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Topic: Fuzzy Soft Caplet and Ribbon Shrug  (Read 3018 times)
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decline2state
« on: August 13, 2005 02:51:42 PM »

Hello All!

The caplet was my first large project.  It was made with 10 balls of Skacel Luxor I bought at the Yarn Lady's bag sale.  The pattern is from Easy Knitting magazine (spring/summer 2005).  What i loved the most about the caplet is that the collar is knitted to be knit side out and it, plus this was my first time working with shoulder shaping, it was great!  The edging is crochet.  I really think they left something out of the patrtern (I even contacted the magazine, but they said it was fine Cry ) so I really winged it for the end half.

The shrug started as another project in the same magazine, however, there was a gauge problem and I ended up frogging it Embarrassed.  Let me tell you, it was well worth it to purchase a ball winder for that, especially since there were 7 balls of yarn in there!  Its a drop stitch pattern and the yarn is LLH/GGH Venezia (also from the bag sale).

  http://homepage.mac.com/jratcliff/SHEs_CRAFTY/PhotoAlbum54.html

I am trying to learn from my gauge problems, and have been starting with the gauge swatches (and I did for the drop stitch but changed it up anyway, dumb me).   Cheesy 
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annarella
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2005 03:29:49 PM »

I love your capelet - looks really snuggly Smiley
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craftykate
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2005 05:13:53 PM »

Both are great. I love the ribbon yarn you used for the shrug, really pretty.
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bespectacled
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2005 06:57:02 PM »

Both are so pretty! I love the capelet especially, seems so soft and fuzzy Grin
Oh and I was browsing through your other knitting pics and I have those some of those same buttons you used on your dowel needles.. hehehe Cheesy
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shrtcke
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2005 07:18:07 PM »

i love them both. great job! is that magazine just called "easy knitting magazine". i never heard of it. 
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dorthybuht
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2005 10:55:30 AM »

you have the cutest (and most helpful) cat i have ever seen Smiley
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decline2state
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2005 08:57:21 AM »

i love them both. great job! is that magazine just called "easy knitting magazine". i never heard of it. 

It is a Family Circle magazine, here is a link to the website: www.fceasyknitting. com/
I have liked quite a few projects from the magazine.
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decline2state
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2005 08:58:42 AM »

And thank you all so much for the compliments!
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pmpknpunk
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2005 10:14:23 AM »

did you used a pattern for the "slightly felted purse" on your picture page? it's cute! I'd love to know the pattern and the yarn you used. Thx!
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decline2state
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2005 04:28:01 PM »

did you used a pattern for the "slightly felted purse" on your picture page? it's cute! I'd love to know the pattern and the yarn you used. Thx!

Thanks, I used Lion Brand Landscapes yarn and a Joann's crafts pattern that I altered.http://www.joann.com/content/projects/projectsDisplay.jhtml?articlePath=%2Fcontent%2Fprojects%2Fstatic%2Fnew%2Fknitted_felt_purse.jhtml&CATID=25293  The pattern is basically just two rectangles and I added sides and a bottom, basically a realy long rectangle.

I admit that although the yarn is supposed to felt well, it was a real pain and I think 100% wool yarns will felt better.  Also, I have a front loading washing machine and had to do it by hand.  After the felting, the hardest part was lining; I am horrible at sewing straight lines.
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