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Title: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: julsey723 on November 07, 2005 10:21:44 PM
Have you seen this capelet (http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=8734&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=335&iSubCat=951) from Anthropologie's Winter '05 collection? I think I figured out the pattern...Here are some photos of my interpretation, and the pattern. It's really easy (I started on Saturday!)




I used 1 Ĺ balls of Rowan Polar on size 11 needles. (gauge = 12 st and 16 rows over 4Ē)

CO 49 st
1 x 1 rib for 2 inches to create neckline

Raglan Increases: (you will need 4 stitch markers to separate the body into 5 sections: left front, left sleeve, back, right sleeve, right front)

Row 1, RS: k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p15, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, k2
Row 2 and all WS rows: knit all stitches
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, k2

Continue raglan increases until sleeve measures the circumference of your upper arm. End with a WS row.

Split sleeves and body:
RS: k2, p to 1st marker, move all st from 1st to 2nd marker onto scrap yarn (right sleeve).  P to 3rd marker.  Move all st from 3rd to 4th marker onto another piece of scrap yarn (left sleeve). P to last 2 st, k2.
WS: Knit all st
Continue in reverse stockinette stitch for 4 more rows
Switch to 1 x 1 rib, for 5 rows. BO all st

Sleeves:
Pick up all st from scrap yarn.
Work back and forth in 1 x 1 rib for 5 rows. BO all st
Seam ribbing on sleeves

Thatís it, youíre done!  This is easy, I swear! 
Finish with a pin at the neck, or sew a button on, whatever you want!
The other cool thing about this, is itís reversible! I like the reverse st side better, itís more vintage looking.

Here are some detail shots:


Thanks for looking!

Edit: oops...late night stitch counting leaves one (very important one) out...and adds one where it doesn't belong!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: kimski on November 07, 2005 10:51:51 PM
Yay, well done. Thanks for posting it!!! :D :D :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Tamantha on November 07, 2005 10:53:48 PM
That's great! I gotta make my own one of these!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: miyoko79 on November 07, 2005 11:42:42 PM
Wow, it's so cute!  I think that may become my first knitted garment :)  Thanks for posting the pattern!

P.S.  If you don't mind my asking, what size do you wear?  I'm wondering if I should make it a bit larger (I'm about a size 12).


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 07, 2005 11:56:28 PM
You are amazing, julsey723  :o you always inspire me to make new stuff,  just when I vow to get throught the long list of to knits, you post something else beeyootiful, and look, there is a tutorial too! Geez.... what am I gonna do with you?  ::)

Just jokin btw, and lovely garment. I will just CO tonite and save myself the thought process of will I, won't I...

Start a KAL, julsey723... its only a matter of time before others jump in with both feet to make this.... they should have a place to land.

(Emmie poses like Horatio on CSI Miami, pushes her shades up her nose, places arms akimbo.... <in a dry mocking tone>what we have here gals, is a SERIOUSLY cool pattern... yup, you just do that... while I state the obvious...)

Emms  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: daizyduke on November 08, 2005 12:10:14 AM
Hi. I just wanted to say that I like yours better than the $98 original. I really like it and at a fraction of the cost!



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Baigneuse on November 08, 2005 01:05:47 AM
Thanks for posting the tutorial, this is now on my list of "must make now" items. Very beautiful.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: fleurs on November 08, 2005 02:21:13 AM
Wowww that is beautifull, i'm a newbie but i will make it and seems to be easy.Thanks for the tutorial :-*


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Kimbabwe on November 08, 2005 06:12:04 AM
Ooh, I love this!

And I love that so many people on this board have found designs out on Anthropologie and figured out how to make them themselves -- this is gorgeous! And a sweet knock-off!

Most definitely adding this to my queue -- thank you for providing the pattern!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: aeillill on November 08, 2005 06:41:48 AM
I was wondering if you wouldn't mind posting the size of the garment?  I know I'm going to need to make it larger, and I was just wondering by how much


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: smooshyknit on November 08, 2005 06:47:15 AM
That's beautiful!  I'm definately going to make one!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: craftykate on November 08, 2005 08:26:09 AM
Hooray! I've been dying to recreate a bunch of stuff from Anthropologie. Since you are kind enough to share a tutorial, I think this will end up being my first! Yours turned out so pretty. Good job.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: VSUangel86 on November 08, 2005 08:44:51 AM
julsey723

You did it again, first the circular shrug and now this...I can't wait to see what you come up with next !!! Beautiful job....just stunning.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: FunkyKristen on November 08, 2005 08:49:58 AM
this capelet is super-cute -- sexy and sweet at the same time.
nice job on your interpretation. i like yours better as well! :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: samilynn9 on November 08, 2005 09:03:35 AM
This is SO teriffic! you are super talented to be able to just figure out patterns like this! I am going to make one asap - Is the yarn you used the weight of worsted, bulky or super bulky ( so i can have an idea as to what substitiute from my stash might work...)
Thanks again and EXCELLENT job!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: punkrockmom on November 08, 2005 09:09:07 AM
its really great- last night i was reading your thread on how to make it, and here its lunch and you have a FO!! oh the wonders of the WWW. 
you did a wonderful job!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Kimidawn24 on November 08, 2005 09:58:24 AM
This would be a perfect Christmas gift for my sis---
yours looks amazing! :o


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: orange_angel on November 08, 2005 10:00:20 AM
I love it! Simple, beatuiful and interesting, perhaps I'll make one...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: andreach45 on November 08, 2005 10:01:04 AM
I love it!  I can't wait to make one for myself.  I still have a sweater to finish first though. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 08, 2005 10:04:08 AM
This is SO teriffic! you are super talented to be able to just figure out patterns like this! I am going to make one asap - Is the yarn you used the weight of worsted, bulky or super bulky ( so i can have an idea as to what substitiute from my stash might work...)
Thanks again and EXCELLENT job!!

Hi samilynn9! I looked this up online for myself to figure out what to use from my stash (great minds thinking alike? No?  ::)) anyway, its chunky yarn, 3 sts=1".

Hope that helps!

Emms  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: julsey723 on November 08, 2005 11:45:31 AM
Hi everyone!  I just wanted to thank you all for your comments.  This really is one EASY pattern...

I also wanted to let you all know, that (although the photo does decieve size...a LOT), I am about a 36" chest, and normally make the M size in knitting patterns.  I hope that helps you determine your own size!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: erincatherine on November 08, 2005 12:33:37 PM
sweet!!! I **heart*** anthropologie, but I hate the prices...
i would definately be interested in a KAL, anyone....anyone? 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Tamantha on November 08, 2005 12:41:51 PM
Yup, count me in on the knitalong.
Am printing the pattern right now so I can go buy yarn for it today!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 08, 2005 01:13:34 PM
Yup, count me in on the knitalong.
Am printing the pattern right now so I can go buy yarn for it today!

I third that!

but I am getting hubby to get ze stash from the bsmt... muahahahahahahahahah....

emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: -Keiko- on November 08, 2005 01:34:48 PM
Love it!!!!

Did it take a long time?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: calista on November 08, 2005 04:38:23 PM
Wow! I like your interpretation more than the original one, even though I'm  huge fan of Anthropologie!
Thank you for the pattern. I definately have to make this one.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: rmj318 on November 08, 2005 04:40:47 PM
Thank you, thank you!! I know what I'll be making my daughters for Christmas!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: princessjewel on November 08, 2005 04:43:04 PM
thats adorable!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Calysa on November 08, 2005 05:25:04 PM
This is adorable!  You did an awesome job, and thanks so much for sharing the pattern!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: lilacbutterfly on November 08, 2005 06:26:50 PM
What a wonderful job!  I'm adding this to my list.  Definitely start a KAL, especially after so many responses in one day!  Thank you for the pattern!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Kimbabwe on November 08, 2005 07:11:44 PM
I placed an order for KnitPicks Sierra (which, unfortunately, is backordered until 11/25), which I intend to use for this very pattern. I'm hoping that it's a good substitute for Rowan Polar, which I guess has been discontinued. Sierra is  a 70% wool/30% alpaca blend, and it's only $4.49 a ball!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 08, 2005 10:44:41 PM
Hi y'all, I started a KAL here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.0;topicseen

Hope to see y'all there! This is such a fast knit maybe we don't need a KAL lol!

emms  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: tuesdaymorning68 on November 09, 2005 03:21:49 AM
wow! this is such a beautiful design! definitely next on my to knit list! thanks!



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: lanyu on November 09, 2005 04:44:50 AM
I am new to knitting so bear with my stupid question:  how and what "pm"  is in the instruction?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: kinkyknit on November 09, 2005 04:48:09 AM
Not a supid Q at all.  It means "place marker". You can use a little bit of contrasting yarn, it just lets you know where you are while you're knitting your row.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: booglass on November 09, 2005 08:26:59 AM
How is the sizing?  I want to make this pattern but I am bigger busiter gal.  If I have an idea of the sizing of your gorgeous orginal then I'll know how to adjust it to fit little ol'' moi! 

Too gorgeous!!!!!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: LolaBella on November 09, 2005 09:17:03 AM
Just have to say Great job Julsey!  I love it!  It's on my to do list.

Next to help people out with sizing questions, it doesn't really matter what yarn you use (although a chunky yarn will give you the same look as the original) or what size you need.  All you have to do it make a swatch in the yarn you want to use and then use your gauge to determine how many stitches to cast on.  It's very similar to the circular shrug method.  All  you do is measure your neck and then multiply you stitches per inch to see how many to cast on.  Becuase it's raglan it will automatically work up to your size, just make sure you measure your arm and stop when it matches that measurment.  So for example, Julsey's gauge for her sweater is 12 st and 16 rows over 4Ē, so that means 12 divided by 4 is 3 stitches per inch.  Her neck measurement was 16 inches so 16 x 3 = 48 stitches.  You can cast on more if you like, depending on your rib pattern.  Then all you have to do is just divide up your sections (front l, arms, back and front r) evenly or in similar proportion to Julsey's and you're good to go!  Raglan knitting is so great!

Can't wait to see how everyone's turn out!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: julsey723 on November 09, 2005 10:13:33 AM
Lolabella - I could NOT have said that better myself!  Just one point to add - I CO 49 instead of 48 because the odd number of cast on stitches makes each piece symmetrical.  The back portion has an odd number of st so that the yos line up nicely with the ribbing.  I'm really anal that way.

Good luck everyone!!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: eunnyjang on November 09, 2005 10:34:01 AM
julsey - just wanted to say this is AWESOME.  I love this kind of balls-to-the-wall, on-the-fly knitting...it should be called an extreme sport...especially when it turns out so well!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: booglass on November 09, 2005 10:50:35 AM
LolaBella and Julsey - you guys rock the needles!!!!!!!!   

I plan to get crackin' on this porject once I get settled in my new place and my stuff arrives.........suddenly it seems forever away!

Bonnie



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: crabby on November 09, 2005 11:15:14 AM
Julsey does it again!  It looks like the UO/Anthropologie chain is our winner for "Most Overpriced Store With Luscious Knits That We Can Bogart For Ourselves," and thank goodness we have Julsey to figure stuff out for us.  Keep on it, lady!  I think I might actually try to knit myself the Petershead Sweater Wrap (http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=9044&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=335&iSubCat=951&previous=1), which is very easy to figure out. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: dialectic material on November 09, 2005 01:44:08 PM
Great job julsey723!  maybe THIS is what my mom will get for christmas. 

also, crabby, i wanna see your sweater wrap.  its so cute...and it looks just like two $50 rectangles stuck together.  cake!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: laurayeo on November 09, 2005 06:32:15 PM
oh wow! Great pattern!  ;D  Thanks Julsey723! I'll be doing this the minute I'm done with minisweater!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Ubermensch on November 09, 2005 07:53:19 PM
Oh I love you! great tute!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: booglass on November 09, 2005 08:15:05 PM
Now I just need to come up with a cotton substitute for Rowan Polar.  The yarn looks great but living in Costa Rica makes the wool a bit too much to handle for regualr wear.  Any suggestions anyone?

bonnie


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Speedbump on November 09, 2005 10:36:23 PM
Ok, I have a really stupid question, but when you move the sleeve stitches onto the scrap yarn, is it before or after you knit them on that row? If it's before oyou knit them, how does it work? do you just skip over them and go on to the next bunch of stitches? Sorry, I've never made a sweater before and I'm considering this one as my first [possibly]. Thanks!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: miss_joy on November 09, 2005 10:48:19 PM
that is soo cute! i wish i knew how to knit..


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: withluv80 on November 09, 2005 11:08:39 PM
 ;) Julsey you're doing a great job...umphh i really love it..but im not sure i can knit it im still have many to learn n understand.. :-\ heheh im trying to understand the pattern.and i think that this is very embarrasing heeheh what it scrap yarn?and can someone tell me how to do the Raglan increases in Row 3?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: julsey723 on November 10, 2005 06:36:52 AM
Ok, I have a really stupid question, but when you move the sleeve stitches onto the scrap yarn, is it before or after you knit them on that row? If it's before oyou knit them, how does it work? do you just skip over them and go on to the next bunch of stitches? Sorry, I've never made a sweater before and I'm considering this one as my first [possibly]. Thanks!

Not a stupid question at all.  I didn't knit the sleeve stitches before putting them on scrap yarn, that way the last stitch you knit from the front section is knit right before the first stitch from the back section.  Just thread some yarn (or a stitch holder) through the stitches on the sleeve sections to keep them separate.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: wokeupafraud on November 10, 2005 07:10:57 AM
bookmarked


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 10, 2005 06:41:04 PM
CO 49 st
1 x 1 rib for 2 inches to create neckline

Raglan Increases: (you will need 4 stitch markers to separate the body into 5 sections: left front, left sleeve, back, right sleeve, right front)

Row 1, RS: k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p15,yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, k2
Row 2 and all WS rows: knit all stitches
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, k2

 ???
This might be a dumb question, but i am new to raglan. My gauge, the yarn I am using, neck measurement and all that gave me 69 sts to cast on. What modifications do I need to make to Row's 1 through 3 to make it work out right? Because if I follow your instructions exactly, i will be short sts... please help julsey!

thanks a mill!!!

emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: julsey723 on November 10, 2005 07:54:50 PM
Ok.  I figured there should be approximately a 1 x 1 x 2 ratio (front x sleeve x back). Take the total CO # and divide by 6 to get the section amounts. With 48 stitches, I would have had 8 st on each side of the front, 8 on each sleeve and 16 on the back section. 

With 69 stitches, you would need 12 st on the front parts, 11 on the sleeve sections, and 23 on the back. 

Row 1, RS: k2, p10, yo, pm, p1, yo, p10, yo, pm, p1, yo, p21 ,yo, pm, p1, yo, p10, yo, pm, p1, yo, p10, k2

Hope this helps!!!




Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 10, 2005 08:57:31 PM

With 69 stitches, you would need 12 st on the front parts, 11 on the sleeve sections, and 23 on the back. 

Row 1, RS: k2, p10, yo, pm, p1, yo, p10, yo, pm, p1, yo, p21 ,yo, pm, p1, yo, p10, yo, pm, p1, yo, p10, k2

Hope this helps!!!

This helps lots!!!! Thank you so much!!! You are a star!

Emms- currently smiling again!  ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: luv2stitch on November 11, 2005 11:51:16 AM
Thanks for sharing this wonderful pattern. This is so close to the real thing and will be one of my favorites.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: electric rabbit on November 11, 2005 02:57:41 PM
thats beautiful!  anthropologie is so nice but SO expensive.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Illanna24 on November 15, 2005 04:58:35 PM
Thank you so much for this pattern! I posted pictures of my finished shrug on the knitalong: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.50 (and more pictures on my blog at http://knitpowerstopeace.blogspot.com/2005/11/fancy-kind-of-math.html). This shrug took no time to knit! Thanks thanks thanks!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: skrillaknits on November 15, 2005 05:38:50 PM
>Continue raglan increases until sleeve measures the circumference of your upper arm. End with a WS row.

WOW. Duh. I can't believe I've never thought of this myself. Whenever I have a choice, I knit top down and I have to put it on scrap yarn to check and see if it's time to separate the sleeves from the body. A quick measure is so much easier. BLESS YOU.

And great job on the knock off by the way. I wonder if Anthroplogie knows that knitters do this over and over, it's hilarious.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: julsey723 on November 15, 2005 06:16:43 PM
I wonder if Anthroplogie knows that knitters do this over and over, it's hilarious.

Gosh I hope not  :-X


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Sati on November 15, 2005 07:48:52 PM
That is so cute!  Thanks for the pattern :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: nycteris on November 16, 2005 10:25:16 AM
That's so pretty and so classy.  I'm going to put this on my to-make list!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: ClaireBear on November 16, 2005 10:46:46 AM
god that's pretty... and totally looks like something out of anthropologie!!!  i love looking through their catalogs but they are for the most part out of my price range. (i splurged one time at the one in vegas and bought a 50 dollar hat... more than i usually spend on jeans!)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: athena404 on November 17, 2005 03:51:49 PM
ooo thats cute!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: princesskate on November 17, 2005 07:18:27 PM
I love this pattern! I keep seeing amazing interpretations of Anthropologie patterns that I like even better then the originals and this is one of them!

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: cacarae on November 22, 2005 04:18:00 PM
This is incredible.
I'm casting on right now.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: worthwhilegirl on November 23, 2005 06:08:42 AM
I cast on Monday & was halfway finished in just under 2 hours! I love that it's a fast knit & the pattern is easy to memorize! Hopefully I will finish it up tonight so I can wear it to thanksgiving dinner tomorrow!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: NynaeveAS on December 06, 2005 08:27:45 PM
LOL
I think Anthropologie is on to us.  The capelet from Winter collection is no longer on the web site.I hope no one was dying to pay $98 for it instead on knitting it yourself.  Ouch! :D  Thanks for the tut!  On my list after the project I started today.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: knittingal on December 07, 2005 12:15:28 AM
wow  :o
that's all i have to say


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: ktkntr on December 07, 2005 06:21:10 AM
Thank you thank you!  No more ready made clothes for me; I'll "shop" on Craftster!!!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: julsey723 on December 07, 2005 08:25:16 AM
LOL
I think Anthropologie is on to us.  The capelet from Winter collection is no longer on the web site.I hope no one was dying to pay $98 for it instead on knitting it yourself.  Ouch! :D  Thanks for the tut!  On my list after the project I started today.

This makes me a bit nervous...or they may have just sold out of capelets because we gave them extra publicity???


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: NynaeveAS on December 08, 2005 01:54:12 PM
I wouldn't worry.  I think it was in at least a couple cats so it was just probably time to remove it in the normal course of their product turnover.  I think it usually only about 3 or so months they keep stuff in stock there.  If you found it in a store, it would probably be on clearance ... for $69.98  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 16, 2005 05:01:27 AM
They have a bunch of new ones i am coveting...

I think I am going to have to start writing patts...

hee hee

emms  :-*


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: coiledsoul on December 16, 2005 11:57:15 AM
Hi! I'm new in these parts but I love this pattern and am going to try it asap. I have a question for you though. What was the gage on this? I see that you mentioned the type of yarn you used, but I'm new to knitting and am not familiar with that particular Rowan product. Any details you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 19, 2005 03:55:19 AM
Hi! I'm new in these parts but I love this pattern and am going to try it asap. I have a question for you though. What was the gage on this? I see that you mentioned the type of yarn you used, but I'm new to knitting and am not familiar with that particular Rowan product. Any details you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

The gauge can be modified to suit whatever yarn you want to use. Most ppl used a bulky yarn, so if you want the same look, go for that... between 8-15 stitches over 4 inches. I used Bernat Softee Chunky, Julsey used Rowan Polar, and many others used different yarns... pick you fave and buy enough to make the short capelet (approx 200yds) and needles to get the drape you want, and then comes the scary part... math. Let me know if you need help with that.

Let me know if you need any more help!

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: tuesdaymorning68 on December 19, 2005 04:34:16 AM
wait - when it says to continue the increases, does it mean do all three rows or just the last one? thanks!



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: meliK on December 19, 2005 10:43:00 AM
This pattern is great - I just finished it using Lion Brand Wool-Ease, which worked out fine.  You can check it out on my blog http://melikblog.blogspot.com/


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: taloola on December 22, 2005 01:28:10 PM
waaah!  i knitted this up and it feels too small...i guess i thought myself a wee bit smaller!  ;D
anyhow, i think i will give it to my neice.  here are a couple pics for ya!



heres a close up of the collar...i decided that it looked more vintagy in seed stitch...i did the collar and ribbing in seed st.  i also added a little seed stitch border to the front edges.


heres a pic that is more true to the color.  it is actually a minty green...my camera doesnt like light colors!


hope you like!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: MerLeigh on December 22, 2005 03:57:24 PM
wait - when it says to continue the increases, does it mean do all three rows or just the last one? thanks!



You repeat the last 2 rows (I think rows 2 & 3, I don't have the pattern in front of me.)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: knottyknitpicks on December 23, 2005 12:14:29 AM
waaah!  i knitted this up and it feels too small...i guess i thought myself a wee bit smaller!  ;D
anyhow, i think i will give it to my neice.  here are a couple pics for ya!

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19331IMG_0303.JPG

heres a close up of the collar...i decided that it looked more vintagy in seed stitch...i did the collar and ribbing in seed st.  i also added a little seed stitch border to the front edges.
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19331IMG_0304.JPG

heres a pic that is more true to the color.  it is actually a minty green...my camera doesnt like light colors!
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/19331IMG_0302.JPG

hope you like!

taloola - where did you get that brooch???  it's a beautiful addition to the sweater!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: taloola on December 23, 2005 12:19:50 AM
honestly, i havent a clue where i got it.  i have had it for a while...i just remember that it was some super cheap brooch at some super cheap store...i actually bought to keep my collar down on an old coat i have!  i wish i could remember!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: lasandri on December 23, 2005 05:22:06 AM
great job taloola! i'm going to be working on this one myself within the next few days...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: funkyhooker on December 23, 2005 09:42:44 PM
Ok, I'm working on this.  So far it's been very easy to follow and I'm seeing it come together and it's very exciting!  Here's the prob bob.  I'm trying to make this in like a size 2x.  I need the arm section to be like 16 inches.  I'm already doing it on bigger needles.  I haven't a clue (as this is the first actuall garment I've ever done) as how I determine when I've got 16 inches worth in my sleeve section.  When I try and spread it out (whilst still on the needle) I can't get a good feel for how big it actually is.  HELP!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: cacarae on December 23, 2005 09:56:27 PM
Ok, I'm working on this.  So far it's been very easy to follow and I'm seeing it come together and it's very exciting!  Here's the prob bob.  I'm trying to make this in like a size 2x.  I need the arm section to be like 16 inches.  I'm already doing it on bigger needles.  I haven't a clue (as this is the first actuall garment I've ever done) as how I determine when I've got 16 inches worth in my sleeve section.  When I try and spread it out (whilst still on the needle) I can't get a good feel for how big it actually is.  HELP!

Measure your gauge (sts per inch), and multiply that number by 16 (inches).  That way you will know exactly how many sts you will need for each arm part.  I hope that's clear enough... I'm not very good at explaining things.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: julsey723 on December 23, 2005 09:57:47 PM
funky, you may need to take the entire piece off the needles, and put it on scrap yarn. Then take the sleeve sections and safety pin them together (markers 1 to 2, and markers 3 to 4).  If it fits around your arm, you're done!  If not, then keep going!

Good luck and happy holidays!

-Julsey


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: funkyhooker on December 23, 2005 10:05:24 PM
funky, you may need to take the entire piece off the needles, and put it on scrap yarn. Then take the sleeve sections and safety pin them together (markers 1 to 2, and markers 3 to 4).  If it fits around your arm, you're done!  If not, then keep going!

Good luck and happy holidays!

-Julsey


Measure your gauge (sts per inch), and multiply that number by 16 (inches).  That way you will know exactly how many sts you will need for each arm part.  I hope that's clear enough... I'm not very good at explaining things.

Thanks thanks thanks!!!!  I did try the stitch per inch meathod and I just didn't feel good about it.  It seemed  like a crazy amount of stitches as mine is a bit lacey due to the bigger needles.  I think I will try putting it on scrap yarn although I'm freaked out about getting it back on the needles! :o  No time like the present to learn something new!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: funkyhooker on December 23, 2005 10:55:51 PM
Ok, I did put it on scrap yarn and I'm so glad I did!  It wasn't near ready.  I need like 8 or 9 more rows yet.  Thanks for the tip!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 24, 2005 05:50:31 AM
Ok, I'm working on this.  So far it's been very easy to follow and I'm seeing it come together and it's very exciting!  Here's the prob bob.  I'm trying to make this in like a size 2x.  I need the arm section to be like 16 inches.  I'm already doing it on bigger needles.  I haven't a clue (as this is the first actuall garment I've ever done) as how I determine when I've got 16 inches worth in my sleeve section.  When I try and spread it out (whilst still on the needle) I can't get a good feel for how big it actually is.  HELP!

I'm a dress size 16/18, and I had to make the arm part 14.5", so I totally sympathize. One thing to remember is that this is a bit stretchy, especially if lacy like you said (because of big needles) so (and I know this is scary) do a wee bit smaller than your actual arm size (like .5-1" less) Trust me, when you get to the ribbing, you'll thank me.

I did mine to my arm measurements exactly and when it gets to the ribbing it doesn't "cling" nicely to my arm, it just hangs there. I was so worried about my arm looking flabby and it being too tight, but I could have done it a  bit tighter.

Hope that helps!

Emms  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: fancypants on December 24, 2005 08:21:13 AM
Question. I just started this last night, and am working on the raglan increases. I was wondering 2 things... 1) Are they proper sleeves that have to be seamed at some point, or is this more of a short poncho type thing. 2) When increasing to the point of your arm circumfrence,are you measuring the distance between the holes made by the yo's or the length. Thanks for any direction you can provide.
Also, Merry Christmas Eve.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 24, 2005 08:29:44 AM
Question. I just started this last night, and am working on the raglan increases. I was wondering 2 things... 1) Are they proper sleeves that have to be seamed at some point, or is this more of a short poncho type thing. 2) When increasing to the point of your arm circumfrence,are you measuring the distance between the holes made by the yo's or the length. Thanks for any direction you can provide.
Also, Merry Christmas Eve.

Hey fancypants, love the name  ;)

1.Proper sleeves that have to be seamed at some point... check out others capelets on this thread to see how it looks. Or here is my KAL (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.0)
2. You are  measuring the distance between the holes made by the yo's. that is your arm circumference.

Merry Xmas Eve to you too!

Emms  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: NynaeveAS on December 24, 2005 04:47:43 PM
Does anyone know how much extra yarn is needed to make to this a longer sleeve?  Say wrist length? I may not have enough of one color on hand.  :'(


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: mbuenger on December 27, 2005 08:13:05 PM
I love this! I've never knitted anything besides scarves or legwarmers. But this tutorial was so easy to understand that yesterday I went right out to get some yarn to make this.



Thanks so much for the great tutorial!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: mbuenger on December 27, 2005 08:16:27 PM
oops, I guess it would have helped to include the photo link



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: magick8ball on December 28, 2005 08:20:17 AM
Breakthrough!!!!!!!
I just made my third (eek!) and figured out a brilliant solution to the sleeve knitting. This time, rather than putting the sleeve stitches on waste yarn, I knit the inch or so of ribbing, then connected the pieces on either side. it was sooo mu8ch nicer that knitting them with the 'body' of the sweater pulling in different directions. I happened to have an extra ball of yarn luying around, and the bonus is that when you're done knitting down, you don't have to go back for anything but the seaming!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: rachillsk8 on December 28, 2005 08:48:22 AM
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Left Align

I made one last month, and finished it on a bus trip to Detroit (I coach figure skating and we were going there for a competition), and all I had left to do was weave in the ends and block it...but somehow amidst all the confusion, my pretty capelet got LOST!  It wasn't in my carry on bag, it wasn't left anywhere on the bus, it wasn't in my luggage anywhere...I'm thinking it fell out of my carry on (which wasn't zipped all the way) when I went to get my suitcase from under the bus, and I didn't notice it because it was white, there was snow on the ground, and it was dark!  :(

At least I didn't spend more than $10 on yarn for it!  Now that christmas gifts are finished/given, I'm going to start on version 2!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: funkyhooker on December 28, 2005 10:30:17 AM
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Left Align

I made one last month, and finished it on a bus trip to Detroit (I coach figure skating and we were going there for a competition), and all I had left to do was weave in the ends and block it...but somehow amidst all the confusion, my pretty capelet got LOST!  It wasn't in my carry on bag, it wasn't left anywhere on the bus, it wasn't in my luggage anywhere...I'm thinking it fell out of my carry on (which wasn't zipped all the way) when I went to get my suitcase from under the bus, and I didn't notice it because it was white, there was snow on the ground, and it was dark!  :(

At least I didn't spend more than $10 on yarn for it!  Now that christmas gifts are finished/given, I'm going to start on version 2!

UGHHHHHHH!  (giant charlie brown moan there) I'd be devistated! 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: lynnsch on December 29, 2005 05:47:50 PM
Here are my versions:



The first one I made for myself, using Nashua Creative Focus Chunky.  According to the guy at my yarn store, it most closely resembles Rowan Polar.  I still haven't gotten around to blocking it, even though I've worn it three times!  It's very warm, even though it doesn't seem like it should be.  I get compliments from women, and men say, "where's the rest of your sweater?"  The second one I made for a friend at work.  I used a much fluffier yarn, and I had to make it bigger as her boobs are twice the size of mine, but I'm happy with how they both turned out!  I'm planning on making another one in red, and this time I might try to do the raglan increases with a little cable twist.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: athena404 on December 29, 2005 11:00:11 PM
It's very warm, even though it doesn't seem like it should be.

I found that with my version too. I was so suprised the first time I put it on, it actually kept me relatively warm! :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Kimbabwe on December 30, 2005 05:57:15 AM
Beautiful, lynnsch!

Everyone's found such cool pins and closures for these capelets -- yours is no exception! Love it!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: brookenic on January 01, 2006 09:47:22 AM
This is so pretty and feminine! I love it. You did a great job!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: lasandri on January 05, 2006 11:21:50 PM
my own version:



lol check out my uber-goober picture! this is the capelet + the mods by loisgriffinwannabe + 3/4 inch sleeves...

it's in bernat softee chunky :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on January 05, 2006 11:28:59 PM
Rockin!!!! U look fabo!!!!!!!!

OMG~~~ great pic!! love it...

Your bff and biggest fan,
Emms  8)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: SylvChezPlum on January 05, 2006 11:29:31 PM
looking great sandra !!  .. I love the pic  :D

sylv


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: lasandri on January 05, 2006 11:49:56 PM
thanks! hopefully tomorrow i'll have better pics on my blog, this was just for tonight :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: patriautism on January 08, 2006 12:02:42 AM
I'm in the middle of knitting this and I think it's so great! Thank you for the pattern Julsey! I'm knitting it out of some recycled sweater yarn holding two strands together, it's working out fine :)

Edit: I finished it! (Aside from finishing...) It's so great because now I have the confidence to make a sweater! It's my first thing with sleeves!

Edit Part Deux: I forgot to mention that today my mil gave me a bag of vintage broaches and pins! Talk about timing...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: ewushka on January 18, 2006 03:28:31 PM
It's a lovely piece but I simply cannot interprete that english pattern :(
Swedish anyone?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: brena80 on January 18, 2006 03:41:53 PM
thanks! hopefully tomorrow i'll have better pics on my blog, this was just for tonight :)

Better?   That's an awesome picture!   

You are really pretty and talented!  And photogenic!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: novemberlies on January 20, 2006 01:43:30 PM
you rock. seriously.  this pattern is great and you are so talented!  thanks a bunch.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: butterflymary on January 21, 2006 08:19:32 PM
SOMEONE HELP  ME

I've been a knitter for awhile but I've never moved stitches onto scrap yarn. Wha????? I'm almost at the point on theis loverly capelet where I will need to do that step and I was hoping someone could define if for me quick. Thanks.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on January 21, 2006 08:23:38 PM
SOMEONE HELP  ME

I've been a knitter for awhile but I've never moved stitches onto scrap yarn. Wha????? I'm almost at the point on theis loverly capelet where I will need to do that step and I was hoping someone could define if for me quick. Thanks.

DON'T PANIC!

Thread a yarn needle (like a sewing needle but w/ a bigger hole, to let yarn pass through) with your scrap yarn... make sure it is a different colour from your working yarn and longer than you need. Slip the needle through the stitch on your needle and draw it off. See, easy! just do that with the rest of the stitches the patt says to remove. When you get to the end of the stitches that have to be removed, tie the string together so that none of them slip off the scrap yarn.

Emms ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: kitschy-kitchen on January 21, 2006 08:24:28 PM
butterflymary - what i do is thread some scrap yarn onto a yarn needle and thread it through all the stitches you are moving. once they're all on the scrap yarn, you can slip those stitches off the needle.
does that help?
melissa


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: patriautism on January 21, 2006 08:26:20 PM
SOMEONE HELP  ME

I've been a knitter for awhile but I've never moved stitches onto scrap yarn. Wha????? I'm almost at the point on theis loverly capelet where I will need to do that step and I was hoping someone could define if for me quick. Thanks.

Or you could do what I did, 'cause I'm lazy :)

Just move the sleeve stitches to a different set of needles. When it comes time to have to knit them you can knit them right off the needles. I used size 8 straight needles, everything worked out a-okay.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on January 21, 2006 08:44:06 PM
Or you could do what I did, 'cause I'm lazy :)

Just move the sleeve stitches to a different set of needles. When it comes time to have to knit them you can knit them right off the needles. I used size 8 straight needles, everything worked out a-okay.

I'm lazy too, I love this idea, now why didn't I ever think of that?

Emms  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: patriautism on January 21, 2006 08:57:48 PM
Because you are not TRULY lazy :)

Now go meditate on that, it will give you an excuse to do nothing and look important.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on January 21, 2006 08:59:48 PM
Yes Mistress Laziness, I apologize for my impertinence...  :P



Pat, you make me laugh!!!!

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: butterflymary on January 21, 2006 09:01:12 PM
Oh. Can I just use the big stitch holders I have that kinda look like saftey pins?
Thanks everyone for replying. Crap that was quick. Okay, back to SNL and knitting.

kisses
xoxoxoxox


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: patriautism on January 21, 2006 09:05:45 PM
Yeah, those'll totally work! I tend to lose all of my supplies because I put them somewhere they wouldn't get lost---hence my Mcguyveresque resourcefulness.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: pinkrocket on January 21, 2006 10:39:12 PM
I just started knitting last month and this will be by first "sweater"...dumb question, which I'm sure has been asked a zillion times!!...when knitting the raglan increases, do you repeat rows 2 and 3 across the entire needle?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: patriautism on January 21, 2006 10:42:17 PM
Yep! Until you get to the sleeves everything is pretty mindless, it's so awesome.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: pinkrocket on January 21, 2006 10:44:53 PM
Thank you!!! I'm going to knit now!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: mistresscandace on January 23, 2006 08:29:23 PM
I love this pattern! One of the knitting chicks on LJ directed me to this pattern when I asked for help in choosing a project for the  Knitting Olympics (http://yarnharlot.ca/blog/olympics2006.html). I think this will be just the thing I am looking to do.  I hope you don't mind.  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on January 24, 2006 02:35:48 AM
I love this pattern! One of the knitting chicks on LJ directed me to this pattern when I asked for help in choosing a project for the  Knitting Olympics (http://yarnharlot.ca/blog/olympics2006.html). I think this will be just the thing I am looking to do.  I hope you don't mind.  :D

I have a feeling she'll be honoured...

Emms  ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: julsey723 on January 24, 2006 09:09:58 AM
Knitting Olympics is the best idea ever...

I'm knitting a Glampyre pattern!  Yay!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: butterflymary on January 26, 2006 03:12:27 AM
ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   How did I screw up the sleeves??????   Okay, time to make another. I'll give this to my daughter.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: weenerdogg on February 04, 2006 03:36:49 PM
unhhhh I really wanna start this but dont know which yarn to use if not polar. What did everyone else use?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Kimbabwe on February 04, 2006 05:08:29 PM
I used KnitPicks Sierra, weenerdogg, and I really like how it worked in this pattern.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: patriautism on February 04, 2006 05:48:01 PM
I used a mystery acrylic I had from frogging a sweater. It was probably kinda like Simply Soft so I just held two strands together, worked out fine.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: craftykate on February 04, 2006 05:51:59 PM
I used KnitPicks Sierra, weenerdogg, and I really like how it worked in this pattern.

oh, knit picks sierra sounds like it would work well. how much did you need?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Kimbabwe on February 05, 2006 09:51:45 AM
I used 2 balls of Sierra, though I used every last inch of both balls...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: kategirl on February 05, 2006 09:57:01 AM
I made one for a swap and now the package has arrived so I can post!  I used less than one skein of black simply soft, held two strands together.  the picture is really blah because I just left it on the floor to take the pic.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: smileysoccergirl on February 13, 2006 04:02:34 PM
um what does yo mean ???


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 13, 2006 04:38:07 PM
um what does yo mean ???

See these links:

Animated YO (http://www.dnt-inc.com/barhtmls/knit/YOF.html)
Yarn Over (http://www.anniesattic.com/knitting/content.html?content_id=166)

Hope that helps!
Emms 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: trtls on February 13, 2006 08:08:29 PM
FYI, I heard Rowan Polar is being discontinued! How sad is that! Has anyone else heard this? I heard it from the "yarn lady" at my LYS and she's pretty knowledgeable. Better buy it up!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Lol Stein on February 14, 2006 05:15:53 AM
amazing!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: maehem on February 15, 2006 08:12:07 AM
ohhh thats gorgeous! i wish i knew how to knit!  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: novemberlies on February 15, 2006 08:14:24 AM
ohhh thats gorgeous! i wish i knew how to knit!  :)

you should use this project to learn.  it was quick and easy.  i was shocked.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: maehem on February 15, 2006 08:18:16 AM

you should use this project to learn.  it was quick and easy.  i was shocked.

Ive been meaning to buy a kit. i find myself wandering the yarn isles pondering what i could make if i only knew how to knit!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: novemberlies on February 15, 2006 08:34:32 AM
Ive been meaning to buy a kit. i find myself wandering the yarn isles pondering what i could make if i only knew how to knit!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.msg751968#msg751968 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.msg751968#msg751968) that is a link to the knitalong.  check it out!  dooooo itttttttt.... doooooooooooo ittttttttttttttttttttt.  no peer pressure or anything.    ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 15, 2006 08:37:51 AM
Ive been meaning to buy a kit. i find myself wandering the yarn isles pondering what i could make if i only knew how to knit!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.msg751968#msg751968 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.msg751968#msg751968) that is a link to the knitalong.  check it out!  dooooo itttttttt.... doooooooooooo ittttttttttttttttttttt.  no peer pressure or anything.    ;D


LOL!

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: maehem on February 15, 2006 08:38:13 AM
  dooooo itttttttt.... doooooooooooo ittttttttttttttttttttt.  no peer pressure or anything.    ;D

 ;D

i will learn how to knit...i just gotta finish some swaps first for some me time!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 15, 2006 08:40:46 AM
  dooooo itttttttt.... doooooooooooo ittttttttttttttttttttt.  no peer pressure or anything.    ;D

i will learn how to knit...i just gotta finish some swaps first for some me time!

another bites the dust.... we're worse than vampires y'all :)

 ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: kimski on February 16, 2006 04:59:54 AM
Ive been meaning to buy a kit. i find myself wandering the yarn isles pondering what i could make if i only knew how to knit!

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.msg751968#msg751968 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.msg751968#msg751968) that is a link to the knitalong.  check it out!  dooooo itttttttt.... doooooooooooo ittttttttttttttttttttt.  no peer pressure or anything.    ;D

Doooooo iiit.............doooooooooooo iiiiiiiiittttttttttt..... :P


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: samilynn9 on February 16, 2006 07:31:46 AM
HI ! I just finished mine and i LOVE IT!! It was SO easy to do - I used size 11, and double strand of Caron Simply soft in "soft blue" color - 1 1/2 skeins .... Took jsut a few days to work up - pretty warm too! I couldnt wait to wear it today! I am in the middle of my 5th month of pregnancy as you can see and this sweater will be excellent to wear over my tank tops as my belly cont. to grow! I am def. going to make more - thanks for the pattern!!!











Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: craftykate on February 16, 2006 11:05:37 AM
oh cute. I have a friend who is pregnant, and with her first, she lived in tank tops. This would make a great gift for her, so she could still wear the tanks, but cover up on chilly days. I hadn't thought of that. This is perfect for that since it's so short you can keep wearing it. I love the blue color you picked too.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Ericab on February 16, 2006 01:55:13 PM
Very cute Samilynn... and you look adorable pregnant!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Lothruin on February 16, 2006 02:35:22 PM
Hey!  You're really cute pregnant, just like I was! Tanks and stretchy denim were what I LIVED in.  (Of course, Kit was born in mid-November, so I was pregnant straight through summer.  Bleh.)  Your shrug is so cute, and I SO wish I'd had one when I was pregnant.  That's the perfect preggieccessory! 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: crnaofca on February 24, 2006 04:36:28 AM
girls, i have the most stupid problem ever. this should be bday present for my sister, and i was so happy that pattern is simple and everything... and then yo appeared in pattern! total horror. i know it means yarn over, i've read how to do it, but i still don't get it. sad part of story is that i probably know how to do it, but can't connect the name with something i know (i've been learning to knit from  books in croatian). could somebody pretend i'm a dog and try to teach me how to yarn over in the way you would teach your dog to do it:) you know, wrap around your needle, then stick it there, then do that.. :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: crazymasie on February 24, 2006 06:24:39 AM
crnaofca,

I hope this helps, I find this website a godsend. ;D

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/increase.php (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/increase.php)



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: sprung on February 24, 2006 08:58:02 AM
crnaofca,

So Row 1 of the increases says to do this:

RS: k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p15, yopm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, k2


All of the red yo's are yarn overs.  The pm's tell you where to put your placemarker (but I never used them).  And everything else is knits and purls.  So what then about the yarn overs?  Let's read the first part of that line in plain words.

Knit two.  Purl six.  Yarn over.  Purl one.  Yarn over.  Purl seven...etc.

So what you will be doing:

Knit two.  Purl six.  Move the yarn to the back of your work, like you would hold the yarn in the back if you were going to knit.  Purl one.  Your yarn is back in front now, so move it to the back again.  Purl seven...

So if you've just make a purl stitch, and your pattern tells you YO, and your next stitch is to purl, then move the yarn to the back.  Alternately, if you've just made a knit stitch, and your pattern tells you YO, and your next stitch is to knit, then move the yarn to the front.

Again, if you need to YO between purl stitches, move the yarn to the back.  If you need to YO between knit stitches, move the yarn to the front.  You only do this once each time the pattern says YO -- don't knit or purl with the yarn like that the whole time.  And remember in this pattern, there is a lonely little purl between two YO:

RS: k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p15, yopm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, k2

Knit two. Purl six. Yarn over (remember, yarn to the back). Purl ONE.  Yarn over!  Purl seven.  Yarn over.  Purl ONE.  Yarn over.  Purl fifteen............

Hope that helps...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: mistresscandace on February 24, 2006 09:44:31 AM
samilynn, your capelet is wonderful! I just made one in that same color. 

I agree that it does look like it would be a great gift for a pregnant friend.  Too bad I don't have any pregnant friends at the moment.  ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: choirgirl on February 24, 2006 12:14:09 PM
Wow, this is just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern! I am totally getting supplies to make this tonight!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: crnaofca on February 24, 2006 03:42:33 PM
sprung, didn't mean so detailed:D i just wanted an explanation how to yarn over:))) but i've found out what it's called in my language, and now i feel so embarassed  :-[

but thanks for your help;)))) and crazymasie, that website is totally cool:)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: marieavu on February 24, 2006 03:56:08 PM
That turned out really beautiful. Thank you for sharing the pattern. I will have to try this ...

GEEZ...once I discovered this website, I have so many new projects on my knitting hit list =)

Happy Knitting !
Marie


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Helenmay on February 28, 2006 11:13:33 AM
Sprung,

I was thinking of starting this but was scared about the YO bit, so thank you Sprung for your fab explanation! If I'd know if was that easy I'd have started it this morning!! Helen


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: sprung on March 01, 2006 06:42:59 PM
crnaofca, I'm glad that you were able to find out what YO means in your language!

Helenmay, I'm glad my explanation helped you.  It really is so easy to do raglan with yarnovers...I want to make all of my knitted garments this way.  No seaming, and hardly any measuring -- I love it!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: samilynn9 on March 07, 2006 09:56:14 AM
Question - Since i love this pattern and it is so easy - anyone have any idea if i wanted to convert it to a baby size version ( being 6 months prego I am looking for fun, easy baby things to knit ) - I am not good enough at calculations to figure out how to make the switch from Full adult size to baby size - Any ideas? I bet a baby size one would knit up in just a few hours.....:-) My kind of knitting  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: plainsight on March 08, 2006 08:32:15 AM
Just finished mine!!! It was so fun--I'll make one for my daughter next...

http://hookandi.blogspot.com/2006/03/julseys-bolero-anthropologie-inspired.html


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on March 08, 2006 09:45:18 AM
Question - Since i love this pattern and it is so easy - anyone have any idea if i wanted to convert it to a baby size version ( being 6 months prego I am looking for fun, easy baby things to knit ) - I am not good enough at calculations to figure out how to make the switch from Full adult size to baby size - Any ideas? I bet a baby size one would knit up in just a few hours.....:-) My kind of knitting  ;D

That's a good thought, many people have made them for their daughters or granddaughters. You could use thin baby sport yarn and smaller needles and follow the pattern for number of stitches and rows. If you have some baby clothes already, especially 6 mo - 1 year size, measure from the neck to the bottom of the armhole for that measurement, and across the back just under the sleeve, then make yours the same size. It might take a few tries to experiment and get the sizing right, but for baby clothes, they keep growing anyway, so a little larger wouldn't hurt. ;)

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: sweetpadee on March 14, 2006 08:23:29 PM
Ahhhh! So I was becoming adventurous (and kinda bored with knitting the Ribbed For Her Pleasure Scarf) and decided that this would be my first knitted clothing item. Well I got past the ribbing part and my boyfriend's kitty kinda got to it, boo, so I frogged it and started it with the seed stitch instead. I got past that part but then, oh man! Ha ha the yarn overs got me, I totally ended up with not enough stitches to finish the second row on. I started to panic and came on over to Craftster, because it and it's members are my heroes when it comes to crafty problems. Boy I'm glad I did that, because I found Sprung's explanation of the yarn overs. THANK YOU Sprung! I am printing it out right now! This prevented me from frogging it again... Phew!

Okay, I guess that's enough of my short Capelet dilemma story.

But thank you everyone for your great explanations and input, it really is helping me out as a newbie knitter! I'll post it when I finish, hopefully...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: sprung on March 14, 2006 10:02:48 PM
Heehee, I'm glad to have helped.  :-*


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Miss_T_Dane on March 22, 2006 08:47:18 AM
I know this is probably a silly question, but for a minute I got a bit confused.. You write the gauge is 12 sts and 16 rows over 4". Does that mean that you counted 12 sts on the needle, and that 16 rows with this yarn produced 4"? ??? I usually don't have any doubts about gauge, but I guess it's just one of those days... ::)

Also, I'm guessing that the needle you used is 7 mm.?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on March 22, 2006 11:24:51 AM
I know this is probably a silly question, but for a minute I got a bit confused.. You write the gauge is 12 sts and 16 rows over 4". Does that mean that you counted 12 sts on the needle, and that 16 rows with this yarn produced 4"? ??? I usually don't have any doubts about gauge, but I guess it's just one of those days... ::)

Also, I'm guessing that the needle you used is 7 mm.?

That's right, the gauge can also be read as 3sts and 4 rows per inch.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: rosecomet on March 22, 2006 11:38:05 AM
HI ! I just finished mine and i LOVE IT!! It was SO easy to do - I used size 11, and double strand of Caron Simply soft in "soft blue" color - 1 1/2 skeins .... Took jsut a few days to work up - pretty warm too! I couldnt wait to wear it today! I am in the middle of my 5th month of pregnancy as you can see and this sweater will be excellent to wear over my tank tops as my belly cont. to grow! I am def. going to make more - thanks for the pattern!!!


You look so beautiful pregnant and with the capelet.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: almostabrickwall on March 22, 2006 10:23:06 PM
I made mine a bit shorter than most of the ones i've seen on here, but it's still hot.

- you may also notice the modified panta.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on March 22, 2006 10:57:17 PM
almostabrickwall, i love it! You look totally smokin'

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: felly on March 23, 2006 04:49:45 PM
I made mine a bit shorter than most of the ones i've seen on here, but it's still hot.
- you may also notice the modified panta.

Almostbrickwall, i love your version too.... can u PM me n let me know what changes u did? i am still quite confused obut this... THANKS


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: felly on March 23, 2006 04:54:06 PM
hey girls, do u all measure the circumference of ur upper arm by measuring tape then measure the piece or just plac it over your arms? i am still a bit confused as i dunno which prt goes where... and it doesn't looks close to what i see here.. thanks for ur help!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on March 23, 2006 05:23:36 PM
I used a tape measure. Some folks put everything on scrap yarn to try it on put that is a lot of work in my opinion.

On needles - going in either direction - here's what the markers mean:

edge to first marker = one side of front
first marker to second marker = one sleeve (the part you want to match your upper arm measurement)
second marker to third marker = back of capelet
third marker to fourth marker = other arm (also matches your upper arm measurement)
fourth marker to end = other side of the front

Keep in mind how tight you want your capelet to be - some are quite fitted while others are more relaxed - no right or wrong just what you prefer. Also think about blocking if your yarn is going to need it - that usually stretches it a little bit also.

Don't worry about it not looking like anything on here - once you put the sleeve sections on waste yarn and start knitting the body you will go AH HA now I see it  :).


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: felly on March 23, 2006 06:11:15 PM
thanks lots!!! u really did a great big help... i am finishing with my circumference of upper arm soon.. u shld see postings of my finished project soon!! Yippy!!!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: herekitty on March 25, 2006 11:37:26 PM


Thank you for this pattern!

I've made three so far...another black one I made for a friend.

This is a great pattern.

Kitty


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: pixelpusher on March 26, 2006 07:43:11 AM
I might just have to make me one of these!!
What a great "pregnant" project - I wish I would have gotten up the guts to do this project months ago when my bump was still small and cute like that. (now I am about to burst heehee!)



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Spangle on March 26, 2006 10:11:25 PM
It's so cool to see all the variations of this great pattern!
I made one for my niece for Xmas last year, forgot to take a pic of it before I gave it to her. I will ask her to email me a pic so I can post too!

Cheers,
Miriam


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: superstarra on April 09, 2006 10:12:27 PM
I found the tutorial, started and finished it in a single day.  What a great pattern, thanks for sharing!

-christie


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: felly on April 10, 2006 03:50:19 AM
I'm reaching reaching....  :DStretches hand out n tries to reach finishing line..

I have been out of town for 3 weeks and being lazy, not knitting at all..

I'll post pics soon!! :-[


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Helenmay on April 11, 2006 04:22:42 AM
Here is another one to add to the collection...




It was made from a mohair/acrylic yarn which I knitted with 2 strands held together on 4.5mm needles, and I just made it a little bit longer too.

It's the first thing I've knitted with sleeves and I was amazed at how easy they were!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: PrincessJazz on April 11, 2006 08:25:34 AM
These all look awesome!  I love the green colour of that last one.

Jazz


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on April 11, 2006 02:38:45 PM
Here is another one to add to the collection...
It was made from a mohair/acrylic yarn which I knitted with 2 strands held together on 4.5mm needles, and I just made it a little bit longer too.

It's the first thing I've knitted with sleeves and I was amazed at how easy they were!!

Looks amazing- you look totally cute in it!

Oh, yeah, btw, you should try putting your pics in the craftster picture hosting - that way everyone can see them without having to quote your message, cutting and pasting!

Emms :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Helenmay on April 11, 2006 11:59:56 PM

Oh, yeah, btw, you should try putting your pics in the craftster picture hosting - that way everyone can see them without having to quote your message, cutting and pasting!

Emms :D

Thanks for the tip - I didn't know that Craftster picture hosting existed! I've posted my pics there and edited my post so you should be able to see the photos now....

Thanks for the compliments too Emms and PrincessJazz!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: felly on April 12, 2006 01:20:00 AM
You look great! the colour matches you! i am envious!! :-\


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: luckychere on April 12, 2006 04:35:46 PM
I'm hoping someone who's finished one can help. :)

I just have a simple question. I'm a newbie knitter and have never worked on something that's an actual article of clothing, so no sleeves or anything. I went down a needle size and yarn gauge hoping for a better fit, but it seems like the middle back part and sleeves part of mine started off muuuuch narrower than the ones I'm seeing in pictures. Will this just eventually work itself out with the raglan increase? I'm assuming I'll just probably need to do a few more rows to make it fit-- this perhaps making the sleeves a little longer..? and possibly not being able to close in the front, which I see in some of the pics is still cute.

I just wanted to see if I had this right. The pattern seems so foolproof and I'm so excited about the mere 4" I have done so far. ;) I swear if I can get this licked, I'm making one in every color!! Thank you so much for this fabulous pattern!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on April 12, 2006 05:05:26 PM
... it seems like the middle back part and sleeves part of mine started off muuuuch narrower than the ones I'm seeing in pictures. Will this just eventually work itself out with the raglan increase?

I just wanted to see if I had this right.

Just keep going all of the sections will get wider with each row. Once the sleeve sections match your measurement seperate them off and keep going.

There are lots more tips and answered questions on the KAL thread (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.0). It is really long but very helpful and inspiring, quite a few folks posted pix over there instead of here.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: luckychere on April 12, 2006 05:09:58 PM
Thanks so much! I'll certainly check it out as well. :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: jenefor on May 12, 2006 04:52:02 PM
I LOVE that.......Very nice...I actually like this one better then the original at the store :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: linda63pt on May 12, 2006 07:50:03 PM
Okay, I'm making one for my daughter with lion brand woolease, double stranded.  I was thinking of trying to do the sleeves with DPN to eliminate any sewing.  I'm a fairly novice knitter, and cannot figure out how to join in the round if I'm having to add in the yarn.  Is this possible?  Or do I have to suck it up and sew??? 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on May 13, 2006 06:35:26 AM
Okay, I'm making one for my daughter with lion brand woolease, double stranded.  I was thinking of trying to do the sleeves with DPN to eliminate any sewing.  I'm a fairly novice knitter, and cannot figure out how to join in the round if I'm having to add in the yarn.  Is this possible?  Or do I have to suck it up and sew??? 

Yes you can do it, and it's not difficult. Work that first row of the sleeve, when you get to the end, don't turn, keep going (in pattern). When you add the yarn leave a 3-6 inch tail and use it later to stitch up any holes there might be.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: linda63pt on May 13, 2006 03:58:33 PM
Thank you!  That makes sense :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Ling on May 14, 2006 10:54:16 AM
I just finished mine, and it looks great!  (I'm wearing it right now :D)  Thanks so much for posting the pattern!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: darski on May 14, 2006 08:05:20 PM
I knitted this in one day and I love it.  I just need to find a young 'un to give it to.  I love this pattern and want to teach every young woman I know how to knit it too.  thanks a million for this.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: knit_north on June 02, 2006 10:21:35 PM

made this one for my sister (in hot muggy toronto)
it is all silk
recycled sari silk held with a cream worsted weight silk

what a great pattern - thanks so much for posting it!
my sister loves it - perfect for the summer


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: MiseryNotes on June 12, 2006 06:32:18 PM
Hey! Quick question, the answer to which seems to have been obvious to all of you who have made this pattern already...

When the pattern says "Row 2 and all WS rows: knit all stitches", should I also be knitting into the YOs or dropping those stitches?

Thx!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: EllenKnits on June 12, 2006 06:35:38 PM
You should be knitting into the YOs.
Ellen


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: crnaofca on June 18, 2006 01:09:45 PM
i've posted it in knitalong, but since some people asked about altering, i also decided to post it here:
basic idea is same, i just did eyelets instead of purl stitch, cause my sister liked it better that way:) i like it, too, i'm even thinking about making one for myself:)

Here is it modeled by my beautiful... coat hanger (click for bigger)
(http://img399.imageshack.us/my.php?image=capelet2sd.jpg)

close-up of a brooch i made and eyelets visible:)
(http://img482.imageshack.us/my.php?image=capeletbros4gc.jpg)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Kimbabwe on June 19, 2006 05:48:31 AM
Crnaofca: I love your take on this capelet! I don't suppose you kept notes on your pattern such that you'd be willing to share? It's gorgeous! What yarn did you use?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Red Alibi on June 19, 2006 06:06:09 AM
crnaofca, in one word: wonderfull!
That looks just super perfect for this summer


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: crnaofca on June 19, 2006 11:15:27 AM
yarn is made in croatia, so brand doesn't mean anything to you, but it is 45%wool, 10%casmere, and 45%polyacryl. i worked with 2 strands, yarn is quite soft and nice on the skin, not like regular wool. it is quite comfortable, but not too warm:) my sis loves it:)

and about pattern... i didn't make notes, i keep everything in my head:)

i casted on like i was doing a regular julsey's capelet, i don't remember how many sts was that, but collar is about 40 cm/16". simply your gauge over 4" multiplied by 4. make sure you have odd number of sts on your needles.

i did collar in seed stitch for about 5 cm/ 2".

then i divided my sts number by 6. about 1/6 of stitches is for every front and sleeve, and 2/6 for back.
you have to have odd number of stitches for every sleeve and back, and for each front "panel". if you have problems with math, i'll do it for you, but it is quite simple.
for example, if you have 49 stitches, 49/6 is about 8. so, take 2*8 + 1 stitch for back, 8-1 for arms and 8+1 for fronts.
place your marker when it suits you, you can do it at the beginning, i did it on the last collar row.

okay, now we have numbers.

whole eyelet-y pattern has 4 rows.

in every rs row you are adding 2 sts for sleeves and back, but only one for each front panel, so we will have to compensate for that (i mean, in every row you get 2 new sts for (yo, k2tog) on sleeves and back, but not on the front, you get just one st per rs row). that's why our pattern has to have 4 rows instead of 2 julsey had:)

red is for fronts, green for sleeves and purple for back, this way it is more obvious:)

1st row: k1, p1, k1 (for edge), k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER, k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER, k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before end left, k1, p1, k1
2nd row: k1, p1, k1, p until 3 sts left, k1, p1, k1
3rd row: k1, p1, k1 (for edge), k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 4 sts before marker left, k3, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER, k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER, k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER, k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER, k1, yo, k3, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before end left, k1, p1, k1
4th row: k1, p1, k1, p until 3 sts left, k1, p1, k1


i repeated these 4 rows until my sleeve was big enough. then i separated sleeves from body, and continued to work in seed st until it was long enough.
i then did sleeves in the round until they were long enough. important: if you have odd number of sts for sleeves (which you have if you followed the pattern:)), you will be able to do seed st in round. with even# of sts, you just can't do it:)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: knit_north on June 19, 2006 11:22:00 AM
thank you so much! i love your adaption!
i'll be casting on once i finish this baby sweater i'm making
thanks again!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: aschnebly on June 19, 2006 12:39:45 PM
 Thank you, crnaofca, for the instructions.  I love it! :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Clandestine.XO on June 19, 2006 06:21:44 PM
That's gorgeous.
I love Anthropologie.
 :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 20, 2006 01:18:58 PM
I'm currently trying to knit this but on the first row of the raglan increases I count 57 stitches, and if I follow it exactly (with only 49 sts cast on) I can't finish the row. So...could someone help me? What am I missing?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 20, 2006 01:45:15 PM
Holy crap, do you keep the YO on the left needle and use it for the following stitch?
Because if I do that, the amount of sts works for row 1.

Help would be much appreciated. <3


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: knit_north on June 20, 2006 02:12:50 PM
yes the YO are increased stitches
so every-other row you are adding 8 stitches with the yarn-overs
hope that helps?!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: sweaterbrau on June 20, 2006 02:20:33 PM
yes the YO are increased stitches
so every-other row you are adding 8 stitches with the yarn-overs
does that help?!

Thanks.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: crnaofca on June 20, 2006 03:20:22 PM
Holy crap, do you keep the YO on the left needle and use it for the following stitch?
Because if I do that, the amount of sts works for row 1.

Help would be much appreciated. <3

yes, you keep them, otherwise you wouldn't have eyelets;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: MiseryNotes on June 24, 2006 08:38:17 PM
Here's my FO of it:


I used size 15 needles, thinner yarn, and the same pattern and it seems to have worked out :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: natagirl on June 26, 2006 07:54:44 AM
Ok - I love this pattern and want to make it - but have no idea how to make it my size.  Can someone help me do this?  I know what all my measurements are and I have a yarn from my stash that I want to use - but I am definatly not that size...any suggestions?
Thanks!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: crnaofca on June 26, 2006 11:46:23 AM
measure yourself around your neck. lets say it is 20" (for simple math:). lets say you have gauge of 3st/1". that means you need to cast on 20* 3 st, that is 60 (make that 61, so its odd number:)) knit for about 2" for collar, and then take about 1/6 of all sts for every front panel, 1/6 of sts for every sleeve and 2/6 for back. in my example it would be about 10 sts for front and 10 sts for sleeves, and 21 for back. now you knit increasing every other row until sleeves fit you. pm me to do your math if you can't figure it out, but it is easy:)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: natagirl on June 26, 2006 01:15:15 PM
You are awesome!

I will have to wait till I get home to see what my measurements are.  If I am confused then I will pm you!  I am sooooo excited.

It was right there on the tip of my brain.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: crnaofca on June 26, 2006 01:54:52 PM
no problem:)) every craftster must have one capelet and one panta:)))


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: m*babylon on July 20, 2006 04:00:59 PM
did anyone else notice the "matador" capelet in the fall knitscene?

i know sometimes patterns just "happen" to come to two people who haven't seen each other's work, but i'd hate to think seasoned designers have resorted to snitching patterns posted by talented craftsters who've taken the time to work them out.  =/

i mean, this isn't just similar, it's almost IDENTICAL. the raglan increases are slightly different, but that's about it.
a*


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on July 20, 2006 06:09:18 PM
A raglan is pretty basic and there's only a few different ways to do the increases, so just about any raglan is going to look very much like, if not identical to, another one. The mini-sweater/boobholder is also very similar, just a little snugger fitting. I don't believe `name' designers are ripping off `no-name' designers. Would it be ripping off this design to made one with the increases on the knit side? Or use a M1 instead of yo for the increases?

Anyway, it's not totally identical... the increases are made differently.

sue



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: m*babylon on July 20, 2006 07:18:30 PM
Anyway, it's not totally identical... the increases are made differently.

yep, that's what i said. =]  i also didn't say anyone ripped anyone off...i said i'd hate to think they had.  which means i don't, but it's so strikingly similar that it certainly made me wonder. 

but since you brought it up....would it be ripping off the design if i changed the method of increase on someone else's "basic" raglan and then sold the pattern to a magazine?  just curious. =]
a*


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on July 20, 2006 08:52:27 PM
I love the caplet but could not have afforded (well actually just wouldn't be willing to spend that much) to buy to the one Anthropology had for sale. I am very greatful julsey figured out how to knit it up and made the pattern available for all of us craftsters. It is of course possible that the designer from the magazine saw the same Anthrolopogy catalog (or soemthing simular - I know I've seen some that look very much the same for sale other places) and also figured "hey I can make that" so they studied it, tried it, and wrote a pattern.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on July 21, 2006 05:51:40 AM
Anyway, it's not totally identical... the increases are made differently.

yep, that's what i said. =]  i also didn't say anyone ripped anyone off...i said i'd hate to think they had.  which means i don't, but it's so strikingly similar that it certainly made me wonder. 

but since you brought it up....would it be ripping off the design if i changed the method of increase on someone else's "basic" raglan and then sold the pattern to a magazine?  just curious. =]
a*

Probably not. Depends a lot on other details. You may not have said `ripping off', but you did say `snitching' which I took to mean the same thing.

Something I thought of after I sent the other post.... Maybe Pam Allen also saw the orignial Anthropologie sweater and decided to do her version. If one person thinks up an idea/design it's not unlikely that another person will think of it too. The original first appeared last fall, it takes several months for a magazine to get laid out, printed and distributed, so I'd say the time frame for both of these to originate from Julsey and Pam were about the same.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: canarysanctuary on July 21, 2006 12:32:19 PM
Just thought I'd share my capelet with everyone:

http://canaryknits.blogspot.com/2006/07/lastest-fo.html

I've got to say, it's my favourite FO so far!  I love it! Thanks :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: susierose on August 03, 2006 01:35:22 PM
Have you seen this capelet (http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=8734&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=335&iSubCat=951) from Anthropologie's Winter '05 collection? I think I figured out the pattern...Here are some photos of my interpretation, and the pattern. It's really easy (I started on Saturday!)




I used 1 Ĺ balls of Rowan Polar on size 11 needles. (gauge = 12 st and 16 rows over 4Ē)

CO 49 st
1 x 1 rib for 2 inches to create neckline

Raglan Increases: (you will need 4 stitch markers to separate the body into 5 sections: left front, left sleeve, back, right sleeve, right front)

Row 1, RS: k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p15, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, k2
Row 2 and all WS rows: knit all stitches
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, k2

Continue raglan increases until sleeve measures the circumference of your upper arm. End with a WS row.

Split sleeves and body:
RS: k2, p to 1st marker, move all st from 1st to 2nd marker onto scrap yarn (right sleeve).  P to 3rd marker.  Move all st from 3rd to 4th marker onto another piece of scrap yarn (left sleeve). P to last 2 st, k2.
WS: Knit all st
Continue in reverse stockinette stitch for 4 more rows
Switch to 1 x 1 rib, for 5 rows. BO all st

Sleeves:
Pick up all st from scrap yarn.
Work back and forth in 1 x 1 rib for 5 rows. BO all st
Seam ribbing on sleeves

Thatís it, youíre done!  This is easy, I swear! 
Finish with a pin at the neck, or sew a button on, whatever you want!
The other cool thing about this, is itís reversible! I like the reverse st side better, itís more vintage looking.

Here are some detail shots:


Thanks for looking!

Edit: oops...late night stitch counting leaves one (very important one) out...and adds one where it doesn't belong!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: susierose on August 03, 2006 01:40:29 PM
Hi,
 I hope I am doing this right...... I just love this capelet.... I need to make it bigger. I'm not sure I know how???? Can you or someone email me please????
Also, if you are going to do a knitalong, I am interested in joining it......Thanks
Susan
s.cann2@adelphia.net


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on August 03, 2006 02:37:41 PM
The KAL is over here - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.0

As for making it larger, you can use slightly larger needles or add more stitches to the cast on. Read through both threads and you'll get some tips from people who posted their modifications.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on August 03, 2006 04:26:29 PM
make it bigger

As soozeq said there is a KAL already. It has been going on for a long time but folks are still adding to it pretty regularly.

I would really recommend scanning through all of the pages - I know there are 59 of them but that's because julsey did such a great job with the pattern. Anyway there are lots of tips, pix, and variations that are worth seeing.

If you really only want the info on size loisgriffinwannabe's post on the bottom of page 55 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.540) explains how. She also gave some tips on adding just to the front on page 46.

Again I really really suggest you scan through the whole thing. And open a word doc so you can cut and paste all the tips!!!

Off topic - but I feel weird answering this - Emms usually does that but I haven't seen a post from her in a while. Where are you EMMS - hopefully on a nice relaxing vacation somewhere.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: rachillsk8 on August 05, 2006 08:40:12 AM
Hi,
 I hope I am doing this right...... I just love this capelet.... I need to make it bigger. I'm not sure I know how???? Can you or someone email me please????
Also, if you are going to do a knitalong, I am interested in joining it......Thanks
Susan
s.cann2@adelphia.net

I cast on extra stitches for mine since I needed to make it a little bigger...I think it was something like 4 extra stitches for the back, 2 for each sleeve, and 2 for each side of the front.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: hookedonknitting on August 19, 2006 11:31:08 AM
This is it! My brother bought me some recycled raw silk from a market and I've been searching for just the right thing! Thank you so much, it's gorgeous. I'm about a size medium...at your gauge is it gonna fit me?? I'm not sure how I would make it larger or smaller, I'm a bit new at this and this will be my FIRST garmet!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: candicane on August 24, 2006 08:00:49 AM
I am have just started this in a worsted weight and CO 72 stitches (hoping this turns out to be about a 4-6 size). If I follow Julsey's advice on resizing in a previous post I divide by 6 to get my sections. So my sections would be:

12, 12, 24, 12, 12

Does this sound right? Why does the original pattern have an odd number of CO stitches? I am probably missing something obvious, but need some clarification. Should I CO 73 instead and make the back section 25 stitches?

Thanks,
Candice


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: rachillsk8 on August 24, 2006 08:06:58 AM
Anyway, it's not totally identical... the increases are made differently.

yep, that's what i said. =]  i also didn't say anyone ripped anyone off...i said i'd hate to think they had.  which means i don't, but it's so strikingly similar that it certainly made me wonder. 

but since you brought it up....would it be ripping off the design if i changed the method of increase on someone else's "basic" raglan and then sold the pattern to a magazine?  just curious. =]
a*

Probably not. Depends a lot on other details. You may not have said `ripping off', but you did say `snitching' which I took to mean the same thing.

Something I thought of after I sent the other post.... Maybe Pam Allen also saw the orignial Anthropologie sweater and decided to do her version. If one person thinks up an idea/design it's not unlikely that another person will think of it too. The original first appeared last fall, it takes several months for a magazine to get laid out, printed and distributed, so I'd say the time frame for both of these to originate from Julsey and Pam were about the same.

sue

This is based on a basic sweater technique.  You really can't "rip it off."  And if you think about it, all fashion is ripped off or, more appropriately, "inspired."  Look at clothing trends over the past century--everything just keeps recycling itself.  Who ever thought we'd see leggings under denim mini skirts again?  (A trend I'm fine with seeing again today...as long as the accompanying big hair stays in the 80's!)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on August 24, 2006 09:46:35 AM
CO 72 stitches (hoping this turns out to be about a 4-6 size).
Why does the original pattern have an odd number of CO stitches?
Should I CO 73 instead and make the back section 25 stitches?
So my sections would be: 12, 12, 24, 12, 12

72 being the right number would depend on your gauge.

Somewhere in all these pages (or the knit along pages) she explains that she used an odd number so the ribbing would match up with the raglan increases. (If you look at the picture you can see how nicely the knit stitch between the yarnover holes lines up with a knit stitch in the ribbed neck band - very clever of her.)

So you should cast on 73 and your sections should be:
12, 12, 24, 12, 13 (seems like the odd number would be in the back section but if you look at her example on the first page you'll see it is in the last section).

Good luck, I am starting my second one this weekend. Gotta have something to between the grandson's games at tournaments.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: candicane on August 24, 2006 10:49:01 AM
Thanks. I did find that post about the odd number, and she gave the reasoning for it, but I was confused as to why it was not in the back section, since she writes:

" Just one point to add - I CO 49 instead of 48 because the odd number of cast on stitches makes each piece symmetrical. The back portion has an odd number of st so that the yos line up nicely with the ribbing."


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on August 24, 2006 12:40:45 PM
Thanks. I did find that post about the odd number, and she gave the reasoning for it, but I was confused as to why it was not in the back section, since she writes:

" Just one point to add - I CO 49 instead of 48 because the odd number of cast on stitches makes each piece symmetrical. The back portion has an odd number of st so that the yos line up nicely with the ribbing."

Yepper that is a little confusing - I had to sit and study it a bit - then caught on that the marker goes before the stitch between the yarnovers. Really it is:
even # for front
single stitch +
odd # for sleeve =    together they make even #
single stitch +
odd # for back =   together they make even #
single stitch +
odd # for sleeve =   together they make even #
single stitch +
even # for front =    together they make odd #


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: kgo6050 on September 18, 2006 03:26:41 PM
Sooo cute...I just bought the yarn for this. Looks like a perfect x-mas gift for my sister. Thanks for the tut!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: dinostar on October 11, 2006 11:41:40 AM
I really want one of these now lol!! It is so beautiful!!!! You did an wonderful job!!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: karls_mommy on November 03, 2006 01:20:18 PM
DO you think one could substitute a mohair for this?  :o


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: PrincessJazz on November 03, 2006 02:48:39 PM
I used a mohair/synthetic blend and it's very warm but I love it.

Jazz


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: torrance on November 19, 2006 04:54:51 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Lovelovelove that pattern. Thanks for putting it in here for everyone to enjoy!

I finally finished making this today. The pattern is so delightfully easy, that it got kinda boring, but i'm loving the result!

Here is mine:
http://torranceknits.blogspot.com/2006/11/oopsi-knitted-again.html


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: whyfish on November 29, 2006 10:36:25 PM
So pretty!  I started one this weekend and it's almost done (yay!), but before I get there, what does it mean to "seam ribbing"?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on November 29, 2006 10:39:11 PM
Seam the ribbed stitches that are on the ends. Sew them together from the edges to where the mock rib starts.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on November 30, 2006 04:35:12 AM
So pretty!  I started one this weekend and it's almost done (yay!), but before I get there, what does it mean to "seam ribbing"?

You knit the sleeves while doing the body of the "sweater" then you go back and add the ribbing at the bottom of them. If you knit the ribbing flat as it says in the pattern you will need to sew the two sides together to make a "sleeve". Many people have put those stitches onto a circular needle and done the ribbing in the round so no sew is necessary. Either way work.

Sue - I think you have this mixed up with Julsey's other great pattern the "Circular Shrug". This one doesn't have any mock rib.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on November 30, 2006 07:18:41 AM
Sue - I think you have this mixed up with Julsey's other great pattern the "Circular Shrug". This one doesn't have any mock rib.

Oh, you're right, I got the two of them confused. It was late last night and I was tired and couldn't think of anything else where the ribbing needed seamed.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: whyfish on November 30, 2006 09:44:37 AM
Ah, thanks very much.  I was wondering if the sleeve ribbing was to be doubled over, and if so, why it didn't look any shorter than the bottom ribbing in the picture...  ??? Now I see the words "work back and forth" in the pattern and it makes much more sense.  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Shortstuff411 on December 21, 2006 09:48:37 AM
I started this last night (I need it to wear in 3 days time!)  :o

I'm following Julseys original pattern, but I've got one front section with more stitches (about double the other side) any idea why??

Is it something I might bedoing with the markers??

Note to self- you know you shouldn't knit when the kids are around!!  ::)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on December 21, 2006 01:19:34 PM
You might be increasing on the edge, or you placed the markers wrong.
Go back to the point where both fronts have the same number of stitches, although I think one side is supposed to have 1 more than the other side.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on December 21, 2006 02:01:30 PM
I'm following Julseys original pattern, but I've got one front section with more stitches (about double the other side) any idea why??

Is it something I might bedoing with the markers??

OK - so this is going to be stating the obvious but since you are trying to count stitches with young-uns running around I have to ask - were the fronts the same stitch count when you placed the markers? They should have been the same at that point (if the same size/gauge as julsey that would have been 2 purls + 6 knits + 1 yarnover) but since you would have start at the front and worked your way around if you miss counted on the sleeves or the back it would mess up the other side of the front. Since you didn't need to count those last stitches for the front it is possible it was off way back then.

If it started out even then yes you are doing something wrong with the markers - but I have no idea what it might be.

Any possibility of a picture - that might help someone figure out the error?

I hope you get it figured out because it certainly ought to be doable in 3 days.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Shortstuff411 on December 22, 2006 02:50:23 AM
Placing the markers where stated, I end up with the yo's AFTER each marker, the counts were even on the front to start with but as I knitted, with the yo's after each marker, and the increases only going one way (knit stitches back on the wrong side) then the increases were all going one way.

I had 2knits, 6 purls, then the marker and 2 yos' AFTER the marker, so one should be iether side of the marker? It says in the pattern 'k2,p6,pm,yo,p,yo' so I it was comint out with both yo's after the marker?? Maybe thats where it's all going wrong!!

I'll shift the yo's to one either side of the marker and see if it works.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: little3chordme on December 22, 2006 06:22:17 AM
I just found what seems like the perfect yarn for this project yesterday.  It's Lamb's Pride Bulky, a wool and mohair blend.  It's a peacock blue/green color with little tiny white and black fibers mixed in that look amazing.  Seems like the gauge came out right on, so I'm all ready to start my first ever sweater!  Wish me luck!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on December 22, 2006 07:01:35 AM
It says in the pattern 'k2,p6,pm,yo,p,yo' so I it was comint out with both yo's after the marker?? Maybe thats where it's all going wrong!!

I'll shift the yo's to one either side of the marker and see if it works.

Hopefully you've figured it out but yes that is correct - the markers should be between the yarnovers.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: iridescent on December 22, 2006 11:07:17 PM
I don't have pictures, but I made a variation of this capelet.
I decided to make it like a mini wrap cardi.  Finish knitting up the capelet as directed, then pick up stitches at the bottom of the left side and knit a long strap, and do the same for the right side.

I love dangly things, so wrapping the straps around my body and making a neat little bow at the back makes this even cuter for me. :)

Unfortunately, I made the capelet with cheapo acrylic yarn, which makes it way too hot for me to wear most of the year...Oh, the yarn was worsted weight, but adjustments to the pattern were super easy.

This is a great pattern overall, and my first introduction to anything raglan.  Thanks julsey723!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Shortstuff411 on December 24, 2006 07:19:25 AM
I did it, I did it!!  ;D

I'm so pleased with myself for figuring it out- I had just forgotten how to do the yo's properly  ::) thanks for your help!! I ended up reading through this thread, and using someones idea of doing the yo's on the knit side, by reversing the stitches in the pattern.

I made it all in one evening, but...

...I was 5 rows short of finishing it in time
to go out last night, so I'm going to wear it for my birthday today instead. :D I've just got to seam it and do the loose ends. I'll get some pics dome too.

I used blue DK (worsted) and a slubby yarn in pastel rainbow colours together, and it looks yummy.  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: gaucamolegreetings on December 24, 2006 11:44:41 PM
i've posted it in knitalong, but since some people asked about altering, i also decided to post it here:
basic idea is same, i just did eyelets instead of purl stitch, cause my sister liked it better that way:) i like it, too, i'm even thinking about making one for myself:)

Here is it modeled by my beautiful... coat hanger (click for bigger)
http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/8380/capelet2sd.th.jpg

close-up of a brooch i made and eyelets visible:)
http://img482.imageshack.us/img482/5269/capeletbros4gc.th.jpg

This is beautiful!  I've been wanting to try this pattern for my 5 year old and I think this adaptation is just what would be perfect for her.  Thanks and wish me luck!  ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: craving kiwi on December 26, 2006 05:35:42 PM
Your capelet is so cute! I love it! I love Anthropologie-ish stuff so I'll definitely be making a few of these! And the examples and alterations from other craftsters are great so this will be really fun to make!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Shortstuff411 on December 30, 2006 01:47:36 PM
Here it is, my first!  ;D

I'm currently making a longer one from Rowan classic tweed, in a purple.

http://www.chardswb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/knitting/shrug1.jpg
 (http://www.chardswb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/knitting/shrug1.jpg)


http://www.chardswb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/knitting/shrug2.jpg
 (http://www.chardswb.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/knitting/shrug2.jpg)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: PrincessJazz on December 31, 2006 05:34:13 PM
That's awesome!  I like how fuzzy it is.  Is it all the same yarn? and what kind is it?

Jazz


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: 2lilrugrats on January 04, 2007 03:45:50 PM
whole eyelet-y pattern has 4 rows.

in every rs row you are adding 2 sts for sleeves and back, but only one for each front panel, so we will have to compensate for that (i mean, in every row you get 2 new sts for (yo, k2tog) on sleeves and back, but not on the front, you get just one st per rs row). that's why our pattern has to have 4 rows instead of 2 julsey had:)

red is for fronts, green for sleeves and purple for back, this way it is more obvious:)

k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER, k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before end left, k1, p1, k1
2nd row: k1, p1, k1, p until 3 sts left, k1, p1, k1
3rd row: k1, p1, k1 (for edge), k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 4 sts before marker left, k3, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER, k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER, k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER, k1, yo, k2, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before marker left, k2, yo, k1, SLIP MARKER, k1, yo, k3, k1, (yo, k2tog)* until 3 sts before end left, k1, p1, k1
4th row: k1, p1, k1, p until 3 sts left, k1, p1, k1

Crnaofa-
i love your version of the capelet....and have cast on 49 st and done 2 inches of the seed st....however, on the 2nd row, my numbers don't seem to work out. I'm sure I am just misunderstading your directions, but could you help me?

I have 7 st between the first and second marker (sleeves), then 9 for each front and 17 for the back. For the first row, I didn't end up w/ 3 sts before marker....Can you clarify your instruction on the 1st row, green type between 1st & 2nd markers (sleeve)?

Please help!

Thank you very much!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: gaucamolegreetings on January 04, 2007 07:34:25 PM
I'm working on this for my daughter so I'll try to help...  This is what I believe your 7 "green/sleeve" stitches should be...

k1, yo, k2, k1, k2, yo, k1

You don't actually do any of the (yo, k2tog) repeats with only 7 stitches, but you will the next time since you added 2 yos, you will have 9 stitches on the next pass for the sleeve.

I hope that helps!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: 2lilrugrats on January 04, 2007 07:44:51 PM
I'm working on this for my daughter so I'll try to help...  This is what I believe your 7 "green/sleeve" stitches should be...

k1, yo, k2, k1, k2, yo, k1

You don't actually do any of the (yo, k2tog) repeats with only 7 stitches, but you will the next time since you added 2 yos, you will have 9 stitches on the next pass for the sleeve.

I hope that helps!

That does work out, for my sleeve, 7 st section. Thank you!!! Are you doing the same version of this capelet as I am (the seed stich and eyelet version)?

I'm using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino chunky yarn, in a strawberry color. Would love to see a pic when you're done!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: gaucamolegreetings on January 04, 2007 07:49:35 PM
Yes, I'm doing that version too.  I'm using size 7 and some fisherman wool that I've had forever and kool-aid dyed really pink, hence for my daughter.   :D  She's 5, so I'm aiming at making it a little larger so it fits her a few winters, but it's perfectly what she needs, something nice to keep a little warm when she's wearing a dress.  We live in CA, so we never need to be TOO warm.

I had to order some circular needles because I'm to the point that they don't all fit on my straight ones, so I'm stalled for awhile, but when I'm done, I'll be sure to post pics.  And I'm going to be doing this one until I get something she can wear!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: 2lilrugrats on January 04, 2007 09:06:43 PM
Yes, I'm doing that version too.  I'm using size 7 and some fisherman wool that I've had forever and kool-aid dyed really pink, hence for my daughter.   :D  She's 5, so I'm aiming at making it a little larger so it fits her a few winters, but it's perfectly what she needs, something nice to keep a little warm when she's wearing a dress.  We live in CA, so we never need to be TOO warm.

I had to order some circular needles because I'm to the point that they don't all fit on my straight ones, so I'm stalled for awhile, but when I'm done, I'll be sure to post pics.  And I'm going to be doing this one until I get something she can wear!

Had to cast on again! uurgghh! I was short one st so I decided just to start over since I had only done the neck so far. I already did this capelet but ended up kind of small so I'm giving that to my daughter (she's almost 7). Turned out cute! I will have to post a pic of it.

I live in CA too- in the Bay Area what about you?

Do you have the Denise needle set? I love mine - it has alot of different sizes and circ lengths and I think you can buy it online for about $40 or so.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: gaucamolegreetings on January 04, 2007 09:41:29 PM
I live in Santa Clara.   ;D

Nope, I wish I would have looked into that set earlier, I just ordered two different bamboo circular from Joanne.com last night.  I've never used bamboo before, so we'll see how it goes...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: 2lilrugrats on January 05, 2007 01:27:18 PM
I live in Santa Clara.   ;D

Nope, I wish I would have looked into that set earlier, I just ordered two different bamboo circular from Joanne.com last night.  I've never used bamboo before, so we'll see how it goes...

We're practically neighbors! I'm in walnut Creek - well not THAT close but kind of =)

Thanks again for your help on this project. You were right about that first part of the eyelet section!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Foxlet on January 06, 2007 03:52:58 AM
I finished mine quite a while ago. A month or so back, actually. It took me something around two days, and I was knitting quite slowly due to a wrist injury. (Magnificent pratfall while skating, nothing serious.)

I changed the rib to moss stitch, but that's it. The yarn I used was just a bit thinner than the one called for, I think, but it worked out perfectly anyway. I used 6 mm wooden straights, because they're my only 6 mm needles and I don't get along with circs anyway. I had no problem with stitches dropping from the needles, except when I moved the thing onto a circ to check the size. The yarn's a German handspun, I think it's called Naturwolle, that comes in all sorts of gorgeous colourways. The one I used  is called Mango. It's a slightly variegated orange-brown, and it started doing a strange self-striping thing here. I love it anyway. Used about 150 metres, or one and a half skeins.

Apparently I can't post pictures yet, what with this being my first post or comment or anything, but here's a link (http://flickr.com/photos/maycontaintraces/345657477/) to a picture on Flickr.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Shortstuff411 on January 06, 2007 03:32:33 PM
Princess Jazz,

yes, it is all the same wool right through, it's 2 skeins knitted together, one of a bright blue double knit, and the slubby fluffy one which is in a varigated pastel rainbow.

I think the slubby one gives it a real vintage feel.  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Shortstuff411 on January 19, 2007 11:47:00 AM
Anyone knitted one of these shrugs in Double Knit yarn?? What size needles/guage etc did you use? (I have been using the original size on the tut).

I want to make one for myself in DK, but also one for a baby (I've posted a Q for this on 'discussions'.

Also, finished shrug no 3 today!  ;D I used a handspun/hand dyed chunky wool in varigated pink-to dark red. This one is hip length, but I think it's a bit small across the back.

No pics yet (gotta find the camera amongst all the decorating stuff!)  ::)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Violet on January 28, 2007 12:41:18 PM
boy, i'm late to the party, aren't i?? i finished this last year but didn't get around to posting pictures until yesterday!

details on my blog (http://violetsknits.blogspot.com)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Fortune_32 on January 28, 2007 02:35:27 PM
LOVE those colors, Violet! Simply beautiful!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: FrogPuddle on January 29, 2007 03:54:38 AM
thank you so much for the pattern, this is beautiful!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: pollyjune on February 08, 2007 04:49:47 PM
I loved the extra length you knitted in.

Can you tell me how many extra rows you made?

thank you.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Na0mi on February 08, 2007 07:02:50 PM
Ummm. Hello? I got two words for you --> Gor-geous!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: embuggy 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. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on February 15, 2007 07:37:20 AM
Quote
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)
p1("seam")
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.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: embuggy 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?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor 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.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Shalanna 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. . . .)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Marykz 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)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/155/403855666_e01206669b_d.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/150/403855659_9a9a787913_d.jpg

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.  :)  Marykz


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: JenMac 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? 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Mojo 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?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: PrincessJazz on April 21, 2007 02:45:18 PM
I think that pin is good.  I love all the rbight colours.  Very nice!

Jazz


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Violet on April 21, 2007 02:57:06 PM
oh my gosh, mojo, i love it! the pin goes great. what yarn did you use?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Mojo on April 22, 2007 05:41:01 AM
Thanks!  It's made from 1 1/2 skeins of Noro Silver Thaw which I got a great deal on during the big knithappens sale.  Such a fun yarn to work with!  I wore this sweater yesterday and gots lots of compliments!  Thanks everyone who gave me pattern pointers!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: flaky on April 23, 2007 08:14:33 PM
Its a beauty!  Congratulations!  I am a lover of anything Noro - only 1 1/2 skiens eh?  I think I can handle that.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: emyiskra on May 29, 2007 08:39:29 PM
I totally love this pattern!!! I - after being "with child" for the last few summers have lost a ton of weight and decided to make a ton of Vintage Vogue patterns anded these go great and by using size 6 needles the same number of stitches and one skein of red heart little skeins made my daughter a ton too... THANK YOU SO MUCH


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: lv.2.craft on May 31, 2007 12:31:16 PM
ooo! I just found a really neat program for knitting and crochet.

It is called Knitware Sweater Design

I wanted to make this capelet, so I swatched my yarn, chose a standard size, picked raglan shoulder, short sleeve, cardigan, ribbed hems, and it printed out a pattern to just fit me. AND it can calculate how much yarn you need, too!

As soon as I finish my capelet, I'll load the picture.

you can download a trial before buying. Be sure to search the net and etsy, prices do vary!

Not affiliated in any way, just a happy customer.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: sexy mother on May 31, 2007 04:06:20 PM
Your pattern kicks ass. I just made 3 of these cuties in 3 days. I made one for my 6 y/o DD in chunky (bulky) yarn on 6.5mm (10.5 U.S. size). It worked out perfectly. Thanks again for the pattern.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: debbie9707 on June 22, 2007 09:39:10 PM
I love your sweater!!!  I'm Little confused,  if you continue to increase raglan until it fits around upper arm,  How to you measure on the needle  with them all cruched up?  I know this seems dumb of me to ask, but I got to that point and was lost.  I figure you know by now this is my first sweater.  I'm tired of scarfs, I need to move on to something new.
Thank you, Debbie


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on June 23, 2007 07:49:57 AM
You can put some of your stitches on another needle or waste yarn so you can spread them out and then measure.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: b1znatch on June 23, 2007 08:46:08 AM
Also, if you know your gauge, you can multiply the measurement of your arm by sts per inch, and voila! You have the amount of sts you need for the arm


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: debbie9707 on June 23, 2007 03:50:38 PM
Thank you so much ,I'll give it a try.  I'll let everyone know how it goes.   


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: razorsharp on June 23, 2007 05:03:17 PM
alright i've been following this thread for awhile and the subsequent KAL from...a year ago now I gues. But I finally cast on for this this morning and I must say it's working up quite quickly (though I do knit fairly fast since I do it semi-professionally) and I'm loving how it's turning out thus far. I'm using an acrylic mohair like yarn in a sweet mint green, I made a dog sweater out of it recently and it's really soft despite being acrylic. (I like acrylic though, I hate hand washing my wool items.)

I'll post as soon as I'm done (hopefully tonight or tomorrow afternoon.)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: sherry71 on June 23, 2007 08:50:36 PM
Maybe this was already asked in one of the 28 pages of this topic but.....based on the tutorial on the 1st page, what are the dimensions of this?  Just general ones I guess.  I tend to have a short torso but large chest so I would want to adjust the pattern if needed so it looks okay on me.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on June 23, 2007 09:41:02 PM
The way you adjust the pattern is keep going with the raglan increases until the back stitches measure either your back width at underarm or half your bust measurement. You can make it as long or as short as you want.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on June 24, 2007 04:56:19 AM
sherry71 - you can also continue to increase after you place the sleeve stitches on holders and start knitting just the body. Simply place a marker at what would be the side seams (where the fronts join the back) and increase before and after the markers (so the increases are on the fronts not the back).


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: sugarpie on June 25, 2007 03:05:25 PM
Oh, I saw this thread ages ago and downloaded the pattern, but I didn't actually start it because I was working on the circular shrug and then the Norah Gaughan Cabled Bolero or Capecho.  I just finished reading all 29 pages of this thread, and I'm excited about starting it.  I don't know what yarn I'm going to try, but hopefully with all your suggetions I'll make something that will actually fit.  I'll post when I'm done! 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: lady_cyanide on June 26, 2007 05:29:28 PM
i showed this to my mom a loooooong time ago, and she mentioned how "back in the day" she always thought how cool it would be if they'd make really short jackets to go better with the high waisted pants they wore. (apparently this was so far back in the day, shrugs weren't even invented yet!) now she has shrugs out the wazoo, (and lower cut pants) and apparently forgot i showed her this. when i showed her again last night she was excited to see that they make short sleeved ones, and so i'm making her a pink one right now. and a blue one next. and probably a lime green one too. so anyway...thank you so much for sharing this easy pattern!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: debbie9707 on June 26, 2007 09:06:26 PM
okay please tell me how many stitches for each part is,with 49 co .  Please tell me this is easy as everyone said.   :-[  ::)
Debbie


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on June 26, 2007 09:25:01 PM
(apparently this was so far back in the day, shrugs weren't even invented yet!)

I think they were just out of style in the 70s (that's when I remember hi rise pants). My 91 yo mother knows very well what a shrug or bolero are; they were big in the 30s and 40s I think.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: penguino on June 26, 2007 09:33:25 PM
okay please tell me how many stitches for each part is,with 49 co .  Please tell me this is easy as everyone said.   :-[  ::)
Debbie

From row 1 after 1x1 rib:
left front 8
left sleeve 8
back 16
right sleeve 8
right front 9


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Quad Mom on June 28, 2007 12:25:45 PM
I have been eyeing this lovely pattern for awhile.  I have kind of a dumb question.  I am a plus-size girl (2X): how can I assure that this will fit me?  The pattern says "Continue raglan increases until sleeve meaures the circumference of your upper arm."  By doing this, will the rest of the capelet therefore accommodate my back and boobage area?

I'd greatly appreciate any suggestions!
Thank you!!   :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on June 28, 2007 12:46:36 PM
Quad Mom - yes it should work out that once it fits around your arms it will fit the rest. You can however measure your back and front right at the underarm level (seperately if you indeed have "boobage" concerns) then compare those measurements as well as the arm measurement.

As stated several posts up you can also continue to add stitches after you separate the sleeve stitches.

Also if your neck is thicker you might want to add a few stitches to the cast on so it doesn't fit too tight at the neck.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: Quad Mom on June 28, 2007 12:57:48 PM
Thanks elijor!  I'm excited: I've never made an article of clothing other than a hat or scarf, so this is a big step for me.  I'm gonna start this project in a few hours--wish me luck!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: elijor on June 28, 2007 01:11:52 PM
Good luck - just holler if you need more help.

One tip a few tips:
I hated doing yarnovers while purling so I just did the yarnovers on the knit side.
You should check the length and add rows as needed.
If you do the sleeves in the round on circular needles it will be reversible.
I did my second one with seed stitch for the neckband, front bands, and bottom. I like it much better that way.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: knittinbug on July 01, 2007 11:39:45 AM


Here's the link to my version!
Knitted with Debbie Bliss alpaca silk in lilac.
I checked my gauge, did a little math and modified to suit my gauge and measurements.  It fits!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: rjbell on July 01, 2007 02:49:41 PM
http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z159/knittinbug/capelet2.jpg

Here's the link to my version!
Knitted with Debbie Bliss alpaca silk in lilac.
I checked my gauge, did a little math and modified to suit my gauge and measurements.  It fits!
Looks great!  What yarn did you use?  I love the color.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: knittinbug on July 02, 2007 07:13:34 AM
It's knit with Debbie Bliss Baby Alpaca-Silk - the regular weight - not the DK.  It is fuzzy enough to almost work in place of the polar.  It just took a little math. I just multiplied my own guage per inch (4) x the number of inches around my collarbone and added one as Julesey explains in her tutorial.

I love that Baby Alpaca Silk - it is soooo soft.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: reconstructionist on July 03, 2007 01:03:27 PM
wow! amazing! that's gorgeous!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: iridescent on July 03, 2007 09:06:23 PM
I finally got some pictures of my modified capelets!



The first one is made with a DK weight yarn, Patons' Brilliant.  I made the capelet longer overall.  The sleeves are at a sort of awkward length because I ran out of yarn. hehe.



This second one is made from black acrylic yarn, worsted weight.  I added long ties to make a sort of wrap mini cardi.  The ties are just done in 1x1 ribbing, picked up from the bottom of each side.

Thanks for sharing this versatile and easy pattern!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: aunt carrot on July 04, 2007 01:37:27 AM
Wow iridescent I love the second one! Where did you pick up the stitches for the tie from--the side or the bottom? I guess the side makes more sense, just wondering.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: hyerac on July 04, 2007 05:05:37 AM
The first one is made with a DK weight yarn, Patons' Brilliant.  I made the capelet longer overall.  The sleeves are at a sort of awkward length because I ran out of yarn. hehe.

Actually, I think the length makes it look really classy!  And I love how you turned the second one into a wrap cardi just by adding ties!  They're both awesome!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on July 04, 2007 06:59:50 AM
This second one is made from black acrylic yarn, worsted weight.  I added long ties to make a sort of wrap mini cardi.  The ties are just done in 1x1 ribbing, picked up from the bottom of each side.

How many stitches did you pick up and from where??? I am going to have to copy you on this! Great job Iridescent!!!

Emmie  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: iridescent on July 04, 2007 10:38:00 PM
Thank you for the compliments! :)

As for the straps for the wrap style, I just picked up the stitches on the side, using the height of the bottom ribbing to determine the width of the straps.  I think that whatever your gauge is would determine exactly how many stitches you pick up :d  And then you just knit your straps as long as you want.  The ties work best if the length of your capelet is kept cropped.  Hope that helps!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: nfglrygrl on July 05, 2007 01:22:43 PM
iridescent, I really love the neckline on that first one. Great job!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: KittyCreates on July 05, 2007 03:52:51 PM
iridescent- I'm working on this now, but couldn't figure out how to modify it.  Now that I've seen the wrap version, I know exactly what I'll do.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: rjbell on July 07, 2007 07:32:53 AM
Here is the capelet I did.  I used Lion Brand DK Wool Ease that I got a few years ago.  Instead of a broach I used a cuff link that I found in my grandfather's cuff link and money clip box.  I have more about the caplet on my blog:
http://rhondaknitting.blogspot.com/2007/07/finished-anthropologie-inspired-capelet.html




The inside edge curls some.  I tried blocking but that didn't work.  Can I iron acrylic?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on July 07, 2007 07:57:00 AM
Don't iron acrylic. That much heat isn't good for it and it may still curl anyway. Just toss it in the washer and lay flat to dry.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: rjbell on July 07, 2007 11:59:10 AM
Don't iron acrylic. That much heat isn't good for it and it may still curl anyway. Just toss it in the washer and lay flat to dry.
Will do!  Thanks for the tip. :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: BlackResonance on August 08, 2007 11:41:55 AM
Don't iron acrylic. That much heat isn't good for it and it may still curl anyway. Just toss it in the washer and lay flat to dry.
Will do!  Thanks for the tip. :D

You can iron, just not directly. I usually work with acrylics because that's all I can afford and when I want to make something flat or thinner I make it wet, towel dry it so it's not sopping then lay it flat to dry, pinned down on my ironing board and when it's mostly dry I put a thin towel over it and have my iron on a low heat setting. As long as you have something over it, the yarn will be fine. Otherwise it may melt. Of course if you wear it a lot it will probably start curling again, so what you can do is knit a small strip and stitch it to the edge that's curling, or use cotton bias tape and stitch it on (probably not as bulky this way).


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: arosep on August 08, 2007 10:02:56 PM
Here is my finished version - I rounded the edges a bit (or tried to wing it and then aggressively blocked it into a rounded shape) and lengthened the sleeves, adding a peplum ruffle from knitting on the edge.




I loved it so much I wore it pretty much every day for two weeks, and I think my coworkers thought I was insane...

It's two skeins of worsted weight malabrigo loro barranquero, and it was glorious to knit. It's pretty much my favorite thing ever.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: hyerac on August 09, 2007 06:38:02 AM
Here is my finished version - I rounded the edges a bit (or tried to wing it and then aggressively blocked it into a rounded shape) and lengthened the sleeves, adding a peplum ruffle from knitting on the edge.

It's pretty much my favorite thing ever.

And well it should be!  It looks FAB-ulous with the ruffled edge!  Excellent decision, and great execution!   :) :) :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: chocoholique on August 09, 2007 08:32:25 AM
Wow, I love the ruffled edges!

Anyway, I have a question....I'm new to this thread and a newbie knitter.  Working on TWO of these capelets at the moment! This pattern is SO EASY TO FOLLOW!


Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere but I lost patience sifting through all 31 pages of this thread and the KAL thread too.

Here's my question:
I am at the point where the sleeve portion is long enough to match the circumference of my upper arm.  The pattern says to put the sleeves on waste yarn and then finish the rest of the sweater.

Can I finish off the sleeves first instead and put the rest of the sweater on waste yarn....I don't see why it can't be done this way but if not please let me know....I would hate to mess up at this point!  I would rather finish off the sleeves first and then do the rest as I am not sure how long I want mine to be yet and am fast running out of yarn....I might wing it...

Anyway, let me know what's best.  Thanks girls



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: arosep on August 09, 2007 09:20:30 AM

I am at the point where the sleeve portion is long enough to match the circumference of my upper arm.  The pattern says to put the sleeves on waste yarn and then finish the rest of the sweater.

Can I finish off the sleeves first instead and put the rest of the sweater on waste yarn....I don't see why it can't be done this way but if not please let me know....I would hate to mess up at this point!  I would rather finish off the sleeves first and then do the rest as I am not sure how long I want mine to be yet and am fast running out of yarn....I might wing it...




I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to do that, except that its gong to be easier to move the smaller number of sleeve stitches to waste yarn than the very large number of stitches that make up the body.

I ran out of yarn binding off the ruffles for the last sleeve (darn ruffles!). I used a piece of orange yarn to finish it off and surprisingly, I hardly notice it.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on August 09, 2007 10:55:46 AM
I just use a circular needle to hold stitches while I knit the other ones. You can just knit off it when you're ready for that section.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: hillarybillary on August 18, 2007 08:28:28 AM
Can someone help me? I don't know how to yarn overe with out actually knitting a stitch. If I knit or purl a stitch when I yarn over then I end up haveing like 6 too few stitches.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: hyerac on August 18, 2007 09:19:56 AM
Can someone help me? I don't know how to yarn overe with out actually knitting a stitch. If I knit or purl a stitch when I yarn over then I end up haveing like 6 too few stitches.

Just wrap the yarn around your right needle counter-clockwise one time, and knit the next stitch as usual.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on August 18, 2007 10:48:27 AM
You'll still be knitting or purling a stitch after you wrap the yarn around the needle, but count it as the next one you need to do anyway instead of an extra.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: hillarybillary on August 20, 2007 06:01:39 AM
ok so I had to make one of these. It took me a handful of hours yesterday. I am so happy with how it came out. I used cheapy caron yarn worsted weight two stands held together on 11 needles.
ps its my first sweater or wearable (knitted) EVER!!!





doh! why cant i post pics?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: sunnyskies*4* on August 20, 2007 09:16:44 AM
That turned out great and congrats on your first wearable! I love the colour too. I can see that going with alot of different colours very nicely. Its cool that it has almost a shine to it. Very nice job.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: fenifer on August 23, 2007 10:23:45 PM
hey there! I jumped on the capelet bandwagon. here is mine. as with a few of you, this is my first "non scarf, square" project. its nice. i used lion brand homespun in a green lookin color and size 11 needle. i think i did my guaging/measuring wrong, as this will fit someone that is nicole richie's size, not me. but it still looks good i think!

ah, oh well, at least i tried, it just shows i need to try harder.
thanks for lookin!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: BlackResonance on August 24, 2007 02:00:03 PM
hey there! I jumped on the capelet bandwagon. here is mine. as with a few of you, this is my first "non scarf, square" project. its nice. i used lion brand homespun in a green lookin color and size 11 needle. i think i did my guaging/measuring wrong, as this will fit someone that is nicole richie's size, not me. but it still looks good i think!
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u294/fenifer/IMG_3612.jpg
ah, oh well, at least i tried, it just shows i need to try harder.
thanks for lookin!

You must have knit too tight, because with that yarn I made two different sweaters and used 10.5's and my sweaters came out a good size, more on the loose side and I'm no Nicole Richie. But you look like you didn't do as many increase rows...that's probably why. I had 14 on the first one and 12 on the second. Still...it looks nice, and comfy. I LOVE Homespun!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: fenifer on August 24, 2007 02:13:19 PM
yeah, it was nice yarn to work with. so comfy. i just need a little bit more practicing on my increases, this also was my first time following a tutorial. so, more practice  :) (at least its not practicing pulling teeth or something!)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: crzychick on August 24, 2007 02:45:52 PM
That's really pretty!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on August 24, 2007 08:05:43 PM
Quote
You must have knit too tight, because with that yarn I made two different sweaters and used 10.5's and my sweaters came out a good size, more on the loose side and I'm no Nicole Richie. But you look like you didn't do as many increase rows...that's probably why. I had 14 on the first one and 12 on the second. Still...it looks nice, and comfy. I LOVE Homespun!

That could definitely be why fenifer's is too small; with this type of sweater you keep increasing until it fits. The pattern was written for a medium, so there would be quite a few less increases than for a larger size.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: vegiegirl on September 16, 2007 03:52:33 AM
I absolutely love this piece!! and that pin is gorgeous!!  congrats...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: tempestpilot on November 13, 2007 06:25:23 PM
I'm starting mine tomorrow! The sale at Michaels prompted me to buy a bunch of creamy alpaca, I can't wait to get it on the needles!  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: jesthestar on November 13, 2007 09:49:36 PM
I'm starting mine tomorrow! The sale at Michaels prompted me to buy a bunch of creamy alpaca, I can't wait to get it on the needles!  ;D

Dammit! That sale at Michaels reeled me in too! I'm glad I found this thread, because the blog where this is posted has incorrect stitch counts and I tried it twice before I just gave up on it.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on November 14, 2007 07:35:33 AM
Incorrect how? And which blog...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: julsey723 on November 14, 2007 07:55:35 AM
that would be my blog...

there is a PDF on the site, with the corrected pattern.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: jesthestar on December 17, 2007 11:51:02 AM
Ah ok! I just was linked to the page with the pattern :) I never thought of actually browsing around the blog. I'm not the smartest sometimes ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: wakenda on December 17, 2007 06:09:39 PM
I love it, and your choice of button is perfect.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: expressmail on December 18, 2007 12:48:22 AM
I love this! thanks for the pattern, you're right, it does turn out very well.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: kell on February 05, 2008 04:25:26 PM
Thank you!  I just finished this, and it is gorgeous!  I just wish I had somewhere to wear it to... ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: fenifer on March 30, 2008 08:11:55 AM
okay, i finally got around to making this again, and it actually fits me!
i used malabrigo, 2 hanks of perla and size 9 needle. i made it waist length, but i do plan to make more that will be the regular length.



i loves it, and will be wearing it frequently.thanks jules for the pattern!!
thanks for looking!



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: julsey723 on March 30, 2008 12:33:48 PM
nice work fenifer! I really like your yarn choice!

Ok, so I joined the bandwagon, and hijacked my old thread back to post an FO (how strange is that?) I decided that the original capelet needed a makeover. In fact, it wasn't really a capelet anyway (by design a capelet is a short cape...since it has sleeves, it is a SHRUG or a BOLERO!)...

Anyhoo,  I gained a few pounds since 2005 (shame on me!), and realized I wasn't going to wear a sweater that showed off my least fave asset (tummy), so I added a LOT of length, and some button bands with the rest of the yarn I bought (in 2005) for this project...


gratuitous blog/craftster bathroom mirror shot


and a side profile

Keep on knitting capelet-sters! FYI, this is the most viewed thread in the craftster completed projects forum (aside from sticky posts)!!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: BrookOwens on March 30, 2008 03:08:36 PM
SO cute i love the vintage pin also!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: celebr8 on March 31, 2008 06:50:01 AM
I am a beginner knitter and find that there is no gauge and pand size.  Ca you help me and make things a little simpler and give me the sizes and gauge.

I   love the shrug and would love  to make it in cotton for the summer.

Thanks,
Barbara


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on March 31, 2008 08:06:01 AM
This type of sweater is knit from the top down and increased until it fits you. Start with measuring the neck and figure how many sts that is, times how many sts/inch you get with your gauge. CO an odd amount, and mostly just follow the pattern.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: betty bat on March 31, 2008 11:35:04 AM
How nice to see a post from you, Julsey.  You are an inspiration to us and your designs are great - easy to follow and they look great.  No wonder this is one of the "most viewed" threads.


ETA:  Now, if only Jordy would come back to the Purses group ...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: julsey723 on April 01, 2008 07:25:04 AM
Thanks Betty Bat! It's good to be back...

I haven't done any design (or imposter) work in a long time...I've spent the past few years knitting other people's patterns...and dyeing yarn sporadically...

I'm still completely amazed about this pattern's success...Craftsters RAWK!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: nixx on June 15, 2008 10:44:14 PM
Interestingly enough, there is an extremely similar pattern on this website: http://www.oneskeinwonders.com/patterns/shrug.php


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: lizthecraftybitch on June 16, 2008 04:25:00 PM
love love love it. i am going to make this. thanks so much for sharing your pattern!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: ignia on August 02, 2008 06:38:34 AM
My first project on Craftster. :) Thanks for posting the pattern, Julsey!

Here is a link to the pictire: https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/WWCap.jpg


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Post by: marnacrafts on August 13, 2008 02:02:54 PM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!  Thanks for the inspiration!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: *Sly*Sev*Steph* on October 13, 2008 08:23:05 PM
That is super cute! It really looks like you could have bought it at the store. Great job!


Title: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: lionlyandsneering on February 13, 2009 06:21:16 PM
This capelet is the reason I have just discovered Craftster.org!
I am a knitting newbie and I have a few questions about your instructions: 
What do the abbreviations PM and BO stand for?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on February 14, 2009 09:36:32 AM
PM means place marker (on your needle) to mark where you make the increases. BO is bind off, same as cast off.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: teardrop1122 on March 16, 2009 11:51:16 PM
Hi everyone, (i know this is sort of an old thread, but im hopeful)
I am a total knit newbie! i literally taught myself to knit two weeks ago  ;D

I have sort of figured out my gauge and all that, but i have no idea if it is correct or not. I was wondering if i could get another set of eyes that actually know what they're doing to help me out!

So my gauge for my yarn is 4st=1 inch with size 8 needles.. (Its worsted weight yarn)

Neck size, i got 17inches.. So cast on 67 sts

So, this is what i think my first row is supposed to be:
Row 1 (RS): k2, p9, yo, pm, p1, yo, p10, yo, pm, p1, yo, p21, yo, pm, p1, yo,
p10, yo, pm, p1, yo, p9, k2 (75 st total, 8 have been increased)


Is this completely wrong? Or are the numbers just playing with my head  ???

any help would be greatly appreciated


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on March 18, 2009 07:09:21 PM
Yep, those numbers seem like they'd work out. The sleeve sts are about Ĺ the number of the back sts, and the fronts about the same as the back. The proportions are just about right.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: teardrop1122 on March 18, 2009 10:28:07 PM
Yep, those numbers seem like they'd work out. The sleeve sts are about Ĺ the number of the back sts, and the fronts about the same as the back. The proportions are just about right.


Thank you so very much for double checking that for me!

I am still learning, so they just didn't look right to me.


Thank you again  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on March 19, 2009 10:05:59 AM
With a top down raglan, which is basically what this pattern is, the fronts and back are each about 1/3 of the total sts and the 2 sleeves are the other 1/3, so they'd be 1/6 each. And 1/6 is half of 1/3 soooo.... each sleeve would have approximately half the number of sts as the back. Since there's 2 fronts, each one would also have about half the number of sts as the back.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: styxdatnit on April 02, 2009 05:51:10 PM
Great pattern!! My nine old picked out the pattern, and some chenille bulky yarn.  I was impressed with the ease of the pattern, and how nice it looks when complete.  I am always looking for quick pieces for gifts.   I would likely like to try the pattern in worsted cotton for myself.  Thanks. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: madmommymia on November 07, 2009 04:47:58 AM
This is so great.  Maybe one in a dark red for the holidays!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: marcosangels on February 08, 2010 08:07:32 AM
i made this shrug for my 22 yr old daughter and it fits my 7 yr old grandgirl. please give the size and how to make it bigger


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on February 10, 2010 08:28:29 PM
Use heavier yarn and larger needles. Figure out what 16" would be in your gauge. That will give you a cast on stitch number. You would place the markers by designating the back as 1/3 the sts, the sleeves and each front piece get 1/6 the sts.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: vancee on April 14, 2010 11:35:41 AM
Can someone please help me?  I'm just starting after the neckline and the stitches just don't end up right!  Before I unravel and restart (again!  :-[), I hope to double-check..maybe I'm right but thought I was wrong. Sigh.  

Row 1, RS: k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p15, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, k2

These are the no. of stitches I keep getting after knitting that row.

Left front: 8
Left sleeve: 10
Back: 18
Right sleeve: 10
Right front: 11

No matter how many times I try for the 1st row, I always end up with 3 extra stitches on the right front.  What's happening? ???

Anyway, I went ahead and now have 73 stitches (49+8+8+8) but for some reason, my right front keeps increasing and the left front stays the same i.e.

Left front: 8
Left sleeve: 14
Back: 22
Right sleeve: 14
Right front: 15

Hopefully someone'll help me with this.  It's so frustrating and I'm on the verge of giving up.

Thanks!



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on April 14, 2010 04:30:00 PM
Row 1, RS: k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p15, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, k2

These are the no. of stitches I keep getting after knitting that row.

Left front: 8
Left sleeve: 10
Back: 18
Right sleeve: 10
Right front: 11

You have a total of 57 sts which is correct. Maybe if you count them this way -

LF - 8 sts
dividing st plus YOs (3)
L sleeve 7 sts
dividing st plus YOs (3)
Back - 15 sts
dividing st plus YOs (3)
R sleeve, 7
dividing st plus YOs (3)
R F - 8 sts

 - you see that you're looking at them differently, or are counting the dividing sts and new ones as part of the front on one side, but not the other.

You can also count them as -
LF - 9 sts
dividing st
L sleeve 9 sts
dividing st
Back - 17 sts
dividing st
R sleeve, 9
dividing st
R F - 9 sts

 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: vancee on April 14, 2010 08:09:03 PM

You have a total of 57 sts which is correct. Maybe if you count them this way -

LF - 8 sts
dividing st plus YOs (3)
L sleeve 7 sts
dividing st plus YOs (3)
Back - 15 sts
dividing st plus YOs (3)
R sleeve, 7
dividing st plus YOs (3)
R F - 8 sts

 - you see that you're looking at them differently, or are counting the dividing sts and new ones as part of the front on one side, but not the other.

You can also count them as -
LF - 9 sts
dividing st
L sleeve 9 sts
dividing st
Back - 17 sts
dividing st
R sleeve, 9
dividing st
R F - 9 sts

 

Thanks soozeq, I see what you mean...but somehow my markers show otherwise.  On my knitting needle: 8 sts, marker, 10 sts, marker, 18 sts, marker, 10 sts, marker, 11 sts. I've figured out what went wrong - everytime I do a RS row, my YOs always seem to end up AFTER the marker even though I followed the pattern (YO, pm, p1, YO).  So for the 1st row - k2, p6, yo, pm...instead of having 9 stitches before the marker, I end up with 8 stitches before the marker.  I noticed there were a couple of others who had the same problem, but there isn't any clear explanation anywhere as to how it happened or how it can be fixed.  I think I must be using the markers wrongly, but I really have no idea how since it's pretty straightforward right? Oh dear...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on April 19, 2010 02:01:04 PM
Markers tend to slip under YOs. You can really skip them, they're to mark the single p1 st that you YO on either side of. Once you've done R 1, you'll be able to see that single st with the YOs when you get to R 3. Then you YO before and after those single sts. Or you can use a locking marker, paper clip or safety pin IN the stitch itself if you don't want to give up markers completely.

Forgetting the markers you should have 2 edge sts, then 6 sts, a yo, 1 st, yo, 7 sts, yo, 1 st, yo, 15, sts, yo, 1 st, yo 7 sts, yo, 1 st, yo, 6 sts, and 2 edge sts. If so, the row is correct and the markers have moved around.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: MNR on July 19, 2010 03:42:07 PM
Can I hear yarn ideas from people?

I would like to make at least one. Fall is coming up.
What yarn are you using? I know, the OP is using rowan polar. I don't have access to that. I do have bulky weight yarn, one twist, 50% acryllic, 50% wool and alpaca. Some german yarn. It's a pretty dark green with flecks of grey.

I might also want to make this with cotton, so I would use two strands of lily sugar and creme, prints.Or bernat cotton 16 ounce, in aqua blue.

I'm trying to avoid acrylic, even soft kind, because I tend to  perspire, and I want these for cool and cold weather.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on September 02, 2010 04:01:10 PM
I'm really shocked and PO, I went into a yarn store in Fremantle, WA Australia (where I now live, emigrated from Canada) and I saw this shrug, on the floor, and the accompanying pattern, by Asian Trends, and they are selling it! Its the same pattern! Julsey, have you seen it? I made this years ago, thought about making another, but its almost summer here. Anyhow, let me know!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on September 03, 2010 06:45:32 AM
It may not be quite the same identical pattern. It could have been knit bottom up, for instance. There's really only about 10 or 12 ways to construct a sweater so there's bound to be similarities. BTW, I think you mean Aslan Trends....


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on September 03, 2010 04:05:28 PM
It was the same pattern, but each row was written out.

Anyhow, no matter if it doesn't seem to bother anyone!

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: soozeq on September 05, 2010 01:47:49 PM
Then someone wrote out all the rows and called it their pattern, which it is. That doesn't violate copyright laws as the written pattern is all that's protected, not the finished item.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: littlemissmanics on January 16, 2011 07:52:45 AM
I know it's been a while since anyone posted to here, but I wanted to add my 2 versions.
I'm fairly new to knitting, and these are the first items of clothing I've made, and I thought the pattern was excellent!

I made one for myself using Alafoss Lopi:


I completely addore it, it's so snuggly. I made it longer than the pattern said because I get really sore back muscles when they get cold, and lopi keeps me toasty!

Then I made one using Robin Picasso for my sister in law, who's currently 7 months pregnant and running out of jumpers that fit! I made it a little longer than the pattern again said, and brilliantly she loves it! I couldn't believe how soft this felt for 100% acrylic, and have acquired myself a little list of requests from people for a similar cardigan!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet - Pattern + Tutorial!
Post by: pave on January 21, 2011 03:02:49 PM
Just made one :D
Iīve always hated knitting patterns and this was the first time I tried to make a garment with a pattern. The pattern was easy, made a few mistakes but nothing that mattered in the final product.
I would highly recommend this pattern for anyone intimidated by working with patterns. When you get this garment finished, with few stitch count alterations you can make sweaters or cardigans without side seams... Love it love it love it!!!