Saturday, September 10, 2011

Two Seams Make an Instant Shrug

Last fall I bought some lacy knit mohair fabric at Mood while on one of my field trips.

I had it earmarked to make a quick shrug using Anna Mazur's instructions from the August/September 2005 issue of Threads magazine.  I wish I could share the directions here but if you're interested you can buy a back issue or go to the library.

You have a choice of three versions:  kimono, batwing, or "Dancer's Sweater".  All of them look a little different.  As I had a lot of light, airy fabric I made the kimono sleeved version:

Shrug modeled by the lovely Esme

I simply folded the fabric, cut an opening for my body, and then serged the sleeves.  And that was it.  It's very quick and easy and you can read about other versions over at Pattern Review, should you want to give it a try. 

Hope you're having a crafty weekend,


  1. Collette! That is beautiful! I bet it's a dream to wear.

  2. Thanks Becky! It really is a soft and comforting fabric.


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