Sunday, February 19, 2006
Circular shrug links
here's a clear version by the designer- http://momcast.blogspot.com/2006/01/craftster-circular-shrug.html
here's the 48 page discussion in case you want to read others' experiences http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45597.30
basically- measure across your shoulders. Add 4-5 inches to that number. Figure out gauge in a mock rib pattern. That is the number of stitches for the main body of the shrug. Double that number for cast on.
Cast on, rib for 5 inches.(**to make the ribbing meet in front, especially if you have a large chest, you'll want to add a few inches to the top and bottom of the pattern) Decrease by half, continue in mock rib for 20 inches, increase to original cast on #, rib for 5 inches, cast off. Sew the ribbing on the top right to bottom right, top left to bottom left, and sew into the mock rib patter 2-3 inches. Check out the link to understand how it's sewn together, since it has pictures.
Here's a link to a variation with lace and sleeves... and an Indiana knitter!
ANOTHER circular shrug pattern can be found at http://www.gleek.net/patterns.php
It is a retooled version of the yesterknits.org pattern. Very chic.... and an easy knit, since it is a T- shaped piece of knitting, and the shaping happens when it gets sewn together
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