Retro Redux

The fastest shrug of all time....

I finished this Retro Redux Shrug over a week ago now, and finally bribed my husband into taking some pictures for me.

I finished this shrug in like 5 days. It was so quick and easy.
So much for the "knit-a-long" idea...

I am really glad that I made this project because I think it will be the perfect accessory to throw over a tank this summer when evening comes or if I'm in some heavy air conditioning.

I ended up changing the pattern a tiny bit, I made the sleeves longer. I think sleeves are a bit more flattering elbow length than when they end at the mid upper arm, which is what the pattern calls for.

I used 4 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and still have most of that fourth ball left over. If I hadn't made the sleeves longer, I could have easily knit this shrug with only 3 balls. That is a pretty inexpensive knitting project!

The pretty lace stitch is just a two row repeat, making it a pretty mindless pattern.

We all need "mindless" once in awhile...