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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Reading-In-Bed Shrug



This shrug was definitely a quick and easy knit. I completed it in three days, working on it for three hours each day. The pattern calls for size 9 needles, however, I used size 8 on the ribbing. The change to a smaller needle size caused the sleeve to fit a little snug, therefore, I had to stretch it to achieve the correct measurement. I also worked 14 traveling leaf pattern repeats, instead of 13, for a more comfortable fit across the shoulders. I added the edging to make it a little longer and give it more structure. The ribbon was added for an extra special touch.

GGH Soft Kid is much softer and warmer than I imagined. Angel Yarns was having a sale so I decided to order enough yarn to knit a couple of shrugs to give as gifts. The bad news is, the company could only fill part of my order because their supplier is discontinuing this yarn. I decided to replace the GGH Soft Kid with Rowan Kidsilk Haze...I hope this yarn works as well as the Soft Kid.

Pattern: Interweave Knits Spring 2007 Staff Project
Yarn: GGH Soft Kid (70% super kid mohair, 25% polyamide and 5% wool)
Color: 60 Soft Flesh

12 Comments:

  • At 8:37 AM, Anonymous Judy said…

    Oh Andrea, this is beautiful! Whoever is on your gift list will be some very lucky recipients! I love it. I haven't used either of these yarns before. Take care....

     
  • At 11:04 AM, Blogger handknit168 said…

    The shrug is beautiful. It is great to add a ribbon to make it more elegant.

     
  • At 11:29 AM, Blogger Lily said…

    Nice shrug. I hope you model it for us :)

     
  • At 2:48 PM, Blogger WandaWoman said…

    It's a pretty shrug and it looks so delicate. You make fun of the # of my projects, but I have knocked two off my list just this past week! And working my way down, just so you know! :-)

     
  • At 10:02 PM, Blogger Wool Winder said…

    I like the extras you've added. So pretty!

     
  • At 7:10 AM, Blogger Cafe Knitter said…

    Beautiful. This color looks great too. Any chance of you modeling for us? :)

     
  • At 9:59 AM, Anonymous Judy said…

    You are right, a shrug would be great in that color...there are so many things I want to make! I need more hours in the day..

     
  • At 7:23 AM, Anonymous sahara said…

    Your shrug is absolutely beautiful! The ribbon, teamed with the lace, gives it a vintage quality.

    Is GGH really being discontinued? NO!! It's such a wonderful yarn! Boo, hiss. I better start buying it up.

     
  • At 7:56 AM, Blogger Andrea said…

    Angel Yarns, the company I purchased the GGH from (the absolute best prices) is discontinuing the soft kid. I think it will still be available in other shops.

     
  • At 10:01 PM, Anonymous prettyknit said…

    that's is so pretty!! the shrug is on my list as well, I 'm thinking using kidsilk classic, but no sure it is too thick for it or not. Is the ggh soft are same gauge as kidsilk haze?

     
  • At 6:38 AM, Blogger Andrea said…

    No. The GGH is a little thicker than the Rowan Kidsilk haze. In fact, I am using the kidsilk haze on another shurg. I cast on 65 stitches using a size 6 needle. I'll post in a few days. Do you have a new site?

    cheers,

    Andrea

     
  • At 10:21 AM, Blogger JL said…

    U r a fast knitter !

    Lovely shrug !

     

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