Peony Shrug by Ashwini Jambhekar
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Peony Shrug

Knitting
December 2016
Revel DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Siling Diamonds lace pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
600 - 1275 yards (549 - 1166 m)
under-bust: 27 (29½, 34½, 39½) {42½, 47¼, 49¾, 54¾}"
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This lacy ¾-sleeve shrug will complement summer sundresses in cooler spring and autumn weather. A feminine bell border on the sleeves aligns with the lace pattern, and the front bands are worked in a small cable stitch that resists curling. The shrug is worked in one piece from the bottom hem to the underarms, then divided into back and front sections for working separately above the armholes. Sleeves are worked flat from the bottom up, then seamed and set into the armholes. Working the front bands as you go minimizes the finishing steps after the knitting is complete.

Finished Measurements:
-Circumference measured at topmost button (under-bust), with button closed: 27 (29½, 34½, 39½) {42½, 47¼, 49¾, 54¾}” / 68.5 (75, 88, 100.5) {107, 120, 126.5, 139} cm.
-Back width measured below underarm: 14½ (15¾, 18¼, 20¾) {22, 24¾, 26, 28½}” / 37 (40, 46.5, 53) {56, 62.5, 66, 72} cm.
Designed to be worn with 0-3” / 0-7.5 cm positive ease at the under-bust, and garment back width 0-2” / 0-5 cm smaller than wearer’s half-bust circumference. If no single size meets both requirements, choose a size based on under-bust measurement.
Shown in Size 29½” under-bust with 2” / 5 cm positive ease at under-bust, and 0” / 0 cm difference between garment back width and half-bust circumference.
Full schematic is shown in images at left.

Materials
600 (650, 775, 850) {900, 1050, 1175, 1275} yards/ 550 (600, 700, 775) {825, 950, 1075, 1175} meters A Riot of Color Revel DK (274 yards/ 250 meters per 3.53 ounce/ 100 gram skein; 100% Superwash Merino) in color Peony.
Yardage estimates include 10-15% extra. Size 29½” under-bust used 575 yards (just over 2 skeins), and it is expected that Size 27” under-bust could be completed in 2 skeins.

Yarn is available by contacting the seller through Etsy at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ARiotOfColor

Needles and Gauges:
-US #7 / 4.5 mm: 19 stitches x 28 rows = 4 x 4” / 10.2 x 10.2 cm in Smiling Diamonds Pattern, blocked. It is advised that the lace not be blocked to its fullest extent, which will allow for some flexibility to conform to the under-bust and bustline dimensions. Adjust needle size if needed to obtain gauge. Needles may be any style suitable for knitting flat.
10-stitch cable patterns measure 1.5” / 3.8 cm in width.

-US #6 / 4 mm: Use one size smaller than needle used to obtain gauge above. Needles may be any style suitable for knitting flat.

Notions:
Yarn needle
Cable needle
Stitch markers
two Stitch holders
three 5/8” – ¾” / 1.5- 2 cm diameter buttons
2 yards 1/4” grosgrain ribbon (optional, for stabilizing seams)

Techniques:
The abbreviations page, which lists all techniques used, is pictured at left.
Pattern involves working multiple shapings (e.g. shoulders and neckline) simultaneously, while also adding or removing stitches from the stitch patterns. Explicit row-by-row directions are not provided, but general tips are given.

Pattern: 
Pattern is a 10-page pdf, consisting of one cover page, one page of sizing and materials information, one page of abbreviations, one page of notes, one page of written stitch patterns, one page of charted stitch patterns, 3 pages of instructions, and one schematic page.