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#17 Shrug

Knitting
March 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch using size 8 (5mm) circular needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
708 - 944 yards (647 - 863 m)
Width (across back) 15 (16, 18, 20, 22)"/38 (40.5, 45.5, 51, 56)cm
Errata available: vogueknitting.com

Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2010: “Using complementary colorways of heathery ‘Symphony’ from Prism Yarns, Laura Bryant banded this bolero jacket in a Fibonacci-inspired striping sequence, starting from the center-back provisional cast-on and radiating out to he sleeve edges. Mitered shaping curves the garter-stitch front borders.”

“Standard-fitting shrug with varying stripe pattern and garter stitch borders.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Sized for X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
  • Width (across back) 15 (16, 18, 20, 22)”/38 (40.5, 45.5, 51, 56)cm
  • Length (at center back) 12½ (13, 13½, 14, 14)”/31.5 (33, 34, 35.5, 35.5)cm
  • Upper arm 13½ (14, 15, 16, 16¾)”/34 (35.5, 38, 40.5, 42.5)cm

Materials:

  • 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) 1¾oz/50g hanks (each approx 118yd/106m) of Prism Symphony (wool/cashmere/nylon) in #310 sage (A)
  • 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) balls in #309 plum (B)
  • Contrasting worsted weight yarn (scrap yarn)
  • Two size 8 (5mm) circular needles, 29”/74cm long OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
  • One pair size 7 (4.5mm) needles
  • Size H/8 (4.5mm) crochet hook (for chain-st provisional cast-on)
  • Stitch markers

Gauge:

  • 19 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm over St st using size 8 (5mm) circular needle.
  • TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

Notes:

  1. Left half of shrug is worked in one piece from provisional cast-on at center back to cuff.
  2. Right half is worked in the opposite direction from provisional cast-on.