Last night, on Chatters, we were talking about my shrug and how it's constructed. Up until yesterday, it was a difficult project to photograph because of what lace does naturally... scrunches up and looks like nothing.
Today, however, it's a little easier to see how it's all put together. To that end, I did this...
With this picture, you can see the construction of the shrug. The cast on is at the neck edge. It incorporates four "seams", the raglan shaping, worked down with increases on every right side row on the "seams" and every fourth row at the front edges, giving it the V-neck shaping. Right now, I'm working down the left hand sleeve (right hand side of the picture); once that sleeve is finished, I'll pick up the stitches for the second sleeve and work it to match the first.
After that, I'll pick up all the remaining stitches, fronts and back, and continue on down. The pattern says to work about one inch without shaping, then to decrease on every right side row on each side of the front until no stitches remain. That will create the point at the back. The best part of this pattern? No seams!
Incidentally, the colour in this picture is much closer to the actual colour of the yarn that the shot in the previous blog post.