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|Here are some details about my project:|
|Yarn Weight||Worsted (10 ply)|
|Style||Casual, Romantic, Cute|
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
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.
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.