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tmbrunschen
« on: September 14, 2008 08:16:38 AM »

I recently decided to knuckle down and create those gagging pink gifts that my daughter insists on requesting.

I made it to (supposedly) fit a 7-9 year old, but -I- could wear it (if I weren't so put off by her colour choice) Wink .

I grabbed a 15mm hook, three strands of acrylic puke pink yarn and this is what I got (and, apart from the colour, I am pretty pleased and know she will be)

The triple-stranding makes it super-thick. Perfect for a Northern Ireland winter.

Opinions/comments/critiques are all welcome!
















I've mocked up my notes as a "pattern" and it can be found here:
http://www.morethanblue.com/gallery/show/6

(Please scroll to the bottom of the page for the cape pattern as I am currently fighting with my webdesigner to make everything better organised. Sorry!)

If you want to follow the pattern and find it difficult, please don't hesitate to yell at me or poke me with a stick. Like I said, the "pattern" was just thrown together from my notes.
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amelie
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008 09:28:08 AM »

Wow, that looks super fuzzy and warm! I want to snuggle up in it now! I'm sure your daughter will love it, especially since you braved the bright pink  Wink Beautiful work, really.

Sidenote, I also enjoy the photos where the cape appears to be floating!
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tmbrunschen
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008 10:14:20 AM »

Wow, that looks super fuzzy and warm! I want to snuggle up in it now! I'm sure your daughter will love it, especially since you braved the bright pink  Wink Beautiful work, really.

Sidenote, I also enjoy the photos where the cape appears to be floating!

Thank you! I LOVE how it turned out (apart from the colour) and plan on doing one or two for myself, perhaps one in snowflake white and one in black and silver, perhaps with some wide ribbon as the ties Cheesy

Thank you for noticing the floating. That was done with a program called Pixelmator on my Mac that's basically a photo and pixel editing program.

I was able to closely define the difference between what I wanted to focus on and the background - switch the focus and blur the background to 100% Cheesy I was pretty pleased with the results (and all to hide the unfolded-but-clean laundry hanging over the back of the sofa!  Wink )
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clrowi
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008 12:16:19 PM »

I have been struggling to find a cape pattern that uses thick yarn and still maintains some kind of visual appeal! Thank you for sharing! Albeit, I won't be showing my daughter the pink example picture though!!
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tmbrunschen
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008 12:37:06 PM »

I have been struggling to find a cape pattern that uses thick yarn and still maintains some kind of visual appeal! Thank you for sharing! Albeit, I won't be showing my daughter the pink example picture though!!

Oh, if you do make one, please let me know how you did! I just jotted notes as I went and it's not even a "pattern" let alone been tested (and I'm also just thinking that if I keep the math the same - "we" could incorporate some pretty patterns/motifs into the cape Wink - oh, i sense -another- trip to the drawing board Cheesy

Enjoy! (and please post/contact me with photos of your creation Cheesy
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craftyfoxni
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008 01:47:58 PM »

just had a wee look at your website and what lovely things i found  Wink   and your right that lovely cape will be good for our norn iron winters even though we have had our two days of summer this weekend
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