Brisa Shrug

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Brisa Shrug
Brisa Shrug
Brisa Shrug

Brisa Shrug

Brisa Shrug is a dressy little number to throw on over a simple dress to warm your shoulders on a cool summer night or for a little something special with your fancy cocktail dress. Beads float gently at the top of eyelets adding a bit of “bling”, though you can easily not use beads and still have a great lacey topper.    Brisa Shrug is worked in two parts from the sleeve to the center back and then grafted down the back.  The sleeves and edging are worked with feather and fan stitch (a personal favorite!)  The eyelet stitch pattern is a 6 stitch, 4 row repeat and EASY to memorize... promise!

Schaefer Yarn
Heather (55% extrafine merino wool SUPERWASH, 30% silk, 15% nylon; 4 oz [112 g] / 400 yds [360 m]) 1 (2, 2) skeins
1 set US Size 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 set US Size 5 (3.75 mm) double pointed needles, or one size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge  
US Size 6 (4 mm) 24” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge  
1 stitch marker for end of rnd
Tapestry ndl
Stitch holder or smooth piece of scrap yarn
990 (1102, 1478) Size 6 glass seed beads
Dental floss threader

Small (Medium, Large)

Finished Measurements
Sleeve length to split for back: 12 (13.25, 14.5) inches
Body (across back): 16 (17.25, 18.5) inches
Sleeve circumference: 10 (10, 12) inches

24 sts / 26 rnds= 4 inches in beaded pattern st in the round, blocked
21 sts/ 28 rows= 4 inches in st st, blocked

Skill Level


Pattern is delivered electronically upon purchase in PDF format.  You will need Adobe Reader to view/print this pattern.

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No duplicating except for personal use.  Please do not copy and share with your friends or colleagues; each sale of a pattern helps support my designing.  Items knit from this pattern may not be sold except with permission of the designer.