (pdf file) * US Imperial Measurements AND Metric Measurements * Sizes available: 0-3mo (3-6mo, 6-12mo, 12-18mo // 2-3yo, 3-4yo, 4-5yo, 5-6yo) * Suitable for intermediate knitters
Materials you need at home:
1 (1, 1, 1 // 1.5, 1.5, 1.5, 1.75) skeins of Malabrigo Merino Worsted or approximately 125 (150, 175, 200 // 225, 250, 300, 350) yds or 114 (137, 160, 183 // 206, 229, 274, 320) meters of aran or heavy worsted weight yarn. Note: Malabrigo Merino Worsted is not superwash, but any similar superwash yarn that gets you gauge can be substituted.
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
-US 8 or 5mm circular needles or size needed to get stockinette gauge. Note: garment is not knit in the round. Circular needles are needed because they hold all the stitches easily and because of their flexibility.
-2 stitch markers
-one 5/8-inch or 1.5 cm diameter button
Originally from France, I have been living abroad for as long as I can remember, with one brief parenthèse of Parisian life during my college years. After almost 12 years in the US, I am now living in Northern Germany with my husband and 2 kids.
I published my first pattern in 2008, and have been designing ever since, with a particular love for children’s knits that are timeless yet whimsical.