PROJECT SPECS (More here and here)
CAST ON: March 1, 2010
BIND OFF: March 4, 2010 (Approximately 14 hours in knitting and blocking time.)
PATTERN: Inspired by Stephanie Japel’s Textured Shrug and Julia Allen’s Circular Shrug
MATERIAL: 3 balls (with 2 grams of leftover) of Patons Classic Wool in CURRANT colorway
NEEDLES: US 5 and 7
SIZING: From Neck to upper back, 9″; underarm to underarm 19″; shoulder to sleeve cuff 10″ relaxed–a Woman’s Small
MODIFICATIONS: Not Applicable. Only use schematic for design inspiration. Started the project without gauge. As it started out a basic raglan, top-down, I tried for size as I went. Rest was credited to the magic of steam-iron blocking.
COMMENTS: The shrug is very drapery and warm…perfect for spring and breezy summer days. I originally wanted to make a longer body–the fit isn’t the best–but it works. This is a fabulous garment. I’m ready to make another one and will up-size the next shrug with some short-row knitting…planning…planning.
For the first time in 3 years, I didn’t have a knitting project to bring to Knit-Up this morning! Yes, no knitting for the weekend either…I want to free up my time to prepare for Freddy and Gwen’s quilting workshop at Stitchin’ Post on Monday and Tuesday.
Plus, my teen has her first District Solo & Ensemble competition tomorrow where both her band and new flute teachers will be there! She wasn’t able to compete last year because she didn’t take any class at a school. It sure has been a rough week here at Fairystitch. How was yours?
March 11, 2010: Updated Ravelry link for Circular Shrug as patterns offered at Peonyknits site is no longer available.