Monday, March 27, 2006

Cabled Shrug


Look what turned up in the post today from Bendigo Woollen Mills, along with some other 12ply for the stash and some baby wool for Katt. The colour is a much deeper rust colour than the picture, almost bordering on brown, it is just gorgeous. I can't wait to start it, but being dark it may be a daylight hours only knit. I did order some other colours and thought that I may have a hard time choosing when it arrived but this colour just grabbed me as soon as I opened the parcel

This is what the wool is going to fly off the needles (I hope)to become, it is the cabled shrug from Interweave Knits Fall 2005 issue. It is more like a shawl with sleeves which is what I loved about it, I much prefer it to the figure hugging shrugs. It was a must do pattern the moment I saw it but unfortunately when we receive the magazines we are in opposite seasons so it had to get shelved until our Autumn (fall). It is perfect for wrapping around your shoulders when it is cold and believe me here in Tasmania it gets cold.

I am going now to cast on, I will post a progress pic. as soon as I get a bit done.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

that shrug looks really lovely. love the yarns too!! how much does Bendigo Woollen Mills yarn cost? I always get yarns from Lincraft as it is the nearest to me :)

Michelle
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2paw said...

Oh, I can't wait to see it Sharon. Start right now!!!!!

Katt said...

ooooooh that shrug is going to look great! Cant wait to see it.

Must remember money for next Tuesday for my wool!

Katt

Rachael said...

I do love this shrug, and am just a wee bit excited that you're knitting it! So I plan to live vicariosly thru you for this knit, ok? LOL! please lots and lots of progress photos!

Zippianna said...

it really is a beauty, and very few shrugs are big enough (wide enough) to keep the back warm. This one is. Can't wait to see it all knit up. Lovely choice!

Laura said...

Great choice, Sharon! The cabling is impressive and I can't wait to see some photos.

Wool Winder said...

Looks comfy. Normally I'm not a shrug fan, but this one is different. I like it.

Shelley said...

The shrug looks like it's going to be great...and I like the colour of the yarn too. Can't wait to see it when you complete it!

amanda j said...

Oooh that looks so cosy. Mm mm!

Knittinreed said...

Waht a geat pattern and the color sounds teriffic too! I don't usually like shrugs because they look like sweaters that are just too short. But this one looks fabulous. I am looking forward to seeing your WIP.

2paw said...

You are up so early this morning!! Are you in your pyjamas and knitting????

Procrastiknitter said...

I just LOVE that pattern! Can't wait to see it all done. The color is just yummy!