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Old 01-09-2008, 05:58 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone.

Knitgal, it only took me about a week to make. And I too had problems with gauge - actually my gauge was okay but I couldn't figure out which size to make. It's not too specific exactly HOW you're supposed to measure shoulder to shoulder. So I chose what I thought was the right size, got to the underarm and tried it on and had to do a few more rows so ended up going to the next size up. So the body fits well but I wish the sleeves were a tad snugger.

I'll try to get back later and describe how I did the short rows for the neckline.
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:05 PM   #12
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oh, very cute!

i'm working on a shrug myself and am afraid it won't turn out as good!
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:22 PM   #13
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that came out sooooo good!! i like it one color!
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This is what I did for the short rows (pretty much...I didn't write it down and can't remember exactly): I picked up the stitches as in the pattern for the neckline and worked one round. Then on the next round (I believe the beginning of round was at the right shoulder edge) I worked 4 stitches into the round, then wrap & turn. Worked around to 4 stitches past the left shoulder marker, w&t. Each time I turned I worked until 4 stitches before the previous wrapped stitch, then w&t each time. I did this until the length of the ribbing on the back was the same as the # of rounds given in the pattern before the increase rounds start, so in the case of the size I was doing this was 14rnds. Once that was reached, I did one round picking up all the wraps and then proceeded with the rest of the pattern as written.
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:27 AM   #15
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Was the one in the pattern two toned? I don't see 2 colors on this or am I missing something. Your shrug turned out very nicely. The fit is perfect. I think you were right to change the back of the neck; you certainly wouldn't want it any higher.
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Yes, the pattern called for one colour for the body and a different (VERY contrasting in the book) colour for the ribbing around the body and the sleeve cuffs. It was too flashy for my liking so I made it one-tone instead of two!

Edited to add: If you click on this link, and scroll down to 'customer images' you can see what the shrug in the book looks like. It's the hot pink one with blue ribbing.
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:51 AM   #17
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I love it, and I'm so impressed with your modifications! I've seen several of these shrugs and you version is definitely the best I've seen. Great job!
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:00 AM   #18
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I love the color and the fit of it...you did a great job
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:46 AM   #19
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That's very pretty!
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Your shrug turned out beautifully! I love it, and how cool that your modifications worked so well!
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