Shaker Shrug

UntitledI had to set aside the apple green yarn for a while because the pieces I’d knit weren’t right, but I  wasn’t ready to frog them all. A month or so of not looking at them should do the trick – I’ll be able to rip them right out. The yarn is part silk and no matter how small I go with the needles it wants to be something drapey. I was trying to make something structured. I feel humbled – yarn demands to be listened to!

This other project is working out better so far. On my way to a wedding in Western Mass this fall we stopped at WEBS and in the short time I had to shop I found 7 skeins of Misti Chunky Alpaca on clearance. It’s incredibly soft, which I’ve enhanced with a 2×2 Shaker Rib. My idea is to make a loose shrug, and there should be enough yarn to add sleeves. If it works out I’ll write up the pattern!



The house is getting chillier. Everyone’s committed to finding a warm spot…Untitled



  1. sophieasaur · November 12, 2012

    Wow you got to go to WEBS??? Jealous. Also I love Misti Alpaca. I’ve had one skein of the chunky in a pink colorway forever, and no idea what to do with it. Part of it is the color, and part is that the yarn is so nice, whatever pattern I pick must do it justice!

    • foxflat · November 13, 2012

      I know, I didn’t realize how lucky I was to live in Mass until my friend drove me there! The back clearance warehouse is wonderful.
      It is a good yarn. It’s supposed to stretch a lot so I guess make something that works in variable sizes (cowl??)

  2. dorseyml · November 11, 2012

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