Cosette's Confection Shrug
I finished! Because of that extra stitch I added down the back (YO, SL1 K2Tog PSSO, YO across the center 3 stitches), I caused myself a lot of extra grief. For some reason, I did fine on the first half and then I started messing up almost every row! But I was too lazy to rip out rows, so I managed to figure out how to correct up to two past rows without ripping out entire rows. I think I would have been done at least a day earlier though if I’d just followed the pattern.
I learned how to do the mattress stitch for seaming. Check it out… invisible seams! If you look closely at the right sleeve cuff you can see where I was sick of fixing my mistakes and just wanted to be done!
I’m not crazy about the idea of doing seams like that often. I found out I’m also not fond of binding off in pattern, especially if it’s in ribbing. All in all quite a satisfying project! I think it’ll only fit her through summer, but that’s perfect for what it is. She turns 3 in July, and this is the 24 mo. size.
Pattern: Confection Baby Shrug by Tonya Wagner (free via Ravelry)
Size: 24 mo.
Yarn: Paton’s Classic Wool Merino, Petal Pink
Needles: size 8, circular and dpn’s
YO, SL1 knitwise K2Tog PSSO, YO across the center 3 stitches. I did this every other knitted row. When sleeves were length I wanted I equally divided the stitches to do that stitch evenly around the cuff.
I eliminated a couple of rows that are supposed to be on the back for the 24 mo. size, but that was just because I was impatient!
Pattern calls for K1P1 ribbing, but I did K2P2.