Sunday, September 23, 2007

And yet, another Redo Redux Shrug

Well, I had to go and make another one. This time for me. I used Malabrigo 157 - Amoroso, 216 yds. I love this yarn. I used the same needle sizes and was able to knit the size 38 using less than 2 skeins. This is one of the softest wool yarns I have worked with to date. I'm waiting for my LYS to get the lace version in and of course, I will have to try it out. Anyway, Happy Knitting.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

My Little Silk Shrug

My "Little Silk Shrug":
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Louisa Harding Grace (50% Wool/50% Silk): 6 & 8
I added the fuschia trim for more... coverage, I suppose, for lack or a better word.

One More Retro

Here's my Retro Redux Shrug - mine took a little more yarn than the pattern specified (still, only 3 skeins of Rowan Calmer #461) and I added 3/4-1 inch of edging on size 9 needles to add a bit of curve to the fit and lengthen the back. Like another knitter posted, mine also fit a little snug around the arms - which could be due to seaming - but I wouldn't want go up a size and it fits fine now. This is a great pattern and a great little shrug to have while travelling; it's small enough to fit in handbag and will keep your shoulders warm on those unexpected cool nights!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Yet another Retro Redux Shrug!

Here is my first FO from Lace Style, a Retro Redux Shrug.

Now I know it's not the best example of it ever done, but it's my first shrug ever and I'm very proud of it. Just a couple of niggles: I should have made the next size up as it's a bit short at the back and underarms. Also, my cast on is a bit tight around my arm. That would probably be solved by making the next size up too, but overall I'm happy. It was a very easy and enjoyable knit! I used 3 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran for it and I made it in the middle size.
Head on over to my blog for some more pictures!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Hi all

Hi all.
I'm new to this KAL and new to KALs and blogging in general. I'm making the Katharine Hepburn Cardigan in Knitpicks Shine Sport, color is Violet. I'm about one inch from finishing the back piece and already about two inches into the front left half. I thought it would be fun to share my progress and see what other people are doing with the designs from this book. I am loving this sweater, so much so that I might make another one in wool later as a colder weather sweater. I'll post pics as soon as I get them off my camera, and figure out how to post them.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Little Silk Shrug

Sorry for the delay, but it has taken some time for me to get pictures for this post. The shrug was completed in no time. As I mentioned before, the pattern is very simple, yet the results are stylish. I liked this so much that I purchased more of the same yarn, but this time in a vibrant red. I'll be sure to share pictures once I start the project. It's great to see the results of some of the other projects, especially the essential tank. It's on my list of projects yet to come, but then again, I think I'd like to make one of everything in the book.