Monday, October 3, 2011

Gaia shrug in Kashmira

This was a very rewarding little project.  I found this pattern on ravelry... it's the Gaia shrug.  I have to admit that I didn't buy the pattern... I looked at it generally got the idea of what she'd done and just took a chance.

I used three skeins of Kashmira yarn by Sensations held together.  I really like this yarn - it almost has a springy quality to it.  It isn't quite as lacey as the original is, but it has a lovely drape all the same and wears really well.  I knocked this out in two days on vacation and would definitely make another in a heartbeat.  Fast and easy.

I crocheted the decorative edge, basing it off another pattern I have.  It's super cute on and a pretty flexible piece.  I've worn it alternately over a tank top and a long sleeve t-shirt, depending on the weather and found it comfy either way.  Love it!

I'll be linking this up at Met Monday and a bunch of other awesome link parties...  go ahead, check 'em out! 


Ellen aka Ellie said...

I need to use a thesaurus so I stop writing, "beautiful." But seriously, this is lovely. And I want one.

My birthday is in 25 days, see what you can do!


Melissa said...

Lovely in every single way...and you didn't buy the pattern? I am impressed.

Steph said...

This is really so pretty, makes me wish I knew how to crochet!

Tanya said...

Wish I had a shrug like that right now...brr!

Another great project.

Beth said...

I really, really like that!! I always have my eye out for nice crocheted garments....I'm bookmarking this one!

Jill said...

Ok - I'm very impressed - no pattern, just looked at it and had a go? Brilliant!! Such a cute shrug too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success