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Topic: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723  (Read 149690 times)
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« Reply #700 on: April 16, 2007 03:50:26 PM »

Here is my version of the capelet.  I made it longer and turned it into a cardigan.  Also, I added the crochet ties (and a couple of glass beads at the ends).
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« Reply #701 on: April 17, 2007 04:48:40 PM »

So, I started the capelet, then realized when I got to the bottom ribbing, that I would never wear it that short.  I decided to try making it longer like some of you did.  I added a couple rows of purling, then alternating cables and ribs.

front, back, close-up of cable (closer to true colors) -



I also thought this would be a good intro to cables for me.  I went to www.knittingfool.com and searched around the stitch pattern index until I found one that looked easy enough.  Now I'm +2 to knitting!

The only thing I didn't realize was how much the cables pulled in the  fabric. The front has more of a cut-away shape now. Will the stitches ever "relax" a little? I don't think I can block this very much, because it's an acrylic/poly blend.  If not, I'm thinking of calling the cut-away look a "design element"... Wink 
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« Reply #702 on: April 17, 2007 06:05:00 PM »

yup, cables sure do pull in.  You've got yourself a "design element"
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« Reply #703 on: April 17, 2007 08:08:53 PM »

here is mine! i needed something to A) go over a strapless dress and B) to use up some extra yarn i had

i was a little worried about fixing it to my six but since i was using red heart i figured it would turn out a little smaller than if i had used chunky wool like the first person did, and it turned out awesomely and cant wait to wear it...its my first shirt/sweater like thing ever, ive been scared to make them up til now so maybe i will start to venture from hats scarves and afghans

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« Reply #704 on: April 22, 2007 09:11:29 AM »

Okay, I'm a bit of insomniac, so it's no surprise that I finished mine last night at about 3am! I made a few changes to the pattern - mine has a braided tie at the neck instead of a button, I made it alot longer, so it would cover my lower back (which can get cold in the summer) and I added a couple of rows of stocking stitch under the ribbing at the sleeves and back, so it would roll a little. I also wear it the knit side out because it suits the yarn better. I love it and I'm happy that it managed to use up a lot of my scraps of yarn, some of which were only about a foot long *lol* Yeah, I'm a cheapskate and won't throw bits away  Wink I've been wearing it all day!

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« Reply #705 on: April 22, 2007 05:38:24 PM »

No pictures of my progress yet, but I am only a few more repeats away from being done with the raglan increases. Yay!
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« Reply #706 on: April 23, 2007 02:41:14 PM »

Here's mine

I used caron simply soft, which is actually soft, who knew, I wasnt sure if I would like my own so I didnt want to spend to much money at first, Its so easy and quick I figure I can always make another in better yarn.

I also knit with 2 strands together, this is a very thick stiff fabric, maybe if I try washing it , it wil relax a little, it also likes to stick out in the back on the bottom, which is annoying,

I made it a little longer to cover my tank tops, I couldnt decide on the sleeves so I met myself in the middle not too short not too long, I do like the color though its heathey gray

I casted on 55 I think and didnt follow the instructions I later found about the back being an odd number, but it doestn really bother me anyway, I also added a couple increases for the back since I have broad shoulders I was afraid of it not being big enough

I dont have any buttons to close with so i just used my hair clip for the pictures, I almost want to pick up stitches along the front and creat a closure, has anyone does this?  I'm not to terribly excited about it at this point, but its a start

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« Reply #707 on: April 23, 2007 05:36:31 PM »

I've seen some with a chain or I cord to make a tie closure.

I think if you're going to use a chunky yarn or 2 strands, you need to use larger needles or what you knit does come out too stiff and dense. That's just me, but I do use 6-7mm needles on worsted weight because I like looser gauge.

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« Reply #708 on: April 24, 2007 12:30:05 PM »

Here's mine

I used caron simply soft, which is actually soft, who knew, I wasnt sure if I would like my own so I didnt want to spend to much money at first, Its so easy and quick I figure I can always make another in better yarn.

I also knit with 2 strands together, this is a very thick stiff fabric, maybe if I try washing it , it wil relax a little, it also likes to stick out in the back on the bottom, which is annoying,

I made it a little longer to cover my tank tops, I couldnt decide on the sleeves so I met myself in the middle not too short not too long, I do like the color though its heathey gray

I casted on 55 I think and didnt follow the instructions I later found about the back being an odd number, but it doestn really bother me anyway, I also added a couple increases for the back since I have broad shoulders I was afraid of it not being big enough

I dont have any buttons to close with so i just used my hair clip for the pictures, I almost want to pick up stitches along the front and creat a closure, has anyone does this?  I'm not to terribly excited about it at this point, but its a start
Great job! I should've done some increases as well, oh well maybe next time.

Is the Simply Soft too hot? Acrylic can be pretty stuffy and as inexpensive as it is, down here in Georgia it isn't the best option Tongue

As for a closure, I second what soozeq said, i-cord would make a great closure.
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« Reply #709 on: April 24, 2007 01:10:33 PM »

Great job! I should've done some increases as well, oh well maybe next time.

Is the Simply Soft too hot? Acrylic can be pretty stuffy and as inexpensive as it is, down here in Georgia it isn't the best option Tongue

As for a closure, I second what soozeq said, i-cord would make a great closure.

oh thank you so much for the compliment, the increases were fine for my broad shoulders, I added them thinking I didnt have enough cast on in the beginning,  but I should of thought ahead because now at the bottom it tends to stick out away from my body, so maybe some decreases after that?? if your going to make it longer that is, (shaping for the waist) but then it wouldnt be so quick and easy!!

It has been in the upper 60s here and Ive worn it outside over my tank top not problem,  but in the car, its definitely hot, the yarn was double stranded so its really thick, Im pretty sure it would be too hot for Georgia, you guys have the humidity that i no longer have to deal with :0)  I want to make another with some lighter yarn for the cool summer nights, I live in tank tops, so this is perfect for me!

oh btw I recently purchased and I-cord maker, so cool, just load up and crank it out, I love it!!!
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