The latest addition to my self-published patterns has just been added ‘Summer Affair‘. This laceweight shrug was knit for my sister’s wedding in a few weeks time. I wanted to create something really special for her, but neither of us wear shawls. However I really love shrugs. So I set out to create a pattern that has all of the pleasure of lace knitting, delicate and open but creates a piece that is very wearable.
The shrug is constructed as a simple lace rectangle, the sleeve are grafted together and then the shrug opening is knit from the live stitches you have left on your needle. For added effect a ruffle is knitted at the back of the shrug with short rows.
I hope you all enjoy knitting this!
The photo below is my favourite, I love the shadow from the lace on the dress!