For those of you who purchased my Hatteras Lace Shrug pattern [ravelry], I have a free, fun modification you might be interested in. This mod can be added after you have knit the regular pattern.
I'm a fan of simple, lacy shrugs created basically by seaming a bit at each end. But sometimes you want a little more.
Here's a modification you can use on any shrug of this type, including the Hatteras shrug.
Frilly Bodice for Hatteras Lace Shrug
m1p = make 1 purl stitch using a lifted increase.
m1k = make 1 knit st using a lifted inc.
Using size 7 needles, with RS of work facing you, and beginning at one of the side seams, pick up one stitch in each selvedge stitch.
Rounds 1-6: Work in k1, p1 rib.
Now you will work increases at each side seam, adding stitches at each side seam every other round in a fan pattern.
Round 7: *k1, m1p, k1, m1p, k1*; work in k1, p1 rib until second side seam, rep **; work in k1, p1 rib to end of round.
Round 8: (and all even numbered rounds): K the k sts; p the p sts.
Round 9: *k1, p1, m1p, k1, m1p, p1, k1*; work in k1, p1 rib until the second side seam, rep **; work in k1, p1 rib to end of round.
Get it? I'm just going to give you the increase sections now:
Round 11: k1, p1, m1k, p1, k1, p1, m1k, p1, k1.
Round 13: k1, p1, m1p, k1, m1p, p1, k1, p1, m1p, k1, m1p, p1, k1.
Round 15: k1, p1, m1k, p1, k1, p1, m1k, p1, k1, p1, m1k, p1, k1.
And that's all the increase rounds.
Rounds 16-22: Work in k1, p1 rib.
Round 23: *k1, yo*; rep ** to end of round. Number of sts on needles is doubled.
Rounds 24-26: Work in k1, p1 rib. (On round 24, purl sts are worked into the YOs of the round below.)
Bind off LOOSELY. I used a crochet-hook bind off just to be sure.
Really, this BO can't be too loose.
And that's it! Happy modifying.