Thursday, May 19, 2016

Blue Knit Shrug

I knit this shrug more than a year ago. I ran out of the yarn when it was almost finished. I tried it on and it looked awful and I didn't like the fit. So it sat and sat for over a year. I finally decided to frog it (technical knitting term for rip-it, rip-it, lol)! I am now using the yarn to knit a wrap that will pop over my head like a sweater, but will look like a cape or shawl. I think I will like that better (I hope so)! Once I am done knitting and blocking the wrap I will post it.
Doesn't look so bad on my dress form. But I am a lot larger in the bust.

I ripped out everything, except the part across the back, which is like a ribbed scarf (rectangle). If I need that yarn too, I will rip it apart, but for now I will use it as a scarf. The last several yards I had to substitute a different blue yarn, but now it's all ripped out anyhow.

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5 comments:

  1. If anything we know how to recycle yarn. I am also working on a shrug, I hope it comes out alright.

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  2. I liked what you had there but you know best.

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  3. The wonderful thing about knitting is that the yarn can easily be re-used, right? The shrug looks lovely but I can imagine that if you're a bit bigger up front, the ruffles may not be the most flattering. ;-) Looking forward to seeing your re-creation and good luck with it!

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  4. I love the tern "frog it" it helps take the sting out of ripping out. I like your plan for changing the shawl. the yarn looks beautiful knitted up so I'm sure your scarf will be lovely.
    Tara

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  5. Always better to "frog it" and knit something else you will be happy with. Time well spent dear.

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