I had hoped to get this pattern up before the end of August, but well, the end snuck up on me pretty quickly! One last summery item, and hey, if you live in the Southern Hemisphere you’ve got lots of time to knit one before your summer!
DEW POINT SHRUG
A fun and quick top-down shrug is a perfect layering piece for transitional weather – give those fun summer dresses a chance for cooler weather, or just keep the air conditioned chill off in warmer climates.
Dew Point is knit seamlessly from the back neck down in lightweight yarn with a pretty lace border all the way around. It uses a small amount of yarn and is great for showing off those luxury yarns that are just too pretty for socks.
Shown in Back Size 15” / 38cm.
Technical Editing by Jaya Purswani.
Special Thanks to Mary-Heather Cogar for pattern editing.
The back size is measured from the outer edge of armpit to armpit – not centered under your arm. Get a friend to help measure your back, or measure across your own front from just where your arm and chest meet, above your breasts. Note that if you are busty, you may take a smaller size than usual because the shrug only fits across the back! If you are between sizes or unsure, knit the smaller size.
Back Sizes: 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)” / 33 (35.5, 38, 40.5, 43, 45.5, 48, 51)cm
Upper Sleeve Measurement: 12.25 (13, 13.25, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)” / 31 (33, 33.5, 35.5, 38, 40.5, 43, 45.5)cm
Sport or light DK weight yarn.
Yards Required: 375 (400, 437, 470, 510, 550, 600, 650) yards of sportweight or light DK weight yarn
Metres Required: 343 (366, 400, 430, 467, 503, 549, 595)m
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
US 4 / 3.5mm circular needles, 32” / 80cm, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 4 / 3.5mm double pointed needles or needles of choice for small circumferences in the round
Note that the 32” / 80cm needles can be used for the entire project if you are comfortable with working Magic Loop for the sleeves.
smooth waste yarn
24 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm square in Stockinette Stitch
Skills needed: cast on, knit, purl, increase, lace (written directions only).
4 page colour PDF file contains written instructions, photos, schematic and abbreviations. This pattern contains fill-in spaces for you to write down the numbers for just your size. You can type in your numbers right in the file in Adobe Reader!
Available through Ravelry, payment through Paypal (no registration required). The Dew Point Rav page is here!