Shrug for Special Occasions

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Easter dresses are almost always too light weight for this time of year, but who can resist them, especially after the loooong winter we’ve jus had?  This quick to make shrug is designed to give you just enough warmth without stealing the show from your fab new Easter outfit for prom dress.   The size is a regular small.  But easy to adjust to your size!  Simply run a tape measure from the front of your shoulder under your armpit across your back under your othe armpit and up to the top of the front of your other shoulder.  The shrug is knit as a scarf (yep that easy) and then manipulated and stitched together to form the shrug.  It’s done in a basic rib cable.

Your will need:

Knitting Board with 22+ pegs

knitting hook

186 bulky yarn ( I sues 2 skeins of DeborahNevilles Serenity which has a sprinkle of sequins for more glamor).

N- cochet hook

seam pins


tape measure

painter’s tape


Basic Rib



Cast on 22 stitches with your yarn.

Work Row 1 in Ribbed stitch.

Mark with tape where cables will be worked. this makes it easy to keep cabling in the same spot. I started with from the left and  crossed acable in font using the firs two ribs, I did another front-crossed cable every two ribs over from the last two I just crossed.

Coninue  knitting in the rib pattern.

every 8th row, work another set of cables.

For this shrug I knit a 60″ Long scarf and ended with a rib row. I wanted it to be a snug fit  Pin these edges to the side of the scarf. Use the tail to sew together these edges. YO will end up with an 8″ neckline and approximately a 7″ arm hole.



Bring the lower corners up to he 4″ marked seam pins.  HINT:   if you can’ imagine how his can possibly work, take a long rectangular scarf and old it as directed to see it before you begin working.