Painted Shawl closeup detail 175hi

Customized Shrug photoShrug2websmallThis comfy shrug can be made in many sizes with a few easy calculations.  I give you two versons, either of which may be custom-fitted.  Both are extremely simple to make, and the stitches used are easy to decrease.  The shrug is worked sideways, from the center of the back out toward the sleeves. After finishing one side, you reattach your yarn at the center back and work in the opposite direction down to the wristfor the second side. Pattern Price: $8.00

You will Need:
Yarn: Both versions shown were made with the same yarn in different colorways. It is Lorna’s Laces Lion & Lamb (50% silk, 50% wool), worsted weight, 100-gram skeins (205 yards each). Version 1 (blue-green model) is done in Icehouse; for Version 2 I used Embers, a red/charcoal/mauve mix.  As for amounts needed, a
 lot will depend on whether you make your shrug short or long, the length of your arms, and how fitted you make the sleeves. These amounts are therefore approximate: Petite-Extra Small 3 skeins; Small-Medium 4 skeins; Large-Extra Large 5 skeins; 2-4 XL 6 skeins.

Hooks: Three hooks:  Size K/10.5/6.5mm (or a different size if needed to obtain the gauge), I/9/5.5mm (or two sizes smaller than hook used for shrug), and H/8/5mm.  Also, size 6 knitting needles if you want knitted cuffs (featured in Version 1)

Gauge: with larger hook - 16 dc=4” (4 dc=1”); 10 rows=4” (2.5 rows=1”)

Pattern price: $8.00