FO: Beadless Bettine Shrug

I’ve never made a shrug before and saw this one in [U]Knitting in the Details[/U] by Louisa Harding (from the library). It is supposed to have beads all over it, very pretty, but didn’t have any and wanted to knit…now. (You understand :lol: ). Very simple pattern. Just a rectangle and you sew the edges together to make sleeves.

That is so pretty. I’ve not done a shrug before, this makes me think I should. You do such beautiful work.

It is lovely.

Beautiful stitch and colour!

That’s beautiful! Is it for you?

Is it for you?

No. I made it thinking of my oldest granddaughter. She is 19 and while not real short is quite petite. I made the smallest size and hope it won’t be too big.

Very pretty…sleeves are very attractive…

I love it, Judy! And I don’t think the beads were entirely necessary with the lovely pattern stitch! Excellent work!

Thanks ArtLady. I agree. The pattern called for beads on each picot edge stitch and along the edges of the sleeves, 4 on each point and 1 in the middle of each of the pattern stitches. Very pretty, but with this cotton yarn I was going for more of a casual effect anyway.

Beautiful shrug!

I’m working on one that has a similar construction (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sagebrush).

I hope it turns out looking as good as yours did (but I have my doubts). Yours is perfection!

How lovely! Your granddaughter will love it and look very elegant wearing it. Gorgeous color and stitch pattern. Mmm-mmm.