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Topic: Sarena Shrug and a Toddler Sweater (links to patterns)  (Read 1912 times)
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katinchicago
« on: May 01, 2006 07:42:18 PM »

Two finished objects. The Sarena shrug came from Berroco's free pattern site. I made it out of some discontinued Cara Mia some months back.  It was really good mindless knitting since there is almost no shaping and all knitting and purling. I like the shape of it... the back has the length of a normal jacket but the front opens up nicely to just cover your shoulders. I made the larger size though and it turned out too large and it slips off my shoulders all the time so I just wear it at home. I wouldn't mind making another one but definitely in a smaller size.



Apologies for the photo... the detail really looks better than on here.  The back has a very pleasing shape to it.

In any case, even though it's too large it was a great study in how to make a simple shrug.  I think you could take just about any stitch pattern, measure how wide you want the back and the width from sleeve to sleeve and then sew it all together in a big cocoon.





This was my own design, a baby sweater knit completely in the round that took around three or four hours.  I think if I made it a little longer it would be an adorable dress so I'll have to try that next time.  This is a size 2T and was made out of fantasy naturale cotton and odds and ends of worsted scraps. With the little stripes across her tummy she looks like a Jellyroll in it. My baby is one year old but the 2T size is just a little big and almost her size, she is a fat little breastfed toddler.

Link to the shrug:

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/sarena/sarena.html

Baby sweater:

http://scarlettknits.livejournal.com/1924.html

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stringy
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006 12:52:55 AM »

I love the fringe on the baby's top, so cute! Baby is very cute too!
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inkberry
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006 06:06:14 AM »

I like the fringing on your little girl's dress too,
and I love the colours you've used.
She is such a sweetie!
Smiley
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fire*rocket
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2006 06:07:56 AM »

I love your little girl's sweater- it is too cute!!!!!  Smiley
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