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Spring Shrug

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Yarn Weight Worsted (10 ply)
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Cute, Romantic
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What needles did you use? US 8 / 5.0 mm / UK 6

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What materials did you use? Lion's Brand modified the pattern I used (I knitted two panels, the new pattern has you knit one large panel, omitting the seam). Here's a free link to the recommended pattern: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90733AD.html

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What are you most proud of? Shrugs are still a popular go to item for every woman's closet. It's easy to slip on or off, and it's flattering on most all body shapes. I had a lot of fun wearing this oversized shrug with my black leggings and black ankle boots walking around Carmel, CA, but it's also functional to wear indoors just to keep you cozy when you want to stay warm and curl up to a classic novel. It's an inspiring color; I strangely feel like a shaman with my new shrug, hoping to call in warmer, milder days with its spring-inspired color.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a free pattern from Lion's Brand App! You basically make a large rectangle (scary because it looks like a big blanket) but then you sew up the sides to make sleeves. The above link will have you knit one panel, but I knit two panels, following the original pattern; I knitted 200 rows, making it a bit smaller than the XS, and this shrug is still swimming on me! This shrug is mostly done in stockinette stitch, so if you want to practice varying knitting techniques that you learned in this class, you'll get some practice AND create something cute at the same time.

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It's super cute

12/01/2014 Flag

Thank you!

12/05/2014 Flag

Il ove it, could be one of my projects :)

03/16/2015 Flag

I hope to see it when you are finished!

03/16/2015 Flag

Miss Cara, I love the color that you used - can you tell me what yarn and color you used to make it?

05/23/2015 Flag

Dear Genny, this is a Martha Stewart Wool/Acrylic mix. It is called "Wool Blend" and the color, Igloo. It took a lot of skeins (I think 10?), and I purchased the skeins at Michael's in California. The dyes in Martha's yarns drastically vary based on lot #, so I'd kindly recommend purchasing as many in the same dye lot as possible, or wait patiently and have them order the correct amount. I initially purchased 6, which was not enough to finish the project, and it was difficult to finally find the final 4 skeins in the same dye lot. I hope this helps, I'd love to see your finished project.

05/25/2015 Flag

Miss Cara, I love the color that you used - can you tell me what yarn and color you used to make it?

05/25/2015 Flag

Thanks Cara! I will post when finished. Thanks again for all the help! Best, Genny

05/26/2015 Flag

You are welcome. It's been a while since I made this, so please forgive me if the skein amount wasn't accurate, save your receipt in case you purchased too many!

05/29/2015 Flag