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I started knitting the Gratitude shoulder wrap (a style I like to call a "hug") by Diane L. Augustin just a few days ago.  I'm double-stranding, holding one strand of Casablanca together with one strand of Kidsilk Haze, & it is a lovely fabric.  The Casablanca is a long colour-changing wool/silk/mohair blend and the Kidsilk Haze adds a super-soft halo.  I'm using a 6.0mm circular and have an unblocked, stockinette gauge of 3 stitches/inch, which is right on target. This makes a generous hug (I'm estimating 56"-60" around at the lower edge).  If you want something a little smaller or closer to the body, you could go down to a 5.5mm needle for a denser fabric or reduce the cast-on from 180 stitches in multiples of 4 stitches (so go down to 168 or 160, for example). This is moving along  quite fast; I've added stitch markers at the decreases and pay only enough attention so I don't miss the strand of Kidsilk Haze in each stitch. The pattern is available on Ravelry here.

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