Blackcap by Joanna Johnson


December 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
330 - 440 yards (302 - 402 m)
32"-52" chest measurement
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Inspired by the squishy warmth of a bulky-weight yarn, I wanted to design a simple capelet-style “hug-me” shrug to wear over anything- from jeans and a tee to a fancy party dress. When I tried it on for the first time, it reminded me of a sweet and tidy blackberry. Its name- Blackcap- is inspired by the local nickname for the little wild blackberries found throughout the fence rows and fields of my rural childhood. The pattern PDF includes an illustrated greeting card of a mother black bear gathering berries with her young cub. My husband Eric illustrated this card for your enjoyment- please print and use the card as often as you like.

Pattern photos by the wonderful Christa Tippmann of Christa Tippmann Photography.