You will receive a printed pattern in the mail. If you would prefer to print your own patterns, for immediate knitting gratification, please consider popping into my Ravelry store and buying the pattern from there instead.
The all-over texture of this sumptuous shrug brings to mind the intricate topography of our local Kakahu Hills which are famous for their impressive limestone escarpments.
You will start the knitting of this beautiful shrug at the shoulders and you’ll be working flat down the length of the back. Once you’ve blocked this, you’ll sew up the diagonals, then add ribbing and sleeves. If you’d prefer, there are instructions for wee cuffs instead of long sleeves. The lace work is nothing terribly difficult, but you do need to keep track of your rows to avoid confusion.
If using a different yarn, make sure that your gauge matches as this is a reasonably heavy
– 3.25mm (US 3) circular knitting needle
– 3.5mm (US 4) circular knitting needle, or needles that will allow you to achieve the correct gauge
– optional stitch markers
– darning needle
* The sample used approx 220g of Maniototo Luxury Lambswool, Sage colourway and is the smallest size.
Lace panel: 10 sts x 16 rows = 4.5 x 4.5cm (1.75 x 1.75in), blocked and rested.
Sleeves: 25 sts x 36 rows = 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in), blocked and rested.
To fit wingspan (elbow to elbow with arms outstretched) of 86cm, 90cm, 99cm, 103cm, then there are six sleeve sizes too. This one is a little different to standard sizing options, and it’s explained in detail within the pattern.
Kakahu Shrug has been professionally Tech Edited and Test Knitted.
Welcome to the Hanging Rock Roost Store.
All our knitting patterns are designed by Vanessa, who takes her inspiration from the world around her. Sometimes nature is the influence, other times she may see a garment on her travels and commit it to memory to recreate on her needles. They are all well-written and uncomplicated, and many of them have charts to follow along with the written pattern.
In most instances, you have a choice of PDF or printed patterns. The PDF is an automatic download to the email address you supply.
As of August 2020, Hanging Rock Roost now also sells hand-dyed yarn.
In time, the plan is to design patterns to sell with the yarn as kits for your knitting convenience. While we are working on that, you get to check out the yarn we have already dyed up. We will match up yarns with patterns we think will work well in the meantime.
You'll also find a selection of handmade project bags, hand-drawn stationery creations, and enamel pins here.