This weekend I finished test knitting for a lovely shrug pattern by Faye Kennigton (ukeeknits on Ravelry). I really enjoy Faye’s designs, she has awesome stranded knitting patterns. Faye’s patterns are easy to understand and very well laid.
The Whiskey Spring Shrug is a shrug (obviously:D) knitted with fingering weight yarn, holding two strands together. I used Alize Lanagold Fine in 4 colors. For MC color, brown, I used 2.5 skeins, for CC1 (grey) and CC2 (light grey) – about 60 grams of yarn, and for CC3 (orange) – 60 grams of yarn. The shrug is knit flat and there is some sewing to make the sleeves. Then we pick up some stitches to create the ribbing for the sleeves. I was knitting for about 2 hours a night and it took me about 3 weeks. I had to frog a bit in the beginning and to restart the project. Overall I think it can be done in 30-35 hours.
The finished Whiskey Spring Shrug is very comfy and I like it a lot. I brought it to wear it in the office because with the air conditioners on, I feel like it’s very cold there…My husband called it “blanket with sleeves” 🙂 And here’s a photo. 🙂 This time I took it with my phone camera (Huawei P10 Lite), but I hope to have a model soon for a proper photoshoot.
I will post the link for the pattern when it is released. For now, meet Faye:
And if you want to see how I progressed on the Whiskey Spring Shrug, check my Instagram 🙂