Cat's Paw Shrug


Pattern is available as a downloadable PDF at checkout.  A link for future download will also be emailed to you with your receipt.

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.


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 ribbing)

Suggested Yarns:

1(2) skein(s) Ancient Arts 75% Wool / 25% Nylon 4 ply fingering/sock yarn

1(2) skein(s) Ancient Arts 100% Superwash BFL 4 ply fingering/sock yarn


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


24st to 28 rds on 4mm/US6 needles in lace pattern, or sized needed to obtain gauge.


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.