Cabled Shrug - Shirley Paden
A little more than a shawl but a little less than a sweater, Shirley Paden's shrug is a simple rectangle with cuffs. Of course, a luxurious cashmere-silk yarn worked in an intricate diamond-cable pattern makes it anything but ordinary. The shrug can be worn as shown, or take your arms out of the sleeves and throw it on as an encompassing shawl or wrap.
Finished Size About 213⁄4" (55 cm) wide and 58" (147.5 cm) long. Yarn Trendsetter Kashmir (65% cashmere, 35% silk; 110 yd [100 m]/50 g): #25752 wine, 12 balls.
Needles Size 10 (6 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook.
Gauge 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st; in patterns from chart, 21 sts of double diamond patt measure 41⁄2" (11.5 cm) wide, 13 sts of diamond and moss patt measure 21⁄2" (6.5 cm) wide, and 17 sts of zigzag patt measure 33⁄4" (9.5 cm) wide.