I’ve finally caught the shrug bug. I thought shrugs wouldn’t work on those of us who were busty, but once I tried on a few in the stores I realized they could! I’ve already bought 2 shrugs that tie in the front so I decided I needed one of those shoulder-back type shrugs.
I’m making the drop stitch shrug from the Summer 2005 IK Staff Project. Here’s a closeup of the stitch pattern. I picked Dale Stork instead of the called for yarn (a silk blend) because I wanted more of an everyday shrug.
The Stork is a finer gauge so after some swatching I decided to add one repeat in order to get the correct width.
I’m really impressed with the Stork yarn, and even considered it for my long-awaited Martha. Stork’s a baby yarn though, and the color selection isn’t very adult-friendly. So back to the drawing board on Martha.
Back to the shrug.
After a few repeats I noticed that both sides are good options for the right side (mental note — this would be a nice scarf). I’ve decided I like the wrong side better.
|right side||wrong side|
I must have a thing for water lately, because what’s drawing me to the wrong side are the ripples that look like undulating waves. The right side has a harsher look to it, and while it’s pretty too, I like the softness of the wrong side.
What do you think?