Sunday, March 20, 2011

FO - Mohair Shrug

At last!  The room has been painted, the day was a beautiful one and I had a moment to photograph at least one recently finished object - a shrug in Elann's Super Kydd mohair blend.  The yarn is not as soft as I would like, but the knit fabric is light and lofty.

I've made several shrugs of this sort and I find this slightly slouchy, drapey style a nice layer for extra warmth during transitional seasons like spring and fall.  This version is knit in a simple stockinette and eyelet row repeat.

It needs a good blocking, but I really wanted to prove that - Yes! - I am actually knitting these days, LOL...

The air is balmy, the birds are singing and I couldn't let the vernal equinox go by without wishing everyone in the northern hemisphere a 'Happy Spring' with this photo of a crocus from my garden and a quote from English romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley - 

And Spring arose on the garden fair, 
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

We are already enjoying tender young chives from the garden,

And the little garlic patch is growing like crazy.  

Pretty soon it will be time for greens and snow peas - yum!

As we enjoy the turning of the season, I want to remember to keep the people of Japan in our hearts, prayers and assistance in whatever way we can.  Each individual, doing something positive in even a small way, collectively, can become a mighty thing.  

Peace, blessings and happy knitting to you!


  1. Hi Holly, thanks for the question! This little shrug is not yet a pattern. I am currently working on three other patterns for Spring/ Summer, but if there is enough interest I will go ahead with it.

  2. Lovely shrug Robin :-)) so light and airy and I love the color :-))
    Love the little greenery in your garden. Looks like Spring :-))

  3. Diana, thank you so much for the kind comments on this shrug, I love wearing these light little things! Ah, Spring. :)

  4. I love the shrug! Happy spring!

  5. Such a wonderful shrug! I would like to respectfully request the pattern as I have been asked by my future sister-in-law to find a shrug for the evening of her wedding in September. I think this would work really well.