|Notice the strip of shells covering the seam.|
Friday, November 11, 2011
Mobius Shrug in Tweed
Today was a cold and blustery day. It is now dark and only 5:30 p.m. The loss of daylight savings time is always a transition. More time to crochet! Today I finished a shrug that I had started sometime ago. The yarn is Tweed by Lion Brand and the Sequoia Shrug is the pattern I started out making. It is a simple rectangle so when I determined that I didn't have enough yarn to finish it, it was easy to just twist one end, sew it together and then finish it using the same stitch as in the shrug pattern. I added the shells and picots to make the edging pop out. Of course, I had to devise something to cover up the seam so I made a strip of shells and picots and sewed it over the seam. The yarn is stretchy and worked great for a mobius. If you decide to try it, the pattern is free. I recommend you get 4 skeins of yarn for the mobius. If you decide to make the shrug, you'll need 5 skeins.