Thursday, September 08, 2005

The Shrug

This shrug is technically the first piece of (human) clothing I have knit. I found the pattern from the Knittingfiend's blog. It has a pattern generator in it. Now the generator is free, but I'm so happy with her generators in general that I'll toss her the $5 for the year and good Karma. I knit this in WoolEase sportweight and I swear the color is oatmeal, but they call it something like heather or bogs. The yarn was on closeout for cheap at Hancock's so I bought it without knowing what it was going to be. If I had it to do over I would be more meticulous in my measuring of my swatch. I suspect that rounding to 1/2 inch made the back too long and resulted in the wrinkling you see. If I were to do this again, I'd probably knit it from cuff to cuff in the round and add a cable along the sleeves. Though my next shrug will more than likely be one of the free staff project patterns from Interweave Summer 2005 issue

1 comment:

luvs2knit said...

The shrug looks great, Diane.