OK, it's taken forever to get these photos up. Is there a secret that I don't know about?
Anyway, after making the spider web capelet with yarnovers in row four (and switching it to circulars so it would fit) crafster was recommended to me and I discovered the pattern mistake. So, I frogged it and knit it up again. Then I cast off and found it was way too small. I put it back on the needles with the intent to lengthen it, but decided I didn't like the color. Here is a picture of what I thought was a boring color at the time.
Then I frogged it again and dyed it. It was my first attempt at dying. Desire is the mother of learning new crafts...or something like that. I like how it turned out, and dying was fun.
I lengthened the capelet by 7 rows (rows 2-8) and widened it by one spiderweb (5 sts) to fit my big man shoulders. It fits well now. Here it is:
I have to say that after knitting it three times, I really grew to love the pattern. This was my first lace and I found it relaxing as knitting should be, but not too boring like stockinette stitch can be. Also, I love the way the spider webs have a vintage look to them (although it was less evident when the yarn became variegated). I think the lace is ingenious and I want to knit it in different yarns and different shapes. I don't know anything about lace, so I don't know if the designer put together other types of lace or completely made up her own. In any case, the design rocks, Erin!