So much to knit, so little time

April 7, 2009 at 3:45 pm 2 comments

Having all but finished the Perpetual Pink Cardigan (just the i-cord tie to go, will do that this evening), I am looking for a new knitting project. Coincidentally, I am also going to a friend’s wedding in the summer and need something to wear over my dress. Methinks I shall knit something.

However, I can’t think what would be best. I want something reasonably quick and am reluctant to do another cardigan, but I generally find bolero/shrug-type things look terrible on me and I was hoping to have something a bit more substantial than a wrap or shawl – the wedding is on the west coast of Scotland, you see, so not only might it be quite chilly, but I also don’t want to be constantly hoiking up whatever-it-is during the ceilidh. Something that will stay put would be ideal!

Picture of dress is below. If anybody has any inspiration, I would be extremely grateful!

blue-white-dress

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  • 1. colouritgreen  |  April 7, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    I’d go with the shawl/shrug idea.. really you will be too hot in the ceilidh to wear it

    nice dress btw

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  • 2. Dakota  |  April 13, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    There’s some nice free crochet/knit patterns for shruggy/bolero things on the Lions Brand website. Possibly there’d be something there that would be nice? I think if it was me I’d got with a plush scarf/shawl…. just a long rectangle long enough to wrap around a couple of times.

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