A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 296,685
Currently Running With Scissors:
617 Guests and 36 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Long pixie hooded capelet  (Read 3157 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
SylvChezPlum
Knitting and crocheting in France
Offline Offline

Posts: 600
Joined: 14-Jan-2005

J'adoooore Crafster !


View Profile WWW
« on: March 18, 2011 01:41:57 AM »

After making similar cardigans for my daughters a couple years ago, I finally made a larger version for myself this year, yeah !! I figured working out a full cardigan AND the hood at the same time would look too daunting and split the work in 2: First I worked on the hood for an "easy capelet", and then would work out the second project, this time focusing more on the cardigan part.

It ended up working out pretty well. Of course the capelet wasn't as easy-peasy as I thought, and the process meant a lot of ripping/starting all over again, in order to get the perfect fit I wanted.

 

But I'm so happy with the result that it was totally worth it !!! :-D  I added 2 granny triangle inserts, one in the hood and the other sligtly off-centered to flare the edging of capelet. And after trying several edging versions, I added a bobble edging to balance it all. I end up LOVING those bobbles, think it really makes the charm of the piece.

All in all, I'm totally in love with this capelet, have been wearing it every single day since I finished it, both inside (we live in the french alps, and when you work in front of a computer all day, it can get chilly) and outside to get the girls from school ect... It ends up being a perfect layering piece for spring, and I love feeling that loooong hood in my back !!!

Hope you'll like it too :-)

Sylv

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Patterns & free Patterns: ChezPlum - Blog - Etsy -
Rav - Craftsy
Angry Angel
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 2735
Joined: 10-Sep-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011 03:03:19 AM »

Gorgeous! I just love it, I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to wear it, but I think it looks perfect on you. All the little touches you added work really well too.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

SylvChezPlum
Knitting and crocheting in France
Offline Offline

Posts: 600
Joined: 14-Jan-2005

J'adoooore Crafster !


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011 05:04:39 AM »

Thanks... and actually I also thought I wouldn't feel "brave" enough to wear it often, but it turns out it's MUCH more wearable than I thought, and highly practical... so I wear it all the time :-D
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Patterns & free Patterns: ChezPlum - Blog - Etsy -
Rav - Craftsy
alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Life is Moving Along Splendidly
Offline Offline

Posts: 27489
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Make all things!!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011 05:09:23 AM »

Oh wow!  This is an exciting project!  It is perfect for chilly offices and spring days! It looks great!  I would definitely wear something like it!  The colors are also lovely together.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Ruby Copperhead
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 4163
Joined: 11-Aug-2008


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011 05:50:53 AM »

I already loved the thumbnail! This looks so great! And the bobbles are really making a great finish. Congrats!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
susie in the sky
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011 12:46:47 PM »

I LOVE it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My crafty, eco-y, charity shopp-y, vegan-y, happy-y blog...

http://secondhandsusie.blogspot.co.uk/
SylvChezPlum
Knitting and crocheting in France
Offline Offline

Posts: 600
Joined: 14-Jan-2005

J'adoooore Crafster !


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011 12:52:24 AM »

Thanks all :-)
I've just past the armholes on my new cardigan this week-end (with the same hood), exciting !! :-P
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Patterns & free Patterns: ChezPlum - Blog - Etsy -
Rav - Craftsy
kuddlekubs
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2011 03:18:03 AM »

Awesome! I am soooo impressed!
kuddles
THIS ROCKS   Logged

If I'm sitting, I'm crocheting!

Check out the giveaway thread on Crochetville, I participate....a LOT!

Charity Items I Make: baby hats, felted bags
Geniale
Formerly known as Burgz
Offline Offline

Posts: 841
Joined: 12-Sep-2008


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2011 08:12:05 PM »

Gorgeous, I especially love the granny square inserts! Bravo!!! I'm (unsuccessfully) trying to figure out how you added the insert in the capelet... is it a triangle?
« Last Edit: March 21, 2011 08:12:44 PM by Burgz » THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. Its our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit. " - Mary Lou Retton
SylvChezPlum
Knitting and crocheting in France
Offline Offline

Posts: 600
Joined: 14-Jan-2005

J'adoooore Crafster !


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2011 01:26:50 AM »

yep, they are triangles. I've been working a lot on granny squares and their variations (triangles, pentagons) for a personal project (see my blog), and how to incorporate them in different designs to help with shaping. That's a lot of fun :-)

For instance, in this case the triangles help increasing for the end of hood, and also to make the bottom of capelet larger for bust. :-)

There are just sooooooooo many options with granny squares and their variations. sometimes I wonder if I'll ever run out of ideas for them ;-)  :-P
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Patterns & free Patterns: ChezPlum - Blog - Etsy -
Rav - Craftsy
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Add Body to Your Hair with Beer
How to Grow Your Hair Faster
How to Blow Dry Your Hair Straight
Creative Living With Brit: Mastering The Back Comb
Hair How To: The Beehive
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Teacup Bird Feeder
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.