Thanks everyone, for the well wishes for my dad, and for the lovely comments in the last post. You sure warmed my heart, and I’m chuffed that you still drop by my little blog after all this time. I am excited to be back, I miss coming here and talking knitting.

So here we go! This is my latest finished knit.

Flowergirl shrug

I made this to go with Annette’s flower girl dress for the wedding two weeks ago. The bride had chosen pink as the theme colour (Annette did not mind one bit), and Annette’s dress was sleeveless. The wedding being in September, where we still get cold spells or windy days every now and then, I thought I’d make her a shrug to put on just in case it gets chilly. Well the weather turned out to be glorious, but Annette wore it anyway (after her official flower girl duty).

Flower girl

I didn’t use a pattern for this, although I didn’t start out wanting to design something myself. I did look around for shrug/bolero patterns out there, but nothing that fits my requirements, that I could find. I do like this one and this one (Ravelry link) but I was a bit concerned about whether I would have enough yarn to make Annette’s size. I had a skein of pink Lush Yarn Bamboo/Silk/Wool blend yarn that I thought would be perfect for a shrug. A skein is 300m (328yd) and I’d like to use just the one skein, so I thought the shrug should be lacy, to make the most of the yardage. So, some number crunching later, together with an arrow lace pattern from a stitch dictionary, this shrug was born. I added picot edging too for that extra girly frills. Hehe.

I’m very happy with it, and I think Annette likes it too. 🙂

Flower girl


Kristen says:

So cute! Great pattern design.

sandra says:

You did great designing job. Annette’s was the cutest flower girl ever!

Natalie says:

Hi Claudine! I started following your blog when i took up knitting earlier this year and find your projects very inspiring! I love your design and have an 18 month old daughter and would love to knit this for her. Will you be publishing this pattern? x Natalie

Rose Red says:

That is so sweet – and clever you – no pattern! Wow!

sue says:

The shrug looks beautiful Claudine. You are extremely clever designing that yourself. I especially love the picot edging. Annette looks very very pretty wearing it with her dress, she makes a gorgeous flower girl.

2paw says:

Oh she looks so beautiful and the shrug is gorgeous. And you are clever!!

Niki says:

So cute! What a wonderful job. I could never have figured that out without a pattern. Annette looks very proud to be wearing her beautiful flower girl dress…and her gorgeous sweater.

Maria says:

So cute – both the shrug and Annette. You are so very clever.
I need to make 2 similar to this, but am investigating crochet patterns at the moment

That’s a lovely knit and Annette looks gorgeous. I wish we could play with her if we werent’ this far apart.

Jennyff says:

That shrug is adorable and beautifully modelled by Annette.

suzy says:

Claudine, that shrug is gorgeous – and Annette looks like a princess.

Jade says:

Annette looks like a big girl..the shrug is so pretty!

BTW, when you have time, can you please help me work out some knitting instructions for some buttonholes in moss stitch? I’ve stalled on the knitting. Just let me know when you’re free next.

chemgrrl says:

Annette is such a beautiful girl! She’s growing up, too.

Lovely shrug. So girly. 🙂

drkms says:

she looks so pretty in pink! what a gorgeous little design, perfect for the occasion. well done clever you!

Naomi says:

that is just stunning! Beautiful!

Lisa says:

Love that shrug! And Anette is so pretty in her flowergirl outfit.

sil says:

Aw, Annette looks so cute! Nice job on creating that little bolero to go with the fairytale dress.

Sorry to hear that your dad is ill. I shall summon up some long distance healing energy for him. Take care.

Oiyi says:

I love it! And she looks beautiful in it.

corrie says:

gorgeous, as usual she looks like a little doll! we miss you claudine and after christmas I’ll have to pop over for a catch up and say hi!


Angie H. says:

I have volunteered to provide a hand knit shrug/bolero for a little flower girl for a June 12th wedding. If you have the pattern available, I would love to buy it from you. If not, can you provide me with some guidance as to how you adapted the pattern you used, needle size, and such? I would be VERY grateful. ~Angie