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I learned to knit at my grandmothers knee aged 6. After many unfinished projects over the years, I finally realised that I didn't like seaming, so almost all of my patterns don't need it. I love to ...

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Gwanwyn Shrug

from The Woolly Knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Gwanwyn Shrug
Gwanwyn Shrug
Gwanwyn Shrug
Gwanwyn Shrug
Gwanwyn Shrug

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Provisional cast on
  • Cables

Pattern Description:

This pretty shrug with its cable detail on the sleeves is perfect for those cool spring evenings. This shrug is knitted in one piece, starting with a provisional cast-on. The three quarter sleeves are knitted in the round with the back section knitted flat so avoiding seaming.

This pattern is both written & charted


22 stitches - 4 inches in stocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length 40 inches, Width 9.5 inches


  • 3.75 mm double point needles, or size to get gauge
  • 575 yards (526 m) Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch holder or waste yarn.
  • Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)