Lucy

Named for Marlene's favorite funny lady, here's Lucy! – a delicate shrug for looking stylish while taking off the chill.  This garter stitch design is worked from the top down with slight shaping at the waist.  The sleeves, also top down, are worked separately using short rows at their cap shoulder points for smooth shaping and ease in setting in.  Simple garter stitch trims center front edges, that continues up and around the back, where it rises slightly as it wraps the neckline.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
This pattern is designed to fit the following body measurements (without ease); note that the finished shrug measurements for bust, waist, and hips will differ from this since its center front edges do not meet.

Bust:  32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56" / 81.25, 91.5, 101.5, 111.75, 122, 132, 142.25 cm
Waist:  27, 31, 35, 3, 43, 47, 51" / 68.5, 78.75, 89, 99, 109.25, 119.5, 129.5 cm
High hips:  30½, 34½, 38½, 42½, 46½, 50½, 54½" / 77.5, 87.5, 97.75, 108, 118, 128.25, 138.5 cm
Length:  20½, 20¾, 21, 21¼, 21½, 21¾, 22" / 52, 52.75, 53.25, 54, 54.5, 55.25, 56 cm

MATERIALS
Yarn
Shown in Moonshine by Juniper Moon Farm (40% alpaca, 40% wool, 20% silk; 197 yds per 100g skein); color – Moonbeam #02; 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9 skeins, or for comparable yarn, approx 975, 1100, 1210, 1320, 1440, 1570, 1690 yards / 895, 1005, 1105, 1210, 1320, 1435, 1545 m.    
I always have additional yarn on-hand for swatching.

Needles
US7 / 4.5mm or size to obtain gauge
1 pair straight (or substitute 1 24" / 60 cm circular (circ), if desired)
• 1 36" / 90 cm circ, or longer, to manage multiple stitches following bodice join at underarms (that allows for trying it on as you work to check fit) and for neckline trim

Notions
Stitch markers (rings and locking)
• Tapestry needle
• Safety pins

GAUGE
20 sts and 40 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Garter stitch

SKILLS REQUIRED
Long-tail CO, Backward loop CO, decreasing (k2tog), increasing (kfb), short row shaping, stitch pick-up around neckline and center front for trim, seaming/setting in sleeves.    

10 page PDF includes pattern instructions, photographs, assembly diagrams, schematics, instructional links and photo tutorials, and definitions for relevant abbreviations.

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