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Barton Cottage Shrug

Knitting
October 2011
Lace / 2 ply ?
27 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in St St
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1250 - 2500 yards (1143 - 2286 m)
27 1/2 (31, 34 3/4, 38 1/2, 42 1/4)" bust circumference
This pattern is available for download for $5.50.
Errata available: knittingdaily.com

This versatile shrug can be worn with a variety of outfits whether you live in Jane Austen’s world or are out and about in this day and age. The lace edging aspires to a certain romantic sensibility, not unlike Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility. Replacing the button and neckbands of a classic v-neck raglan with a continuous casing through which a ribbon is threaded and cinched creates gathers and a complementary silhouette without complicating the construction. A variety of looks can be achieved depending upon the ribbon chosen and the amount it is cinched.

Knitted with a laceweight yarn, this shrug makes a great layering piece that can be worn spring through fall.