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« on: April 02, 2005 09:48:40 AM »

i just finished this capelet for my daughter. have yet to weave in the ends....nothing fancy just knitting and purling using large needles and cheap yarn, then joining in the round.  Now i'm going to make some adult sized ones for gifts in fancier yarns.  woo hoo! let me know what you think. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2005 09:53:52 AM »

very, very, cute..... and so is the capelet. I may have to try one for my little cutie.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2005 10:12:27 AM »

I love the capelet (and your daughter is very cute too!).  Do you have a pattern? 
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2005 10:51:07 AM »

that's soo amazing... I love it... I would sew pearls into it if I made in an adult size... fantastic job. Grin Cool
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2005 09:56:06 AM »

Your daughter is adorable! I really like how you joined the round up at the top, that's a GREAT idea!
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2005 10:31:51 AM »

ok, here's my basic primer on how i made this. i just bought some more yarn to make another so this time i'll write things down. but here's the basic concept....this was for a just-turned-6 year old who is in the 76%ile for height and weight (we just had a check up, can't you tell!?)  the yarn was an inexpensive Bernat? acrylic/nylon thick/thin yarn from JoAnns for $3.99 for a ton of it. 

Cast on 48 on 19 needles (i know those are big, i was going for the lacey look)
Garter stitch for about 5 inches
stockinette stitch for another 6 or so inches
Switch to 17 needles, garter stitch for a couple of rows
Switch to 15 needles,  knit 4, k2tog all the way around
knit next round, using a 13 circular needle as your right hand needle, so that all of the stitches end up on the circular needle
join in the round. continue with garter stitch. i did a few k2tog with 4 knit stiches in between kind of where  i thought the shoulders would be. probably only about three on each side, about 3 inches from the ends.   Then knit in the round for about 3 more rounds.  Bind off.

I took the idea of using larger to smaller needles from the Paris Loop (from Magknits) but worried I'd need a little more shaping.  It ended up just big enough to fit over her head.

certainly this could be done w/ different sized needles, just adjust the number of stitches cast on.
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2005 04:54:31 PM »

Oh, I don't know which is cuter, your daughter, or your daughter wearing that adorable capelet!

Very, very sweet!
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2005 06:17:12 PM »

thanks! my other daughter who is almost 2 1/2 is in the picture w/ my screen name or whatever it's called...she's the spitfire in the family. the older one is amazingly crafty in her own 6 yr old way!  Smiley i think one got the crafty gene, the other got the competitive gene. i also race my bicycle in my spare time.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2005 06:32:43 PM »

The capelet came out great!! Love it!! My daughter claims I have a capelet/poncho fettish ( have made the spiderweb capelet, paris loopx2, boob tube from SNBitch nation)  Now it looks like I may have to make another!! ( of course my kids fall in the 50% and below!!!)
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2005 06:40:34 PM »

Mines in the 98th %tile, I don't know how, all she does is drink MILK!
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