Pattern by Jane Richmond
Remember the Bazan shrug I non-committally knitted for my wedding? I took it to my dress fitting back in March and tried them on together, and it turned out to be quite a bit darker than my dress. Two ends of the “ivory” spectrum, it seemed. Well, apparently I wasn’t so non-committal about it after all, since I decided to knit an entirely new one with a whiter shade! So here’s the final result… I know most of you are having major déjà vu here, and may not even be able to see that it’s a different colour… but hey, I finished it, so here it is.
Unfortunately, this yarn has this filament of a silky/metallic fibre in it that often got caught on the points of my needles as I was working the piece. Annoying! Also, one sleeve is noticeably tighter at the edge than the other… either my cast-on or my bound-off edge was too tight, I guess. I can’t tell which and can’t justify the time it would take me to closely scrutinize it and figure it out (it was probably a tight bind-off, though). Anyway, it doesn’t seem to have the same shape/stretch that my last one did. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised since it’s a completely different yarn, but still. Kinda bummed that it’s not as roomy or stretchy as I had hoped. And that, even with making a size large this time instead of a medium! Say whaaaat?