Thursday, January 2, 2014

Free Yuna Shrug Knitting Pattern

I really love wearing this shawl/shrug, and I really want to make a second one in a different color. As part of my fleece processing video series, which you can find on YouTube, I'll be walking through a video tutorial (and here, a phototutorial) on how to make this shrug from fleece to finished item.

For now, any handspun or bulky yarn you have in your stash will be suitable for this pattern. Just know that I'll post some companion videos in the future, just like I did for the Cora shawl pattern!

Originally posted on May 8, 2013:

Okay, so I finally got around to taking some glamour shots of the Yuna shrug. I was planning to release a new pattern once a month, but as some of you may know, I was sick for essentially the entire month of April. Better late than never! Remember, I will be posting special offers for my Etsy shop which will only available to my Facebook and Twitter followers. So...go there and collect on the deals!

I LOVE how simple this shrug is. Gauge isn't super critical, so you can definitely make Yuna if you're still new to knitting. This is also great for knitters out there who have arm and hand issues (for example, anyone who has carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis) because you can hold the yarn a little on the loose side. And if you're getting ready to be scared that this pattern has cables, relax--I'll post up a tutorial video in about a week to show you how I made this shrug.

Last, I'll be republishing my sleek cabled fingerless mitts pattern. This one isn't for free, but I will be adding notes (and making a couple of typo fixes!) for using handspun yarn. I didn't realize this when I first made the mitts that they're actual quite handsome when worn by a guy. Mr. IT Guy wore them for the photo shoot, and he looks so GQ. :D

Here's the pattern link: Free Yuna Shrug Pattern Download

P.S. I'm sorry I haven't posted much lately! I'm doing vlog videos instead, since I have the ability to really explain what I'm talking about..doing it here would mean writing a book every day. I just don't have that kind of time! There are mountains to climb and rivers to cross. Gotta get out and see Korea sometimes. And if you want to see pictures, they're usually posted up on FB in a timely manner. Be back soon!