Cat's Paw Shrug

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By Karen Burnett


This lacy shrug features the Cat’s Paw lace pattern and was designed in honour of my neighbour’s cat, who wandered up a path of wet concrete, immortalising her paw prints forever. The shrug is adaptable to fit any size; to create a custom-sized shrug, measure the width of your back and add 15cm/6” for the cap sleeve, then multiply by the number of stitches per inch in your swatch and cast on that many stitches.


The knitted shrug pictured was knit using 1 skein of Ancient Arts 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool 4 ply fingering/sock in Brown Tabby.



Women’s Small (Medium, Large)

To fit bust size 32-34” (36-38”, 40-42”).

Finished Measurements

Shrug width: approx. 66 (77, 89)cm/26 (30 ½ , 35)”

Shrug height: approx. 22cm/8.5” (includes body ribbing)


Materials:    Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts 100% Superwash Blue Faced Leicester Wool 4 ply fingering/sock (400m/437yds = 100g/3.5oz.)—1 (1, 2) skein(s).



Size 4mm/US6 circ needle, 32-inch cable, or size to achieve gauge

Size 3.5mm/US4 circ needle, 32-inch cable, or two sizes smaller than above

Size 3.5mm/US4 circ needle, 16-inch cable or dpns, or two sizes smaller than above


Suggested Yarns:
1(2) skein(s) Ancient Arts 75% Wool / 25% Nylon 4 ply fingering/sock yarn 400m/437 yds
1(2) skein(s) Ancient Arts 100% Superwash BFL 4 ply fingering/sock yarn 400m/437 yds
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