Urban Ballerina Shrug by Stephanie Lotven
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Urban Ballerina Shrug

Knitting
July 2015
Light Fingering ?
27 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
675 - 1507 yards (617 - 1378 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
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This beautiful rainbow was created by the wildly talented Kralalien of Colourful Creativity. Would you like to rock your own ballet rainbow? Hop over to the Colourful Creativity shop to pre-order the exclusive kits!

This collection has just undergone a major update. This update includes improved fit, expanded sizes for the Urban Ballerina Shrug, easier-to-read pattern layout, and clearer photos for your knitting pleasure!

When I was a child, I always wanted to be a ballerina. It turns out that I am too clumsy, too tall, and too curvy, but I never stopped loving ballet, ballerinas, or the culture of dance. Now I consider myself a ballerina at heart, and I like to incorporate a little ballet-style into my wardrobe. This shrug is a fun way to feel like a dancer in your everyday life. The Urban Ballerina shrug is knit seamlessly from the top down, using a twist on the raglan yoke. The full length sleeves and open front allow you to add drama to your wardrobe without covering up your favorite tank or dress. If you are a dancer at heart, I invite you to craft your own rainbow and set your inner ballerina free!

This pattern includes detailed instructions for choosing your size and getting the right fit for your body.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
with no positive ease

Sample shown in XS with no positive ease.

YARN
Colourful Creativity COLOURFUL SMOOTH SOCK
(75% superwash wool & 25% nylon 465 yards / 100 grams)
Main Color (Polished Concrete): 422 (478, 534, 582, 634, 680, 825, 947) yards
Contrasting Colors (Urban Ballerina Mini Skein set): 253 (289, 312, 346, 380, 408, 494, 560) yards

The TOTAL yardage for the COMBINED contrasting colors is listed above. This pattern includes instructions for replicating my striping pattern or creating your own striping pattern. It also looks great as a solid colored shrug. If you want a rainbow just like mine, scroll to the bottom for a SPECIAL NOTE ON CREATING YOUR OWN KIT.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Chest: 18.5 (19.25, 21, 22, 23.25, 24.25, 27.5, 30.25)”
Length: 9.5 (10.5, 11, 12.25, 12.75, 13.25, 15.75, 16.75)”
Cross Back: 11 (12. 13, 13.5, 14, 15, 17, 19)“

NEEDLES
US 5 (3.75mm) & US 4 (3.5mm) 24” or 32” (60 or 80cm) circular (as appropriate for your size) or as required to meet gauge and DPNs or needles for small circumference in the same sizes

GAUGE
27 stitches & 34 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
stitch after blocking

TOOLS
6 stitch markers, 4 removable stitch markers, scrap yarn & tapestry needle

SKILLS
knitting in the round, stretchy bind off

SPECIAL NOTE ON CREATING YOUR OWN KIT
I used 7 colors for my striping pattern and 1 Main Color. If you would like to replicate my striping pattern and rainbow, here is a breakdown of all the required yardages for a 7-color rainbow:

MC, Polished Concrete (Grey): 422 (478, 534, 582, 634, 680, 825, 947) yards
CC1, Fluoro Pink (Lightest Pink): 26 (32, 32, 38, 43, 43, 54, 59) yards
CC2, Raspberry Sorbet (Medium Pink): 32 (38, 43, 43, 48, 54, 64, 69) yards
CC3, Red Red Wine (Burgundy used for stripes and border): 107 (123, 133, 145, 161, 171, 208, 240) yards
Blue Bird (Blue): 22 (24, 26, 30, 32, 35, 42, 48) yards
Mighty Minty (Mint Green) 22 (24, 26, 30, 32, 35, 42, 48) yards
Radioactive (Neon yellow) 22 (24, 26, 30, 32, 35, 42, 48) yards
Hellow Yellow (Yellow) 22 (24, 26, 30, 32, 35, 42, 48) yards