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Sophia Shrug

November 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
657 - 876 yards (601 - 801 m)
28, 27 1/2, 28 3/4 wide, cuff to cuff
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Magazine description: A simple rectangle, cleverly bordered and seamed, turns into the versatile Sophia Shrug. A drapey elongated-stitch pattern folds easily into a shawl collar or stands up for warmth; while garter stitch turned on its side flows easily across shoulders, stretches to pin closed, and snaps back for wearing open.

Construction notes:

  • Pattern uses Chain Edge Cast-On, explained and illustrated on p. 127 in the publication.
  • This shrug is worked from side to side in one piece.
  • There are three sections in each row of knitting: a lace section that forms the colllar, a garter-stitch section that forms the upper body, and another lace section that forms the lower body. The shrug is folded in half along the garter-stitch section, and the short edges of each lace section are seamed.
  • In the crossed-stitch rows, the three right stitches of the six-stitch group are pulled over the three left stitches of the group. This effectively pulls the three left stitches through the center of the three right stitches. When pulling the stitches over and then knitting them, make sure to keep the stitches in order.