Urban Ballerina Shrug

a playground for color


$6.00

 

When I was a child, I always wanted to be a ballerina. It turns out that I am too clumsy, too tall, and too curvy, but I never stopped loving ballet, ballerinas, or the culture of dance. Now I consider myself a ballerina at heart, and I like to incorporate a little ballet-style into my wardrobe. This shrug is a fun way to feel like a dancer in your everyday life. The Urban Ballerina shrug is knit seamlessly from the top down, using a twist on the raglan yoke. The full length sleeves and open front allow you to add drama to your wardrobe without covering up your favorite tank or dress. If you are a dancer at heart, I invite you to craft your own rainbow and set your inner ballerina free!

This pattern includes detailed instructions for choosing your size and getting the right fit for your body.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) with no positive ease

YARN
Colourful Creativity COLOURFUL SMOOTH SOCK
(75% superwash wool & 25% nylon 465 yards / 100 grams) 
Main Color (Polished Concrete): 422 (478, 534, 582, 634, 680, 825, 947) yards
Contrasting Colors (Urban Ballerina Mini Skein set): 253 (289, 312, 346, 380, 408, 494, 560) yards

I used 7 colors for my striping pattern and 1 Main Color. The TOTAL yardage for the contrasting colors is listed above. This pattern includes instructions for replicating my striping pattern OR creating your own striping pattern. If you would like to replicate my striping pattern and rainbow, here is a breakdown of all the required yardages for a 7-color rainbow:

MC, Polished Concrete (Grey): 422 (478, 534, 582, 634, 680, 825, 947) yards
CC1, Fluoro Pink (Lightest Pink): 26 (32, 32, 38, 43, 43, 54, 59) yards
CC2, Raspberry Sorbet (Medium Pink): 32 (38, 43, 43, 48, 54, 64, 69) yards
CC3, Red Red Wine (Burgundy used for stripes and border): 107 (123, 133, 145, 161, 171, 208, 240) yards
Blue Bird (Blue): 22 (24, 26, 30, 32, 35, 42, 48) yards
Mighty Minty (Mint Green) 22 (24, 26, 30, 32, 35, 42, 48) yards
Radioactive (Neon yellow) 22 (24, 26, 30, 32, 35, 42, 48) yards
Hellow Yellow (Yellow) 22 (24, 26, 30, 32, 35, 42, 48) yards
 

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Chest: 18.5 (19.25, 21, 22, 23.25, 24.25, 27.5, 30.25)” 
Length: 9.5 (10.5, 11, 12.25, 12.75, 13.25, 15.75, 16.75)” 
Cross Back: 11 (12. 13, 13.5, 14, 15, 17, 19)“

NEEDLES
US 5 (3.75mm) & US 4 (3.5mm) 24” or 32” (60 or 80cm) circular (as appropriate for your size) or as required to meet gauge and DPNs or needles for small circumference in the same sizes

GAUGE
27 stitches & 34 rows = 4 inches in STOCKINETTE stitch

NOTIONS
6 stitch markers, 4 removable stitch markers, scrap yarn & tapestry needle

SKILLS
knitting in the round, stretchy bind off

LEVEL :
adventurous beginner