Esmerelda is now available in its entirety as a pdf for $4 on Ravelry and through FiberFiend.com. This pdf includes photographs and a schematic, and all 8 instruction parts in metric and English units (formatted nicely). You can also purchase a hard copy of the pattern for $4 through FiberFiend.com.
When I was writing up the instructions for the Border / Trim (Part 8), I noticed that the number of held sts on the Back was incorrect, so I just corrected that. I also added that you need two types / colors of stitch markers to the Materials section.
With no further ado, here is
Part 8 (the last part!)!
Part 8: Border
Join yarn and knit across held 96 (106, 120, 132, 150, 160, 174) body sts. Pick up and knit approximately two sts for every three rows around perimeter of shrug, making sure to end up with a multiple of 6 sts on the needles. Approximately 216 (240, 270, 294, 330, 354, 384) sts on the needles. Place mkr A at beginning of rnd and work rnds 1-4 of Baby Honeycomb Cable & Rib pattern once. Place 2 mkr B’s, one each at the border of the cable and Stockinette Stitch sections of the body (one mkr near the left shoulder and one mkr near the right shoulder). Work the following short rows:
Row 1 (RS): Work in patt to 2nd mkr B, sl mkr, wrap next st, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Work in patt to mkr B, sl mkr, wrap next st, turn.
Rows 3/4: Work in patt until 5 sts before mkr B, wrap next st, turn.
Rows 5/6: Work in patt until 10 sts before mkr B, wrap next st, turn.
Rows 7/8: Work in patt until 15 sts before mkr B, wrap next st, turn.
Work in patt to end of row, working wrapped sts together with wraps, removing mkr B.
Next rnd: Work in patt, working wrapped sts together with wraps, removing 2nd mkr B.
Work rnds 3-4 of Baby Honeycomb Cable & Rib patt.
Work rnds 1-4 of Baby Honeycomb Cable & Rib patt. Bind off in patt.
For those of you who haven’t bought yarn yet, the revised amounts are as follows:
Approximately 250 (280, 320, 370, 420, 470, 520) g worsted weight yarn
Shown in Fiber Fiend Yumm (100% fine wool; 250 yd / 229 m per 125g skein); color: Into the Fire; 2 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5) skeins, 500 (750, 750, 750, 1000, 1000, 1250) yd / 460 (690, 690, 690, 915, 915, 1145) m
I can’t wait to see some of your finished shrugs on Ravelry!