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Topic: Anyone make julsey723's Anthropologie-Inspired Capelet in Homespun yarn?  (Read 462 times)
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« on: October 16, 2007 03:38:30 PM »

I have a gorgeous skein of LB Homespun in a deep grape color that I love, and I want to knit this capelet with it: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.0

Did anyone in the KAL (or otherwise) knit that in Homespun? If so, please HELP me figure out gauge and sizing! THANKS!
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007 04:25:38 PM »

I haven't made it out of LB Homespun but I've made a couple so maybe I can help.

First thing is swatch to find out your gauge.

Then figure out how many stitches to cast on. The original had a 16" neckline (not actually the base of your neck but where you want the sweaters neckline to be.). So multiply your gauge X 16. You want to have an odd number of stitches so add or subtract accordingly (the odd number makes the ribbing on the neckband line up with the raglan increases).

When you get to the section where you place the markers to divide the fronts/sleeves/back you will divide your cast-on by 6 then make the following sections: front 1/6, sleeve 1/6, back 2/6 plus 1 stitch (that's where the odd stitch goes), sleeve 1/6, front 1/6.

After that you are just following the sleeve increase section until the sleeves fit you. Then continue until it is the length you want.

If that doesn't make sense find out your gauge and desired neck measurement and I or someone can help out again.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007 04:28:46 PM »

WOWSA, thank you SO MUCH!  You are very clear but I should've mentioned that I am mathematically (and therefore, gauge-ly) handicapped. NO JOKE, it's such an issue with me to do the math. If you are still willing to help I would be so grateful...but right now, I'll knit a swatch of Homespun and get back to you. Yes?
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007 08:32:03 PM »

That pattern should work out fine as the yarn's really a bulky weight and does best on size 11 or larger needles. You may not have to adjust the CO or pattern at all - just knit until it's big enough to the underarms.
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007 08:41:37 AM »

HOmespun only has 57 yards(ish) in the skien so you may need a second skien just fyi.
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