This shrug is named for the character Davina in the book Grace in Thine Eyes, by Liz Curtis Higgs. Davina wears a brocade bolero jacket in the book, and also has an important encounter with yarrow blossoms. Accordingly, this bolero shrug has a high collar that you can wear “popped” so it stands up and yarrow blossoms sprinkled on the back.
This pattern is very versatile. You can use any yarn and any needle, depending on what degree of openness you want in the meshwork and what weight you want it to be. I used Caron Simply Soft, an acrylic worsted weight yarn, and a size J hook, so it would be washable and work up quickly, but you could easily use a fingering weight yarn and a smaller hook to make this more summery, or a chunky weight to make it warmer. Simply take your measurements where indicated in the pattern and hook the appropriate number of stitches. You could also play with color: I made it monochromatic, but it would be adorable with the single crochet trims and flowe