Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Handspun Shrug for Little Miss SockPixie

Remember a few weeks ago, I spun this beautiful yarn from some stunning Wensleydale, and beautifully muted lavender Merino.

I wrote a post about it, but was unsure what I would do with it. I weighed the skeins and had a total of 4.7 ounces... The skeins sat next to me for a few days. I balled the first one... I knit a gauge... Yum...Just delicious...So soft... A soft shrug for little Miss SockPixie...

I started at the neck with garter stitch, increased with yarn overs at the raglan sleeves, keeping a neat garter stitch edge, when done with my increases I put the sleeves on hold, and finished the body. I knit till I thought I had just enough yarn left for the sleeves.

I knit a couple rows for the sleeves, and a garter stitch edge. I added the buttons, and actually turned them wrong side up as the wrong side seemed to match the colors of the shrug perfectly.

Little Miss SockPixie of course knew the whole time that the shrug would be for her for Christmas, but pretended to believe me when I told her it was for Valentine the Chihuahua!

She loves it!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!