Friday, March 30, 2007

How Green Is My Shrug

It may be a gray Chicago day outside,

Chicago skybut something green and wonderful is growing inside!

Mia in progressI'm more than half-way done with the Dream In Color "Happy Forest" version of Mia (PDF) and I couldn't be happier with it! Unlike the original, I knit the ribbed sleeve portion in the round, then switched to knitting the lace flat. There's another key difference and that is the yarn I've chosen for this version. I must say that the elasticity of this superwash merino makes the fit of this tube shrug much more secure.

I also plan on doing something a little different with the finish edging but those details will be revealed once she is complete. Just so you know, I'm taking notes so that I can update the pattern with the circular knitting option. Don't know why I didn't think of it before except to say that, since I learned how to knit socks, my concept of what you can do with circular knitting has changed the way I approach design of things that don't really require seaming.



Blogger Opal said...

That shrug is gorgeous! I adore the colour of it. I'm looking forward to your pattern updates as I'm seriously considering putting this on my queue.

3/30/2007 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger AmyArtisan said...

It is looking wonderful! Yet another lovely colorway from Dream in Color! :) I'm loving them all!

3/30/2007 06:57:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Absolutely lovely Karen!

3/30/2007 07:08:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oooooh! Even though red is my favorite color, I wear green more than any other. That shrug is going to be stunning. I can't wait to see it finished, Karen.

3/30/2007 07:32:00 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

That is looking so beautiful!!! I love it!

3/31/2007 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

That is such a gorgeous, rich color

4/01/2007 12:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

I am in love with this yarn too! I'm doing a Log Cabin in garter stitch, it's such a joy!

4/02/2007 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Julia said...

I love green and this one is very cool!

4/02/2007 03:06:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Gorgeous! Mia is on my shrug list, definitely.

4/03/2007 10:07:00 AM  

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