Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Granny Shrug

 Well maybe it is more of a Cardigan than a Shrug ;)
I've been making this project for about a month, not that it takes long to make...but I usually have several things on the go at on time to keep me motivated.  This was a lovely relaxing project to work on and I decided to make it a little longer than the original.
This is a very clever yet simple pattern, made of two hexagons folded in half to form upside down L's which are joined down the centre back and along the top of the sleeve. 
The beauty of this design is you can use any type of yarn, just keep working until the hexagons are the right size for your requirements.
 I made a little loop at the front to hook around this lovely button I found at spotlight.
I used 7.5balls of Lincraft Veronica yarn and a 9mm
This made a lovely roomy plus sized cardigan for me :)

You can find the pattern on Here along with a helpful video
and the Ravelry project page is here
Thank you very much to Kirsty from the blog Thornberry
for sharing this lovely pattern.

Have a lovely day
~ Gillian ♥

8 comments:

omlair said...

this is really lovely! I'm tempted to try one myself!

**Anne** said...

This is lovely, another project to put on my list for when I come home in June.
Anne xx

Heldasland said...

I love this pattern.I love the colour you have chosen.I have made quite a few of these, such a quick and easy pattern and it looks amazing ,surprising with all the holes it is very very warm.Have a lovely day Gillian.

Debi Y. said...

This looks very pretty - love the color. And it looks perfect for those chilly evenings. Have a great day. :)

Flowers in the Window said...

This is lovely. I love cardis as I always need an extra layer as I feel the cold ;) Might have to add this to my list of projects. Thanks for sharing. Maggie xx

soho stitch said...

I really like your interpretation Gillian and it tempts me to have a go myself. Thank you :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks great! I've made plenty of scarves and at least one shawl, but never have I made anything with armholes. Have a wonderful new week. Tammy

Little Treasures said...

oo this is lovely!