February 08, 2008

Also, any ideas about yardage? I'm thinking 6 skeins of Lorna's Laces would do it. Or seven??? BTW, sisterknitter, FABULOUS SHRUG!

newcomer hello

Hello, all.
I'm new to this blog. I've been mooning over this pattern for several months, ever since my favorite yarn store displayed the finished product. Just gorgeous!
What surprised me was how differently the pattern knitted up on bloggers: some were soooo long (actually looked like a great jacket to me), others had huge collars, or were super roomy. I love seeing all the pics and the variations people made, by accident or on purpose.
My big concern: I need this shrug to be bigger than 40 inches. Annie's website describes it as being able to fit everyone, but I'm not sure how. I could do with a few more inches in the bust measurement (with no ease) and would like it not to gap hugely in front. I don't need it to button, just look like it's made for me, if you know what I mean! I can see that knitting more rounds to make the circle bigger and placing the armholes differently will take care of some of the issues. Has anyone else dealt with this?