I started this shrug awhile ago, but I ended up pulling it all out and restarting. I don't think the gauge is very accurate on this pattern. The first attempt at it, it was going to be too small. Also, I added 5 rows of ribbing and the next row I knitted all the way across to give it a ridge to show a change from the edge to the beginning of the pattern. My friend Jessica was helping me with all of this and we both agreed it made it look more finished.