Monday, April 02, 2007
New designs on www.knitonthenet.com
I have three new patterns featured in the new issue of www.knitonthenet.com. Here is my long planned unshaped shrug, which I designed several months ago but have had to keep under wraps until the magazine was published.
I had been having an online discussion with someone who was a new knitter and was scared of making the move to garment knitting because of shaping and garment construction.
I designed the unshaped shrug with her in mind, creating a rectangle that folds round the arms to give a 3 dimensional fabric. The softness of the yarn, Rowan Little Big Wool ensures the garment drapes softly around the neck and shoulders and yet sits flat against the back. If you wish you can knit it without the eyelets and just have a stocking stitch fabric or you could swap it for other patterns with a stitch repeat of 4 stitches and a similar tension.
I think the photos this time are even more fab than last. See the photo below for the back of the unshaped shrug.