Last week I finally published my Duo Two-Way Shrug on Ravelry. This one was a long time and a few versions in the making, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out and thrilled by the wonderful response it's been getting on both Instagram and Ravelry. Thank you to all who left kind words or have already purchased the pattern!
Built on the granny square, Duo uses basic stitches and construction to create an elegant, versatile piece that can be worn as a short-sleeved open cardigan or turned upside down and worn as a cropped, shawl-collared shrug. It has a slight cocoon shape at the back and is meant to be worn with a bit of positive ease.
I designed Duo for plötulopi, a light and airy single-ply unspun Icelandic wool yarn, but the pattern includes yardage for Léttlopi (or a similar worsted-weight yarn) as well. The gauge is almost identical, but in Léttlopi the result is a little more "springy" though no less lovely - I've been wearing both versions and I'm honestly not sure which is my favourite (it's shown here in plötulopi) . This is also the first time I've written a garment pattern for different sizes and Duo is available in sizes 36, 40, 44.5, 48. 51.1" (91, 101.5, 113, 122, 131 cm).
To make this pattern you'll need:
- 2 (3,3,4,5) plates Ístex Plötulopi in the colour of your choice OR 6 (8,9,11,14) balls Ístex Léttlopi or similar worsted weight yarn
- 5 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers (2)
Oh, and one more thing - from today through midnight (GMT) on Monday, Nov 28, get a free pattern of your choice when you purchase Duo on Ravelry (if you've already purchased the pattern you can still apply the offer)!