Saturday, 21 June 2008

Short and Sweet



A very quick update today - to present this short and sweet shrug I made for Caroline's birthday (which is today!) I delivered it this morning and it looks fabulous on her.

It's Glint from Kim Hargreaves Nectar collection. I've become a bit of a Hargreaves groupie lately, this is my 4th project from her books in the past 6 months. Her patterns are stylish, well designed and generally well written.

This one is knit in Rowan Summer Tweed. The pattern called for 5 skeins for the small size, but I only used 4. The body is knit on 5mm needles, the edging on 4.5mm.

The colour is richer than in this picture - for no reason that makes sense to me I want to say it's velevety!

Ummmm....that's it!

24 comments:

lv2knit said...

This is darling!!

fleegle said...

It may be short, but it certainly is sweet!

CiCi and CAJtalk said...

Love this site... you are amazzzing thanks:D

Joan said...

Cardi is so cute, and I love your new, summery banner-thingy!

emileeknits said...

Cute! I love the color.

Kay said...

Niiiiice! It's great to see some pretties out of Summer Tweed--I love it, but it seems to be an acquired taste.

clarabelle said...

It's lovely, Soo, and the colour is great. I've just got to get to grips with KH's sizing...!

picperfic said...

Beautiful! YOu do choose some lovely things to knit :^)

Opal said...

OMG! The cuteness! It overwhelms. :-)

Queen of the froggers said...

Thats nice. Its a great, quick knit isn't it.

The Caked Crusader said...

I have seen this lovely item and can vouch that, in reality, the colour was far richer and fuller than comes across in the photo.

It may sound weird, but I am always so impressed at knitted garments with collars - they're so cool!

Jane said...

That is very cute! I bet it looks stylish worn.

LittleBerry said...

I love that so simple, but effective

Kristina said...

Very Chanel, my dear. I like it! If it were blue instead of green I'd be tempted to come and steal it. :-)

Cinders said...

Its gorgoeus and your 2 shawls from the previous post are absolutely beautiful.I just love looking at your blog and your fantatic knitting

z's momma said...

It's lovely.

Viknits said...

Heh, thanks Soo! I'll be spending the next 5 months (til Harrogate) stashbusting again I think!
I thought I'd already commented, but it appears I didn't - I love the shrug! It's gorgeous, looks perfect for both a summer evening (it's pouring down here, mind!), and winter for under a coat :) very sweet!

Carolyn said...

That's very chic. love the colour. I'm a big fan of Summer Tweed, I think it's a great yarn.

fleegle said...

I wasn't inspired by the original either--but I thought is had potential. It's amazing what a few rows of a different color will do.

Yeah, that song is running through my brain over and over and over...

But it's even worse when Harry sings Itsy Bitsy Spider. It takes DAYS to get that one out of my head!

Bearium said...

nice and very wearable :D

Vikki said...

Thankyou! :) I love the new banner!

Evelyn said...

Your little jacket is great. Thanks for the comment on my greenleaf hat! If you knit it, let me know!

lostthethread.blogspot.com aka Evelyn

fleegle said...

Speedy the Snail says Hi and wonders when you are going to make him a girlfriend :)

Batty said...

That's such a pretty little shrug! I love the color. For some reason, I've been going through a green phase lately, and I adore the green you have chosen.