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Cat's Paw Shrug

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, immortalizing her paw prints forever! The shrug is adaptable to any size!


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. 22 cm/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.

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