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Topic: Circular Shrug / Vest - Scale Model - TUTORIAL  (Read 261521 times)
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« Reply #540 on: July 06, 2007 07:21:19 PM »

Varandra, your choice of yarn makes me reconsider giving this pattern a chance.  It looks beautiful!  Great job and perseverance!
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« Reply #541 on: July 08, 2007 01:08:18 AM »

Oh thank you! Glad I could inspire someone. Smiley
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« Reply #542 on: September 01, 2008 07:38:47 PM »

i think i might be able to fit into it.
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« Reply #543 on: January 14, 2009 02:42:01 PM »

Hi,

I'd really like to make a circular shrug but with sleeves (for the cold Scottish winter). I've never designed my own pattern before. Could anyone give me some advice on how to do the sleeves? The article on Knitty (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/FEATfall04TBP.html) talks about the different types of sleeves but I don't know which would be appropriate for the circular shrug.

Any advice welcome!

Thanks very much to all you very creative types,
Katie
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« Reply #544 on: January 14, 2009 08:27:22 PM »

You can pick up sts around the armhole after you've sewn the side seams. This would be sort of a drop shoulder sleeve, but you'd be knitting it from the shoulder as long as you want it. I would start decreases about 2-3" from the underarm (on the undarm side, where the sleeve seam would be if you were knitting it flat) and continue to decrease every couple inches.
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« Reply #545 on: January 15, 2009 01:35:56 AM »

Thanks very much. Is it a case of working out what I want the circumference to be at the cuff and then doing enough evenly spaced decreases along the length of the sleeve to get to my target? Or maybe a couple of inches before and then doing some actual ribbing?

Thanks again,
Katie
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« Reply #546 on: January 15, 2009 08:06:55 PM »

Something like that. Decide if you want ribbing, garter, or a loose cuff or whatever. Look at your arm, it doesn't usually get a lot larger until about 5-6" above your wrist, so you wouldn't need to do decreases in that area, and if you want a loose sleeve, you might not want as many decs altogther as for a more fitted sleeve. I've found that doing a dec every couple inches (that's actually 2 per round) usually works well, all the way to the wrist.
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« Reply #547 on: January 05, 2010 05:34:04 AM »

Hi guys,
I completely forgot I had an old membership here. When I googled for a circular vest and found this thread I tried my usual forum login, and lo and behold it worked.

Now I've read a few of the first pages (55 pages challenged my patience too much), and I'm definitely going to try this.

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« Reply #548 on: February 13, 2010 03:14:11 PM »

I know this thread is sort of dead, buuuttt.... I made a Circular Shrug!! It still needs a clasp or some ribbon or something. Time to go accessory shopping -- woo!





Do you like it? I'm very proud of the result... this thing took me ages!
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« Reply #549 on: February 15, 2010 07:54:21 PM »

Yours turned out SO much nicer than mine!!! It looks great! You have a right to be proud of it! (Mine, I used the wrong yarn or the wrong needles, whatever, and it was way way way too stiff.)
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