Emma Shrug Knitting Pattern Download
"For my design, I drew inspiration from Emma Woodhouse's free spirited nature as well as the fitted bodices of the Regency period dress; all well tailored with beautiful flirty, feminine details that would perfectly suit women of all sizes and ages. I have a very simplistic design aesthetic, blending undemanding shapes with clean, understated details. My vision for this design was to create a modern and romantic shrug, which I imagined Emma would wear on a summer day while at the pianoforte or at a dinner party. The design, while simple in nature, adds touches of detail in the short-row shaping at the back and flirty crochet edging. While crochet gives the flirty feminine touches I was after, I find the crochet also add strength and stability to the shape of the finished garment." - Tian Connaughton
Finished Size: 32 ½ (36 ¾, 40 ½, 44 ¾, 51 ¼)" bust circumference (with 1" positive ease). Shown in size 36 ¾".
Yarn: Berroco Linsey (64% cotton, 36% linen; 114 yd [104 m]/50 g): #6550 blonde, 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) skeins.
Yarn Weight: #3 Light
Needles: Body. Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight and double pointed needles (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle; size G/6 (4.25 mm) crochet hook; one 1" button.
Gauge: 20 sts and 29 rows = 4" in St st.
Originally Published: Jane Austen Knits, 2011