Pearl Shrug

Saturday, February 27, 2010
This light, lacy shrug is great for summer nights, when you want a little extra weight around your shoulders but don’t need anything too clingy and warm. The ribbon yarn gives some interest to the eyelet and mesh stitches, particularly because of the pearlescent variations in the nylon half. It is called “Pearl” for the seaside colorway chosen, the fishnet stitch of the main body pattern, for the shimmer of the yarn, and because most of the rows are done in purl.

The rectangular base cloth is folded and seamed to form a three dimensional shape without “shaping”, making it a particularly quick pattern to work and wear this summer. Since both stitch patterns used are reversible, you can wear this shrug either with a flat or a shawl collar– so it is fun, fast, and flexible!

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Materials Needed:
- 5 [6, 7, 8, 10, 10] skeins Knit One Crochet Too Tartelette (50% cotton, 50% nylon) Sea Glass colorway [75yd/69m to 1.7oz/50g]
OR 370 [440, 515, 600, 690, 735]yd / 335 [400, 470, 550, 630, 675]m worsted weight ribbon yarn
- 1 set size US9 (5.5mm) needles
- 2 stitch markers (optional)
- Yarn needle

Gauge: 15 stitches and 23 rows to make 4in [10cm] square in stockinette stitch.

Sizing:
Finished bust 41.5 [45, 49, 53, 57, 61]in / 105 [115, 125, 135, 145, 155]cm.
To fit bust sizes 29.5 [33.5, 37.5, 41.5, 45, 49]in / 75 [85, 95, 105, 115, 125]cm.
Back length 11 [12, 13, 14,15, 16]in / 27.5, 30, 32.5, 35, 37.5, 40]cm.

Originally published in Yarn Forward Magazine No. 15, August 2009.

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