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Kelly's Dewy Shrug
Speckled Shrug by Lion Brand Yarn
Knitting
Me
Made to Fit (Hopefully)
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Western Sky Knits Magnolia Worsted / MCN
none left in stash
3 skeins = 600.0 yards (548.6 meters), 345 grams
Dew
Blue-green
Western Sky Knits
April 5, 2013
western sky knits
Notes

This will be my second time following the Speckled Shrug pattern. My first project (Kelly’s Grey Shrug) turned out very nice and comfy, but was a bit too broad in the shoulders for me so I gifted it to my sister. I also learned that my ribbing stitches were a bit more loose than I liked.

This time around I’m making the shrug more narrow in width, and I’m going down a needle size (7) for the ribbing sections. I’ll use the recommended needle size (8) for the body/Stockinette portion of the shrug.

I’ve heard wonderful things about Western Sky Knits yarn, so I’m really excited to cast on!

My modifications to the pattern: I only cast on 128 stitches instead of the amount called for in the pattern. I also cast on using the size 7’s for the ribbing. I knit 3 inches of ribbing instead of 2 inches as the pattern called out. I also knit in stockinette for 30 inches instead of 38. I’m really pleased with the outcome and it fits my petite frame much better than if I had knit it with the one size fits all sizing. I think I could still cast on less if I decide to make it again and have a shrug that fits even closer to my neck instead of hanging just over the shoulders.

UPDATE 6.10.13: I was at a knitting retreat over the weekend and worked on this project the entire time. This yarn is so amazing to work with! It has a great springy-ness to it and is super soft and comforting in my hands. Also, the first section of ribbing turned out nicely and seems to be more snug using the size 7 needles than on my previous project. Can’t wait to finish!

Update 6.21.13: I tried the shrug on before blocking and it fit beautifully! I got a bit spooked as I soaked it for blocking, tho, because the fabric was so soft and stretchy feeling. Once it dried and I tried it on again I saw that it still fit great!

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Finished
June 6 2013
June 19 2013
 
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by Western Sky Knits
Worsted
80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere goat
200 yards / 115 grams
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  • Originally queued: June 6, 2013
  • Project created: June 6, 2013
  • Updated: June 22, 2013
  • Progress updates: 3 updates