Expanding upon the Simple Knit Shrug, I designed a new knitting pattern I call The Love Shrug that will literarily have you wearing your heart on your sleeve! I incorporate a really cool and easier-than-you-think heart motif from one end to the other. The shrug is knit with 100% washable merino wool Swish DK from KnitPicks, but you could use any DK or worsted weight yarn just be sure to check your gauge first and make any adjustments as needed.
The Love Shrug Knitting Pattern – madebymarni
- 6 skeins KnitPicks Swish DK Yarn in any color. Lots to choose from!
- Size 8 US circular needles
- Abacus Bracelet to count rows.
The pattern instructions are for S, M or L. Keep in mind it’s not a snug shrug. I’m actually wearing the Medium size. I love that the sleeves are extra-long and loose. It’s perfect for wearing over a t-shirt and so super soft and warm.
The knitting pattern can be purchased now through Ribblr.com, Ravelry, and Etsy.
I hope you’ll give it a try!
Once you have the Love Shrug pattern you can use this tutorial to help you through the Heart Motif 🙂 I use my Abacus Bracelet to count each row.
An even more detailed look at how to knit this motif, and an explanation of my unique continental/combination style of knitting: