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Jane Thornley's shrug designs Two Shrugs ~ Watergarden & Shoreline are truly shrugs: a shawl with sleeves. Their effect is loose, flowing and almost shawl-like without the fumbling needed to keep a shawl in place. Both Shrugs are roomy and do not close across the chest, fitting most women sizes Small, Medium and Large.
Watergarden (upper right) is a pool of blue-green shimmering in the back of your thoughts, half mirage, half reality. It's the dream of summer on a winter's day, the promise of warmth in a cool breeze. The Shoreline (below) becomes the edge of possibility, akin to the way the sea edges the shore.
Both are knit from cuff to cuff, increasing 1 stitch at the beginning and end of every right side row until the desired width is reached, after which knit straight across the back (and front simultaneously) until the decrease begins for the other sleeve. The elegant back drape and lacy texture is achieved by using big needles and a few simple yarnover stitches in a mix of soft, silky fibers. The yarn lists provided for each version includes both luxury and economical options, Jane encourages playing with yarn colors and textures to suit your personal taste & style. An at-a-glance Stitch & Color guide also accompanies each version.