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In my part of the world, springtime can be very confusing. Yes, the date says it’s spring, but on any given day the temperature can be 30 degrees! Other days, it’s beautiful and sunny with a light breeze that feels fantastic.

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This shrug is perfect to wear on those breezy spring days. You’ll feel cuddled up when you slip this roomy shrug on. The ruffle meets at the front so that you can stick a shawl pin in and use it as a semi-cardigan. The Catalina Yarns Baby Pima feels like a warm, soft hug.

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This pattern is worked by knitting the center-back lace panel first, then picking up stitches on the sides of the panel to knit the back sides and the sleeves. Stitches are picked up all around the collar and garment to knit the ruffle.

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If you wear the shrug upside down the center-back lace panel will look like hearts instead of palm leaves.

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Designed exclusively for Catalina Yarns by, yours truly, Rosi G.

Sizes: XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X)

Measurement across upper back: 22” (24”, 26”); includes from 7.5” to 8.5” positive ease.

Yarn: Catalina Yarns Baby Pima (218 yds, 100g): 4 (5, 6) skeins, shown here in Apricot (#403)

Needle Sizes: US 6 double pointed needles or 32” circular; US 7 24” or 32” circular (I used Addi Turbo needles)

Notions: stitch holder, stitch markers, yarn needle.

– $6.50

15 thoughts on “Primavera”

  1. Gorgeous, baby, GORGEOUS!!! And I was all impressed with it BEFORE I realized this is YOUR design – it’s fantastic!! I wanna design like you when I grow up 🙂

  2. Hot damn you rock! That looks like something you could find at an upscale department store (ok, well I only shop at Wally’s and Target so take that statement with a grain of salt!) !

    It looks great!

    P.S. Kudos to letting someone armed with a camera get that close to your butt–I know they were getting the back panel, but I’d be scared they wouldn’t crop right and I’d have to look at my ginormous ass in a photo.

  3. OMG sweetie! That’s gorgeous! I was all excited when I saw it and scrolled down to see where the pattern was from, and to see that it’s YOUR design – WOW!!!

  4. WOW, AWESOME Rosi!!!! I LOVE it — as I have everything else I have ever seen you knit — and this one you even designed! If you’ve made it large enough to fit my fat arse, I will have to give it a shot!!!

  5. Holey Cow!! You did fantastic! Seems like everyone’s doing a little designing for yarn co’s lately. Congratulations on that!! I love how the shawl can be turned upside-down too. Very clever detailing.

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