Finished Little Cotton Ease Shrug
The Little Silk Shrug (in Cotton Ease) is finished! I'm quite pleased with the results, but more importantly, daughter loves it! I think it will look fantastic with the dress she's wearing next week--and yes, there will be photos of her wearing the new dress and shrug combination. Here are a few quick shots of the shrug to tide you over.
I used just a little over 1 full skein of Lion Brand Cotton Ease. I followed the pattern as written--including the recommended needle sizes--with the exception of slipping the first stitch of each row. The finishing border around the top and bottom edges of the shrug have you picking up stitche and then knitting and purling. I hate picking up stitches from raw edges. I think it's part of my perfectionist personality. It was much easier having the slipped stitch "chain" through which to pick up those stitches.
As always, I was thinking of modifications for the shrug the entire time I was knitting! I'm pondering doing a similar garment with ribbed sleeves (knitted in the round) but the same lace pattern for the "body" of the shrug. I never have understood why so many shrug patterns are written as knit flat. I'd rather knit in the round and avoid the seams!