Dew Point!

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.

Dew Point Shrug

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

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
stitch markers
tapestry needle

24 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm square in Stockinette Stitch

Dew Point Shrug

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!

$5.50 CAD

Dew Point Shrug

Dew Point Shrug



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14 responses to “Dew Point!”

  1. Fie Avatar

    This is just what I need to get me out of knitting funk and it’s perfect for these cold windy days. Maybe the first one should be in a nice grey merino silk to make sure it goes with everything.

  2. Hannah Avatar

    Oh, it’s gorgeous!
    Purchased the pattern immediately, and can’t wait to cast on!

  3. kingshearte Avatar

    Ooh, another one of yours to add to the queue. I like it.

  4. Bee Avatar

    Great pattern. I really like the yarn that you used.

  5. Steph Avatar

    Super cute! I love it!

  6. Kate Avatar

    This is perfect! Looks like a super fun knit, and it’ll fill a wardrobe hole I didn’t even know I had :-D

  7. Karen Avatar

    Very cute; it looks so nice on you!

  8. Peggy Avatar

    Love this! It might be just right for some Sundara yarn I have not been able to find a pattern for yet. Looks like the lace is knitted at the same time with the shrug, yes? That is, it is not knitted separately and sewn on later?

  9. Maryse Avatar

    It is so nice and I love that you always model your patterns! For a minute, I thought it might be the project for my skein of light DK but I just have 295 yds… Congratulations on this new gorgeous pattern!

  10. Maria Avatar

    I have just come back from the Knitters Fair in Kitchener, and saw Kim from indigoDragonFly, from whom I bought a beautiful merino yarn to knit the shrug. I will go buy it now from Ravelry!

    I think it’s gonna be great!

    Thank you for yet another gorgeous design!


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