Hello. I am knitting a shrug for a dancer friend’s birthday. I found this pattern on the Lion Yarn website where you basically just knit a rectangle and then stitch the long sides together (but not the middle of it) to create the sleeves.
Now I’m new to knitting garments (I usually knit scarves and afghans) therefore I’m not really familiar on how much it will stretch. My friend measured from wrist to wrist along the outside of her arms and across her upper back and came to 51″.
Does anyone know how long I should knit the rectangle? It’s 100% acrylic and I’m knitting it across the width of the rectangle, not the length.