Cabled Shrug by Mary Jane Mucklestone
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Cabled Shrug

May 2005
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch, on larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1200 yards (1097 m)
11" high at centre back, 44" from cuff to cuff
This pattern is available from for $5.50.

From Interweave Knits:

"For this shrug, I took inspiration from the tiny bodices worn during the Regency period, particularly Kate Greenaway drawings, the Empress Josephine, and the movie Vanity Fair. I simply knit two three-quarter-length sleeves (decorated with delicate cables) that increase in width to form a small, delicate bodice, the grafted them together with a Kitchener stitch. I used one of my favorite brooches from my grandmother’s jewelry box to fasten the shrug at the bust."

NOTE: This project is shown on page 92 of Interweave Knits, Summer 2005. The pattern is NOT in the magazine, however. Readers are instructed to find instructions for this shrug as well as the other five designs on the website, or send a long self-addressed stamped envelope to Shrugs, 201 E. Fourth St., Loveland, CO 80537.

This was one of my “staff projects” when I worked at Interweave Knits as a stylist. Therefore it was knit in one size only, which is size small.

The sleeves are three-quarter length. You can make it larger by increasing the number of stitches on each edge, and across the back. Start 2 sleeves at the same time, and as you knit, you can make adjustments as you go.

There are no schematics. We were not paid for these contributions and they were usually knit hastily at the very last minute!