Super soft shrug

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I have finished the shrug I was making with the mohair yarn I aquired.

Here is the finished knitted piece.

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Unlike the woman who contributed the pattern to Ravelry, I joined the top of the side to the bottom of the side rather than a few inches up because I thought that it gave a lovely line to the garment and didn’t find it ‘slouchy’ but then maybe I am a little larger than she was!

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Here is a picture of the side view.

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And the back view.

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I find using the self-portrait feature on the camera very stressful and nor entirely satisfactory so maybe it is no surprise that for the first set of photographs that I took, I was wearing the shrug upside-down.

Surprisingly I found that this gave a different but by no means unpleasing alternative – a longer line and smaller collar.

As here:-

Back,

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side

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I would definitely recommend this pattern. (Also found in Ravelry).

Pattern for the Mohair Shrug/Bolero | Frogginette Makes Things

Very easy, elegant lines to finished garment and I think could be made in other yarns.

 

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22 thoughts on “Super soft shrug

  1. SO FLAMING gorgeous!!!! I’d have to find a crochet version (being the slowest knitter in the world) but I would love something like this. Right this second, in fact – it’s F for cold here 🙂

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    1. Just thinking! it would be easy to crochet as it is only a rectangle 24ins/60cm tall and maybe a bit wider. Then double the number of stitches for another 8ins/20cms. You could use a basic treble pattern maybe with crochetting between stitches on previous row to give it some softness.

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  2. That is really pretty! And the fact that you can wear it upside down is cool, too. I saw a cardigan in vogue once that was designed to be worn both ways, and it did not look this good upside down. 🙂

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      1. Well, as it is yours, you can wear it any way you want! I can see times when you might want it longer or shorter, or a small or larger collar. It is very versatile!

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  3. It’s beautiful and I LOVE it both ways! I would never have know if you hadn’t mentioned that it was upside down. I sell Mohair but have never been inspired to use it..until now. I think I should join Jill, you gave her lots of great pointers 🙂

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