Kristen TenDyke - Fresco Shrug

  Fresco Shrug  
  When Fresco was a brand new yarn, Pam Allen asked me to come up with a shrug design. I brought home the single ball of sample yarn that was available at the time, and spent a weekend swatching. I first started with this intriciate chevron knit and purl pattern, but the texture was too complicated to show off the delicate halo of the yarn. I tried some other patterns—some lace and some cables—before deciding to make this shrug with one of my favorite, basic stitch patterns—seed stitch.


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Pattern available as a downloadable pdf. Link will be e-mailed after purchase.

Also available in CEY's booklet, Alpaca Stories

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL)

Finished measurements:
38 (40, 42, 44, 46)" around opening

Yarn Requirements:
Fresco by Classic Elite
60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora
50 gram hank = approx 164 yards
• 5 (5, 6, 6, 6) hanks 5336 Oatmeal

Knitting Needles:
• one pair size US 6 (4 mm)
Or size to obtain gauge.
• one 32" circular each size US 6 and 7 (4 and 4.5 mm)
• stitch markers

Gauge: 21 sts and 36 rows = 4" in Seed Stitch, using smaller needles. Take time to save time, check your gauge.

Includes: 3 letter-size pages, 2 color photos, 1 chart, 1 schematic

Techniques used: provisional cast on, seed stitch, basic decreases and lace, picking up stitches, and circular knitting


Photos courtesy of James Clark.


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