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Destrehan, LA (near New Orleans)

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Put on the Glitz Shrug

from HeartStrings Knitting Patterns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Put on the Glitz Shrug
Put on the Glitz Shrug
Put on the Glitz Shrug
Put on the Glitz Shrug
Put on the Glitz Shrug
Put on the Glitz Shrug

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, yarn over
  • Both charted and line-by-line written stitch instructions are provided in the pattern

Pattern Description:

This lusciously lightweight shrug in delicate cabled lace is knitted cuff to cuff with no seams to sew.

The photographed sample model was knitted in a soft metallic-enhanced yarn plied with tiny glass seed beads to really "put on the glitz". However, you can use any lace weight of light fingering weight yarn.


21 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches over cabled lace stitch pattern used in main body of shrug.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Petite through extra-large
  • Cuff edge to cuff edge (length of knitting) 55 (58, 61, 64, 67)"
  • Center back distance (width of knitting) 26.25 (28, 28, 29.75, 29.75)"
  • Cuff circumference: 8 (8.5, 8.5, 9, 9)"


  • Lace weight or light fingering weight yarn 725 (850, 925, 1000, 1075) yards
  • Straight or circular knitting needles for main body of shrug (knitted flat) US 8 (5 mm) or size to achieve gauge. Also, double points or circulars in same size for transition from cuff to main body.
  • Your choice of double points or circular needles for knitting the cuffs circularly and for transition to flat knittng US 3 (3.25 mm) or comparably smaller needle size to that for which you get gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 cable needles

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