Universal Yarn is getting ready to publish Summer Party Trio, which will soon be available on my homepage. Of the three designs in the series, my favorite is this shrug. It's the first garment I designed not as something I would wear, but as a vehicle for Flora. And this self-ruffling yarn does look particularly sweet as a border for the Summer Party Shrug. My goal was to find ways to use it besides simply knitting flat ruffles.
After some trial and error, I found a stitch that turned out to be the perfect companion to the garment. I had a teenage friend (one who avoids anything pink and ruffly) try on the sample and it looked really good with her casual style. I myself am not known to wear shrugs, but I was surprised to find that this one is very comfortable---and flattering, no matter how wrinkly your (my) face is.
It was really quick to knit---less than half a sweater. The frilly edging takes time to do, but it's worth it. I can imagine wearing one of these in black (I am an orchestral musician). Even though I didn't design it with myself in mind, I'm in love with this piece!
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