Saturday, August 18, 2007

Off the needles and in the suitcase.

From my knitting class. Honestly if I had known before I paid for the class that it was this pattern Camellia, I would have just bought the pattern. But making it in a class worked too because I am competitive and didn't want to be the person who didn't finish.
It was a quick knit at 2.5 stitches to an inch. I am glad they had a store model to try on. If you go to Stephanie Japel's website you will see she wears it very loose and off the shoulders. To me the whole point is to warm the clavicle. So I ended up making a 42" size so it would have longer sleeves and then drawing in the waist and neckline with single crochet when it was finished. It's very curvy looking on. And because I used Decadence Alpaca it's lofty and warm. (sheds though) In one of those weird personality quirks I realised that with the price of the class and the mag button and yarn, it ran me about $60 and I would never buy a $60 shrug to keep my shoulders warm. But I had the joy of making it. It's made of 5 rectangles and they go together like origami. It is Not a pattern easily adapted to changes.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Very pretty!

ChelleC said...

That is really cute!!! And I like your version better than the looser design shown on the web. You've drawn it in around the neck and waist with the single crochet. I really need to learn to crochet better so I can do more edging like that on sweaters. It just adds a nice finished touch, and in this case, results in a better fit as well.

ChelleC said...

Also your button is classic - where did you find that button? Gosh, you have such good taste. Everything you make looks so classy.

JessaLu said...

Cute!! :o)