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Made from two pieces of 6 triangles joined by a rectangle, the final folding of the work transforms a ball of knitting into a classy shrug!

Things you need to know to make the shrug:

3 (4, 5, 7) x 50g balls [600 (800, 1000, 1400) yards] Artesano alpaca 4 ply/fingering
5 (5.5, 6, 6) mm [US 8 (9, 10, 10)] needles
one 6 (6.5, 7, 7) mm needle for casting off
5 stitch markers
10 split ring markers or loops of yarn
tapestry needle for sewing up

Note that as the fabric is very stretchy, all measurements are approximate

to fit bust up to 32 (42, 52, 60) ins
needle size 5 (5.5, 6, 6) mm
actual bust* 33 (45, 57, 63) ins
back width* 18 (23, 30, 35) ins
length 15 (19, 25, 28) ins
sleeve seam 7 (9, 12, 13) ins
sleeve circumference 15 (19, 25, 28) ins
* note the two fronts do not quite meet when the shrug is laid flat.

20 (16, 12, 12) sts and 40 (32, 24, 24) rows to 4 ins over garter stitch slightly stretched lengthways.
All figures are after washing and blocking

The shrug can be made with other 4 ply/fingering yarns as long as they give the required tension.
The different sizes all use the same stitch numbers, but different needle sizes. The largest size has extra rows.

The Small Print!

Once I have received your payment I will send the pattern as a pdf attachment to an email. The file size is 1.5 MB so your inbox must be big enough to take a file of that size. All sales are final.

Please remember that this pattern is copyright, and you cannot use the pattern to make garments for sale without my permission. Thank you.

If you have any questions, please convo me.

Liz Lovick

pdf Pattern for the Origami Shrug by Elizabeth Lovick in Artesano 4 ply alpaca - instant download