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Old 02-26-2006, 06:16 PM   #1
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what's your favorite SHRUG? & what do you think....
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?


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Old 02-27-2006, 08:14 AM   #2
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Sounds like something I've been looking for!
Let us know if you figure it out!

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Old 02-27-2006, 08:32 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:57 AM   #4
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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/...lar-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)......)
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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.

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Old 02-27-2006, 01:56 PM   #6
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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?
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Old 02-27-2006, 01:59 PM   #7
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P.S. Is this weird or what?

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


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Originally Posted by Victoise
P.S. Is this weird or what?

http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/patterns/khan.html
That's just wrong :rollseyes:
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