Friday, August 06, 2010

My Little Black Shrug

When searching through patterns and you can't find exactly what you want.. I say make your own. I was looking for a shrug as simple as the One Skein wonder from Stefanie Japel, but I didn't want a solid knit fabric because I live in Florida and it can be really hot. Since I have crocheted a few items with cotton thread recently using an open mesh type stitch I wanted to make a shrug with that stitch. So.. I started the body as an upside down raglan in the mesh stitch. When it the armholes fit comfy I started the sleeves. Once the body and sleeves were finished it needed an edging. I tried a few crochet edgings but I didn't like how it looked so I took them out and decided on a knitted edging. It worked out perfectly. Once finished, as perfect as it was to what I had wanted, it was a little plain. I thought it needed a little embellishment so looking at different crochet flowers I settled on the bullion stitch flower. Never having made one of these was most of the fun. I love the stitch and I think it is my favorite flower to crochet now. I plan on posting the pattern for The Little Black Shrug in the next few days as a Pdf file. I love knit and crochet together.. yes they can be friends.. (^_^)


6 comments:

Jackie said...

love the shrug. I have been wanting to make one myself and look foward to you pattern. Great job!
I have a pattern for one knitted in wool and hope to adapt it to the knitting machine.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

Thanks Jackie.. I'm working on it now.. but I'm slow and recheck and recheck haha.

Nana Mary said...

You are so talented! I hope you like how it turned out as the photos show off your great effort.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

Thanks Mary. The shrug is a perfect fit and the cotton yarn really comfy. I'm starting another already!

Bonnie said...

I love it! The flowers are a nice touch, and the mesh is perfect for Florida.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

Thanks Bonnie!!