Wednesday, 3 January 2007

Finished object 2

Here's a picture of the third shrug I have done in about two weeks. There's a photo a couple of posts down of the first deep purple one I did for Miss 2. Her sister received one as well. I forgot to photgraph it, but it was done in a soft blue and two shades of pink. I did the back in stocking stich stripes and the sleeves were feather and fan like the purple shrug.
This is for Miss 6, their cousin. We have our family Christmas do at her place this Saturday. This lunch rotates around the family and we all contribute to the food. All children receive gifts from everyone and as for the adults? We draw a name from a hat about June and buy for one person only. We normally have the lunch on Boxing Day or thereabouts, but my son lives about an hour away, up the Pacific Highway. The road then would have been a nightmare of traffic, so we made it later. My contribution this year is fresh homemade bread rolls, Vietnamese rice paper rolls and by special request from two sons, small onion tarts, no more than a mouthful.

I used the same basic pattern I linked to in the earlier post. However, Miss 6 is both taller and bigger than her younger cousins. I used the principles of the shrug and worked out stitches from my tension. I've used the Cleckheaton Breeze for all three shrugs and really enjoyed knitting it. This colour is reasonably accurate, a pretty aqua.The pattern for this looks closed as you can see in the top picture. However it's really quite stretchy as can be seen when I put my fingers in the sleeve. I'm fairly confident that it will fit her well. Combined with the stretchy yarn, it is a good combination. Yarn is 80% cotton, about 19% wool and the tiny bit left is lycra.

The pattern was very simple. It's something I've known for a while now.

You will need a multiple of 4 plus 1 stitch.

Row 1: Knit 1, *YO, knit 2 together, purl1, knit1.* Repeat from * to * till end of row.

Row 2: Purl 1, *YO, purl 2 together, knit 1, purl1.* Repeat from * to * till end of row.

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