The Taming of the Shrug

The Taming of the Shrug

The lace pattern in this shrug is entirely reversible: one side of the motif shows a flame (for Katherine), while the other side depicts a leaf (for Bianca). While the Flaming Kate model was worked in a worsted-weight yarn, this same gauge can also be achieved with lace or sock weight yarn, giving you a garment with a lighter, airier feel. This is generally considered “cheating” on a pattern, but in this case it does, indeed, create the kinder, gentler, more open look we might associate with Bianca.

Designer: Heather Ordover

Finished Measurements:
Length from cuff to cuff: 62″ / 157.5cm
Single sleeve length: 18″ / 45.5cm Height at middle of back (not including optional ruffle): 20″ / 51cm

Dragonfly Fibers Super Djinni ( 80% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere; 200 yds / 183m per 100g skein), 3 skeins

Pagewood Farm Yukon (70% superwash merino, 20% bamboo, 10% nylon; 450 yds / 411m per 107g skein); color: Green, 2 skeins
Two 24-inch or longer US #10 / 6mm circular needles

1 rep of lace motif = 5″ / 12.5cm wide × 8″ / 20.5cm high

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