Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Finished! Again!

I finished Cat's shrug...again. I'm much happier with it after ripping back and redoing the ribbing without the extra rows. The pictures aren't great--I really should have put on a different shirt--but I will get better ones of my sister wearing it when I give it to her at the beach next week.

Textured Circle Shrug
by Stefanie Japel (free pattern)
Size: Small
Yarn: 4 skeins of Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (50% Cotton-50% Acrylic/3.5 oz/100g/207 yd)
Needles: Size 7 (24" circular), Size 5 (16" circular--sleeves, 29" circular--ribbing and seed stitch)
Modifications: I knit my sleeves in the round instead of flat. I added two extra stitches to the armpits. Before the last round of garter stitch on the sleeves, I did 3 sets of decreases to tighten the sleeves.

Edited 7/22/2009: To see pictures of my sister wearing this shrug, click here.


Nicole B. said...

wow, i'm SO impressed! you've got talent, lady!!

trumpet girl said...

It looks great!! I love the finished product. You are so talented.

blkdykegoddess said...

excellent work! well worth the extra trouble!

DHB said...

This looks great! Saw it on Flickr. I'm thinking about making one myself but haven't worked with those stitches before.

Question: Did it take a long time to complete?

Haley said...

DBH--if you need any help, Lion Brand yarn did a knitalong for this pattern on their blog. if you look at their blog under "knitalong" you can read all the posts about the pattern. this shrug started off really quick for me, but the ribbing around the neck and down the back took a good amount of time.