I started this shrug, quick knit but then never got around to quite finishing it. (photos are taken before I had everything woven in and shrug blocked)
This was the beginning of my orange phase. You know how you keep buying the same colors, again and again? Well I decided to buy the one I would lease likely pick out. This was the beginning of a love affair with orange, suddenly everything I picked out was orange. I had orange fiber, I was dyeing orange yarn, buying orange clothes…
Pattern: Lace Stitch Shrug, Designed by Melissa Matthhay, size M/L made, size was good.
Yarn: Nashua Natural Fiber Sassafras, 50% cotton, 50% acrylic (ribbon yarn), 7 balls (I bought 8 balls and did use a fraction of the 8th)
Needle: size 10.5 US circular, or one straight for body and a circular for ribbing.
Gauge: 13 sts to 4 inches.
Alterations: The only thing I did differently was add about 3 inches to the ribbing around the shrug, so it would fold back around the neckline.
It was a fast knit, the pattern kept it interesting, so I didn’t get bored yet not too complicated. I would recommend this to anyone. It is easy and pretty to throw on and add a little color to your outfit. Or use if you need to keep the chill off.
I would make this again in a wool yarn for cool weather.
May your needles fly as fast as dragonflies….