The Shusui Shrug

 

shusuilookingdown.filter.jpgAs with many of my projects, Shusui started with the announcement of a KAL on Instagram. Indeed, Fuse Fiber Studio, the host of the KAL, even had a nice selection of yarn that would work splendidly for this shrug. ‘Eh, I’ll have a look at her shop,’ I thought to myself. ‘I don’t really need to start anything, but what’s the harm in looking?’

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Immediately, the colorways Persimmon, Verdigris and River popped out at me. I ordered the yarn in a matter of seconds.

Shusui, a design by Susanne Sommer, is neither shawl nor cardigan, though I placed this project in both categories. It is, in fact, a shrug, a flowing shawl with sleeve-lets that gives you no choice but to feel like a graceful butterfly. This particular shrug is rendered even more divine by the combination of brioche and garter.

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In this pattern, the brioche stitches are not complicated (as far as brioche goes), so I highly recommend Shusui to those looking for a basic, yet fun, brioche pattern.

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I’m not gonna lie, though. All that brioche does become a bit monotonous–but look at the result. Worth it!

In the shot below I am looking directly towards the sun, so please ignore the angry eyebrows.

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