Monday, October 21, 2013

Barton Cottage Shrug in Blue


I finished my merino shrug a couple of months ago, then took my time getting the casing stitched down. It's so clever, the entire neckline and front opening are a casing for a ribbon. Thread it through, pull it, tie, and there's your shaping!



It's a very comfortable garment, and I love the sleeve length, except that they are too short to wear over long sleeves, which is kind of too bad. If I ever knit it again--and I may, it's that nice!--I'll make longer sleeves.


The pattern is from the lovely Jane Austen Knits magazine.

12 comments:

Rose said...

It's lovely Anna, I'm impressed with the stitching I an see in the photo.

Reinventing Mother said...

I love your shrug! Did you know you can do this to at shirt? I took a nice pullover T and cut off the neckband and then cut up the middle. I folded all of that under and made a casing and thread the ribbon through. Magical!

Anonymous said...

so pretty :) You can add onto those sleeves to make them longer if you have more of the yarn you used :)

Margo said...

It's so pretty. That shaping is clever.

I have long arms and I finally just decided that shorter sleeves over long sleeves looks FINE. I have several elbow-length cardis and I refuse to put them away when winter comes - just more of the shirt sleeve and its pretty pattern showing!

bananna24 said...

I would love to find a crochet version of that! Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

That's really lovely. I am amazed at all the things you make. It's quite inspiring.

Dee

Lisa said...

Yes, Anna, I was going to say the same thing as Margo - I'm sure there's a certain knit top which you could wear under that. Probably something thin and fitted in the lower arm. It would be a less dressy look, but I think it would work. Good job!

Lisateresa

Amy said...

I think it would look good over longer sleeves -- I'd wear it that way.

Janet said...

It's beautiful! Love it!

Maria Ricci said...

BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely Beautiful!
Maria Ricci
California

LISA said...

So Beautiful!

Anna said...

It is beautiful! And you CAN wear it over a long sleeve shirt. Just a plain long sleeve T-shirt type. It would look fine! I have a sweater with short sleeves that looks really good over a long sleeved shirt in a complimenting color :-) Lovely work, Anna!

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