Clair de Lune
This loose 1920’s-inspired shrug is worked using a combination of two stitch patterns that are at the same time exquisitely beautiful and deceptively simple. Elegant and relaxed over a chemise or equally awesome with a tank top and jeans.
Shrug is knit from side to side in one piece. Cast-on and bound-off edges on fronts and sleeves use picot edging. A few short rows add extra flutter to the sleeves. The only seams are across shoulders and a few stitches under the arms.
XS (S, M, ML, L, XL); recommended for chest sizes
28-31, 32-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-51, 52-57)” with cross-back measurements of 19½ (21½, 23½, 25½, 27¾, 30¾)”. Sizing is determined mainly by neck and shoulder widths and armhole depth.
The fit should be very loose. Sweater shown is size M worn over a 36” bust.
Sample was knit using Sunday Knits Angelic 3 ply in wren. This yarn typically works up at 25-28 sts per 4” in stockinette stitch. Substitute any plump fingering or light sport weight yarn that works nicely to gauge. Louet Euroflax linen would be a lovely warm weather substitute.
Knitted cast on for picot edges, lace knitting worked on both right side and wrong side of fabric, short rows (explained).
Written instructions, stitch patterns in both written and charted form, schematics, glossary and abbreviations, of course!