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#20 / #02 Twisted Float Shrug

Knitting
August 2005
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in twisted float/garter pattern using size 8 (5mm) needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1590 - 1935 yards (1454 - 1769 m)
Bust 30 (37½, 44)"/76 (95, 111.5)cm

No longer for sale online from Vogue, however:
Annie Modesitt has also created a “universal” version of the pattern so that a knitter my use ANY yarn to create ANY size of this garment. It is for sale on Ravelry for $7.00. Click here for link.

Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2007:
“One of the most popular patterns in our recent history, Annie Modesitt’s twisted-float shrug (featured on our Fall 2005 cover) still floats our boat in two alternating down-to-earthy colorways of Lorna’s Laces’ ‘Shepherd Worsted’ (the piece is piped with ‘Grace’ mohair). The unusual construction calls for the body to be worked in the round form the center out in a twisted-float garter pattern. It’s designed to be worn two ways: longer, as originally shown, or upside down, for this shorter look.”

“Colorwork shrug worked from the center back out in a circle. Sized for Small, Medium/Large, X-Large. Shown in size Small on page 137.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Small (Medium/Large, X-Large)
  • Bust 30 (37½, 44)”/76 (95, 111.5)cm
  • Length 30 (37½, 44)”/76 (95, 111.5)cm
  • Upper arm 12½ (14¼, 16)”/31.5 (36, 40.5)cm

Materials:

  • 2005 Colors: 4 (5, 5) 4oz/113g hanks (each approx 225yd/206m) of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (superwash wool) in #18 watercolor (A), 2 skeins in #16ns charcoal (B), 2 (3, 3) 2oz/57g hanks (each approx 120yd/108m) skeins of Lorna’s Laces Grace (mohair blend) in blackberry (C)
  • 2007 Colors: 4 (5, 5) 4oz/113g hanks (each approx 225yd/206m) of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (superwash wool) in #76 aslan (A), 2 skeins in #9ns pewter (B), 2 (3, 3) 2oz/57g hanks (each approx 120yd/108m) skeins of Lorna’s Laces Grace (mohair blend) in #9ns pewter (C)
  • One set (5) dpn and circular needles 16”/40cm, 24”/60cm and 32”/80cm long all in size 8 (5mm) or size to obtain gauge
  • Darning needle
  • Stitch markers (7 plus 1 contrasting)
  • Stitch holders

Notes: When working increases between markers, be sure to stagger the increases so they do not lay on top of each other from rnd to rnd. Sweater body is worked from the center of the back out to the front edge. Armholes are marked with waste yarn, which is removed when the sleeves are picked up and worked to the cuffs. The garment can be worn as a shrug, with the sleeve to the bottom for a shorter, wide-collared look, or with the sleeves to the top for a more fitted jacket look. Fold the outer edge back at the lapel rnd for collar. The small opening on the back formed by joining the work may be closed by gathering the sts on a piece of B or by darning with B.

The Vogue Knitting, Fall 2005 version of this pattern was also for sale online but not any longer.