Little Silk Shrug by Pam Allen

Little Silk Shrug

February 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
284 yards (260 m)
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Description from Lace Style: “A lace garment doesn’t get much simpler than this little shrug. The lace motif has a four-row repeat - and two of those four rows are simple purl rows - that is easily memorized. The shrug is worked as a plain rectangle of lace that is bordered with garter stitch to give a casual and elastic finish to the edges. Because there’s no shaping and the stitch pattern is easy, this is a great project for first-time lace knitters. ; A delicious hand dyed silk yarn is a good foil for the shrug’s simple shape and repeating stitch pattern.”

Finished Size: About 26” (66 cm) long from cuff to cuff, 10½“ (26.5 cm) circumference at cuff, and 11” (28 cm) long at center back including edging.

Yarn: Worsted weight (CYCA #4 Medium)
La Lana Phat Silk Fine (50% silk, 50% wool; 142 yd (130 m)/2 oz): pale indigo, 2 skeins


  • Sizes 7 (4.5 mm) and 8 (5 mm): straight.
  • Edging - size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” (60 cm) circular (cir).
  • Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Additional Gauge: 17½ stitches and 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) in miniature leaf pattern on larger needles.