Shrug: Encircled March 19, 2007Posted by merp in FOs, Knitting.
Technically, my Circular Shrug is finished:
(I do have a good brooch for this, but I couldn’t find it.)
Yarn: Elann Sierra Aran in Blueberry.
Needles: #8 circ
Time: Ummm…one year :-[
Difficulty: WAY easy
Modifications: None yet, but I need your opinions!
Modeling smile: Not gonna be my second career.
(Kind of makes me look like a quarterback.)
The super-fun thing about this shrug-vest-whatever is the construction. You just knit a rectangle, then reduce your stitches by half and knit some more rectangle, and then double your stiches and knit some more rectangle (see here what I mean). And then sew two seams to make a circle:
You can see by the fresh snow this shrug is lying on that I actually seamed it up some time ago. You can also see that the seam on the right is kind of wonky. Took me at least another 2 weeks to get around to ripping it out and redoing it. And then another week or two to get it photographed. Then a few more days to post photographs.
Now for the next procrastinative matter:
Should I add sleeves? It actually looks better than I expected as-is. But I just don't know if I would ever wear it as a vest. I don't wear vests, typically. My arms get cold. The sleeves I have in mind would be 3/4 sleeves, fitted to the elbow, then flare out (the way the collar does) in an 18th-c. sort of way for another 4" or so. Or maybe just 3-4" of regular ribbing (fitted).
What do you think?
That said, I AM making a vest (but a really different kind), and it's just about done - just need to add the ribbing around the neck and armholes. Do you think I need to add length (as ribbing) to the bottom too?
Thanks for your input!
p.s. merp got its 10,000th hit this weekend!