Scarf Style/Wrap Style Knit-Along

The inspirations for this knit-along are the Scarf Style and Wrap Style books (from Interweave Press); should you wish to share your creations from the book, this is a wonderful place to do it. Also welcome are helpful tips, corrections, ideas for variations, and suggestions for materials. This knit-along will last indefinitely, so join any time!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Yeah! I finished the shrug. This is from Scarfstyle. I made it from Alpacas with a Twist Landscapes yarn. It is silk and baby alpaca, so it is very soft. As you can probably tell my daughter likes it!I did make some modifications to the pattern. First of all since I knew that the pattern length for the arms would be too long, I knit the neck first and then picked up stitches from the neck and knit the sleeves in the opposite order. That way I could better control how long they got and it would give me the option of adding length later as her arms get longer. When I got to the end of the sleeves I also thought the regular sleeves were a little boring so I increased one stitch in each section of ribbing to give the bottom of the sleeves a little flare. She says that is her favorite part! I loved this knit although the repetitiveness of it made it go on the back burner a couple of times. I definitely would recommend it to other knitters and plan to make another soon!

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