Friday, October 16, 2009

Black Hole of Yarn

(Almost an FO!)

This little shrug used *3* balls of yarn over what was suggested by the pattern. Granted, I did slightly lengthen the sleeves, but that shawl collar just kept eating up yarn. I thought I was going to run out of yarn a second time, but managed to have just enough. It seems to have been worth the worry and aggravation since the collar is lovely and warm and perfect for days like today that are 20-30 degrees cooler than normal!

I am very happy with how the stripes lined up. I used two balls at a time on the back so those stripes would be about as wide as the ones on the fronts. You can see I didn't quite start in the same place on the bottom fronts, but it's close enough overall. Some of the stripes line up due to planning, but some of the match ups are happy accidents.



Now, I have tons of ends to weave in! And, I'll have to shop for a button.


Kristen said...

How pretty! The shrug does look just right for the weather we are having now. I wonder if there was a mistake in the pattern re: yarn requirements?

knitseashore said...

It looks fantastic! Cheery colors and the stripes all line up so nicely. It was definitely worth the extra yarn!