Asymmetry Lace: a Sampler Shrug by Kerry Milani
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Asymmetry Lace: a Sampler Shrug

January 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
800 - 875 yards (732 - 800 m)
Women's Small, Medium and Large
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This elegant shrug is worked from cuff to cuff blending a variety of lace patterns. Any solid or semi-solid (i.e. kettle dyed) fingering weight yarn would be lovely. Pattern includes 12 pages of written and charted instructions, with a special help section on creating an “invisible” join in lace and many pictures. Also included are instructions for making a stole rather than a shrug (purchase additional yarn for making a stole).

Finished dimensions:
note: for shorter sleeves, pattern repeats may be omitted as desired
sleeve circumference (width) x cuff tip to cuff tip (length):
Small (16.5” x 58”)
Medium (18” x 62”)
Large (19.5” x 66”)

The body measures (neckline to waist):
Small 26.5”
Medium 29”
Large 31.5”

Gauge in Shetland Edging pattern (blocked):
Small: 28 sts and 20 rows: 5” x 2.75”
Medium: 28 sts and 20 rows: 5.5” x 3”
Large: 28 sts and 20 rows: 6” x 3.25”

Gauge swatch may be worked while making a cuff.

Techniques used include:
picking up stitches
kitchener stitch
“invisible” or “seamless” join for lace

stitch markers (if desired)
darning needle for weaving in ends
blocking wires (not strictly necessary, but nice!) or pins
removable stitch markers

Please contact me with any questions.