Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Nevermore shrug

A sweet friend gifted me three skeins of some beautiful Knitpicks yarn in a shade called Nevermore (now discontinued). I loved the combination of blues and purples and greens, and decided I need to make something just for me.

After finishing Esther Mae's baby shrug, I thought a shrug was just the thing for me. I adapted the Evening Shrug pattern from Purl Soho into just what I wanted, a nice casual shrug that looks great thown on over a tank top with a pair of jeans.


I made the sleeves more simple, and I added ribbing around the edges to prevent curling.




I didn't love the way this was constructed...don't think I would make this pattern again, but it still is cute enough for what it is. I think it will get a fair amount of wear as we enter into fall!

More details on my Ravelry page.

9 comments:

ashley said...

Really great shrug! I really want to knit a sweater for the winter, but I'm too scared that I will mess it up!

Stacy Hadwin said...

That is so cute! I absolutely love the colors! Learning to knit is on my crafting wish list right now.

Poppyprint said...

That's so cute!!!

Katie B. said...

Adorable! I love it!

traceyjay said...

AGH!!! Kristie!!! you make me want to knit!
(and meet you in real life... one day I hope!)

Kelly said...

So stinkin' adorable!

Laura @ ON{thelaundry}LINE said...

Cute! I don't know if I could handle it, it's all sleeve, I hate doing sleeves! Hm, maybe I should make a vest...

Kathleen said...

Love your work Kristie. A beautiful shrug :)

Jacey said...

It looks really nice! Yeah, shrugs are a bit weird to knit, I agree. But lovely results!