So you’ve gotten your feet wet on cowls, scarves and other knit accessories and you are working your nerve up to knit a sweater. It seems like a big commitment. Plus you’ve haven’t yet made anything to fit a body. If you’re a little afraid to plunge into the intermediate knitters pool, you might want to consider knitting or crocheting a shrug to ease your way in.
Not quite a cardigan, often more like joined sleeves, shrugs make great beginner knitting projects. They’re usually smaller than a sweater and the fit is very forgiving. One size really does fit a range of figures.
Relay could be described as a scarf joining two sleeves:
Amy and Knik are cocoon type shrugs, with a fuller body in the middle of the sleeves. You don’t have to wear them pinned, we chose to pin them both for the photos, since you can see a lot more of the pattern that way.
Throw your shrug over a dress to tone down its fancy factor, or over a tank top to take off the air-conditioned chill. You can also layer it over other knits for some much needed winter warmth.