Vintage Silver Shrug by Meaghan Schmaltz

Vintage Silver Shrug

Knitting
February 2019
yarn held together
DK
+ DK
= DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch worked flat on larger needles, taken after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1220 - 1840 yards (1116 - 1682 m)
34 (36, 38, 41)[44, 58, 51]” / 86.5 (91.5, 97, 104) [112, 122, 130] cm
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A hand-knit marled shrug, knit from the top down with raglan shaping, and a cozy garter stitch collar.

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THE STORY
My favorite time of year is the transition between winter and spring - the blooms are on the trees and the world smells fresh! The days in the sun are warm but the breeze is still cool and calls for a cute layer to stay cozy until summer arrives!

MATERIALS

  • House of A La Mode Fiber Goods House DK (DK weight; 100% superwash Merino wool; 250 yds / 229 m per 115g skein)
  • Color A: 2 (2, 3, 3)3, 3, 3 skeins ‘Rose Quartz’
  • Color B: 4 (4, 4, 4)4, 5, 5 skeins ‘Oyster’

OR

  • DK weight yarn in the following amounts:

  • Color A: 455 (480, 530, 560)620, 675, 740 yds / 420 (440, 485, 515)570, 620, 680 m

  • Color B: 765 (790, 850, 890)960, 1025, 1100 yds / 700 (725, 780, 715)880, 940, 1010 m

  • US 8 (5 mm) 40” / 100 cm circular needle for Hem and Collar, and additional needles of same size for small circumference knitting for the Cuff (9“ circs, DPNs or Magic Loop)

  • US 10 (6 mm) 40” / 100 cm circular needle for the Body, and additional needles of the same size for small circumference knitting for the Sleeves (9” - 12” circs, DPNs or Magic Loop)

  • Stitch markers (8)

  • Lengths of smooth waste yarn (2 pieces, approx. 1 yd / 1 m in length each)

  • Row counter (optional)

  • Tapestry needle

PROJECT GAUGE
15 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10 cm over stockinette stitch worked flat on larger needles, taken after blocking

FINISHED SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4)5, 6, 7:
34 (36, 38, 41)44, 58, 51” / 86.5 (91.5, 97, 104) 112, 122, 130 cm Body / Bust circumference with no overlap of Fronts

To fit actual bust circumference:
32 (34, 36, 39)42, 46, 49”/ 81 (86, 91.5, 99)106.5, 117, 124.5 cm Bust circumference.
To be worn with 0-2”/ 0-5 cm positive ease. Sample is a size 4, modeled with 0”/ 0 cm positive ease.

NOTES

  • This shrug is worked flat from the top down with raglan shaping to avoid seaming. The ultra cropped style makes it perfect to throw over a dress on cool nights or over a t-shirt for days out!

  • The sweater is worked using two skeins of yarn held double throughout. For the Body and Sleeves, 1 strand each of Colors A and B are held together. The Collar is worked using 2 strands of Color B held together.

  • When working the slipped sts, carry yarn loosely to avoid puckering.

  • In cases where a single skein needs to be split to hold the yarn double, it is recommended to wind the skein into a cake and work from the inside and the outside of the same skein to avoid cutting a skein unnecessarily.

  • Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge. The Small needle should be 2 US needle sizes / 1 mm smaller than the Large needle when gauge is met.

  • Written instructions are provided for the entirety of the Shrug; there are no charts.