My Simple (Eggplant) Shrug

July 14, 2011 Julie

Two weeks ago, the Spud & Chloe blog featured a free simple shrug pattern. I knew immediately that I would knit one up because this pattern gave me a great excuse to work with Spud & Chloe’s Sweater yarn and some motivation to make a new sample for the shop. And by “sample for the shop” I mean something for me to wear and model whether it’s in the shop or going to the grocery store. I’m more effective that way, don’t you think? (:

I chose to make mine in “Grape Jelly”. While this shade of purple makes an appearance quite a bit in my current wardrobe, I can’t help but think my subconscious was at work. If this color wasn’t called Grape Jelly, it would be called “Eggplant from the Home Made Garden” (well, probably just “Eggplant” for short ;)).

Can’t you just about taste the deliciousness of that eggplant, roasted in the oven with a little garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar? I obsessively check the garden every morning (and sometimes every afternoon, too) to see if any are ready for pickin’ but I think we got a little longer for them to reach their full taste and size potential. Patience, Julie. Patience.

Anyway, this Simple Shrug is knit in one piece using a circular needle and goes pretty fast, making it fun for beginners and more advanced knitters. What better way to ward off a chill from air conditioning or accessorize for your friend’s wedding instead of wearing your favorite hoodie over your dress (maybe that’s just me)?!

If you’re still learning how to kfb (knit through the front and the back loop) to increase or p2tog (purl two together), you might want to check some video tutorials here and here. Or, if I have time to show you when you stop in to pick up your shrug yarn, I’ll give you a quick tutorial myself!

Oh, and don’t forget to download and print your pattern. You can do that by clicking here.

Thanks to Heather and Tammy for the impromptu photo shoot so I could show off my shrug!


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