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Topic: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!  (Read 501997 times)
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« Reply #260 on: February 14, 2007 08:13:34 PM »

I'm really confused with this pattern. I've taken it apart like 5 times.

With Row 3, what do you do to the right front panel?

Row 3 and all RS rows: k2, *p to next marker, yo, sl marker, p1, yo* repeat from * 3 more times, p until last 2 st, knit.

I read the pattern as purl to last 2 stitches, then knit those 2. Do you do purl 1, yo, then purl until last 2 st, knit 2?

I did it that way the first time around but ended up with the one front panel having an extra stitch than the other panel so I thought I made a mistake and re-read the instructions and it said p until last 2 st, knit but it just looks weird and only one front panel is increasing.
Question 2

I also have a question about my gauge (4st/1" on 10 1/2 needles), I measure 14.5" around the collarbone so I worked that out to CO 59 stitches. So I divided my sections up to 10-9-21-9-10 (left front-left sleeve-back-rt sleeve-rt front). Is that the best way to have divided it up?

The circumference of my upper arm is 9" so so I worked that out to the sleeves having 36 st (9"X4st) but with my sleeves starting out odd (9 st), is it better to have 35 or 37 st? I don't want it too tight or loose, but just snug. This is my first garment I've ever knitted so I'm not sure how much give the yarn will have, I'm using acrylic worsted weight yarn. 
« Reply #261 on: February 15, 2007 07:37:20 AM »

k2, *p to next marker, yo, sl marker, p1, yo* repeat from * 3 more times, p until last 2 st, knit.

Using your numbers -
k2, (front band)
p8, yo, sl marker, (front)
p1, ("seam")
yo, p8, yo, sl marker, (sleeve)
p1, ("seam")
yo, p20, yo, sl marker (back)
yo,p8, yo, sl marker  (sleeve)
p1, ("seam")
yo,p8, (front)
k2 (front band)

The red is the first part, the brown/teal/green/purple represent the 4 repeats, and the blue is the last part. So you end up with a yarn over/increase on each side of the front (by the sleeve not the center front), each side of both sleeves, and each side of the back.

For question 2 - I would change the sleeve section to 10 stitches, if they are an even number the "seam" will match up with the ribbing on the neck band. As for fit - I recommend putting your stitches on waste yarn and trying it on when you get the number you think it should be (based on your gauge). That is the beauty of top down, you can try it on along the way.
« Reply #262 on: February 15, 2007 09:23:33 AM »

Thanks so much, if I change the sleeves to 10, should I keep the front panels to 10 and make the back 19?
« Reply #263 on: February 15, 2007 03:06:27 PM »

Thanks so much, if I change the sleeves to 10, should I keep the front panels to 10 and make the back 19?
The front and sleeves should be even number and the back should be an odd number. So leave the fronts at 10 and make the back 19 or 21 - 2 stitches won't mattern that much just a slight difference on were the neckband lays. Personally I would leave it at 21 because I've seen quite a few that are very high up on the neck.
« Reply #264 on: February 21, 2007 07:50:27 AM »

Hi!  This is an awesome pattern, and the genius who figured it out has my eternal respect!  (I am not a natural 3-D visualizer and can't even read maps very well.)  I'm wondering if any of you might be interested in making me one of these capelets (for cash--I have a PayPal account or could send concealed cash.)  I wear a size 16 typically in Macy's and Penneys clothes because of these "linebacker" wide shoulders.  I cannot knit, and I've tried . . . I would love one of these in a creamy off-white sort of yarn for summer.  Maybe a cotton yarn like those cotton sweaters for summer.  As you can see, I don't know any yarn words (duh!)  If anyone would be interested in doing this (especially if you sent a photo of your project here or to your weblog), please let me know.  I will be teaching math this summer and doing some substitute teaching this spring, and a capelet like this would let me wear sundresses . . . yay!  My email is shalanna [AT] tx *dot* rr [DOT again] com if anyone would like to do this.  I admire those of you with talent and skills!  (I wonder if it's my visual problems or just my general clumsiness that makes me so bad at knitting/crocheting. . . .)
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« Reply #265 on: February 27, 2007 06:06:23 AM »

Hi All- OK, so I'm a little late to this thread, but I love this capelet and I'm a new knitter so it took me a while.  but here are my two versions:  (since I'm so new, it has to be links, sorry)



Capelet #1, the blue and purple one uses Berroco Foliage, color 5990, on size 11 circular needles.  I followed the pattern exactly.

Capelet #2, the pink and green one, uses Patagonia hand dyed cotton, color 215, on size 11 circular needles.  I added to the garter stitch on the front edges of each side. so it was k4 on each end.

Thanks so much for posting the pattern, and everyone for posting their varieties, and giving me the inspiration.  These are my first wearable objects other than scarves and hats.  Smiley  Marykz
« Reply #266 on: February 27, 2007 01:43:13 PM »

These are my first FO's as well.  Thank you so much for this pattern.  It took me a couple of times to get the YOs right, but once I had those under control, the rest was a breeze. 

Also, did anyone else see that the  Boston Globe had a picture of Abigail Breslin wearing this sweater in their Sunday magazine? 
« Reply #267 on: April 21, 2007 07:39:45 AM »

Here's mine! 

Haven't found the right pin for the collar yet...

Think this one works?
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« Reply #268 on: April 21, 2007 02:45:18 PM »

I think that pin is good.  I love all the rbight colours.  Very nice!

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« Reply #269 on: April 21, 2007 02:57:06 PM »

oh my gosh, mojo, i love it! the pin goes great. what yarn did you use?

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