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Editor's choice shrug knitting pattern on LoveKnitting

Published on April 2nd, 2016 | by Angie

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Editor’s Choice: Maeve shrug knitting pattern

During this in-between season, why not make this shrug knitting pattern by Carrie Bostick Hoge? It’s simple and chic, perfect for chilly spring mornings. 

Editor's Choice: Maeve shrug knitting pattern by Carrie Bostick Hoge on LoveKnittingClick this image to download the pattern

Like many people, I love the “in-between” seasons. I love when it’s warm enough to go for a run without a heavy sweater, but enough nip in the air that I don’t pass out from heat exhaustion. I love new flowers growing through the melted snow, and I equally love the changing of the leaves in autumn.

These “in-between” seasons need clothes that allow for layering – enough to keep the chill out in the morning and evening, but easy to take off when the sun is high in the sky. For me, that means boleros and shrugs. I find cardigans can be too clunky and warm, and going without something on my arms is a recipe for freezing. If the flowers can’t handle a frost, I certainly can’t (without the proper attire)!

Editor's Choice: a shrug knitting pattern for spring on LoveKnitting

I love the Maeve shrug knitting pattern by the amazing Carrie Bostick Hoge – it’s flexible, versatile, and modern. It’s worked side to side from cuff to cuff, with the sleeves knitted in the round and the drapey shawl collar picked up and knit at the end. I love the differentiating textures from stocking stitch to garter stitch – it’s simple yet effective.

Editor's Choice: shrug knitting pattern on LoveKnittingClick this image to download the pattern

I would love to make this shrug knitting pattern up in Misti Alpaca Tonos Worsted yarn, a scrumptious alpaca and wool blend that’s unbelievably snuggly and perfect for versatile knitwear. I’ve loved Misti Alpaca yarn ever since I learned about their commitment to improving their local community and producing quality yarn, spun by local artisans. (Click here if you want to learn more about their alpaca ranch in Peru!)

I’m a predictable knitter – almost everything I make for myself is blue, green, or grey. With that in mind, it’s no surprise to anyone who knows me that I want to make this shrug in the Mirror Lake shade. Yum!

Editor's Choice: Misti Alpaca tonos Worsted yarn on LoveKnittingClick this image to view all available shades of Misti Alpaca Tonos Worsted yarn

I can’t wait to cast on this shrug knitting pattern – I will probably abandon other projects in favor of this one, if I’m honest. After all, spring is here and won’t last forever!

Editor's Choice: Maeve shrug knitting pattern by Carrie Bostick Hoge on LoveKnittingClick this image to download the pattern

Will you be making this shrug knitting pattern this year?

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Jack of all trades, Master of Netflix and video games. A musician by passion, a gamer by choice, and a crafter by chance: I write about knitting and crochet, design fun patterns, and blog at GamerCrafting!


Last updated: March 30th, 2016.

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