Sunday, January 13, 2008

Retro Redux Shrug

Mmmmmmmalabrigo. Not much needs to be said. If you haven't treated yourself to a skein or two or ten of this stuff, you really should. This shrug is supersoft and perfect over a tank top for a San Francisco summer.
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Pattern: Retro Redux Shrug from Lace Style, Interweave Press
Size: Second (42")
Yarn: Two skeins of Malabrigo worsted in Polar Morn
Needles: US 8, 9, 10, 10.5
Mods: I lengthened the shrug so the ribbing of the sleeves would start/end below my elbow.

44 comments:

Adrienne said...

I love this!! It looks fantastic! You did a great job!

Katie said...

love it! it looks great on you!

Knittypants said...

Beautiful. I would never have thought to use malabrigo for this shrug.

Lauren said...

oh my - that's so pretty!

I want one!

peacockchic said...

Very nice!! Now you are all ready for the SF summer, whenever it decides to come!

Steph F. said...

Oh it's gorgeous! The yarn seems to shine.

maritza said...

That came out beautifully! I love it! You just may have inspired me to knit my own. :)

Queen of the froggers said...

Lovely, malabrigo is so good to knit with.

Navi said...

That is sooo beautiful, I might have found what to knit with my 2 skeins of malabrigo.

Anna said...

Gorgeous! I'm not a big fan of shrugs, but I really like this one. And it looks great on you, too.

wiscjennyann said...

Beautiful!

gleek said...

very nice! yes, i haven't knit with malabrigo but hear a lot about it :) must get some soon!

Elizabeth said...

It's beautiful, as usual. I love this pattern, and I looooove Malabrigo. So all around, a winner!

Erin said...

Ahh, beautiful. As usual you have impeccable taste.

Kristin said...

I'm not a shrug kind of gal, but man is this beautiful. And it fits you perfectly!

The Litter Box House said...

Gorgeous girl! I've wanted to make a shrug, but I haven't found any that I love...You may have found one for me!

Andrea
http://wakeupselkie.blogspot.com/

kris said...

the shrug is beautiful and i love the colour! i tried malabrigo for the first time last week, in fact, and love it to bits.

Veronique said...

Hi, my name is Veronique, and I'm a Malabrigo addict. You found the perfect pattern for this yarn! And just 2 skeins?!

nicole said...

Oh yes, Malabrigo, the bestest, softest, squishiest yarn on the planet. Again, you blow me away with a beautiful, ultra-flattering garment.

LizKnits said...

Your shrug turned out great... I love that color!

Carol said...

love love LOVE! it looks fabulous! definitely the perfect sf layer :)

Anonymous said...

this is beautiful! I love the color! Looks great on you. I knitted this pattern too in the yarn it called for but it just didn't fit me right so I gave it to a friend. I might try the Malabrigo, which is a fav of mine anyway.

tiennie said...

How lovely on you! I agree - mmmmmalabrigo!

Snorka said...

This is really beautiful (and suits you well)!

Nonnahs said...

So cute, and I love the sleeve length you chose! Also, Malabrigo...how could you go wrong, really? ;)

Jaala said...

Oooh, I love it! I'm so smitten with Malabrigo, and this is a perfect use for it! I'll have to break down and get that book now.....

Elinor said...

How beautiful! It looks great!

Zeph said...

It looks great on you. The sleeves look a perfect length.

Susanne said...

Hy Steph,
your version of the Redux Shrug looks wonderful. I love the longer arms. This could be an alternative for me, too.
By the way: Your Herringbone Handwarmers are also very faishy. Good work!
Happy greetings from Germany
Susanne

seedless grape said...

I love Malabrigo! Your shrug looks beautiful--the color is lovely. I always find your knits so inspiring!

Octopus Knits said...

Oooo, lovely!

Lolly said...

Steph, you have created another beautiful and wearable knit. I think it looks wonderful on you. best wishes, and many thanks for your email~

Kara said...

Oh, purdy! I love the color.

lelah said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Queen of the froggers said...

I hope you don't mind but I passed on an award that I got on my blog to you. x

yaiAnn said...

Beeeeeeeeautiful1

Elizabeth said...

I must comment again to tell you I've given you an award on my blog:

http://amingledyarn.wordpress.com/2008/01/29/yall-have-made-my-day/

Your posts always make my day!

Philippa said...

Ah ha! I have been thinking about making a shrug, but worried (how shallow is that?) that I had missed the bolero window. Now I see that you're wearing them, I will worry not. :)

Yours is lovely, by the way xx

Sophy said...

I really love how this looks--And only 2 skeins of malabrigo worsted!

Also, you are among my ten "blogs that make my day" ^_^

Poshyarns said...

And in my 10 too.

MOONSTITCHES said...

It's perfect. What a beautiful shrug. LOVE the colour, too. And your herringbone handwarmers - ich liebe Fischgraetmuster, und Koigu, und die Farben, die Du gewaehlt hast, passen so gut zueinander!

Jennifer said...

Just simply a beautiful and great finished piece! I think I may need one of these :)

yarngasm said...

Hi there! Great work on your shrug. I'm linking to your blog because you have some fantastic shots of a finished object that my WIP can only aspire to become.

Ellen van Engelen said...

Your shrug looks really beautiful!
I was thinking on making one on the knitting machine. But I never know how to translate the change to bigger needles. Is there a lot of difference in width when you knit wih size 9 needles, size 10 or 10,5?