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VictoiseC
02-26-2006, 06:16 PM
I made one shrug so far, a lacy one from Interweave that's like too
delicate or pretty to just wear around the house. I want a really simple throw-on-all-the-time kind of shrug. I was in this great lys Suss Designs
and there was these things laying on the table.

I picked one up, it was like a semi-bulky rectangle with two holes for arms but no hole for the neck. This girl and I just stared at a while, I said "look no hole for your neck" then I just flipped it over on my back and stuck my arms through and it was the neatest shrug I ever had on.

(she said, wow how did you figure that out?) It just didn't look like a shrug at first glance.

It fit around back and neck really nice particularly coz it was so stretchy. It was just so simple, and done in a big rib maybe 3 x 3.

I'm thinking I can just DO this if I put my brain to it ha, fingers....

She does not have this pattern on her website. But I think I don't need a pattern... It's just a rectangle sewn up a bit isn't it? I haven't seen a shrug at Pattern Central that simple. Whatchathink?


:thinking:

Quietheart
02-27-2006, 08:14 AM
Sounds like something I've been looking for!
Let us know if you figure it out!

Kath

brendajos
02-27-2006, 08:32 AM
did you ask the people at the LYS? I would think that if it was on display there they could come up with the pattern for it. :??

kitkat
02-27-2006, 08:57 AM
I am liking the looks of this one....although I can't quite figure it out!!! Sounds like maybe the same idea???

http://momcast.blogspot.com/2006/01/craftster-circular-shrug.html

From Craftster. With edit - if you do a search at their site, there are about a zillion discussions on this - not quite as lengthy as our felted clog ones, but even in doing a quick scan, I can now see how to do this pattern (there was one post where a gal knitted a teeny one for a stuffed animal to see how it would work)......)

candicane
02-27-2006, 01:18 PM
I just bought a shrug that is a rectangle with arm holes and no head hole! It is so cute and soft! I bought a cashmere one (for research I told my husband) and plan on making one with the same dimensions out of mohair. The one I bought is a ribbed pattern. I am going to swatch my mohair to see if you can even tell it is a rib pattern, if not, I think I will just do it in garter stitch.

Also wondering how it would look if I picked up the stitches at the arm hole and knit sleeves in the round. Maybe just a cute short sleeve.

Candice

VictoiseC
02-27-2006, 01:56 PM
brendaj.... I didn't ask! There was a big sale going on and it was crazy in there and I was hllbent on getting as much yarn as possible. Didn't realise I'd like to make it til I got home. I could go back but I think I can figure it out...

That's a darling shrug Kitkat! Not at all like what I'm describing but very sweet indeed.

Candice that's funny! you just got one 'for research' huh and out of cashmere no less! I myself find mohair difficult to wear unless it's a little skinny scarf or hat. Wouldn't it be a bit scratchy as a shrug? Where did you buy your shrug? Yarn store or regular store?

VictoiseC
02-27-2006, 01:59 PM
P.S. Is this weird or what?

http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/patterns/khan.html

brendajos
02-27-2006, 02:08 PM
i don't know about the weird shrug but i decided that i don't like her.


why don't i like her you ask?




because she is too d*mned skinny! :rollseyes:

candicane
02-27-2006, 02:41 PM
I bought my shrug at Dillard's (a dept. store). They had a huge sale last weekend. I think I paid $12.50 for it! I can take a pic of it tonight if you need a reference.

I have a couple of lace weight mohair cardigans that I don't find itchy. Maybe it depends on the ratio of blends... of mohair/wool/nylon.


Candice

feministmama
02-27-2006, 03:00 PM
P.S. Is this weird or what?

http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/patterns/khan.html

That's just wrong :rollseyes:

kitkat
02-27-2006, 04:45 PM
Yeppers. On so many levels. Sigh.

awos1244
02-27-2006, 07:20 PM
http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTbobblicious.html

I'm in the process of making this one for a friend. It's very quick and simple.

Chantal

EmilyKaye
02-27-2006, 07:58 PM
I'm making one from Berroco.com. It's called Rena, and it is a lot like the rectangle with two arm holes. Its going really fast too!

Sara
02-27-2006, 09:16 PM
What about these?

http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/web_projects/Shrugs_instructions.pdf

I made the pink one with the ruffle at the elbow for DD. There are a couple on there that are even easier.

VictoiseC
02-28-2006, 10:47 AM
because she is too d*mned skinny! :rollseyes:[/quote]


:rofling: :rofling: :rofling:

Thanks for that! Just wrong yup.

Berocco has a lot of patterns! I didn't know that. Thanks for turning me onto that EmilyK... There's a dress I think I'd like to make some day.

Yeah Sara.... I've been looking at the Interweave shrugs a lot, I keep them in my knitting pattern book (I also get the magazine). I made the Flower Power shrug, that was some project coz I had never done 'lace'. I'll have to post a pic. (my camera cord is missing at the moment)
The pink one is awfully cute. P.S. Where is Alfred, NY?

That bobble shrug sure looks difficult!

12.50 for a shrug? Geez. My mother's favorite store was Dillards.

Okey doke.

Sara
02-28-2006, 02:05 PM
Alfred is about an hour west of Corning, 1 1/2 hrs south of Rochester. I think we're about 4 hours from NYC, but I've never been there, so I'm not sure.

awos1244
02-28-2006, 03:31 PM
Victoise:

The bobble shrug is super easy...after you make a few bobbles you get the hang of it. Then it's only reverse stockinette till it's time to do the bobbles on the opposite sleeve. It's very quick.

Chantal

VictoiseC
02-28-2006, 04:06 PM
Thanks Chantal! (pretty name, I've always loved that)

Oh, yes Sara, I know where Corning is.
I'm in NYC but also in Bovina Center (right now in fact)
which is um, Delaware County... hour from Albany.

cold out hmmmmm