Arborvitae by Amy Christoffers
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March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Granite Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
900 - 1600 yards (823 - 1463 m)
Sized to fit a 30-34 (35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54)” bust
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Finished Measurements
Sized to fit a 30-34 (35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54)” bust.

Actual size: 29 (32 1/4, 35, 39, 41) inches across center back.

900 (1050, 1200, 1400, 1600) yards worsted weight yarn

Shown here: Unwind Yarn Co Wanderlust
100 %wool; 610yards/128m/60g skein color: Evergreen; 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins

US 7/4.5mm: 24-36” circular needles for body, 4 or 5 DPN (double pointed needles) for sleeves.

US 6/4mm: 36” circular needles for edging. 4 or 5 DPN needles for sleeve cuff.

Notions required
Stitch marker(s), waste yarn for holders, tapestry needle.

17 stitches x 28 rows= 4” in Granite Stitch on larger needle after blocking.
Adjust needle size to obtain gauge.

The fit of a shrug is highly subjective. The thing to consider is how will the shrug be worn. Is it likely to be styled mostly with skirts and dresses? Choose the size range that most closely matches actual measurements or even go down a size for a more shrug-like fit. For a more casual, slouchy cardigan fit go up a size or 2. The piece shown was knit in the 3rd size and is worn with several inches of positive ease.

needle size to obtain gauge.