This light, lacy shrug is great for summer nights, when you want a little extra weight around your shoulders but don't need anything too clingy and warm. The ribbon yarn gives some interest to the eyelet and mesh stitches, particularly because of the pearlescent variations in the nylon half. This shrug is called "The Pearl" for the seaside colorway chosen, the fishnet stitch of the main body pattern, for the shimmer of the yarn, and because most of the rows are done in purl. The rectangular base cloth is folded and seamed to form a three dimensional shape without "shaping", making it a particularly quick pattern to work and wear this summer.
15 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 5. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as a medical librarian in North Carolina, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com