1.07.2008

Aran Shrug, Bridesmaid Wrap, Baby Bunting Pattern free

Here is the start of my "Bridesmaid wrap" from "Wedding Knits" by Suss Cousins. I am making it out of heavier yarn, From Handpainted yarns I love the yarn it is so soft and the colors are beautiful. The wrap is made in mohair in the book. I plan on making it a shorter wrap, due to the heavier yarn. I hope it turns out OK. If you check out the book link, there is photo of it.
If you want a free Bridesmaid wrap pattern this is a lovely one from Knitty!

I made this baby bunting, on the spur of the moment, just playing around. I used one skein of red heart yarn, and a small amount of the fun fur yarn in a coordinating color.
Cast on 80 stitches at 4 sts/inch.
Knit in the round, until 24 inches long.
If you would rather knit flat, knit even rows, purl odd rows.
Add Fun fur yarn, or other novelty yarn for the last 10 rows.
Bind off, using a very loose bind off. I like to use the Elizabeth Zimmerman method of the Sewn Bind off other wise, I find I bind off too tightly.
Sew the bottom together, and your ready to insert baby!!

Here are some pics of my Aran Shrug done!!! I ended up knitting the ribbing quite a bit longer than the pattern called for, then i knitted 3 rows so it would make a "little roll" before I did my bind off.
It is not really a shrug anymore, it is a coat, and in the Rowan Big Wool, a very warm one.
Of course it is 70 here today!!
Keep on knitting....

5 comments:

  1. I like the shrug a lot! Big Wool is my hero! Thanks for leaving the encouraging message on my blog.

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  2. That is an awesome shrug! Good to know about the Big Wool - although I would like to knit something in it some day.

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  3. Your shrug came out great!

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  4. Anonymous1/03/2009

    Your shug is beautiful.....I tried to make it and gave up. I thought the pattern was very confusing. How did you do it? I would love to try again but, i just don't know. I am not a beginner. I have been knitting for over 30 years but this pattern just got me stumped!
    Becki

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  5. The Aran shrug pattern is from Knitty: http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/PATTblackberry.html
    The Blackberry shrug from Jennifer Thurston. She also blogs here: http://www.xtreme-knitting.com/blog/
    Did you check the pattern and diagrams out??
    I know you can do it, I just kept following the directions and it turned out beautiful.
    Vicki

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