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Destrehan, LA (near New Orleans)

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Palette of Colors Shrug

from HeartStrings Knitting Patterns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Palette of Colors Shrug
Palette of Colors Shrug
Palette of Colors Shrug
Palette of Colors Shrug

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, yarn over

Pattern Description:

Create a masterpiece in color and texture to wrap your body in style and comfort. Palette of Colors Shrug features interplay of tonal harmony across coordinated colorways of heavier textured yarn and finer smooth yarn.

A heavier nubby yarn frames disks of airy laceweight yarn, which in turn surround large eyelets of space and light.

The main body of the shrug is knitted first as a widthwise rectangle, with lower and upper edges softly scalloped and the sides at the arm edges slightly tapered with short rows.

The lace rib stitch cuffs are picked up and worked circularly beginning at the side selvedges of the main body, thus resulting in a no-sew "when you are done, you are done" project.

Written stitch instructions.


17 sts = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5 sizes from Petite to Extra-Large with cuff to cuff measurements of 55[58, 61, 64, 68]"


  • Choose two yarns, each in a different color variegation - one yarn in a slightly heavier crepe-like texture (C), and the other in a lighter weight smooth yarn (L). For the planned meansurements, you will need approximately 400[450, 475, 525, 550] yards of C and 550[600, 650, 700, 750] yards of L.
  • US 8 / 5 mm needles suggested for gauge of 17 sts per 4 inches measured over Main Pattern Stitch for Body of Shrug.
  • US 6 / 4 mm needles also needed in your choice of double points or circulars for working the Wrist Bands in the round.

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