Strawberry-picking Shrug Needlework Patterns
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This shrug is lacy and light enough for Emma to wear picking strawberries in the summer sun, yet cozy and proper enough to meet her father's satisfaction. This is a perfect project for the knitter who wishes to dip a needle into the exciting waters of knitted lace, as strawberry lace is worked on both sides of the fabric. The strawberry lace can be extended for a larger size or deeper shrug. The garter-stitch hems ensure no rolling and a clean edge.
Finished Size: 121/4 (131/2, 141/2, 153/4, 163/4, 18, 191/4)" at center back (as well as around upper arm) and 19 (203/4, 223/4, 243/4, 263/4, 281/2, 301/2)" long from cuff to cuff. Shrug shown measures 19" from cuff to cuff. Sized for a close-fitting cap-sleeve effect.
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace (100% baby Merino wool; 470 yd [430 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]): #21 cactus flower, 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skein(s).
Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge: 25 sts and 35 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Strawberry Lace patt.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits 2014
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