This shrug was inspired by the fabulous yet unpredictable culture and style of the city of San Francisco. The wind from the Bay can cause the temperature to drop at a moment’s notice, making layering pieces a must. This adaptable garment makes a perfect accessory; it may be worn open or closed, over a simple tank or lightweight sweater, and will carry you through many months of the year. Due to the relaxed design and shape, each size will fit a range of body types. To minimize seaming, this garment is worked in one piece.
The yarn I’ve used comes from a little gem of a shop off Union Square, called Artfibers, which carries its own line of utterly unique and high-quality yarns. For those who prefer not to use wool due to the mulesing controversy, a good substitute might be Reynold’s Blizzard, made with 65% alpaca and 35% acrylic (please remember to swatch in order to check your gauge).
Note on color: When I initially bought the yarn for this project I neglected to purchase enough, and had to finish with yarn from a different dye-lot. Although it appears that I have used a contrast color for the sleeves and neckline border, they are actually the same color from two different dye-lots.