Monday, February 26, 2007

Reading-in-Bed Shrug

pattern :IK Spring 2007 Reading-in-Bed Shrug (staff projects) TKA#16 project
yarn: pink cotton
Needles: 5.1mm circular needles
Width:13"(after blocking)
Length:23"(after blocking)

This shrug is 16th project of TKA.It is my favor stlye so I can't wait to knit it.The pattern is quite easy and won't took much time to finish it if everything is smooth.Unluckily,that's not me.Originally,I just used one strand and didn't knit swatch.When it went to 12 repeats(total 13.5 repeats),I tried it on.The result was too short and small for me.Ripping out seemed the only way to go.Well, lesson learned.Next time,can't be lazy again.

The second time,I knited with two strands and it matched the gauge well.In CO and BO 1x1 ribbing ends,pattern showed 7 rows but I preferred knitting 9 rows.In addition,I added 3 more Traveling Leaf Pattern in centre section(total 16 repeats in mine,but only 13.5 repeats in the pattern)

Beacuse still not receiving my blocking wire and board,all I can do was use straight thin double-point needles to replace blocking wire and soft plastic board to be blocking board. Stretching and pinning work was hard but also amazing couse the surprising lace patter was gonna turn out!!YA~it's really fabulous,isn't it?

The pattern showed to sew selvedges of both CO and BO ends in finishing.Than how can I block it next washing?Finally,I decided to sew two buttons on each sleef instead.

After blocked,it still a bit curled in both side.I didn't like that so I crocheted chains around the edge.It looked nice after all.I was thinking how about add 3 knit on both side(total add 6 stitches)as we usually did for scarf edge to prevent it from curled.Maybe I should try this next time.


Blogger Jan said...

That is a nest little shrug. It would be perfect to wear over something sleeveless in the summer air-conditioning. I'll have to look that pattern up.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

Oops I meant to say neat shrug not nest shrug hehe.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous rina said...

That's a cute shrug. Nice color too.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Jen da Purse Ho said...

this is a really cute shrug! the stitch pattern is really really cute. :)

7:46 PM  

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