Monday, July 30, 2007

ribbed lace shrug

I thought I was out of my shrug phase, but this pattern appealed to me for some reason. And now, after finishing it up, I think I will get a lot of use out of this little shrug. The free pattern is by Kelly Maher and uses the same simple, clever construction as the Craftster Circular Shrug. You could really add almost any stitch pattern between the sections of ribbing. I tried to make mine a bit roomier than the pattern intends, so I did 14" of lace, and it worked out just as I had hoped. I also wanted to make sure that the shawl collar had enough length to fold over nicely, so I did 4" of ribbing on each end. As I mentioned in my previous post, I really did like knitting with the Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, and can definitely see myself using it again in the future. This was a great summer knitting project! (More pictures here.)

23 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

Very cute! I never thought I'd like shrugs all that much, but I find myself planning to make more and more of them.

6:08 PM  
Blogger Pixiepurls said...

love it

6:17 PM  
Anonymous MJ said...

It's lovely - I really love the choice you made for the color too!

7:19 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

That is really cute on you! I'm going to have to knit this too!

7:24 PM  
Blogger Team Knit ! said...

That looks great on you! This shrug is definitely on my to-do list. I love the colour your chose, very versatile.

9:04 PM  
Blogger luxeloops said...

looks great!

11:57 PM  
Blogger Octopus Knits said...

Very pretty!

11:59 PM  
Blogger goodkarma said...

And look at what a great outfit it makes with that pretty dress and necklace. So cute!

1:10 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

It looks so cute! like Karma said, it is a great outfit. I have always enjoyed working with Cotton Ease as well. Glad they brought it back ;)

7:41 AM  
Blogger lekkercraft said...

looks great! I want to check out that Cotton Ease...

9:51 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Looks great! I now have this pattern on my what to knit next list!

9:54 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

Oooooo, pretty pretty pretty. I am so making this, and have it queued up in Ravelry.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Preita said...

So incredibly cute! I love that you made it a bit more roomy. I am deffinately going to have to knit this up. Love the color choice too :D

11:16 AM  
Blogger lomester said...

Love it! I want to go to Michaels' and get me some Cotton Ease right away!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Very cute! I never thought about shrugs, but sitting in the too high air conditioning makes me wonder if they would help.

4:10 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

i swore off shrugs too, but this is so cute! i love that circular shrug pattern.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

It's perfect with the top you have on, I love how it forms a sweetheart neckline! Very pretty!

7:29 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

love it, and love your necklace, too!

5:07 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

It is really cute. It looks more classy and timeless than some of the trendy-type looking shrugs out there.

6:21 AM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

Nice!!

9:56 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

so cute!

8:45 AM  
Blogger knitlit kate said...

cute cute cute! you have so many projects going on right now...very inspiring!

10:18 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

This looks great!!! Very cute.

7:07 AM  

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