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A Snug Shrug #626

Knitting
April 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
590 - 944 yards (539 - 863 m)
35, 37.5, 39, 42, 45.5, 48 inches
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A quick little snug shrug to cover up bare shoulders on a cool evening or in air conditioning!

You have two choices of materials to make this shrug. You can use 2 strands of fingering weight yarn held together throughout to give you a
tweedy affect (or use 2 strands of the same colour for a non-tweedy effect) and a thicker yarn which makes this a quick project (black and blue shrug).
We used one strand of semi-solid/hand-painted (blue) and one strand of a solid (black with a fleck of silver). This gives you a chance to use some of the gorgeous coloured fingering available in a garment for yourself.
You can also use a single strand of yarn in a Heavy Worsted/Aran weight which will also give you a lovely shrug in no time at all (winter white shrug). We used a boucle for a textured shrug but there are lots of yarns you can experiment with.
Note: The boucle yarn used in the white sample has a “ball band tension” of 18sts on a 5mm/US8 needle. We preferred it at little looser tension so used the 6.5mm/US10½ needle to obtain 14 sts.