I finished this a number of weeks ago actually, but only got around to taking pictures yesterday. I have such a hard time with making garments that I actually like once they're finished and I think I FINALLY have one here that I'm happy with!! I've worn in a number of times and have gotten lots of great compliments on it and that makes it feel all the better!
I modified it slightly and am very happy that I did. The actual pattern has a very high neckline in the back which I knew I wouldn't like, even though it says that you can fold it down, so I was brave and inserted a whole bunch of short rows so that the back of the neckline stayed lower but the rest of the ribbing is still the right length according to pattern. I winged it but it turned out and I'm so happy I decided to modify it. It fits well, is comfortable and I think I'll wear it quite a bit. It's not overly warm though so I'm thinking it'll be perfect for spring when a t-shirt isn't quite enough.
The yarn is Patons Decor, so nothing too special but it works and is machine washable and has softened up a lot with a few washings.
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i love it!!! You did a great job!! I just got fitted knits for christmas and that shrug is on my to do list. I also planned to make it in one color. I love the alteration you made. how many short rows did you add? and how far across did you go?
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Looks great! I just bought Fitted Knits and I have been doing my gauge swatches for this shrug (with little success). I am going to do it in a lovely emerald green.
How long did it take you to knit? I hope mine turns out as fitted as yours. My gauge seems off. Mind if I pm you for help when I'm knitting?
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