View Full Version : Searching for shrugs

06-28-2006, 12:05 PM
I have fallen in love with a shrug/sweater that i saw on a television programme. Unfortunately, i haven't got a clear enough picture to really see how it's put together. The only thing i know is that it's all one piece, but i can't tell if it's seamed under the arms.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v376/tundraeternal/Clothing/Bianca2.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v376/tundraeternal/Clothing/Bianca3.jpg

Trouble is, i REALLY want something that's long in the back, like this one, but most shrug patterns have a very high waist. Has anyone got a pattern for something similar to this? (preferably free/online, since shipping to Japan is either impossible or really expensive! :D )

06-28-2006, 12:23 PM
Have you looked through these? (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/shrugs.php)

06-28-2006, 12:40 PM
:D Yep, first place i went. Found a couple possibilities, but the more i looked at them, the less i thought i could adapt them to something i'd be happy with.

06-28-2006, 07:07 PM
You could generate your own: http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/329

Or try here - click on image then click on schematic link: http://www.berroco.com/item_fr/fr_wraps.html

The Berroco patterns vary between knitting a rectangle and seaming to make arms, to bat wing arms to flat knit sleeves.


06-28-2006, 08:19 PM
That looks like Hustle!

Not sure about how that is constructed... Looks like it could be seamed under the arms tho judging from the edgings

06-28-2006, 08:29 PM
What is hustle? Is it in BGK?

06-28-2006, 10:56 PM
Hey thanks Carol! One of those berroco patterns looks like it might work out if i amend the collar.

And Mulene, it's not Hustle, but it is Jaime Murray, in the BBC 'Taming of the Shrew' last fall :)

06-29-2006, 09:05 AM
I think the Streakers Shrug from Interweave Knits Spring 2006 is longer in the back like the pic you posted. Streakers has long sleeves, but you could modify to short sleeves. I think someone posted a FO of the Streakers Shrug in the last two weeks.