…Can it be?
YES! Yes, it’s done!
Can I get a ‘woot – woot?’ I just ‘designed’ a knitted garment. (Egad!) Of course, a shrug has got to be one of the most impractical pieces of clothing ever conceived. It’s like a sweater…for your shoulder blades. If you wear it with a short-sleeved top, the sleeves pop out when you move your arms. If you wear it with a sleeveless top, you get armpit gappage (terribly unattractive). If you wear it with a long-sleeved top, I’m sure people will wonder why you just didn’t go for a ‘real’ sweater. Observe how I’ve concealed the effect with clever photography.
Having said that…I think I may attempt wearing it this upcoming winter over a long-sleeved shirt. Because I’ve helplessly, hopelessly, recklessly, fallen in love with it. (Wait…that was a song, right? I used to like that song. Huh. Guess I still do…) I can’t help it. It’s ggggggggoooorgeous. Seriously. Can you look at those pictures and honestly tell me you didn’t feel an attraction to my shrug? Come on, admit it.
Directions, and the chart, will be up shortly for those of you who now have a guilty compulsion to knit a cabled shrug. Here’s one more pic of the goodness for the road:
EDIT: The chart and directions are now available here! Woohoo!