This shrug Cardigan is a revised pattern of the Como shrug cardigan, this time worked in a worsted/aran weight yarn. I used Pirkka Lanka for this pattern and it works beautifully because it has a bit of ooomph and holds textured stitches well. The panels of stitches represent the rocky cliffs, shallow rippling waves and deep water of Lake Como itself and was inspired by a lovely holiday to the lake several years ago.
It is knitted in one piece from the bottom of the back, up to the shoulders where it divides to form the back of the neck and then down each side of the front. The collar is knitted in garter rib with stitches picked up from the front and neckline. The arm holes can be as loose or close fitting as you like, and it is fastened with a decorative button, but you could use a shawl pin instead.
It is knitted on 5mm long needles and a 5mm circular needle, and takes 800g to make this one size garment.