One Skein Shrug by Laura Groff

One Skein Shrug

June 2019
Native Twist Sparkle Fingering
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
11 stitches = 4 inches
US 11 - 8.0 mm
400 - 700 yards (366 - 640 m)
One Size (S-XL)
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This pattern is available for free.

This pattern was written to quickly make a light easy-to-wear shrug from one skein of fingering. I used my own sparkle hand dyed called “Wedding Season Silver” to make something I can wear over dresses on my upcoming anniversary trip. Being a looser knit, it works in the summertime as a light layer. It is simply a stockinette rectangle with grafted sides at the arms. The edges will roll, but that is a design feature here. Using a natural fiber, looser knit fabric, and wet blocking will limit the rolling to a smaller amount.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 16, 2019. I have done a sample in one skein (200g/660 yards) of sport/dk weight and video showing you some of the same steps such as the grafting. The yarn is Universal Colorburst in colorway Earth and Sky. I have also done an optional afterthought buttonhole at the very end.

Video link is in the pattern, which is a free download from my website.