A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 302,328
Currently Running With Scissors:
472 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1] 2 3 4  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Big Girls Can Wear Shrugs Too!!!  (Read 7338 times)
Tags for this thread: shawl , wrap , shrug  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Quad Mom
« 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!


Quad Mom's Happy-Goodness Bloggie:
Offline Offline

Posts: 144
Joined: 16-Dec-2005

I do the best imitation of myself.

View Profile WWW
« 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!

"When all else fails, blame it on the Great English Vowel Shift."
« 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!

Crocheting is like prostitution.  First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money.  Maybe that is why they call us Hookers?
too weird to live, too rare to die.
Offline Offline

Posts: 646
Joined: 14-Nov-2006

hello, i love you, won't you tell me your name <3

View Profile
« 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!

a pile of shit has a thousand eyes.
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007 04:42:08 PM »

That Looks Great! Congrats on your first wearable. I'm still working on scarfs.
Offline Offline

Posts: 313
Joined: 04-Jul-2007
Living the Dream

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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?

I like to do personal swaps now and again.

I knit, crochet, and make stitch markers.

Just pm me if you wanna swap. Smiley
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2007 05:20:42 PM »

That's beautiful and it looks fabulous on!  Smiley


Without Cats I'm Nothing
Offline Offline

Posts: 1562
Joined: 19-Jun-2007

View Profile
« 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
sin esperanza
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2007 07:19:29 PM »

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

I hate handing over money for what I could just as easily do myself, it makes me nervous.  ~Sylvia Plath

My STS 33

Altered Fairy Tales Swap
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 4  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Adobe Production Studio - Explaining Title Safe and Action Safe Guides
Adobe Production Studio - Using an Element from a 4:3 Comp in a 16:9 Comp
Adobe Production Studio - Setting Up a New Composition
Adobe Production Studio - Lower Thirds
Adobe Production Studio - Masking Out an Area and Using Pathfinder to Crop
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: A Pod of Narwhals
Hey, it's summer. Go outside!
Meatless Monday: Chia Pudding

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.