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Title: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: tar3820 on August 12, 2009 01:42:26 PM
I was recently in the Crochet vs. Knitter's swap and was assigned to be a crocheter. I've really only knit before, only doing a few toys in crochet, so when I signed up as a swinger, I was hoping to get crochet so I could practice my skills. And practice I did.

My partner mentioned in one of our exchanges that she wanted a bicycle cape, something I was having trouble finding a pattern for in crochet. I found something similar enough in a book and copied the main shell stitch pattern, then winged the rest. I was planning on spraying it with water-proofing stuff but ran out of time, so it's more useful as a warm cloak then one for biking. It took about as long as a starghan to make, and used about as much yarn. My coworkers really loved it and wanted ones for themselves. One of them loved it so much she offered to model it for pictures.


I added the buttons as something to break up the color in the main part. I made sure they work, as well.. but I'm not sure why you'd ever button them all.





I used Vanna's Choice yarn because I love working with it, as well as the color selection. I was worried it would fall weird, but it actually looks good on most everyone that tried it on in my office (though the guys had an issue with not having any chest to fill it out). I really liked the final product and was sad to see it go, though honestly I probably would have never worn it. It's been suggested to me that I make another one in more neutral colors that everyone in my bullpen can share, just in case someone forgets their jacket one day. We'll see.

Anyway, what'd think?


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: wawamommy on August 12, 2009 01:46:45 PM
I love it!  If I had one, I'd wear it all the time!  I may have to try my hand at making one for myself for the fall.  Great job, and thanks for the inspiration!!!


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: luckdragon on August 12, 2009 01:47:52 PM
I think it is really great!  I would love one!  And it's a great idea for having around the office when the air conditioning has gone crazy cold!


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: TilliEllie on August 12, 2009 01:55:35 PM
Wow! This is really beautiful! Love the yarn you used - I'm particularly fond of that shade of Vanna's Choice. :)

xoxo


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: limemade on August 12, 2009 06:02:49 PM
I really like this!  Is there any chance you would share your pattern.  I see you modified one to start, but could you share, please?  It is so pretty and cosy looking.   :)


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: joybilee on August 13, 2009 07:49:30 AM
great!  love those colors.


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: mayflyon on August 13, 2009 11:57:12 AM
 I love it. I'd make this if you could share the pattern. You did an excellent job!


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: AprilDraven on August 14, 2009 06:30:29 AM
Awesome. You just inspired me to make one :D


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: Cupcakeology on August 16, 2009 10:43:21 AM
I adore it!  I love the color combination and the pattern. Great work!


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: Im Sew Silly on August 16, 2009 12:12:56 PM
that is so pretty! you did a wonderful job and i love the colors as well! That was one lucky swap partner! :)


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: christinacoghill on August 16, 2009 12:23:10 PM
OMG!! I really love this.. I want one too!!


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: tar3820 on August 21, 2009 12:20:50 PM
I really like this!  Is there any chance you would share your pattern.  I see you modified one to start, but could you share, please?  It is so pretty and cosy looking.   :)

Wow, no one's asked for one of my patterns before! I feel so honored... I have no problems sharing it, but honestly I can't remember what I did in the beginning. I copied down all the notes when I was visiting my mom and I'm sure they're still at her house. I'm visiting her again in about two weeks, so I'll type them up on my blog and post the link here ASAP, I swear.

Thanks everyone for the feedback! I was really proud of it and all the love I'm getting here is making me even prouder.


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: Ffrogg526 on August 22, 2009 03:55:32 PM
I totally and completely agree with what everyone said about this.  I love it and the colors are great!  This would be a fantastic project for my "Make Me Something for the Cold Months Swap"!  I look forward to you posting your pattern in a few weeks!  :D


Title: Re: Bicycle Caplet
Post by: Im Sew Silly on August 22, 2009 04:12:25 PM
Oh wow, if you post a pattern for it...i will have to learn how to read crochet patterns and not just make mine up as i go (lol what i usually do)...cause i really think this is wonderful.. :)