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Vintage Shrug Revisited

Added May 25, 2011

by tanitisis

Calgary, Canada






I happen to have in my possession a vintage 50s knit shrug (a hand me down from some older relative). Sadly, the original has now acquired a few mothholes and is not really wearable any more. So I set out to clone the pattern. After a couple of attempts I have a shrug I love and a multi-size pattern that I hope some of you will enjoy!

You can see my first version of this pattern here

And read all about it on my blog

Material Notes

Sweater-weight novelty knit.


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    Nov 2, 2014, 11.46 PMby angel Birch

    So lovely of you to share, thank you angelina x

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    Aug 12, 2012, 05.43 AMby Wendy Bond

    This is sooo my style, I am glad to have this as my project tonight!!! Thank you.

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    Aug 8, 2011, 12.16 AMby iluvcookies93

    is seam allowance included?

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    Jun 1, 2011, 05.34 PMby keren

    stunning. I love it!!! I love the curvy line at the front, the pearl button, the sleeve length – and it is so feminine and useful! Thanks SO much for the pattern!!

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    May 30, 2011, 12.56 AMby Eli Z

    Is this one the original or the one you made?

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      May 30, 2011, 01.26 AMby tanitisis

      This is my remake, using the size small from my pattern. It’s quite a bit more fitted than the original shrug was on me—-I like this fit much better.

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    May 29, 2011, 03.26 PMby ivorykohl

    You are amazing for sharing this. It’s exactly what I need!

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    May 29, 2011, 02.07 PMby mountainhoney

    L-O-V-E it! I have my mom knitting one for me right now, but I think I might make one or two of yours in other colors.

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    May 28, 2011, 12.35 PMby VintageFusion

    perfect a must have pattern!

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    May 27, 2011, 06.06 PMby joen

    Anyone looking to replicate Kate Middleton’s evening wedding look this is for you!

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    May 27, 2011, 11.22 AMby urbandon

    Very sweet!

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    May 27, 2011, 02.38 AMby tanitisis

    Thanks, guys! Sorry there’s no technical drawing on the pattern itself, I tried to edit it to upload a better version and it removed the old one but won’t upload the new! :P

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    May 26, 2011, 02.13 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Nice! Love your hairstyle!!!!!!

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    May 26, 2011, 02.03 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    This is fab! I want to make one right away!

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    May 26, 2011, 04.51 AMby fashionjaz1

    gorgeous! love the tinsly bits

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    May 26, 2011, 01.26 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I love that you “saved” this by re-creating it and then sharing it. I really like the knit you used, are they little pearls all over it? So sweet xx

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      May 26, 2011, 01.32 AMby tanitisis


      It’s a bit of a novelty yarn with little tufts of shiny fibres sticking out at intervals. The whole thing is covered with little tinselly hairs, too. It’s very sparkle-princess fun :) A pearl-embroidered sweater knit, now that would be heavenly, wouldn’t it?

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    May 26, 2011, 01.20 AMby bootycrewqueen

    I love this!

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