Do you find change knitting patterns on the fly?

I started a variation of the Tropical Nights Shrug knitting pattern found in the May – July 2013 issue of Cast On. That’s the official publication of The Knkitting Guild Association.

The original is made of wool sock weight yarn.  Knitting with wool in the heat of summer is not fun.  So I’m using Bernat Sox Yarn in the Crazy Hot colorway for the main color, and Faded Denim for the contrast.

This sock weight yarn is acrylic, so will not block like wool.  I actually like the effect so far, because the open mesh is less open.

Knitting Patterns: Tropical Nights Shrug Variation in Progress

The variation has so far involved knitting more rows than the instructions call for because my gauge has fewer rows per inch.

Changing the yarn used c be interesting and with some minor modifications can make for interesting results.

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Knitting Patterns: Tropical Nights Shrug Variation In Progress 



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