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I was looking for something luxurious with charisma and style. Something I could wrap up in on those cold winter days.

I found the character I was looking for with the wide sleeves and bobbled cuffs. I love the bobbles; they give it a very boho/gypsy feel, a look that has dressed the catwalks recently. I also love the color I have chosen, a rustic red, which was inspired by the fall leaves and berries. It's knit up in a bulky yarn and feels warm and luxurious.

I adore this shrug, especially because it is so simple and quick to knit with almost no finishing up. A great fast knit for the holidays or a gift to someone you love.

model: Estee Moscow photos: Simon Moscow


Length: 61 inches from cuff to cuff
Sleeve Circumference: 27 inches



Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick [Acrylic 80%/Wool 20%; 108yd/98m per 170g skein]; color: Claret; 6 skeins (alternate version is in color: Grass)

1 set US #15/10mm needles

8 sts/12rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations can be found here]

MB: Make Bobble
[K into front, then back of st] twice, then k into front again (4 sts increased); turn work and p5; turns work and [k2tog, k1, k2tog], turn work and p3tog; turn work and slip this st to right needle.


CO 55 sts.
Pattern Row [RS]: K3, [MB, k3] to end.
Work 3 rows in reverse stockinette st.
Repeat these 4 rows 4 times more.

Work in reverse stockinette st until work measures 55 inches, ending with a WS row.

Work Pattern Row as above.
Work 3 rows in reverse stockinette st.
Repeat these 4 rows 3 times more.

Work Pattern Row once more.
BO all sts.


Weave in ends. Block as desired.

Fold shrug in half lengthwise (A to B). Pin securely from Point B to Point C. [Each pinned "seam" should measure approx. 16 inches]. Try shrug on to evaluate fit; adjust length of seam if desired. Sew piece together along long edges, beg at each end and working towards center.


In between being a wife, a mother and a homemaker Estee somehow manages to relax and enjoy picking up a pair of needles and a ball of yarn. Her grandmother taught her to knit many years ago and she only dusted off her needles 2 years ago, but she hasn't let them go since.

She has enjoyed knitting children's clothes for friends and family in the past, and has now found the love of designing. This is her first submitted design.

You can read about her love of being a mother and of her knitting on her blog.