One of my favorite travel destinations was a trip to the Venezuelan Amazon in the 1990s. Among the plethora of highlights was hiking along the bottom of the Orinoco River among the giant boulders during the dry season. During the wet season, these awesome wonders are completely submerged by the water. The textures created by the cables in this shrug reminded me of the gorgeous riverbed landscape. The pattern includes instructions to work a long-sleeved or a three-quarter sleeved shrug, and instructions for the optional border. (Sample shown worked in size S using Frog Tree Meriboo (70% Merino Wool, 30% Bamboo; 120 yds/ 110m; 1.75oz/ 50g), 8 balls, color 26) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, cables, picking up stitches, seaming GAUGE 21 sts and 12 rows = 6"/15.2cm wide and 3"/ 7.6cm high with 1 Chart repeat (both Sections A and B) using 2 strands held together SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X/3X)*, Fits Bust Sizes 28-31 (32-35, 36-39, 40-43, 45-46, 47-52) * If you are more petite and between sizes, you might feel fairly comfortable going with the smaller size, because the garment is quite stretchy and designed with extra ease.