Taming of the Shrug by Heather Ordover
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Taming of the Shrug

Knitting
March 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in charted lace stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
600 - 900 yards (549 - 823 m)
Women's S (M, L); length from cuff to cuff: 62" / 157.5cm

The lace pattern in this shrug is entirely reversible: one side of the motif shows a flame (for Katherine in Taming of the Shrew), while the other side depicts a leaf (for her sister, Bianca). While the Flaming Kate model was worked in a worsted-weight yarn, this same gauge can also be achieved with lace or sock weight yarn, giving you a garment with a lighter, airier feel. This is generally considered “cheating” on a pattern, but in this case it does, indeed, create the kinder, gentler, more open look we might associate with Bianca.