Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pimlico Shrug

After 5 months of on and off knitting, this one is finished. Thank the Lord. This one was so simple it was tiring. I wanted something that I didn't have to think about, that was pretty mindless. This certainly fit the bill!



I wanted this shrug in the worst way. The problem is, I didn't do the lace pattern that the pattern calls for - i just decided to do a simple seed stitch.



BORING.



So I only knit the body rectangle to 20" instead of 35". The sleeves were a chore - I picked up stitches and knit them in the round, rather than knitting them up separate and sewing them in. I really don't like seaming.

And I didn't knit the ribbing around the body as long as I should have. I'm lucky if it is 4" long instead of 5 1/2". I figure I can always go back to it later and add more too it. Same with the sleeves - they are only 7" long instead of 10 1/2".






But I am so happy to have this one done. Hopefully I will get a LOT of wear out of it.


Details:
Pattern - Pimlico shrug by Knit2together
Yarn - Berroco Ultra Alpacha, color - winter squash, 4 1/2 skiens
Size - Medium
Needles - US size 7 & 8
Mods - I knit the body section in a simple seed stitch to 20". And I picked up and knit in the round for the sleeves. Oh and the collar - i only knit to 3 1/2 - 4 inches.

5 comments:

Patty said...

You are too fast with your needles!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh my goodness, Kris- I think it's beautiful! I wish I could just START something like that...you have my upmost respect!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I think it turned out beautifully! It looks great for every day.

country mouse said...

I just love it. I am in awe of your knitting skills! That is one talent I have just never been able to acquire. Your shrug makes me want to give it a go again :)

Michelle J said...

So cute! I tend to simplify my patterns too. I think the seed stitch looks great - not as fussy as lace. ;)