Midstream by Kate Davies Designs

Midstream

Knitting
June 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in slipped-stitch pattern
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1024 yards (936 m)
one size (finished wingspan including cuffs 132cm / 52 in)
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Midstream

A versatile, textured shrug, knitted from side to side

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Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Àrd-Thìr (60% Highland Wool; 40% Alpaca; 65m / 71yds per 50g skein).
Kintra: 15 x 50g skeins
Shrug used approximately 936m / 1024yds.

Needles and notions
Gauge-size needle(s) (80cm / 32in)
Below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred length and type for working small circumferences for cuffs
4 safety pins, 2 of each type x and y
Tapestry needle

Gauge
16 sts and 24 rounds to 10cm / 4in over slipped-stitch pattern worked back and forth. Use 6mm / U.S. 10 needle as a starting point for swatching.

Size
One size (finished wingspan including cuffs 132cm / 52in)

Pattern notes
This shrug begins by knitting a large, long rectangle, following the charted slipped-stitch motif, and working back and forth. The rectangle is then turned on its side and folded into an envelope, which, when joined with a three-needle bind off, allows the back and sleeve openings to form. Edging stitches are picked up all around the front opening, and worked in the round in garter stitch. To complete the shrug, two cuffs are picked up around the sleeve openings, and worked downwards, in the round.