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Fiji Dreams Shrug
Lacy Springtime Shrug by Heather Lodinsky
Crochet
Fiji trip!
Hooks & yarn
5.5 mm (I)
BFL Corriedale Silk Aran
none left in stash
1 skein = 338.0 yards (309.1 meters), 226 grams
green variegated
Green
Notes

Tour de Fleece 2014 plying and crocheting my handspun yarn. But why would a crocheter seam a sleeve?
Mods to pattern to skip the seaming:

  1. Measured my back, shoulder to shoulder and added 1 inch for ease. About 2 pattern rows. (18.5 inches, in my case)
  2. When I reached that measurement in the lace pattern, I switched to simple double crochet and joined, to crochet the sleevelet in the round.
  3. I did 4 rounds on the tube of the sleevelet, based on using up exactly the yarn I had from my handspun, remembering that I still had another sleevelet to do.
  4. I tied off on the first sleeve, then I went to the pther end, which was the chain row. I joined the ends to crochet in the round, inserting my hook into the cast-on chain and doing double crochet, again for 4 rounds.
  5. I tied it off and slipped it on--it fits perfectly! And I used up just about the entire skein of handspun. PERFECT FIT!
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Finished
July 21 2014
July 22 2014
 
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  • Originally queued: April 20, 2014
  • Project created: July 21, 2014
  • Updated: July 22, 2014