Natasha Shrug

I started this shrug, quick knit but then never got around to quite finishing it. (photos are taken before I had everything woven in and shrug blocked)


This was the beginning of my orange phase. You know how you keep buying the same colors, again and again? Well I decided to buy the one I would lease likely pick out. This was the beginning of a love affair with orange, suddenly everything I picked out was orange. I had orange fiber, I was dyeing orange yarn, buying orange clothes…

Pattern: Lace Stitch Shrug, Designed by Melissa Matthhay, size M/L made, size was good.

Yarn: Nashua Natural Fiber Sassafras, 50% cotton, 50% acrylic (ribbon yarn), 7 balls (I bought 8 balls and did use a fraction of the 8th)

Needle: size 10.5 US circular, or one straight for body and a circular for ribbing.

Gauge: 13 sts to 4 inches.

Alterations: The only thing I did differently was add about 3 inches to the ribbing around the shrug, so it would fold back around the neckline.


It was a fast knit, the pattern kept it interesting, so I didn’t get bored yet not too complicated. I would recommend this to anyone. It is easy and pretty to throw on and add a little color to your outfit. Or use if you need to keep the chill off.

I would make this again in a wool yarn for cool weather.

May your needles fly as fast as dragonflies….



  1. Absolutely love the color. Orange is my favorite. Not usually a fan of shrugs, but I like how you made it have some room instead of making it like a second skin. Looks great and very comfy!

  2. The shrug is really cute! How did you do that cool background on your blog?

  3. Very pretty! Would look nice with a dress in the Fall.


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