Velma Shrug by Kelli Slack

Velma Shrug

October 2016
Light Fingering ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
900 - 1400 yards (823 - 1280 m)
34, 36, 38, 40 inch bust
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For Velma I wanted something extra special. I love Velma’s colors which make me think of fall and my favorite time of year. I also love her intelligence. Need an answer? Ask Velma. If she doesn’t know, she finds the answer. I always loved that. So, I wanted a special knit for Velma. This flowing, addictive, fun shrug was perfect. I hope you’ll find it to be only a little bit challenging as you work this shrug from the center out and pick-up “after thought sleeves.” It’s something just a little more intelligent, a little more difficult, and a little more fun.

When making the shrug, you will need a 3rd skein for the 40 inch size.

This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 2 skeins, Teresa Ruch Designs 5/2 Tencel, 520 yards, 100% Tencel, color Velma (you will need a third skein for busts over 38 inches)

Needle: US 4 (3.5 mm) Signature circulars and double pointed needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5.5 stitches per inch (spi) and 8 rows per inch (rpi) OR 22 stitches & 32 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: 34, 36, 38, 40 inch bust, with no ease

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the size of the shrug as needed.