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Cabled Shoulder Shrug

Pattern: Shoulder Shrug
Yarn: Briggs & Little Heritage, Grey
Needles: US 8 / 5.0 mm

Although this project quickly ushered me into a major case of redundancy, I’m really happy with how it turned out.  Where it’s 100% wool, it’s very helpful in dealing with our cold Canadian winter days.

I had knit it to the specified length, but then had to rip back quite a few inches once I realized it would wrap around me and then some.  I recommend knitting until it reaches around you comfortably – not too tight, not too loose.

I also didn’t knit the ribbed neck section as long as the pattern stated.  This meant only needing 3 skeins.

As to how you wear such a thing with a coat, I simply have it up off of my shoulders, basically wearing it as a cowl, with the bulk of it draped in the front.  It looks fine and is very protective against chilly weather!

It’s a fun pattern, even with having to rip back several inches after goofing up the cabling once or twice!

6 thoughts on “Cabled Shoulder Shrug

  1. Hi! I found your blog post from Ravelry and would love to try this pattern out, but sadly it said it was no longer available from the Patons site. Do you possibly have a downloaded copy that I could get from you? Thanks!!

  2. I absolutely love the shrug, you did an amazing job. I’ve wanted to make this for awhile and now the time has come. Would you still be able to share the pattern?

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