She Shrugs

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.

3 thoughts on “She Shrugs

  1. This is SO cute!!! I love it, and the model is gorgeous! Must have got her modeling skills from her mom 😉

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