Thursday, April 07, 2016

Geo Delight: Shrug-i-fied

I love shrugs. They're the perfect little thing to throw on over a work blouse or dress, and can be a unifying element for the whole outfit. They're also fantastic for knitters because they're generally pretty small and quick to knit. They don't take up loads of yarn, but they do give you the opportunity to make something interesting with shape, textures, and the opportunity to play with colour and techniques and possibly learn something new to add to your knitting knowledge.

Ever since I first designed Geo Delight about 2 years ago I thought it would be cool to crop it up from a full-on vest to a shrug. Fortunately, this is a pretty easy mod to do! Instructions are below.

You will need approx HALF the amount of MC yarn called for in the pattern as per the Knit Picks yarn.

I knit the smallest size, but that is because I wanted a closer fit. For my full-size Geo Delight, I knit the second smallest size.

Provisionally CO 135 (157, 175, 191, 211, 225, 241) sts - 27 (33, 37, 40, 46, 49, 53) each side and 81 (91, 101, 111, 119, 127, 135) for the back.
Place markers at the sides as per numbers above.

Work your Geo Delight Shrug the same as the pattern beginning at the Colourwork establishing row.

NOTE: I did not (as you see above) work the colourwork, but if you choose to, it fits perfect on the shrug-i-fied version.
NOTE: your numbers for picked up sts along edges will change, but the general instructions to pick up 4 of every 5 along the vertical edges remains true.
NOTE: your numbers for the BOTTOM EDGE ribbing will change as well, as per the provisionally CO numbers.

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