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A Simple Shrug ~ Pattern Preview

June 25, 2011

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

I have a new free pattern coming up quick here. A Simple Shrug is just that, an easy-peasy fun and wearable piece that can warm your shoulders on a cool summer night or a brisk fall day or a chilly winter night. You get it, it’s a year-round versatile shrug that you can whip up in no time at all.

A Simple Shrug can be dressed up or down. Throw it on over a t-shirt and jeans or over a dressy tank and skirt or a sleeveless dress. It all works in a comfortable cozy way.

I added a ruching detail to spice things up a bit.

You will need three hanks of Sweater to make your own version of A Simple Shrug. I made mine using 3 hanks of Spud & Chloë Sweater in the new Beluga #7521 shade of gray. I was dying to give this color a go on my needles as soon as I saw it and sure enough I want to knit more with Beluga. I think a cardigan would be the best in this shade of gray. That is on my list.

For the shrug I used US size 7 sixteen inch circular needles to knit the entire thing. The gauge is 5 stitches per inch.

Basically, all you are doing is making a long tube that has an opening in the center. It goes really fast.

I love ruching. It adds texture in an easy way. Also, the ruching in this project naturally makes a scalloped edging along the front and back of the shoulders.

I will provide the pattern to make a size medium and then I will tell you how to take a couple of quick measurements to make your own shrug to custom fit you! How does that sound?

I’ll be back soon with the pattern for you. Have a good weekend!

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