Rip It Good

Pixie Shoulderette


Wish Todd had mentioned that little bare spot in my hair so I could cover it.

Pattern: Pixie Shoulderette by Catheryn Clarke
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Meteor
Needle: US 11 – 8.0 mm
Ravelry Link: Click Here

I was going to feature one of my scarves today, but since everyone commented that they couldn’t wait to see the shrug, you guys get the shrug! You may thank Todd for being my photographer for this piece.

From the front!

The criss-crosses took a little bit to do. They’re done with making a bunch of yarn overs, then immediately dropping them, laying them out of the floor, and painstakingly crossing them over each other and putting them back on the needles all while keeping the loops from being distorted in size. I was relieved to finally get those back on the needles, let me tell you!

The yarn I used for this is discontinued, but you can still find it on Ebay for a pretty good price. It’s stretchy and slippery though, and a real pain to mattress-stitch up. And both arms need to be mattress-stitched up, so be ready to curse a lot if you decide to make this shrug.  Of course, I’m ready to curse a lot at everything I make. I figure it’s a remnant of being a girl scout for a bit as a kid. Be prepared!

For more Finished Objects, go check out Tami’s Ami’s!


  1. It’s really cute, and I’m glad you showed it today, the Wednesday picture had me very intrigued! Definitely one that looks better on ;)

  2. Looking good, girl!!! I love it – it came out great!!!!

  3. So cute. It does look finicky with all those crossed threads! Good for you for getting it stitched up. I hate that part of a project!

  4. Thank you Todd for the pictures.

    WOW it came out stunning, way better than I expected. Definitely need to make me one of those. However you made it a little less appealing with your comments about the criss cross section. LOL

    Can’t wait to see the scarf now. NO PRESSURE!

  5. That is beyond cool!!!!! I love it.

  6. Okay, that is even more awesome than I imagined! It looks fantastic, I love the colours and the (pain-in-the-ass, glad you managed to get them back on the needles) criss-crosses and the cool almost shredded-looking texture on the sleeves…

  7. Very cute! I love the colors

  8. Very funky! Love the arms, the way they show is awesome. The colors go perfectly with your blouse…you’ll have to wear it always, lol.

  9. WOW! You must have so much patience to so those yarnovers like that, but you look so happy in it, I’m sure it was worth the effort.

    Have a lovely weekend :)

  10. ROTFL!!! I never knew scouting could lead to cursing. ;) The shrug is adorable! Congratulations on the finish. The process of crossing the stitches certainly sounds nerve-wracking!!

  11. That is an awesome looking garment!!! :D
    If the cross-overs didn’t sound so amazingly difficult, I’d be considering making one of those for myself. :p

  12. Your shrug is gorgeous! It looks fantastic on you too.

  13. Oh my goodness this looks amazing on! Great job!

  14. Girl Scouts in your area curse? I can’t imagine making that! You deserve a medal for perseverance!!! Great job.

  15. that shoulderette looks amazing on you!

  16. This looks amazing! How did you make the yarn overs so big?

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