Sunday, March 30, 2008


More knitting content! Here are some photos of the shrug that I made for my daughter Libby, I think last summer :-) using Lion Brand Cotton Ease and the pattern from the book Lace Style, Pam Allen and Ann Budd (Interweave Press): Retro Redux Shrug by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark.

A wardrobe mainstay of the 1940s and 1950s, shrugs helped ensure warmth when sleek, backless dresses were all the rage. Because good ideas don’t go out of fashion, shrugs remain popular accessories today. Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark worked this shrug from cuff to cuff in a two-row brioche stitch that’s more closely related to ribbing than to traditional lace. Worked on relatively large needles throughout, the pattern takes on a lacelike appearance, especially where it stretches across the shoulders. Mercedes worked the entire body of the shrug on a consistent number of stitches but shaped the curved lower back and neck edges by changing needle sizes.–Description from Lace Style by Pam Allen & Ann Budd


  1. Hiya Patty!

    I didn't have your e-mail address so thought I would come by and leave my note here!

    So glad you showed that funny to your "youngins" ;o) Maybe that will peak their interest in knittng a tad bit!

  2. One more thing!

    How did you get the weather icon up on your blog??

    I tried clicking on it to figure it out but it just took me your MI weather.

    Could you please e-mail at:

    with your blog element code on it??

    Thank you so much!!