In ballet, entrechat describes a jump in which the dancer leaps straight upward, crossing his or her legs several times in the air. The cables in Entrechat are reminiscent of this beautiful movement, crossing and uncrossing from arm to arm. Knit flat in one piece and then seamed, this is an article that looks far more complicated and difficult than it actually is. Worked with chunky weight yarn, it knits up fast for a beautiful and sophisticated short winter coverup.


Small (28-34 inch bust), Medium (36-42 inch bust), Large (40-46 inch bust), Extra Large (46-52 inch bust)
Width at widest part of arm: 12”, 13.5”, 15.25”, 16.75”

There is some overlap between sizes. As the shrug does not actually cover the bust, the arm measurements may be more pertinent.


  • 400 (450, 500, 560) yds bulky weight yarn. Shown in Malabrigo Chunky Merino (100% merino, 104 yds per 100g skein) shown in colorway Emerald
  • 1 set of U.S size. 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles, straight or circular
  • 1 U.S. size 10 (6 mm) circular needle, 30 inches
  • cable needle
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle


11 sts by 17 rows on size 10.5 needles = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Requires ability to read charts.

For personal use only.

Tech edited by Lauren Cross

U.S. $6.50