SEQUENCES shrug by Lori Versaci

SEQUENCES shrug

Knitting
October 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
750 yards (686 m)
one size
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The idea for my original SEQUENCES wrap came from the work of Cecelia Campochiaro and her stellar book, Sequence Knitting: Simple Methods for Creating Complex Fabrics. While I loved the idea of creating what looks like a very complicated colorwork pattern by working simple garter ribbing in 2 colors, I also thought about how to vary the shape of the piece using a series of increases and decreases in the vertical stripes. The result was a triangular shaped wrap with undulating vertical striping! A striking statement piece, but not something that could be worn as a daily piece.

So, when asked to create a shawl for the Proverbial Shawl Club, I expanded the SEQUENCES shawl into something more functional. What is more practical than a shawl that can be buttoned? Or buttoned into a shrug? Or buttoned as a scarf? Knit in one of my all time favorite yarns, AVFKW Annapurna, I hope you agree that this is an amazing addition to any wardrobe.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
WINGSPAN: 57”/145cm
DEPTH (at widest point): 20”/51cm

YARN
•A Verb for Keeping Warm Annapurna 80% superwash merino wool, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 385 yds/4 oz skein: 2 skeins (1 skein each of 2 colors) or
• Approx 750 yds/700m) fingering weight yarn split evenly between 2 colors.

NEEDLES and BUTTONS
• US size 4 (3.5mm) 32”/80cm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
• 10 (1/2”/12mm) buttons

GAUGE
24 sts and 48 rows = 4”/10cm in garter st, after blocking.
While exact gauge is not critical, variation in gauge will alter final measurements.

CONSTRUCTION
Shrug is worked in one piece from cuff to cuff.