Wednesday, October 13, 2010
FO: Retro Redux Shrug
Pattern: Retro Redux Shrug
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label
Needles: 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5 mm (US 8, 9, 10, 10.5)
Notes: I found the switching needle sizes in order to do the shaping a bit fiddly for my taste- I would have preferred increases and decreases. Don't get me wrong, I love this shrug, but I found that it wasn't as portable of a project because I needed 4 sets of needles in order to knit it. Having said that, It was a fast enough knit that just knitting it at home was no trouble at all (I do a lot of subway knitting usually) and the result is fantastic- this just might be the perfect shrug. Quick, lacy without being over-the-top feminine, and nice back and arm coverage. The yarn was perfect for this project- the colours look lovely in the lace, and goes great with pretty much everything.
I actually knitted this in August, but didn't have a chance to get FO shots before our trip to Sweden and England. And then I sort of forgot about it...fall is full-on here, so it's a bit chilly for just a shrug. But spring will come again, and I'll be ready!