Primavera Shrug by Rosi Garmendia

Primavera Shrug

May 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
872 - 1308 yards (797 - 1196 m)
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Sizes: XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X)

Measurement across upper back: 22” (24”, 26”); includes from 7.5” to 8.5” positive ease.

Yarn: Catalina Yarns Baby Pima (218 yds, 100g): 4 (5, 6) skeins, shown here in Apricot (#403)

Needle Sizes: US 6 double pointed needles or 32” circular; US 7 24” or 32” circular (I used Addi Turbo needles)

Notions: stitch holder, stitch markers, yarn needle.

In my part of the world, springtime can be very confusing. Yes, the date says it’s spring, but on any given day the temperature can be 30 degrees! Other days, it’s beautiful and sunny with a light breeze that feels fantastic.

This shrug is perfect to wear on those breezy spring days. You’ll feel cuddled up when you slip this roomy shrug on. The ruffle meets at the front so that you can stick a shawl pin in and use it as a semi-cardigan. The Catalina Yarns Baby Pima feels like a warm, soft hug.

This pattern is worked by knitting the center-back lace panel first, then picking up stitches on the sides of the panel to knit the back sides and the sleeves. Stitches are picked up all around the collar and garment to knit the ruffle.

If you wear the shrug upside down the center-back lace panel will look like hearts instead of palm leaves.

ERRATA: On center back lace panel chart: purl across all WS rows. On Edging chart, knit all even rows.