Saturday, April 26, 2008

emerald shrug



Pattern: I used the construction of the Little Lace Shrug in Lace Style as a starting point. Basically, it's a knitted rectangle which is sewn into a tube for a couple of inches at each end, with a picked up border around the back and neck. I changed the stitch pattern to 'Openwork Diamonds,' I adjusted for my own gauge and sizing, and I added a ribbed border.
Yarn: Kaalund 2-ply Merino Lace in Camphor Laurel from One Planet Yarn, which is a deliciously springy lace yarn
Needles: size 6


Shrugs are slightly strange little garments, but I think I'll wear this one. I love it!! It's an easy way to inject some gorgeous color into an outfit, and it's lightweight enough to wear even when the weather is heating up.

For example, I took these photos when it was 93 degrees in the shade even, and there I was in the blazing sun. As I wanted the oleanders as my backdrop, I had to standing on our picnic table (now I wish I'd taken a full-length photo to amuse you!). My feet were burning. But my shoulders? Quite comfortable in their laceweight wool, thank you very much.

8 comments:

Theresa said...

That's adorable - I can see it going with tons of outfits.

Elizabeth said...

That's really beautiful - I love the color and the lace pattern. Well done.

Sarah said...

It's lovely! I've never made a shrug but they always look good on everyone else... maybe I'll have to try one this summer.

Eve said...

OMG your hair is so pretty! I wish I had hair like that, mine is so thick that it falls apart instantly no matter what I do.

Lars said...

Who is that gorgeous Teutonic model?

ali said...

Oooh oooooooh I love it!

Macoco said...

Your shrug is breathtaking. And your hair looks so pretty too! The whole effect is very ethereal.

Phyllis T. said...

I love your shrug so delicate yet striking. Great job!