This simple yet stylish shrug designed by Roni Halloran is a great first knit garment for absolute beginners. It's easy to wear and designed using a super bulky yarn, so it will knit up quickly.
Our Row House Tutorial Design integrates our skills videos via hotlinks in the PDF to teach you the basics of knitting. No knitting experience necessary.
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29 1/4 (29 1/4, 31 1/2, 33 3/4)" tall, 53 (57, 61, 65)” wide from wrist to wrist
9 stitches and 12 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, although matching gauge exactly isn’t necessary for this project
Any super-bulky weight yarn. We recommend either Erika Knight Maxi Wool or Cedar House Yarns Windfall Super Bulky. Depending upon the size you choose, you will need approximately 460 (500,570,650) m/500 (540,620,710) yds of yarn: 6 (7,8,9) skeins if using Maxi Wool, or 7 (8,9,10) skeins if using Windfall Super Bulky. Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.
Size 10 mm straight or circular needles (or US size 15) We recommend knitting back and forth on circular needles so that the stitches fit comfortably.
Tapestry needle for sewing in the ends