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Ring of Cables Oval Shrug

A Knitting Wrapsody: Innovative Designs to Wrap, Drape, and Tie
Knitting
Aran / 10 ply (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.

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.