Holly Berry Shrug

The shrug is a cozy every day cover up to keep your arms and shoulders warm. Pretty berry details around the cuffs and holly leaf edging to the collar.


The pattern prints out over 10 pages and includes detailed instructions and pictures for the knitting techniques used.

You will need
9mm (US 13) pair straight knitting needles
6.5mm (US 10.5) 100cm long circular needles
6.5mm (US 10.5) pair straight needles (the circular needles could be used instead if the straights are not available).
x6 50g balls (390yds / 360 m ) Louisa Harding ‘Millais’ shade #04 ‘Pottage’ - Main Colour
x1 50g ball (65yds / 60 m) of shade #03 ‘Crumble’ - Contrast Colour
Blunt tapestry needle for sewing seams

Alternative yarn suggestions with pattern.Shades of Grey Holly Berry Shrug

Overall length can be adjusted to fit
Approx. 142 cm (56 inches) from cuff to cuff. 45 cm (18 inches) from back collar to back hem.

Skills required – instructions included where marked *
Cast on / cast off
Picot cast off *
Knit stitch
Purl stitch
Yarn over needle
Knit two stitches together
Picking up stitches*
Knitting nupps (series of knits and yarn over’s)*
Seam sewing


  1. This is one of the prettiest shrugs I've seen

  2. It's really beautiful. Does it fit fairly loosely around the arms as I have large boobies and tight shrugs seem to make them stick out!!!

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    1. Have you made this pattern up and, if so, is it quite straightfoward? Also is it fitted or loose-fitting? Thanks