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Vixen Charm

Knitting
June 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 27.5 rows = 4 inches in Ostrich Plumes
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
685 - 1080 yards (626 - 988 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL)
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This feminine lace stitch shrug has deep ribbed edges. Option: Knit a size or two larger and add a button and loop where the ribbed edges meet at center front for a more cardigan-like fit.

Skill Level
Intermediate

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL). Shown in size XS.

Finished Measurements
To fit bust meas 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” – see Notes
Width of body opening: 20 (21½, 23, 23½, 24½)”
Wingspan (cuff to cuff): 54½ (54½, 57, 59, 59)”
Upper arm circumference: 11 (13¾, 13¾, 13¾, 16¼)”

Yarn
Soft Linen by Classic Elite Yarns
(35% linen, 35% wool, 30% baby alpaca; 50 g = approx 137 yards)
5 (6, 7, 7, 8) balls 2220 Bay Blue

Needles
Knitting needles in size US 6 (4 mm) or size to obtain gauge.
Circular knitting needle (24”) in size US 9 (5.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge.

Other Materials
Removable stitch markers
Stitch holder

Gauge
24 sts and 27½ rows = 4” in patt from Ostrich Plumes chart using smaller needles, after blocking; 18 sts and 21 rows/rnds = 4” in 2 x 2 Rib using larger needles. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Notes
Each half of this shrug is worked from the cuff upwards, then the two halves are joined at center back using Kitchener Stitch.

Because the shrug does not have to fit around the bust, its sizing depends upon the width across your upper back. To determine your size, measure across the back of your shoulders, between the points where the sleeve seams would be on a fitted shirt, and choose a size with a body opening approx 6” to 7” wider than your shoulder-to-shoulder measurement.

The ribbing is deliberately worked on a larger needle than normal for this yarn to create softly draping cuffs and provide sufficient stretch for the body edging.