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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Sakuna
Sakuna Sakuna
Sakuna Sakuna stairs
Sakuna Sakuna back
Sakuna Sakuna beach

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • written lace instructions eg, yo, psso, k2tog
  • pick up stitches
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

Sakuna is a pretty lace shrug that can be knit in 25 different size combinations.

Size is determined in 2 parts. If you are in between sizes then choose the larger size.

Part 1 is obtained by measuring the upper arm circumference at the widest point, add desired ease and select the first part of your size from below:

Size 1: 10" (25.5cm)
Size 2: 13" (33cm)
Size 3: 16" (41cm)
Size 4: 19.5" (50cm)
Size 5: 23" (59cm)

Part 2 is obtained by measuring across the back from underarm to underarm, add desired ease and select the second part of your size from below:

Size A: 16" (41cm)
Size B: 18" (46cm)
Size C: 20" (51cm)
Size D: 22" (56cm)
Size E: 24" (61cm)

The shrug can be knit using a combination of these measurements to suit your specific body shape e.g. 3C, 5A, 2E etc.

Yarn requirements are an estimate only due the combination of sizes you choose.
Size 1A will require approximately 360 yds of MC, size 2C approximately 450 yds and size 5E 1200 yds.

Approximate yarn requirements for the laceweight cuffs:
120(160, 190, 250, 260) yards for sizes 1(2,3,4,5)

Needles required:
US#8 (5mm) straight (optional for body)
US#8 (5mm) circular needle for ribbing (& body if desired)
US#7 (4.5mm) for ribbing
US#2.5 (3mm) for lace cuffs (worked in the round)

The pattern has been test knit & tech edited.

Sakuna has been rated by test knitters as advanced beginner to intermediate due to the picking up of a number of stitches and the lacework. The pattern also includes short rows.


20sts & 24.5 rows / 4" using #8 (5mm) needles and lace pattern

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 25 size combinations


  • US#8 (5mm) circular needle
  • US#8 (5mm) straight needles (optional)
  • US#7 (4.5mm) circular needle
  • US# 2.5 (3mm) circular or double pointed needles
  • 380-1200 yds (350-1100m) worsted weight yarn
  • 120-260 yds (110-240m) lace weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Suggested yarn:

1200 yards of Worsted weight

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