This is a versatile raglan shrug in which the garment and sleeve borders feature a reversible cable pattern, allowing you to wear the shrug in many different ways. The collar can be worn flat or folded back, and the sleeve cuffs can be worn down for a three-quarter sleeve, or turned up for a half-sleeve.
I originally designed Mera for Bijou Basin Ranch. Requests were made for a pattern that would accommodate worsted weight yarns, thus I wrote Mera, Revisited, which includes a wider upper sleeve to and looser fit to accommodate using a heavier yarn. Shrug is worked top down and sleeves worked in the round. After the body, sleeves and sleeve cuffs are completed, stitches are picked up to work the reversible cable border.
Finished Sizes/ Finished Measurements
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X); fits busts 33.75 (40.25, 43.75, 48, 52, 53.75)”/ 85.5 (91.5, 102, 111, 122, 132, 136.5)cm, to be worn with a 0-2″/0-5cm ease
Approximately 708 (733, 793, 852, 908, 977, 1029) yds/ 647.5 (670.5, 725, 779, 830.5, 893.5, 941) m in a worsted weight wool blend yarn
US 6/ 4mm 32″/80 cm or longer circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
US 6/ 4mm 24″/60 cm or longer circular needles, or double-pointed needles to work sleeves in the round.
2 Cable needles
17.5 sts and 26 rows = 4″/ 10 cm in St. st. It’s important
to work gauge swatch in the rnd and block for proper sizing and fit.