Saturday, 10 May 2008

Summer Nights Shrug

'But, oh, those summer niii-hiiights! (Tell me more, tell me mooore...)'

This shrug has nothing to do with Sandy or Danny, but this shrug is perfect for when your arms get a little chilly on summer nights, and whenever I hear the words 'summer' and 'nights' next to each other in a sentence I think of that song from Grease.

It's taken me a while, and the sleeves are a bit too long, but I love it. I have never been able to find one like it in a store (hence the need to make one) and I couldn't find a pattern for one that I liked so I just made one up. I basically took all the components of making a sweater out of several separate rectangles and added trim, a hood, and shortened the body. It was a little tough making the front and the back match up as I had to knit the front longer in order to accommodate the ta-ta's, but it all worked out. I can't wait to sit around outside at night so I can wear it. It will be perfect in Autumn, too. And oh, is it warm. When I was stitching it all together last night I was getting a little toasty just having it across my lap.

I love it, I love it, I love it.


megan said...

hey - i love your shrug - i'm jealous as i can only knit squares or scarves!!!! and according to my mum i do that backwards - eh?!
keep up the good work ;0)

Abbie said...

Thank you so much! And if you can knit squares you can make a sweater! I was stuck in the scarf rut for about a year and just decided to take the plunge. And don't worry about doing it backwards - I still can't hold both needles at the same time. There's no wrong way to knit - as long as it sticks together it's all good! :)

Pauline said...

Hi Abbie, I love your shrug too, especially the extra long sleeves because most of my sweaters and cardigans have them and I usually pull them down over my hands. Do you like the extra long sleeves on your
sweaters? Do you have some sweaters and cardigans with it? Please write me! Pauline ( )