Friday, September 23, 2011

FO: Little Lace

It got colder quickly, so I took a two-day break from knitting things that are secret and/or boring to whip up this confection for one small girl child of my acquaintance:
The pattern is a free Ravelry download: Victorian Lace Baby Shrug [Rav link] by Melanie Lok; knit with one skein of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in colorway 18006 Wine.  Thank you to Maisy for keeping her relatively still for the photo shoot.

I consistently had a problem in the later rows of the body sequence; I’d blame the pattern, but it was probably my fault for not paying attention and possibly doing something dumb on the purl rows.  I also had to redo the bindoff after the first time through produced unusable and constricted.  The elastic bindoff did the trick.  The other problem: lots of finagling to get the finished product on her body -- the close fit of the neckband required considerable stretching to go around her shoulders without breaking her arms.  I finally had to make her raise both arms and ambush from above!

I love this yarn a whole lot.   I've had it forever, since I bought it waaay back when a] I didn't know that most things I want to make use more than one skein; and b] the cost of yarn didn't factor into my purchasing.  Anyway, it's like buttah and there's only a yard and a half left.
and it's not this color.

Cue blocking photos!
Please note the presence of blocking wires and pins borrowed from the lovely Jill Factotum -- thank you!


Jill Factotum said...

Gorgeous for sure. And you're welcome!

Anonymous said...

Oh that is so cute!