Friday, September 30, 2005

The shrug for knitters afraid of sweaters.

I haven't been knitting for very long, and I have to admit... sweaters scare me. Everytime I read the patterns, they're talking about circular needles and making armholes, stitch holders, attaching sleeves... It just sounds far too complicated considering I've been doing mostly small projects.

Recently I felt the need to branch out and knitted up this self designed shrug. I did it all on straight needles, and just about all you need to be familiar with to knit this up is ribbing, and minor inc and dec.

It's given me the courage to think about actual sweaters. I love this shrug, I even got to use little heart shaped buttons.

If there's enough interest I might be willing to share the pattern on my newest creation.

Please leave comments, I'd love to know what you think!


Poppy said...

Hi! I just popped over from craftster to check out your shrug. I love it! I'd really be interested in the pattern 'cause I can only knit on straight needles & all the great shrugs seem to be on circulars. Great work! Love poppysmum.

Jennifa said...

I like it! I love the heart shaped buttons too.

hdog shakur said...

HEY! i totally love your shrug! it's AWESOME! i just started knitting a couple weeks ago, and it looks like something i might be able to tackle. :)

Lee said...

Hey, swinging by from Craftster and had to give you props on your shrug. I'll be knitting one for my wife this week! I just have to decide on a color first.

Sweetlysedated said...

Hey there!
Stopping over from craftster :)
Love your shrug!
Sweaters deffinitely scare me as well :0) Think this is something I could tackle though.
I love the heart buttons also!