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Topic: Big Girls Can Wear Shrugs Too!!!  (Read 7815 times)
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« on: July 17, 2007 04:16:21 PM »

I would cordially like to invite you all to experience my rite of passage: the successful knitting of a wearable that is not a hat or a scarf.  This was the Anthropologie-inspired Capelet/Shrug found on this link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.0.  I was a little concerned about how a shrug would look on me, a big girl, at size 2X.  But I found that if I made the shrug longer (to right above my hips) it looked more proportional on my generous figure.

I credit the author for helping me cross that scary chasm between hat and sweater knitting.  I'm truly excited and am ready for the next sweater challenge!  The next project: a top down raglan.  There's nothing stopping me now!


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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007 04:33:11 PM »

Aww. This was my first non-scarf/non-hat project as well! Great job. I love your modifications, and your pin is beautiful!

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007 04:36:16 PM »

Very pretty!  Looks great on you!  When I saw the title, I had to look because I don't think big girls should wear the short tight shrugs that only bring more attention to their large tops, BUT yours is SO Different! (I AM a big girl too!)  I like that you added some length to your shrug, but not so much that it would be a sweater.  It is perfect!  It covers you very nicely!

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007 04:39:43 PM »

this was my first clothing attempt too. you did a great job! i had to modify the hell out of mine too to cover my monsterous chest lol http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=183426.0 doesn't it feel great to get out of the fear of making just hats and scarves? i can't wait to see your top down raglan, i bet you'll feel real power surging through your needles now!

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007 04:42:08 PM »

That Looks Great! Congrats on your first wearable. I'm still working on scarfs.
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2007 04:47:15 PM »

It looks terrific! Cute color choice.  I love the contrast of black with pink.
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2007 05:02:40 PM »

It looks great on you! What yarn did you use?

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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2007 05:20:42 PM »

That's beautiful and it looks fabulous on!  Smiley


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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2007 05:47:54 PM »

You have a nice shape and the shrug looks great on you!

Congratulations, it turned out wonderful. I'm not out of the scarf/cat blanket stage myself.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2007 07:19:29 PM »

that's gorgeous!  congratulations... and looking forward to the top down raglan!

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