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Mayviss
« on: October 15, 2004 09:53:38 AM »

Well, I'd never even considered it, but after seeing tofuthief's post on capelet desgns, I am capelet-obsessed!!!  I am going to, with the assistance of Melidomi's suggestions and wisdom attempt to make the button capelet which was in that post.

I'm just a beginner, but feel I can handle this.  I just have to get through this workday, stop by the yarn store, and get bundled in for what is going to be a rainy weekend here.

Who wants to join?
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tofuthief
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2004 06:45:53 PM »

I wish I could join you, but the combination of law school + the job search + Red Sox come-from-behind victories has left me with no time for knitting.  But I'll keep checking this thread and help out when I can, and maybe I will join you during my winter break.  Good luck!
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stikgirl
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2004 06:47:48 AM »

I guess I should join but I am almost finished my capelet.  Just working on the neckline now.  I will try to post some pics this weekend.

I made up a pattern after finding a lace stitch that I liked.

Michelle
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Sexie_Leopard
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2004 11:40:29 AM »

I'll join, i saw that post about the capelets, and i think i founded my own pattern.  So i'm gonna start it tomorrow (sunday).  Wish me luck that i don't screw it up...lol.
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veronique
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2004 08:50:48 AM »

There's a beautiful capelet pattern in the new Stitch n' Bitch Nation book, called the spiderweb capelet.  I've already made one, and it took me just one evening!  It's knit on size 15 (15!) needles and is very lacey.  And it only takes one skein of yarn.  Unfortunately, the pattern called for 2 skeins, but I exchanged the extra one, got a different color, and now I have a great gift idea.  (I thought it was a typo and emailed Debbie Stoller, but she said the designer used just over one skein). 
Anyhow, since I am knitting a 2nd capelet, I'm part of this knit-along! 
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2004 03:56:59 PM »

hi! i designed the spiderweb capelet in stitch 'n bitch nation. i use only one skein for the capelet, but it's so close that i was afraid that others might need a little bit extra (if their tension was a bit looser, or if you wanted to make the capelet longer or something...), and it would suck to run out of yarn when you're so close to finishing a project! so i recommended purchasing 1+ skein. anyway, glad you like the pattern, i'll check back here to answer any questions people may have about it.
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veronique
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2004 12:39:40 PM »

Hi Peachass!  Great design!  So I ended up making 2 capelets, one in cranberry and one in coffee.  (With the leftover yarn I made a crochet trim and a crocheted flower for a hat.)  After proudly showing off my skills to family members at Thanksgiving, 2 aunts would not let go of these capelets.  Fortunately, they did not fight as one preferred red and the other brown.  Goodbye capelets, I loved you so! 
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2004 09:44:55 AM »

Peachass, the pic on your site of the spiderweb capelet looks so different than the pic in Stitch N Bitch! Did they use a different yarn? Yours looks truly spiderwebby - I love it! I've actually been looking for something like this. Must. Make. This. Capelet.
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2004 06:47:16 PM »

yeah, the capelet on my site right now is  a different yarn...can't remember what yarn right now, it's a kid mohair...merino frappe is a little bit more lofty than it is. but the merino frappe is more substantial...it's what i'd use for a more wintery capelet. you can really use any lightweight fuzzy-ish yarn! i'm so glad people are making this, keep the photos coming!!
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elspethm
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2004 07:38:41 AM »

I love your fishnet capelet even better! It's too bad that one wasn't in the book, then I might buy it!

yeah, the capelet on my site right now is  a different yarn...can't remember what yarn right now, it's a kid mohair...merino frappe is a little bit more lofty than it is. but the merino frappe is more substantial...it's what i'd use for a more wintery capelet. you can really use any lightweight fuzzy-ish yarn! i'm so glad people are making this, keep the photos coming!!
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