Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Retro Redux Shrug Completed
After my initial apathy about the book, I have come to love Lace Style! I just finished my first (and not my last) project from the book. I used Malabrigo in the Molly colorway. The pattern calls for size 8, 9, 10, and 10.5 needles, but I ended up using 8, 9, 10, and 11's (because I didn't have any 10.5's). I knitted the 38" size, and I'm SO glad I did. The other sizes would have been way too long (I'm only about 5'4"). The entire thing only used up about one and a half skeins of the Malabrigo, so I actually have some left over! The back section of the neck ribbing gave me some trouble. I ended up frogging it three or four times before I got my act together and got it right. It wasn't a pattern error at all - it was purely user error. In the end, I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I loved knitting the lace pattern, and if I'd really had time to sit and work on it, this shrug would have been knit in no time. I highly recommend it for someone wanting to try lace knitting for the first time. More pictures on my blog.