It was first published in Crochet! magazine - Spring 2013.
Then it was featured in an episode of Knit and Crochet Now! -
Season 4 - Episode 402.
(More details about where to find the pattern and purchase the episode can be found here and here.)
This design is a simpler version of the Glendalough Shrug.
Last year Carol Chesick emailed me about her journey in making this shrug. She had a few questions about the pattern but did most of it on her own.
Didn't she do a wonderful job? I think it looks great on her.
Here is what Carol says about her experience with this shrug:
I just loved the look of the Kerry Shrug but was a little intimidated. Not sure I had the skills, but decided to soldier on. I am so glad I did. I made it to wear to a summer wedding and was actually quite surprised when no one mentioned anything about it. I guess I expected some reaction.
It was then I walked up on a conversation my adult son and his friends were having about MY shrug!! I never thought the praise and compliments would come from the groom and his groomsmen. It was then all their wives and girlfriends starting complimenting me on making such a beautiful piece. It was an advanced pattern but well worth the effort.
I have since worn it not only with a dress but over a shirt with blue jeans as well. I feel so good in it.
Congratulations, Carol, on crocheting an advanced pattern and successfully creating a wearable piece of art!