Monday, April 6, 2009

Jellyfish Shrug Pattern

I apologize heartly to all my visitors and friends, for I have been away from this knitting blog in the past 20 months. I had taken a long and eventful journey in the wide world. How have you been?

And I've finally found time to write up the Jellyfish shrug pattern again. The original one got lost when my last hard drive died out appoximately 18 months ago, so even myself could not find a copy of it. Anyway, Jellyfish now gets back to life and here it is, on Etsy and here.

Standard-fitting short-sleeved shrug with lacy sleeves and a lacy ribbing border.

Jellyfish is an excellent project to move beyond scarves, or to show off your favourite lace pattern. The body is worked in one flat piece from one sleeve edge to the other. Then the sleeve seams are sewn and stitches are picked up along the edges for a lacy ribbing border, which provides just enough textural contrast. Worked on big needles, Jellyfish requires merely one or two balls of worsted weight mohair yarn, plus approximately 100 yards of DK weight yarn for ribbing – a truly good stash-reducing project!

Finished measurements
Cross back width 18 (19, 20)”/46 (48, 51) cm
Back length 16 (18, 20)”/40 (46, 51) cm
Width from sleeve to sleeve 34 (35, 36)”/86 (89, 91) cm
Sleeve opening circumference 18 (19, 20)”/46 (48, 51) cm
Cuff circumference 16 (17, 18)”/40 (43, 46) cm

For woman’s size S (M, L):
Approximately 220 (260, 300) yds/200 (240, 270) m of worsted weight mohair yarn.
Approximately 60 (80, 100) yds/50 (70, 90) m of DK weight yarn.
A size US 10 (6 mm) circular needle, 32” or 36” (80 or 90 cm) in length
A size US 8 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 36” or 40” (90 or 100 cm) in length
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Skills needed
Cast on, bind off, knit in the round, knit and purl stitches, increases, decreases, pick up stitches.

$6 -- The pattern will be sent to you as a .pdf file (240 kb,5 pages).

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