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sgoldfried
Seriously Hooked

Canada
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Posted - 10/13/2011 :  05:46:07 AM  Show Profile Send sgoldfried a Private Message  Reply with Quote
right now my brain is fried
i need something simple
i know there is a pattern for a simple rectangle shrug
cant find
can anyone help please
sylvia

Kade1301
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France
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Posted - 10/13/2011 :  08:38:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit Kade1301's Homepage Send Kade1301 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, the simplest I can think of: Get some beautiful variegated mohair (250 m or thereabouts). Cast on 40 - 50 stitches with 10 mm needles and knit (=garter stitch) until you run out of yarn (leaving enough for casting off).

A bit more complicated: Find a stitch pattern you like to knit in one of your stitch dictionaries/knitting books, yarn you like to use and the needles that go with it. Determine gauge, cast on as many stitches as you need for the desired width (and to have whole repeats, plus eventually edge stitches) and knit until the shrug is long enough.

Happy knitting! Klara

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Consuelo
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
582 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2011 :  2:01:40 PM  Show Profile Send Consuelo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have made a shawl the way Klara describes. Beautifu yarn, big needes and just garter stitch. I have given this as a Christmas present with great success. It looks like a simple lace and, of course, the yarn does most of the work.

Consuelo
"Perfect" is the enemy of good!
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flicka
Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 10/13/2011 :  2:50:06 PM  Show Profile Send flicka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry you aren't feeling up to par, Sylvia. Are you looking for a pattern with sleeves, or a shawl (without sleeves)? Have you chosen a yarn for the project?

flicka
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robinstephanie
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USA
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Posted - 10/13/2011 :  4:58:21 PM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm working on the shawl Klara describes right now. I'm making a striped rectangular shawl using about 7 differnt textured yarns all in natural color tones and it is absolutely lovely. The yarns aren't widely variant in texture; I'm using some misti alpace, which is the smoothest and softest, several shades of romney, a fluffy neutral boucle, and quatro. I just love it, and it is restful and pleasant to work on. Highly recommended medicine for brain-fry.

Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover
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sgoldfried
Seriously Hooked

Canada
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Posted - 10/14/2011 :  04:55:03 AM  Show Profile Send sgoldfried a Private Message  Reply with Quote
hi
flicka
i think i will go with the rectangle shawl
mindless enough for me
and thank you all for answering sylvia
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