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Stay Warm and Stylish with the Amaranth Knitted Convertible Shrug/Cropped Pullover Pattern


Amaranth, here shown in pink and worn as a super-cropped pullover, has bracelet length wide  wide sleeves with a lace edging, a large diamond shaped lace design and a cabled envelope neckline
Amaranth worn as a super-cropped pullover

I am really pleased to be able to let you know that my knitted convertible shrug/cropped pullover pattern is now available on the Knit Fever Inc website. It’s a clever design that enables you to wear the garment in two different ways and this flexibility enables it to work with all kinds of different outfits throughout the seasons.


Amaranth, here shown in pink and worn as a shrug from the front, has bracelet length wide sleeves with a lace edging, a large diamond shaped lace design and a cabled panel to the rear
Amaranth worn as a shrug

It was was very relaxing and enjoyable to make. The stitch pattern was interesting enough that I looked forward to my favourite rows in the repeat but also simple enough to work while watching a TV show without ending up with lots of unpicking after any dramatic moment!


Amaranth, here shown in pink and worn as a shrug from the front, has bracelet length wide sleeves with a lace edging, a large diamond shaped lace design and a cabled panel to the rear
Amaranth worn as a shrug

As you can see, the pattern has an intricate cable detail to the rear when worn as a shrug. Well, part of that cable is detachable and removing it reveals a neck opening that converts your shrug into a pullover with a cute cabled envelope neckline. To my mind the shrug, with it's bracelet length lace trimmed sleeves is very elegant and would look perfect with eveningwear when you can't be sure that the venue or perhaps the route to the event will be warm enough for you or with a pretty floral sundress, whilst the super-cropped pullover has a more fun, sporty appeal and would complement jeans and a t-shirt, loungewear or sportswear. There are no rules though. What do you think? I'd love to know how you'd wear it if you'd like to leave me a comment below.


Amaranth, here shown close-up at the neck, in pink and worn as a super-cropped pullover, has bracelet length wide  wide sleeves with a lace edging, a large diamond shaped lace design and a cabled envelope neckline
Amaranth: close-up of the neck

The Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool Yarn was just the right texture for the stitch pattern and resulted in a great drape for the finished item. It blocks beautifully and really holds its shape. It was great to knit with too, not at all splitty which is a great quality in a lightweight yarn. I feel like it will be cool enough to wear just to avoid sunburnt shoulders on a warm day but also warm enough to use from Spring right through to Autumn.


Seeing the final photos on the site was lovely. The model wore the finished piece with a black strapless top and delicate colourful jewellery and the photographs showed the convertible feature really well.


Pattern: Amaranth Convertible Shrug/Cropped Pullover


Publisher: Knit Fever International


Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool


Do let me know if you make the shrug/cropped pullover or if you think I should make a crocheted version, maybe (I'm very tempted!). I'm always so excited when I see that someone has used one of my patterns! I love to get comments on my blog too, so let me know your thoughts on the design or ask any questions you have below.




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Very pretty design. I love how you always have a mind toward versatility!

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Joanne
Joanne
Mar 03
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Thank you!

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