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Topic: Ribbed Ruffle Shrug (Interweave Knits)  (Read 2892 times)
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Kimbabwe
« on: September 17, 2006 07:05:08 PM »

The pattern is from the Staff Project special from the Summer 2005 issue of IK (http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/web_projects/Shrugs_instructions.pdf).

I made a rather glaring error in the first few rows and did K2 tog instead of K3 tog after the ruffle on the first sleeve. And didn't realize this until I was too far along to turn back! So my shrug wound up 1/3 wider than it should be (and hence used 1/3 more yarn than it should have!). But I actually rather like it like this.

I used Mission Falls 1824 wool in Raspberry.



And it can live an alternate life as a scarf! (as most shrugs can probably do)
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2006 07:10:16 PM »

I made this, but i might frog it, cause I don't think i like it with the yarn i used...

(before i sewed it together)...i didn't have enough of the blue yarn...

I really like the way it looks in the Mission Falls (i used Jo Sharp Silk Road)

And I actually like it with the slightly less ruffly sleeve...
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006 07:45:40 PM »

I made this as well recently, and I have to say I think your mistake was a blessing in disguise. I wish now that I had made it just a little wider (just like yours in fact!)
Great job! I've been enjoying mine, I hope you get a lot of use out of yours.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2006 11:37:48 PM »

You gotta love multi functional knits! Thats gorgeous. I have toyed with the idea of making this, and seeing yours come out so well makes me want to even more.
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Zia
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2006 06:34:45 PM »

Amazing.  I love the fact that's it's 'dual purpose'.
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2006 06:25:20 AM »

I love this, as a matter of fact I was oggling the pattern in my past issue as a gift for my SIL's birthday.  Now I am making it for sure. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2006 04:59:19 PM »

It looks great!
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2006 05:05:21 PM »

You've just gotta love clothes that can 'multi task'  Grin
Nice job!
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2006 06:06:50 PM »

Thanks, all!

Uglygreen, the idea of a multicolor one like yours (even if it wasn't really intentional) is a pretty darn cool one. It looks nice!

I'm kinda' bummed that when I was steam-blocking mine, I ironed one of the ruffle sleeves and it flattened the ruffle all out (the one on the right-hand side of the "scarf" photo above). So I didn't iron the other one. I wish I hadn't ironed the first one, as it took the stiffness out of the ruffle and made it just kinda' loose and wavy.
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