There has been quite a lot of knitting going on around here lately. I’m working on a tank top for myself, a birthday shawl for my mom, and a new lace project for a knit-along with my Stitch ‘n Bitch group. And while those are all larger projects, I do have something finished to share!
A couple of weeks ago as we were headed out to watch a baseball game, I decided I needed to start something small and quick. My decision was so last-minute I was practically running around gathering yarn and needles as the car was backing out the driveway! I just had that need to start a new project, one I could potentially finish in a day or two; I’m sure you know what I mean. And so it came to be that I ended up choosing a shrug for PB. Because babies need shrugs. Obviously.
- Pattern: Confection Baby Shrug by Tonya Wagner (Ravelled here)
- Yarn: South West Trading Company 100% soy silk, 120 yards held double
- Needles: US size 8
- Mods: None.
This was, as you might expect, a fast and simple knit. The only downside is that there is seaming under the arms, and quite a few ends to weave in at the finish. I’m thinking it would be quite simple to knit the sleeves in the round on double-pointed needles to save some work. If only I’d had that thought a little bit earlier in the process…
This yarn was given to me by Pixisis in one of her de-stash efforts some time ago. I took it because it was in one of my favorite colors; I knit with it because I wanted to see what soy felt like knitted up. It is soft, almost silky, and seems perfect for warmer weather when you need just a little something between the world and baby’s skin.