Saturday, December 22, 2012

FO: Charcoal Shrug

I've got to play a little catch-up with my finished objects posts. I have three projects that I recently finished. Today I'll show you a shrug that I finished at the end of October.

pattern: Lacy Shrug by the Knit Cafe Toronto
yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage, colorway Charcoal
needles: 8s
raveled: Charcoal Shrug

This shrug has a very simple construction: it's basically a lacy rectangle that gets blocked and then sewn together to create arms. You then pick up stitches around the arms and body section and knit in ribbing for a couple of inches. It was a pretty simple project that went really fast. Sadly it languished in its finished state until I got myself motivated enough to block out the ribbing sections so the bottom doesn't ride up (a process that took all of five minutes).

Since then, I've really enjoyed wearing it as it's great to keep around the house to throw on when I get chilly. This shrug brings my sweater total for the year to seven. I have another sweater mostly done that should be finished by the end of the year, but it's definitely clear I won't make it to twelve sweaters like I had hoped. Oh well, there's always next year!


  1. You look great! That shrug looks handy to have around the house. Brava, Allison.

  2. Lovely! I love the color and pattern. What a great addition to the wardrobe.

  3. The shrug is beautiful! It looks amazing paired with jeans, and I bet it dresses-up nicely too over a dress or with a skirt!