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The Melted Shrug is part cardigan, part shawl with sleeves and an all-around feel-good garment that you won’t want to take off.

This seamless oversized casual shrug has a fun modular top-down construction and is knit in two textures: the fluffy textural garter stitch is extra soft thanks to Qing Fibre’s Melted Baby Suri that is striped with Fingering weight Merino (use the same colorways for both bases for a softer look or different colors for a more graphic effect). The fronts and back are knit in two-color brioche to add another textural and stripe dimension.
The contrasting ribbed sleeve cuffs add a pop of color and make sure the shrug stays on. A matching i-cord surrounds the entire shrug for a neat and finished look.

Feel free to substitute two strands of Merino held together for the Melted Baby Suri or a fingering weight yarn of your choice.

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This pattern was designed in collaboration with Do Ewe Knit?and Qing Fibre for Vogue Knitting Live New York 2019.

Details

Yarn: 5 colors: 4 colors of Fingering Weight + 1 color of Melted Suri (or alternatively 2 strands of mohair held together)

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL) to fit chest circumference of 86 (91, 102, 112, 122) cm / 34 (36, 40, 44, 48)“

Shown in: Size M

Qing Fibre Silky Merino Singles (70% Merino, 30% Silk, 400 m / 437 yards per 100 g)
shown in: Color A = Nassau (teal) and Color D (Hummingbirds – pink speckled)

Qing Fibre Merino Singles (100% Merino, 366 m / 400 yds per 100 g)
shown in: Color C = Bluefinch (beige/brown) and Color E = Antique Rose (red)

Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri (65% Baby Suri Alpaca / 20% Merino / 15% Silk, 157 m / 191 yds per 50 g)
shown in: Color B = Nassau (mint)

Yardage: 1317 (1495, 1615, 1776, 1946) m / 1442 (1638, 1767, 1944, 2131) yards in total

  • Color A: 285 (324, 350, 384, 421) m / 312 (355, 383, 420, 461) yards / 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins
  • Color B: 273 (311, 336, 369, 404) m / 299 (341, 368, 404, 442) yards / 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
  • Color C: 299 (339, 366, 403, 442) m / 327 (371, 400, 441, 484) yards / 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins
  • Color D: 299 (339, 366, 403, 442) m / 327 (371, 400, 441, 484) yards / 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) skeins
  • Color E: 161 (182, 197, 217, 237) m / 117 (200, 216, 238, 260) yards / 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) skeins

Gauge:
22 sts / 38 rows = 10 cm / 4” in garter stitch
20 sts / 26 rows = 10 cm / 4“ in brioche stitch

Measured relaxed after blocking. Gauge is not critical but it will influence the size of your finished shawl and your yardage!

Needles: US 4/3.5 mm circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge or optimal drape), optional: DPNs of the same size for sleeves

Notions: tapestry needle, 6 stitch markers, 5 removable stitch marker, stitch holders/spare cables/circular needles