Sunday, September 5, 2010

Oh, I forgot:

While I was busy making all of Badger's things, I made Rose a little shrug for the fall. It is the Whirligig Shrug by Stephanie Japel. I made it out of Knit One Crochet Two's 2nd Time Cotton - yay, recycled cotton. It is very splitty yarn, and the small acrylic content (25%) still kills my hands. But I had made Rose a halter top last year that still fits and this was the leftover yarn.

I made only two changes. Instead of lifted bar increases at the shoulders (it is knit top-down), I made yarn over increases. They were visible in this marled yarn, where the originals were not. Also it is really hot here most of the year and I thought eyelets looked cooler. The second change occurs in the front where the lapels meet the body. From what I could gather, you are supposed to just let them hang. I stitched the ends onto the top of the back ruffle - and it curves nicely around her body this way. I made the largest size in a size larger yarn, so she will be able to wear this for a while.

Look at that cute sleepy baby hair.

1 comment:

Mette said...

Thanks for your advise. I actually have an electric tea kettle, myself!
The shrug is so lovely, and your knitting notes very helpful.