View Full Version : Shrug/Bolero WIP with Photo

03-01-2006, 12:15 AM
I'm hoping that by posting this WIP photo here, I'll actually feel accountable to finish it! I try to tackle a new technique with each project, and this one has 2 - dpns and joining sleeves :shock: Send me good vibes please :D

When I'm wearing the FO, I'll post another photo and get clearance to copy out the pattern from my LYS (http://www.greatballsofyarn.com) if anyone wants it.

LOVE seeing everyone's work - keep at it!


03-01-2006, 12:46 AM
:inlove: Love the color!

03-01-2006, 12:49 AM
:inlove: Love the color!

Thanks!! An ebay steal - and the seller (in the UK) threw in an extra skein to give me the exact amount I needed. It's the small, random acts of kindness that keep us going ;)

03-01-2006, 12:54 AM
Oh, please do post if you get clearance. Looks so nice! Love the color! Cannot wait to see the fo!

Here are some good vibes ~ :XX: :sunny:

03-01-2006, 02:08 AM
Thirded... :heart: the color! What kind of yarn is it? It looks GREAT!

03-01-2006, 02:56 AM
Absolutely beauteous!

03-01-2006, 03:03 AM
The color really is greate! Was it a regular ebay-seller with a shop? If so could you tell the name?(as if I need more yarn :rollseyes: )
Can't wait to see it finished!

03-01-2006, 07:25 AM
Is there an echo in here? I love the color, too! It's looking really nice. I use the same page protectors for my patterns! ;-)

03-01-2006, 08:07 AM
Beautiful!! Can't wait to see it completed!!

Great idea to use page protectors for patterns!

03-01-2006, 08:30 AM
VERRRY nice! That yarn has such a nice SHEEN to it!

03-01-2006, 08:34 AM
Wow! Beautiful! :inlove: :inlove: I love the color and the sheen, too. What kind of yarn is it?

03-01-2006, 09:52 AM
Pretty color!!! Looks nice and soft too. Can't wait to see it finished!!

03-01-2006, 10:50 AM
WOW!! What a total boost to read all these responses! Thanks to each of you for the compliments :blush: :blush:

Here are the yarn details:

It's Berrocco Cotton Twist (http://berroco.com/shade_cards/cotton_twist_sh.html)
Color = "Soul" (#8387)
1.75 oz(50g)/85 yds(78m) per skein (the shrug takes 8 skeins)
70% Mercerized Cotton / 30% Rayon <--I think that makes the "sheen"

Gauge = 4.75sts/in on #8 needles
I'm using size 5 and 6 needles for different parts of the shrug to match the pattern gauge

ebay $$ Info
On ebay I bought from a seller named Linda Marsh almost 9 months ago (if I find her ID I'll add it here)
I paid $15.52 for 7 skeins and she added an 8th for free - can you beat that??! Knitters rock.

Regular retail pricing...click here (http://gallery.bcentral.com/Gallery/ProductListing.aspx?GID=4728469&Dept=252517) for a site that has a decent price.

03-01-2006, 10:55 AM
Ditto everyone else...the color and sheen are fabulous. It looks so pretty with your skin.

03-01-2006, 05:10 PM
Gorgeous!! Add my vote to loving the color! Please keep us updated.

03-01-2006, 06:25 PM
Ditto what everyone else said! The color is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see the FO!