lj-cut nazi (wayitgoes) wrote in knitting,
lj-cut nazi

An FO!

Project : Crafster Circular Shrug
Yarn Used : Caron Simply Soft - 'Blue Mint'. ~500 yards
Needle : US 9, Clover Bamboo 29" Circular

Changes? : Pattern calls for decreasing from ribbing to body of piece by exactly half. I decreased from 180 to 93 to accomodate my stitch pattern. I chose 'Quilted Lattice' isntead of the mock rib called for.
Problems? : My sister, who this is made for & who is modeling in the pictures, lives about an hour away. My challenge was to figure out her shoulder & torso measurements without being able to see her, her clothes, or ask. (Hey Britt! Can you measure your shoulders for me? Why? Oh, just wondering. ) She's also rather...hard on her clothes, so I chose to use acrylic instead of something nicer fiber-wise. I can just see doing this in something nice, and then her accidentally washing it and it becoming a shrug for the dog.

I forgot the fancycamera at my house when I left to visit sister, so pictures are not the greatest. Whatever. Color is most true in the first photo.

Front. Note my 'awesome' weaving in of some ends. Must fix that this weekend. The cap sleeves came out a little longer than I wanted, but I'd rather have it been too wide than too narrow. We fiddled with folding them under a bit, and it came out okay.

Seam is hidden under arm.


Stitch definition. 'Quilted Lattice'
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