If you can’t beat them…

I still can’t get gauge for the Rowan felted tweed. Instead, I will make the sweater in the next size smaller, and hope for the best. I really like how the sweater looks with the 1″ ease (fitted). Using the next size smaller, and my bigger gauge, I should get about a 0.75″ to 1″ ease.

So, in lieu of actually knitting, I will show you a picture of a shrug I made last month.

Shrug - frontShrug - back

I made up the pattern as I went along, using my favorite shrug-like sweater (old Benetton cotton sweater) as a basis. The yarn is handspun Blue Faced Leicester from Dicentra Designs. I can’t remember the colorway off hand, and I’m too lazy to go looking for the fiber band. The spun yarn is a 2-ply of approximately DK weight.

The picture washed out the colors a bit. The BFL has a wonderful sheen and drape to it. It’s absolutely lovely.

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