Sunday, August 07, 2005

Shrug Your Shoulders

Front view - shrug As promised, here are the pictures of my rather Victorianesque shrug.

Materials: 2 skeins of TLC Cotton Plus in Spruce

Gauge: approximately 6-7 stitches per inch using 10.5(US) needles

Time to complete: 2 weeks, off and on

I thought a shrug would look oddly out of proportion on a more (ahem) endowed frame, but (shut my mouth!) it works.

Shrug - side view Sleeve detail

21 Comments:

Anonymous grumperina said...

My, my! That is just spectacular! Looks great on the dummy, and I am curious how it looks on a human body. I always thought that having the sleeves frame the bust like that makes the more-endowed among us look.... heavy, but am I wrong?

8/10/2005 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

Oooh lala! Can I knit one too? Would you mind giving us a modeled shot? Like Kathy, I'm very curious about how it looks on a real person with, well, boobs.

8/11/2005 07:45:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Okay, I of the ample shoulders am looking forward to a pattern for this one! I like it! Not too frilly, yet not plain-jane, either.

8/11/2005 08:39:00 PM  
Blogger Cyndi said...

Wow - that is beautiful! I'm not really a shrug person, but I think I would actually wear that. It is so pretty! And I second the request for modeled photos. :)

8/11/2005 08:40:00 PM  
Blogger Agnes said...

You made up the pattern yourself? I agree with all the girls who left comments here ... it's just spectacular!

8/11/2005 09:11:00 PM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

OMG, you guys flatter me! Thank you so much for the compliments.

Regarding a pattern, I've never written one but just might give it a try. Prolly need a test knitter because I made it to fit my proportions...

Let's see what I can do about a picture. I just got a tripod today, so all I can say at this point is "watch this space."

8/11/2005 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

If you need a test knitter, here I am!

8/11/2005 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

Ditto on the test knitter front - that is beautiful!

8/11/2005 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger KnittenKnots said...

This is my first visit - great blog! I linked through from Grumperina to check out your shrug - it is fabulous. Great job!

8/12/2005 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Very pretty! First visit - I'm in Chicago too!

8/12/2005 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Joelene said...

Wow! That is beautiful! Love it! One of the best designs I have seen in a while!

8/12/2005 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous anne said...

My little inner voice says most shrugs are just unfinished sweaters -- but now I Get It. Yours is lovely!

8/12/2005 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous diana said...

Gorgeous! I love all the details. Let me know if you are looking for another test knitter!

8/13/2005 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous another Heather said...

I also LOVE this! Would love to test knit it as well!

8/13/2005 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger Mini said...

do you need more test knitters? this is EXACTLY the type of shrug I have been looking for (did the OSW... i looked awful in it). let us know when you get the pattern up!

8/16/2005 07:04:00 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

That looks absolutely beautiful! If you need another test knitter... :)

Just found your blog and I will be back for another visit!

8/17/2005 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger susan said...

are you going to make this pattern available to us? it's so great! really amazing! i really want to make one too!

8/18/2005 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chic Knit's Bonne M link got me here - great shot of you there wearing the shrug. It IS one of the best shrugs I've seen too! I am partial to the spruce green but the stitch pattern and added rosettes make it really cool. Yes - I'd make it too if you tell your fans.... Thanks for sharing your creation! Terry in SF

10/04/2005 08:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I FOUND THE SHRUG PATTERN at your August 05 archives! It's wonderful! Thanks so much. Terry in SF

10/04/2005 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Dee said...

That shrug is gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing the pattern.

10/05/2005 08:24:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs.Curvy said...

Beautiful! Beautiful shrug! I have to say Sista, it's really gorgeous!

10/09/2005 10:36:00 PM  

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