Friday, August 13, 2010


I finished my Textured Circle Shrug and I think I will wear it a good amount. I made my sister one a while ago and she wears hers all the time. I finally decided it was too cute and I had to make one for myself.

The pattern works up really quickly and is pretty easy to follow. There is one set of "typos" that I found in the increase rounds of the ribbed portion of the neck trim. Details can be found here on my Ravelry page.

This is the same yarn that I used for my Minimalist Cardigan. I bought it because it's an affordable ($6 for 205 yds) machine washable cotton blend that I thought would be good for the warmer Texas climate. Since both of these sweaters are 3/4 sleeve, I assume I will wear them more in the Spring and Fall vs. Winter. I REALLY enjoyed this yarn for this project--especially on the sleeves and back when I was using size 8s. On the 8s, this yarn knits up so soft, light and drapey. It's just gorgeous to the eye and to the touch. It did nice in the ribbing too, but I don't like it as much in the seed stitch. I LOVE this yummy gray color.

Pattern: Textured Circle Shrug by Stefanie Japel (free pattern)
Size: Small (32-34" bust)
Yarn: 4 skeins of Berroco Weekend in Color 5907 (75% Acrylic/ 25%Peruvian Cotton/ 3.5 oz/ 100g/ 205 yds/ 189m)
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4" in stockinette on larger needles (Size 8)
Needles: Size 8 (24" and 16" Circular) and Size 6 (24" Circular)
Mods: Stopped seed stitch after 20 rounds instead of 22. My excuse: I thought I might run out of yarn on that skein and I didn't want an end to weave in so close to the shrug edge. My real reason: I was ready to be done. The seed stitch rounds were 295 stitches each.

I finished this sweater in a record two weeks, but that was only possible because I spent 6 days visiting my in-laws in Ohio. Thanks to them and my great brother-in-law who entertained my boys, I got lots of extra knitting time.


sophanne said...

That is fabulous!

trumpet girl said...

It is beautiful! By the way, Katie wore the booties you made her to church today. They just barely stretched over her feet, but we did it! Everybody loved them!