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Mo' Better Blues

Short Story: Chic Knits for Layering
Knitting
October 2012
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
US 10 - 6.0 mm
Instructions are written for size Small. Changes for Medium, Large, and X-Large are in parentheses. (Shown in size Small.)

mo’ better blues
Several mohair yarns in shades of blue combine to create a wrap that is the ultimate in sumptuous texture and color.

SCARF-FRONT SHRUG
Mohair is high on my list of yummy must-use yarns. I love its combination of raw yet fluffy texture and the wide range of colors it comes in. For this shrug, I elongated the front to create a long scarf that wraps around the neck and tucks into the front. It’s both dramatic and extremely wearable.

WHAT YOU NEED
African Bead Ball by Be Sweet, 1 3/4oz/50g balls, each approx 60yd/55m (baby mohair/hand tied glass beads) YARN WT = 5
• 1 (2, 2, 2) ball in #19ab dark denim (A)
Brushed Mohair by Be Sweet, 1 3/4oz/50g balls, each approx 120yd/55m (baby mohair/hand tied glass beads) YARN WT = 5
• 2 (3, 3, 3) balls each in #17 sea green (B), #28 deep turquoise (C), #17a lichen (D), #20 navy (E) and #28c lapis (F)

GAUGE
16 sts to 5”/12.5cm and 22 rows to 4”/10cm over garter st using size 10 (6mm) circular needle.
Take time to check gauge.