Thursday, April 24, 2008

Pimlico Shrug Finished!

Finally some finished photos of my new Pimlico Shrug!


Not too bad for taking these with a self timer, eh?


This shot might be nice for a new header, I could use something different up there.


I love this shrug!


I really like that the tight part of the sleeves stops at the elbow. It allows you to throw this on and not get your shirt sleeve all bunched up in there - I hate it when that happens!


I like the idea of being able to close this and although a pin would be really cute I thought I'd sew in an eyelet so I can close it whenever I want to…


Did I tell ya I love this? I may just knit another!


Pattern Source: "Pimlico Shrug" from Knit 2 Together
Yarn: Berroco, Ultra Alpaca (about 4.75 skeins)
Needles: size 5 & 7
Size: sm/med
Notes: I did alterations to this, I changed the stitch pattern from an eyelet to this knotted stitch and also didn't knit the body as long as they called for - I knit for 25" verse 34" - too see more details on what I did I have it listed in more detail over in Ravelry. (if you are Ravelry member you can see it here)

26 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

Did I lose track of time or did that go really fast? It looks great on you!

Adrienne said...

You did that really quickly!!!!! It looks wonderful!!!!

KristieMD said...

I LOVE YOUR SHRUG!!!! It is so pretty and looks great on you Jill. Very nice job!!

Kirsten said...

You got that header up fast! The shrug is adorable! Nice photos.

Annie said...

Pimlico is perfect! I bet you'll wear it a ton. Love your barn/shed in the background. I'm waiting to see if you'll do any planting :)

peaknits said...

Pretty, pretty Pimilco!! Nice job, and it looks great on! Bravo!

Jodi said...

So, so cute! I love the color and all the details. What a wonderful finished project.

La Nina said...

wait, you took these pictures with the self-timer? Unbelievable. Amazing work!

Great knitting, too!

momoftwinz said...

Great job...amazing that you created this by hand!!

StarSpry said...

It looks great on you! Very pretty :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice!

Rene'

Nora said...

Gorgeous!!! You look fantastic!

Sara said...

Great shrug and great photos! Looks like Michigan is having nice weather. Montana is having lots of snow. It's dumb. I need to start a new project . . . you've inspired me :)

Sara

Philigry said...

oh lord! i love, love, love this! you did a beautiful job!

Cinnamonamon said...

That looks great! I'm looking forward to seeing it in person sometime. :)

wishiwerebuffy said...

That's super cute! It looks great on you, too.
You always knit things I wouldn't normally consider knitting, but after I see yours, I want one too!

Kaet said...

that was a speedy knit! it looks great, and the self timer certainly did the shrug and you justice! good job!

Susan said...

You are so cute and so is your shrug. I have had that pattern ear-marked since that book came out. Your version is the first one I have seen knitted up. I love it.

Those ribbon hats are adorable:)
susan

Kedek said...

YOur shrug is beautiful. I have been thinking of making this for my mother but now that I see it I may have to make myself one as well.

Michaela Dollar said...

Cute!!!

Elizabeth said...

I'm having Pimlico envy. I picked up this book back at the begining of winter and have this pattern earmarked if I ever finish the one I'm working on. It looks deliciously comfy and warm and happy.

Oiyi said...

It came out perfect. Great color.

Sarah said...

For the love of wool. I MUST MUST make that. Must. Though, you may need to hold my hand through the entire process. It's perfect!

xtina / fistful said...

It looks amazing and ... can we talk about that barn?!

Emily said...

That is gorgeous and looks great on you!

knitting dragonfly said...

I love this! I actually bought the book for this pattern but haven't made it. I can't decide what yarn to use. I love your choice!! Thanks for sharing