I’m the sort of person who is cold pretty much all the time. It doesn’t matter how hot it is outside, I’ll get a chill as soon as the air conditioning comes on. I live in the South, so everywhere is over-air-conditioned for my taste (including my house a lot of the time), so I try not to leave the house without some kind of shrug or shawl if I know I’m going to be in a building.
That’s why I love the Shoulder Hug, a super-easy pattern from Yarn Rhapsody (click the link and the pattern is a PDF). It’s a lace weight pattern but it’s worked on size 7 US (4.5 mm) knitting needles, so it doesn’t take as long as 1,100 yards of yarn sounds. It’s worked in Garter Stitch with short rows to shape a series of triangles. When you’re done, you fold the piece so the cast on and bound off edges are together, then sew part of one side seam to hold the piece on.
This leaves triangles of fabric that cane be placed to the front, back or sides when you wear it. Easy, cute and just enough coverage to keep you warm when it’s a little too cool inside. Sounds like a winner to me.
[Photo by Yarn Rhapsody.]
By Sarah White