Let’s Get Dressed Up – One Skein Shrug, Part 2

I mentioned before in the “One Skein Knit Shrug” post that my mom had already requested a second, fancier shrug for a gala she had for work. Like the first one I made, I had this one mostly finished before having to rip it out and start again. This time I had managed to get six stitches off on one sleeve, and I have absolutely no idea how I did that.

After starting over (using my new, semi-fancy row counter app – Knit Counter Lite. There’s a paid version, but I’m broke and this one works pretty well.) I managed to finish it just in time for the gala.

I used a combination of Vanna’s Glamour in Platinum (150) and Bernat Boa in Royal Blue (46208). I added the Boa every three rows to make the silver show through.

What do you think of how it turned out? What should I make next?

One Skein Knit Shrug

It had been a while since I had knit a piece of clothing. In fact, it’s been a while since I’ve made any kind of clothing. So I was looking for something quick and cute to start with.

Then I joined Craftsy and saw the One Skein Knit Shrug workshop by Stephanie Japel. It was cute, and only used one skein of yarn. In fact, I actually bought the Cascade 220 yarn (in Plum) suggested for the first one. I never buy the suggested yarn (unless I’m using the pattern on the inside of the wrapper).

Once I got the yarn in the mail, I made the first one. Then ripped it out after having to cut myself out of the sleeves because I had misread my measurements when checking the gauge. But I re-knit it quickly and even managed to make another one before the end of the week for a church auction.

I made the second one of some Lavender worsted weight acrylic yarn I had lying around.

It got finished just a few hours before the fundraiser.

My mom liked them so much she requested a colorful one to be able to wear with a bunch of outfits to work. Her office is can be a bit chilly in the summer.

Now I have to get to work on a silver and blue one with blue eyelash yarn for her gala at the end of the month. I have two weeks. No worries (yet).

When is the last time you made an article of clothing? What was it? Anyone else on Craftsy?