Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Silver Silk

The shrug was finished some weeks ago and contrary to my initial doubts about the shade and whether or not it would actually go with anything in my wardrobe it turns out it has become an essential part of my wardrobe.

Turns out it goes beautifully with several of my favourite dresses.

I do love this silk and this project was a dream to knit. Very quick and satisfying, the pattern came from the Erika Knight Classic book. I made the UK size 10 and there were no alterations necessary. I used Debbie Bliss Silk which was lovely to work with and I think I used 5 skeins (I say think because I have one after and am assuming I bought the 6 suggested in the pattern, but you never quite know for sure with me, I am easily distracted when in a yarn shop). The fully fashioned shaping is lovely and I may very well make another in the ripped Debbie Bliss silk from last year's disaster knit.

27 Comments:

Blogger Mozilla said...

wow that is very elegant and very chic! Looks beautiful on you!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 5:12:00 pm  
Blogger Marie said...

It's beautiful!! And it's such a useful item, don't you think?

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 5:14:00 pm  
Anonymous kim said...

I love the color. It does seem very versatile and looks perfect with that lovely sequined dress.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 7:01:00 pm  
Blogger Krawuggl said...

This shrug is on my list since I saw it in the book, so it is nice to hear it´s a quick and easy knit. Your colour is lovely, I love this basic non-colours a lot, they match with nearly everything. And by the way - your dresses are worth a special post I think, they are wonderful!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 7:54:00 pm  
Blogger Craftydramaqueen said...

The shrug looks beautiful. I'm a first time visitor to your blog. I love the hats and dresses you have made. You are very talented.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 8:55:00 pm  
Blogger Steph said...

Oh, it's so beautiful and I love all the dresses you've paired it with, they remind me of Megan Park. When the book came out, I wasn't impressed at first, thinking most of the designs simple and a bit boring (thinking "I don't need patterns for that, I can make that up myself"). But I kept looking at them and fell in love with them all. Now I'm knitting the deep-v sweater, and put that shrug on my list too, along with the Kelly cardi. And maybe some of the jackets, and.....

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 8:57:00 pm  
Blogger opportunityknits said...

It's so beautiful on you. Fits perfectly, lovely colour and drape. And I love your hair too!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 10:20:00 pm  
Blogger So Much Fun said...

I love debbie bliss' silk yarns, yummo, and what a lovely shrug and photoshoot.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 12:15:00 am  
Anonymous Nora said...

So beautiful! I love your silky-beaded dress too.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 4:12:00 am  
Blogger alltangledup said...

it is so elegant and so stylish. The neutral will work with so many things. The DB silk is just gorgeous

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 7:07:00 am  
Blogger Min said...

The shrug is beautiful. I have looked at the pattern several times and am now convinced I have to make on. I love your dress with the sequins too - dreamy.

Thanks for your comment about the mother-in-law. I know I should let it wash over me - she's been like this for 24 years, you think I would have learnt by now!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 11:45:00 pm  
Blogger sue said...

Wow, gorgeous shrug and you cant go wrong when you knit something that compliments your wardrobe so well too.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 7:09:00 am  
Blogger yvette said...

Your shrug is gorgeous, pretty dresses too.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 7:56:00 am  
Anonymous wendy said...

Looks beautiful.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:45:00 pm  
Blogger Karen said...

Lovely - and the texture of the silk must make it gorgeous to wear.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 12:46:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

You look totally lovely in this! Very nice. :0)

Thursday, May 24, 2007 10:43:00 pm  
Anonymous victoria said...

That is absolutely charming! What a perfect sweater for the spring and summer! And I love the color!

Friday, May 25, 2007 1:35:00 am  
Blogger Kathleen said...

That looks so elegant and classy on you. You look as refined and carefree as the models in our favourite knitting mags!

Friday, May 25, 2007 10:00:00 am  
Anonymous Maggie said...

I love it Rebecca! Your dresses are fabulous as well.

Friday, May 25, 2007 1:09:00 pm  
Anonymous Jane said...

It's really lovely and looks great on you - especially with such fab wellies. The top photo looks like it could have been taken at the Chelsea Flower Show...

Friday, May 25, 2007 4:40:00 pm  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I love this shrug and it does have a nice fit. A lot of shrug patterns look like they are cutting off underarm circulation - not a good look!
You look very romantic in your garden.
I love the beaded dress.

Friday, May 25, 2007 8:24:00 pm  
Blogger Lina said...

That is very lovely!! I haven't tried the Debbie Bliss silk yarn yet, but I can imagine it is devine!

Saturday, May 26, 2007 12:29:00 pm  
Blogger yvette said...

Hi Rebecca, I have tagged you for the Random facts meme, check it out here http://and sewtoknit.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 27, 2007 10:46:00 am  
Blogger Artis-Anne said...

Oh what a truly lovely shrug and so beautifully photographed.

Monday, May 28, 2007 4:17:00 pm  
Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

Enchanting - I love the ivory and sequinned dress!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:40:00 pm  
Anonymous natalie said...

The shrug is lovely... she asks herself cautiously if there would be time to knit one before Woolfest...
but I am rather rounder than you are, so not sure if would make me look like a mushroom with a large "cap" and a skinny stalk?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 8:30:00 am  
Blogger princesspumpkin said...

That's a lovely shrug. I've contemplated making that one since receiving the book from my SP10 but I've already made a very similar one by Jo Sharp. How do you keep the fronts of yours from flapping out? Mine sits very nicely on my boobs as long as I stay still as a statue but as soon as I move the fronts flap open in a very unflattering way.

Monday, July 02, 2007 3:33:00 am  

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