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Nob Hill

Knitting
March 2008
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9.5 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
364 - 884 yards (333 - 808 m)
XS/S [M/L, 1X/2X, 3X/4X]
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from Knitty

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.