Wednesday, 13 October 2010

FO: Retro Redux Shrug

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Pattern: Retro Redux Shrug

Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label

Needles: 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5 mm (US 8, 9, 10, 10.5)

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Notes: I found the switching needle sizes in order to do the shaping a bit fiddly for my taste- I would have preferred increases and decreases. Don't get me wrong, I love this shrug, but I found that it wasn't as portable of a project because I needed 4 sets of needles in order to knit it. Having said that, It was a fast enough knit that just knitting it at home was no trouble at all (I do a lot of subway knitting usually) and the result  is fantastic- this just might be the perfect shrug. Quick, lacy without being over-the-top feminine, and nice back and arm coverage. The yarn was perfect for this project- the colours look lovely in the lace, and goes great with pretty much everything.

I actually knitted this in August, but didn't have a chance to get FO shots before our trip to Sweden and England. And then I sort of forgot about it...fall is full-on here, so it's a bit chilly for just a shrug. But spring will come again, and I'll be ready!

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(in this last picture you can really see my chicken pox scar near my eyebrow- I've had since I was three so I forget it's there, but when the light hits a certain way, it's super visible!)

32 comments:

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Ohh so cute! I'm always annoyed when I need more than 2 sizes of needles for a project so I feel you. The FO is lovely, though, so totally worth it. Love it!

Sarah said...

I love that, it is really elegant. Your stitches are so even and pretty.

Kara said...

You know, it really is the perfect shrug. I need to make this one for myself.

CU@5 said...

The shrug is lovely! I prefer knitting with magic-loop technique because I don't like those always escaping needles from sets. That's why my projects are more portable.
Did I say your shrug is lovely?

Christine said...

Beautiful! Mine went to the frog pond because I look horrible is shrugs. Yours looks so lovely on you.

Susan said...

You look AMAZING, chicken pox scar and all. lol.

French Press Knits said...

Lovely- I love the variance in colors you can see in the back shot.

Reckless Glue said...

Fab!!

Jacey said...

Gorgeous colors. I love the semi-solid depth of that yarn.

juniperjune said...

this is gorgeous! you're right that it will go with everything; it's a lovely colorway. i'm trying to figure out which one it is; is it "stormy"?

Denise said...

You always look so pretty in your knits :) this looks like such a cute shrug, I'll have to check it out... I'm all for fast knits and I usually knit at home so needle changes wouldn't bother me at all.

knittinginatree said...

Everything about it is very beautiful. Great color too!

Michele said...

Very pretty shrug - I love the color you picked. It turned out lovely and looks great on you.

Phoe said...

Lovely shrug. I have a chicken pox scar on my eyebrow too. Weird.

Allison said...

Another beautiful project in a perfect color!

flyngmunky said...

this is adorable! and beautifully knitted. if only i had the body to wear such a dainty little thing.

Renee said...

So pretty!! Lovely colour!

Hilary said...

This is gorgeous! I have long admired this pattern, and your version is absolutely perfect. And so great with that dress!

yoel said...

So pretty, and the stitch pattern looks great with the slight variegation in the yarn!

Noas' libellule said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I love the yarn you used.

erica-knits said...

Gorgeous! I don't think I ever saw you knitting this project, but I remember you complaining about the needle sizes. Looks great, though!

Robin said...

What a pretty shrug, and such a versatile color too! It looks lovely on you.

Maryse said...

Really cute! The color must have been really nice to work with!

Knit 1 LA said...

Beautiful!

soknitpicky said...

That looks great on you. I really like the yarn & color choice. I use interchangeable needles, but even then, it's still a hassle to carry multiple tip sizes.

tinyplum said...

Sweet little shrug. I love the yarn you chose to make it with.

Sandy said...

Your shrug is beautiful! I really like that yarn :)

weezalana said...

Very pretty!

Monique said...

This little shrug is so cute! Great job! I've been meaning to knit a shrug for the longest. Why haven't I??

Yarny Days said...

Beautiful! It is a classic.

CanarySanctuary said...

Such a beautiful shrug! I agree about the needle switching. You choose such great colours for your pieces!

Victoria said...

What a great piece. I wish I could stitch like that- lovely!