The delicate effect of lace weight yarn is hard to resist. However if you don’t wear shawls this shrug makes a great alternative. Worked as a rectangle of lace, sleeves are grafted together and the edging around the body of the shrug is worked directly from the remaining stitches.
For added impact a garter stitch short-row ruffle is worked at the back of the shrug and scalloped edging is worked around the opening.
Full details of the following techniques are given:
Crochet Cast on
Elastic Bind off
Wrap and Turn
S [M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size medium)
Bust size: 32 [36, 40, 44, 48, 52] inches
Width of shrug opening: 19 [21, 23, 26, 28.5, 30.5] inches
Habu Textiles Bamboo XS-45 20/3 (100% Bamboo; 574yd/525m per 50g skein); color: Silver; 1 [1, 1, 2, 2, 2] skeins
2 US 5/3.75mm circular needles, 32-inch length, or size needed to match gauge US 3/3.25mm circular needle,32-inch length
US F/3.75mm crochet hook
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn
42 sts x 28 rows of Lace Leaf Pattern measures 8.5 inches wide by 4.25 inches long, on larger needles when blocked