Viennese Shrug by Lisa Daehlin

Viennese Shrug

Knitting
May 2005
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Leaf spray pattern on larger needles.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
880 yards (805 m)
19 1/2 inches wide at center back
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.
Errata available: knittingdaily.com

There are rewards to working a favorite lace pattern in a worsted-weight yarn:  The pattern grows quickly before your eyes, and the larger-than-usual motifs ad drama to an otherwise understated garment.  Lisa Daehlin’s lacy shrug showcases a warm, shoulder-cuddling merino.  Each half of the shrug is worked on two needles from the center back to mid-sleeve, then joined and worked in the round for ribbed cuffs.  Take care to block the pieces gently to preserve the dimensional effect of the leaf motifs.