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My Posh Wedding Shrug

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Formal / Bridal, Whimsical, Romantic
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What was your source for this knitting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Posh Wedding Shrug (on Ravelry)

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What materials did you use? Trendsetters Yarn Aura, Size US 6 & 7 16" circulars

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What are you most proud of? I'm really happy with how this turned out; particularly since the yarn I chose is so different than what's in the pattern. I found that I did pretty good with the gauge using smaller needles. I had not yet made something with sleeves nor have I modified a pattern from its original form. I'm really impressed that it fits me like a glove! It was a great challenge to overcome! Update: My wedding day was 93 and sunny, but I wore the shrug anyway. I had to wear it at least for the ceremony since I made it! I had to take it off for the reception.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Definitely knit a gauge swatch to be sure it's going to fit. This pattern is written rather ambiguously so that it can be easily modified. I will probably have more advice when this is finished. I skipped the border. You can add a border around the edges. I think that would just compete with my wedding dress so I'm leaving it plain. I think it works because the yarn is fluffy and fancy looking. There's some versatility to this pattern so you can really use your imagination with it.

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