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Cabled Shrug

May 16, 2007
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Designer: Mary Jane Mucklestone
Published: May 17, 2007
Technique: Cables, Decreasing, Increasing, Grafts and Joins, Kitchener Stitch, Ribbing
Skill Level: Intermediate

For this shrug, I took inspiration from the tiny bodices worn during the Regency period, particularly Kate Greenaway drawings, the Empress Josephine, and the movie Vanity Fair. I simply knit two threequarter- length sleeves (decorated with delicate cables) that increase in width to form a small elegant bodice, then grafted them together with a Kitchener stitch. I used one of my favorite brooches from my grandmother’s jewelry box to fasten the shrug at the bust.

Finished Size: 11" (28 cm) high at center back and 44” (11 2 cm) long from cuff to cuff. Sized for a close, body conscious fit.

Yarn: South West Trading Company Oasis (100% soy silk; 240 yd [219 m]/100 g): #502-white, 5 balls.

Needles: Sizes 5 (3.75 mm) and 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch holders; marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles.

Skill level: Intermediate.

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JudyH@4 wrote
on May 28, 2009 1:24 PM
It would help i this pattern had a schematic with it. (For Ann as well, I suspect.) I'm using it as the bodice part of an empire waist sweater--picking up and knitting down from the bottom of the shrug. Also had to adjust the pattern for larger size, as the bodice width as written is very small.
ann porotti wrote
on Dec 3, 2008 7:09 AM
I made this out of Blue Sky AlpacaSilk and it came out lovely, but it is way too tight for my middle aged body. I can't bear to take it apart, because it is perfect. I'm looking for some deserving 20 year old to wear it in good health. Color: bronze (looks fabulous with black, all dark colors, but it only works over tops, or dress bodices, that are tank-top tight. I think I imagined myself 40 years younger when I knitted it. I guess I can wait for ny grand daughter to grow.