Ring of Cables Oval Shrug by Kristin Omdahl
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Ring of Cables Oval Shrug

Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern with smaller needle; 25 stitches = 4" (10 cm) in ribbing pattern with larger needle.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
630 yards (576 m)
About 24 (27½)" (61 [70] cm) wide and 13" (33 cm) long.
This pattern is available for free.

Shrugs have remained popular over the decades because they flatter the figure and complement many outfits. In this design, I pay homage to a variety of cables for unusual texture in a thick, warm wrap. The body is worked back and forth in rows in a pretty cable and rib pattern. Through two series of short-rows, the flat fabric is manipulated into a long oval shape. The collar is picked up from the body and worked in a cable pattern against a k1, p1 ribbed foundation to form reversible fabric. Wear the collar standing up for drama or fold it over for a more casual look.