Thursday, August 18, 2005

Test Pattern - Update

(A very gracious) Grumperina and I have been working on tweaking the shrug pattern at a fast and furious pace. In fact, as you probably know, she's already started on her version of what I've decided to call the "Mia" Shrug. Why "Mia" (or "My" in 4 out of 5 Romance languages)? Simply because the measurements in the first part of the pattern instructions make it fitted for your body only.

I know some of you have had questions about the variations between my result and G's. First of all, we're using different yarn. My cheapo TLC drapes differently than Grumperina's cashmerino. Next, I used 10.5 US needles for a large, but tight stitch. Lastly, the biggest difference in appearance? I twist my stitches.

I've decided (and G agreed) to feature both versions in the published pattern. That way, you can see variations in yarn, technique, and edging that may spur you to produce what is truly your own "Mia".

4 Comments:

Anonymous grumperina said...

Sounds like a good plan! I'm making steady progress on my shrug, I should be done shortly. Well, then there are the rosettes... ahh, the rosettes :).

8/18/2005 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this shrug is the loveliest one I have seen. I am so looking forward to being able to get the pattern. Well done you.

8/20/2005 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking forward to it! Assuming that you are telling the truth about the "endowed" amoung us.
julia fc
mothheaven

8/22/2005 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Lydia O said...

I am interested in any comments from fellow knitters that would help me to choose an appropriate cotton blend yarn with which to knit a poncho for my granddaughter who attends university in England. I have a pattern which combines cables with a garter stitch, calling for a worsted weight cotton yarn but the picture of the finished product looks uneven and doesn't drape well. Is TLC Cotton Plus a good yarn to use or does it not hold up well? I realize it is cheaper than some other brands and don't want to put my time and efforts into a project that will ultimately not stand up to the test of time because of the yarn used. I am not familiar with many yarn types as I have not been knitting for a long time due to an injury and have only recently started knitting again. Thanks for any help you can give. I think your Mia shrug looks fabulous and I am looking forward to attempting it once I get my current project under way. I like to have about 2 or 3 projects going at one time so I can trade back and forth depending on the time I have to knit in any one day
Thanks again,
Lydia O
A KnitWit (and proud of it)

9/04/2005 09:36:00 PM  

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