Last week I finally published my Duo Two-Way Shrug on Ravelry. This one was a long time and a few versions in the making, but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out and thrilled by the wonderful response it's been getting on both Instagram and Ravelry. Thank you to all who left kind words or have already purchased the pattern!
Built on the granny square, Duo uses basic stitches and construction to create an elegant, versatile piece that can be worn as a short-sleeved open cardigan or turned upside down and worn as a cropped, shawl-collared shrug. It has a slight cocoon shape at the back and is meant to be worn with a bit of positive ease.
I designed Duo for plötulopi, a light and airy single-ply unspun Icelandic wool yarn, but the pattern can be made a worsted weight yarn such as Léttlopi and notes are included for yarn substitutions. In Léttlopi, for example, the gauge is identical and the result is a little more "springy" though no less lovely - I've been wearing both versions and I'm honestly not sure which is my favourite (it's shown here in plötulopi) . Duo is available in five sizes.