Is it a shrug? Is it a bolero? Not sure what the difference is, to be honest.
This pattern is real easy, basically it’s a 2×2 rib rectangle, then you double the number of stitches you started with over one row, and then continue in 1×1 rib. At which point you get this.
Then you just sew the thing together to make a shrug. I actually strayed from the Belgian Lady’s instructions a bit ; i thought the fit was more flattering if i positioned the seams where I ended up putting them. In the original pattern, the seams are lower on each side, more shrug-like, but then the armholes are way bigger and gape a bit around the shoulders, the fit is more slouchy. A matter of taste, in the end.
Overall, I’m really happy with this mohair adventure, it was ok to knit, a bit boring especially toward the end when you have about 200 stitches on your needles, but then it’s quick enough to finish it without getting frustrated. And so little seaming, which is always a bonus!
EDIT: PATTERN IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE