Amy’s Thread: Finished Object!!

As promised I finished my Knik shrug! It was a quick project and very satisfying!

I followed the pattern almost to the letter and the only difference between mine and the Berroco sample is that I blocked mine a little more aggressively – literally. I didn’t pin it, but I really shook it out and gave the ribbing a good “thwack” before laying it out flat to dry. This violates almost all the rules of how we are taught to handle our handknits while they’re damp but I’m glad I did it. The relaxed ribbing hangs with a little more drape and the fit is perfect.IMG_1607

Sizing for relaxed garments has always been a little intimidating to me – a shrug this style should be big, but not too big or it looks like you’ve wrapped a blanket over yourself. Too small and it just looks awkward. This particular shrug has a lot of extra room (or ease) across the shoulders but it balances that with narrow sleeves. I made the size that most closely fit my actual dimensions, which has about 4″/10 cm of ease and is perfect for these spring days when the weather is up and down.


This is such a versatile, trans-seasonal garment, that now I can’t stop thinking about shrugs. There are so many variations on the idea,  you could knit one to suite any style. Sanpoku or Ari are both a bit more structured, while Minto is perfect if you like the idea of a shrug closes. I like the easy-going, open front myself, so the Amy shrug is going in my queue…how could I not, it has my name on it!

Are any of these shrugs in your queue?


One Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: