Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Twisted Float Shrug

OK, finally finished the Twisted Float Shrug. I am really pleased with the way it came out. The only thing it needs is something to hold it closed. Thinking of either a hook sewn on, or crocheting a flower corsage. This shrug is meant to be able to be worn two ways, either with the long end to the bottom, or with the short end down which results in a larger collar. Will add some photos of the other next time.



































Its hard to see the stitch pattern from this distance, so here are some close ups. I used ArtYarns Supermerino for the main, and Silk Fur for the border.




25 comments:

Beverley said...

The colourway on this is beautiful. I like the idea you can wear it either way up and get a different look, very good. It looks great.

KnitYoga said...

That's really lovely, Michelle. Perhaps you could use a small frog fastener to keep it closed? The fun fur border looks effective.

celia said...

That is lovely. I really like the twisted floats. Thanks for the inspiration

Ronni said...

Gorgeous Michelle! Just found your blog and beautiful work. Never thought I would like the shrug but it looks great.
Thanks for the inspiration and love the Carnival capelet, I'm presently working on the shawl.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Steph said...

Very impressive! I think it looks much better on you than in the book. Great work! :-)

Woolly Wormhead said...

It is beautiful. I love the construction... circles are my fave shape!

ambermoggie said...

brillinat looks wonderful, where was pattern from?

Nickerjac said...

It looks fantastic

Anne Hebburn said...

Lovely colours and it looks great on you. I've worn mine hanging open and also fastened with a kilt pin, will probably add ties eventually.

SweetPeaknits said...

Wow, that looks great on you. I'd lvoe to have the guts to knit that up, but I'm terrified of the pattern.

littlelixie said...

Wow! I loved it in Vogue and it looks amazing on. Ooooooo, so tempting... huge congrats.

Annarella said...

This is sooo cool, I love everything about it, the ingenious construction, the beautiful colours and it really suits you :)

Very impressive! xx

C x said...

Oh its stunning. I want one.

C x

acrylik said...

Beautiful shrug, fantastic work and a gorgeous colourway.

Anonymous said...

This is just great.How much yarn did you use?
Eva in the very south of Sweden

marianne lundholm said...

its beatiful

Anonymous said...

Good to see the shrug finished. I'm about to start this project and was wondering if you had any problems with the directions. Allot of time there are mistakes that take a while to figure out. Did you have any problems?

Lynn Pinkoske said...

I just bought yarn to start knitting this interesting shrug. I was wondering if you had any problems with the directions. Usually there are mistakes that are very frustrating and time consuming to resolve.
Would love to hear from you if there were any.

Laura B said...

You do some beautiful work!!!! I am knitting this shawl now... any advice would be appriciated! Stop by my blog too :)

Laura B

Michelle said...

There really weren't that many problems with the pattern. Once you get going, it is pretty quick. I ended up buying Denise needles and longer extensions because it was so big, and hard to measure. I also had trouble figuring out the gauge since its in a circle. This is also where the Denise needles came in handy, you have every size at the ready. The only thing I thought was misleading in the pattern was where to stop and do the edging, the pattern only gives you the full measurements, so take a close look. I ended up going to far on the body and having to rip out 2 inches stitch by stitch.

Reb said...

It looks absolutely beautiful on you! How much yarn did you use? Which colorways?

Kenny said...
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Kenny said...

Hi Michelle. You're the only blog that I know of that has finished the twisted float shrug. I couldn't find your e-mail so I hope you read this comment.

I just bought the Lorna's Laces yarn for this shrug. Wondering if I could solicit some experience from you. Your shrug looks great btw.

I started knitting it and was wondering if you cut color secondary color and start it again or did you carry it up across the work? I mean, the main color goes on for a number of rows before the secondary color is used again.

2nd question. What kind of increase did you use? KFB? I assume that the pattern wants us to use kfb because it says so in the beginning.

3rd question. did you get a "jog" at the beginning and end of each round? Did you do anything about it?

Hope you can help me. I appreciate it!!!

Kenny said...

Oh, and I can be reached by e-mail at kyench@hotmail.com. Thank you very much!

Reb said...

Hi, Michelle. Do you mind if I link to this post for the Twisted Float Shrug KAL I just started? I'd have emailed you for permission, but I can't find your address!