Umami Shrug

Like umami (oo-MA-mee), the ineffable fifth savory flavor that pulls together a dish, this delicious long-sleeved shrug will transform any outfit.

Designer: Annie Modesitt

Finished Size: 10 (10, 11¼, 11¼)” across back; 5½ (6¼, 6¼, 7)” back length, blocked. Garment shown measures 10″ across back.

Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Sport, (100% superwash merino; 270 yd [246 m]/3½ oz [100 g]; CYCA #3): thunderstorm, 2 skeins.

Hook Size: E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: St markers (m); yarn needle.

Gauge: 1 patt rep = 4 sts and 5 rnds in sleeve patt = 1″ wide and 2¼” high; 21 sts and 14 rows in back patt = 4″, blocked.

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Toni Rexroat is the Online Editor of Crochet Me. Outfitted with several crochet hooks and surrounded by bins of yarn, she has been the assistant editor for Interweave Crochet magazine as well as PieceWork, Interweave Crochet’s sister magazine. She was born and raised in a little town in Wyoming where she was exposed to wool and other fibers at an early age, and began crocheting in her early teens. Enjoying a wide variety of fibery hobbies from crochet and knitting to sewing, she is determined to learn to spin so she can crochet with her own yarn.