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Title: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 08, 2005 01:31:25 PM
I knew this would happen... I am julsey723 's biggest fan, so I might as well start this KAL!

Hope to see y'all here soon!

Here is the link gor the pattern: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.0) I am casting on for this tonite, let me know if you need help with sizing, gauge, etc... or ask julsey!

YAY! I heart KAL's!  :D
Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: aeillill on November 08, 2005 07:09:36 PM
definately joining after I finish my hooded shrug!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Tamantha on November 08, 2005 07:22:52 PM
Just finished swatching to get gauge (got it on the second try! Woo!) and worked out how many stitches to add to make it my size. Will cast on later today!

Note: Have found a pattern error!

In the first row of raglan increases, the amount of stitches referred to adds up to 50, where the cast on amount was only 49. I fixed this by doing a 'p15' in the middle section of the raglan increases instead of 'p16', which evens up the stitch count with the amount cast on. Am I making sense? I hope I am.

*Goes back to knitting*


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: monast on November 08, 2005 10:34:54 PM
I'm inspired! I've been lurking for a while but I think I just have to do this one.
It might get me over my disappointment on the OSW - I'm just too booby to wear it with style.

Mona
http://knitnut.blogspot.com



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 08, 2005 10:48:25 PM
I'm inspired! I've been lurking for a while but I think I just have to do this one.
It might get me over my disappointment on the OSW - I'm just too booby to wear it with style.

Mona
http://knitnut.blogspot.com



I had the same problem with OSW and was similary drawn to this patt for same reason! Yay!

Emmie


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: julsey723 on November 08, 2005 11:01:41 PM
Hey guys - Emms, thanks so much for the props, and the KAL (I see we are both Family Guy fans!) As you happy knitters may know, I am NOT (yet?) a designer, so pattern errors happen - especially when it's the 2nd nite in a row that I'm up till 2am...why ???

I corrected the pattern on the completed projects thread.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions, or post a comment on my blog (I spent the past 30 minutes trying to post an image on the header...sigh)

Good luck and happy knitting!

-Julsey


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: miyoko79 on November 08, 2005 11:05:19 PM
I'm starting tomorrow, but have a quick knitting question - can I increase the size by knitting with a larger gauge? 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: monast on November 08, 2005 11:24:25 PM
I'm starting tomorrow, but have a quick knitting question - can I increase the size by knitting with a larger gauge? 

I'm the opposite - thinking of a smaller gauge like a worsted. i have about 3 and half balls of Noro Silk Garden which I thought to use.

mona
http://knitnut.blogspot.com



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kinkyknit on November 09, 2005 02:03:01 AM
In the first row of raglan increases, the amount of stitches referred to adds up to 50, where the cast on amount was only 49. I fixed this by doing a 'p15' in the middle section of the raglan increases instead of 'p16', which evens up the stitch count with the amount cast on. Am I making sense? I hope I am.

*Goes back to knitting*

I cast on last night and did exactly the same thing!  Also, I'm more comfortable doing YOs on a K row, so I'm K-ing the Ps and P-ing the Ks!!

Hope to finish this one really fast as I'm bed bound recovering from surgery.  :'(


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Baigneuse on November 09, 2005 03:15:05 AM
On the day I bought 2 skeins of a dreamy/fluffy pink yarn this pattern came along. I'm going to take it as a sign that this must be knit immediately. Why else would a spur of the moment purchase suddenly have the perfect pattern for it appear? Never question the knitting gods, simply fear them and their wrath.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: bronxie on November 09, 2005 04:59:54 AM
I'm in! I'm just trying to decide what I can use from my stash. But, any excuse to buy yarn is always good :-D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: VSUangel86 on November 09, 2005 07:45:36 AM
I'm def. going to join in. I don't know what yarn I'm going to use...I do have some fabulous stuff from my SP. But I think I want a more neutral color.

I wonder if I could re-work this and do it in a worsted weight. I have tons of that. Then again I could double strand. Any suggestions ??


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: tika on November 09, 2005 08:08:24 AM
I started this yesterday and it's going really fast!  I am having a hard time figuring out where to end the raglan increases though.  It says, "Continue raglan increases until sleeve measures the circumference of your upper arm."  This is right before you split the sleeves from the body.  I guess I'm just having a hard time visualizing these sleeves - as we are knitting the raglan increases, aren't we adding to the *length* of the sleeves, not the circumference?  Has anyone gotten that far yet with their pattern?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kinkyknit on November 09, 2005 08:44:08 AM
Tika - you're sort of doing both.  If you've got a decent amount of this knitted, it might be worth you putting the pieces onto scrap yarn and trying it on. This would give you a much better visualisation of how the FO will look.

It's a really quick knit - I've finished mine, but my camera is out of juice!  Oh well, one of my cats has been trying to sit on it all day, at least she's got her own way now!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: LolaBella on November 09, 2005 09:23:30 AM
Ok, so I'm going to do this at some point, cause it's just too cute!  But for now I want to see how everyone's come out!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sammbones on November 09, 2005 11:01:38 AM
My first sort of real post!  I think my friend and I are going to try this one - don't hold me to it though.  I've been knitting for a few months and this seems like I could pull it off.  I just taught my friend to knit a few weeks ago and when I showed this to her she fell in love too!  I think with a little persuasion and heavy petting at the yarn store I can talk her into it.  Not to mention our husbands are leaving in a couple of days for a week long business trip >:(  I think a yarn splurge and this pretty little number might just ease our woes.  If we join we may have questions, so bear with us and THANK YOU in advance. 
Keep your fingers crossed for me!  I'm still building my knitting confidence - especially after my size fiasco with flapperakk's tube.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rhiandmoi on November 09, 2005 11:15:39 AM
This is a super fast knit using bulk yarn. I cast on yesterday and am about halfway done. If I wasn't trying to move over the next few days I would probably be done already. I am doing this first using Patons Divine which is an acrylic/mohair blend. I bought this a few weeks ago and then didn't like it for anything, but it was white and the right gauge for this project so I figured I would give it a go and probably gift this out to one of my cousins for Xmas. I think I will make one for myself, but I want to order some cashmerino or temptation for that.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kinkyknit on November 10, 2005 01:10:14 AM
Woo!!!  (My husband charged the camera for me over night. Am not good with technology  :-[)

This is the FIFTH thing this yarn has been, including a tube top, TWO Ubernaturals and a Hot Lava.  I like this though so I don't think I'll unravel it!



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: monast on November 10, 2005 01:14:57 AM

I wonder if I could re-work this and do it in a worsted weight. I have tons of that. Then again I could double strand. Any suggestions ??

I just casted on last night and used worsted weight ( Noro  Silk Garden) . I casted on 68.  Hope this works for you.


Mona
http://knitnut.blogspot.com


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 10, 2005 02:12:04 AM
Hey guys - Emms, thanks so much for the props, and the KAL (I see we are both Family Guy fans!) As you happy knitters may know, I am NOT (yet?) a designer, so pattern errors happen - especially when it's the 2nd nite in a row that I'm up till 2am...why ???

You earned those props! And np about the KAL... unfortunately it is 2 am and I am also up... maybe we share a gene?

I haven't cast on for this yet because I want to do it in a creamy white, and I thought I had that in my bsmt, but looks like I don't, so its off to the LYS to see what they have... the only thing as good as knitting... buying yarn!

emms  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: wokeupafraud on November 10, 2005 07:29:54 AM
i wish I had yarn money


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: dialectic material on November 10, 2005 01:12:08 PM
i just finished my gauge swatch in a pretty blue peruvian collection highland wool that i got from elann last year.  (last year's failed christmas poncho for mom turns into this year's christmas caplet for mom)  i doubled up the yarn for extra thickness and i'm super excited to cast on!!

also, great job kinkyknit.  even more inspiration.  ps. i love your mustachioed kitty cat.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on November 10, 2005 03:09:44 PM
Take note, wokeupafraud: I ordered yarn from KnitPicks to do this capelet -- 2 skeins (hopefully it's enough) of Sierra, which looks to be a close match to the Rowan Polar used in the original pattern, as it's a bulky alpaca/wool blend. And it's only $4.49 a ball! And shipping was only about $3.

The Sierra is backordered until 11/25, but as soon as my package arrives, I'm SO in on this KAL.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: eva stars on November 10, 2005 05:18:24 PM
Just started with pink UpCountry (RIP)
Yaaaay! A much-needed break from Sesame.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 10, 2005 06:05:09 PM
Hi y'all, I decided to do this in Bernat Softee Chunky, in Black, since I have ocens of it from my Circular Shrug Fiasco. I would rather do it in white, but you can't always get what you want.

and wokeupafraud, I am so dead broke, I decided not to buy yarn... I don't what i was thinking when i said I would buy some, wishful thinking i guess!

Sigh :(


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Tamantha on November 10, 2005 06:25:39 PM
I've finished mine, and it looks great! I knit it in Cleckheaton Country 100% merino (a fairly generic yarn, but I live in a small town and yarn varieties are extremely limited). It's blocking right now, but when it's dry (dry, you sucker, dry!) I'll have a picture to post!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Baigneuse on November 10, 2005 10:15:11 PM
I've started mine using JoAnn Sensations yarn "Dolcetto" in pink. It's a wool/cotton blend that is super light and fluffy. 130 yards and only 1 3/4 ounces. If I don't have to rip anything out I should be done tommorow. It really is a quick knit project.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Tamantha on November 10, 2005 11:31:34 PM
Really, this pattern could not have come along at a better time. I'm going to a wedding tomorrow... and guess what I'm wearing?



Please ignore the blurriness of the photo- I had to use the auto-timer, and it's not the best. Please also ignore the fact that this photo makes me look about 40 years old.

A close up-



The clasp is actually a hair clip. Also pictured- my sunburn.

This is such a great pattern. Pretty, fast, easy to knit... could one ask for anything more? (Well, I suppose it could come with margueritas and cabana boys...)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 10, 2005 11:35:02 PM
I changed my mind  ::) because I found the perfect yarn in my bsmt! Yay! I am now using Phentex Super Size Chunky in Aran( a creamy white) and since it $7.99 (for a skein of 454g!750yds per skein!) This is probably only going to cost me 3.50 at most... I heart cheap yarn...


>Sighs with happiness<

emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Duckie on November 11, 2005 04:49:11 AM
How does this look on those of us who are very bosomy?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: amobabe on November 11, 2005 04:53:52 AM
I've finished mine, and it looks great! I knit it in Cleckheaton Country 100% merino (a fairly generic yarn, but I live in a small town and yarn varieties are extremely limited). It's blocking right now, but when it's dry (dry, you sucker, dry!) I'll have a picture to post!

I am going to be a latecomer to this KAL but wanted to tell Tamantha one thing: www.knitpicks.com!! (Unless the "small town" you're referring to is not in the US, that is.)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Tamantha on November 11, 2005 05:07:21 AM
Sadly, the small town I live in is not in the US. It's in Australia. Thanks for the link, anyway!

I'm fairly happy with how it turned out anyway (despite my god-awful photo there). Duckie, I am pretty bosomy, and it looks fine. When you block it, just pull the front down a bit longer than the back, and it sits well.

Argh, can't stop looking at that photo of myself. If a better one comes out of this wedding, I am replacing that picture, stat.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Baigneuse on November 11, 2005 02:30:20 PM
I finished my caplet, Yay! It was a quick and easy knit. I'll definately do another soon.

Reverse Side Picture


Stockinette Side Picture


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lilacbutterfly on November 11, 2005 02:49:17 PM
Baigneuse, what a great job!  What yarn did you use?  I so want to make this, but can't decide on what yarn to use, or what color!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Baigneuse on November 11, 2005 03:30:59 PM
Thanks! The one I used is a JoAnn yarn from their Sensations Bellezza Collection called "Dolcetto" in pink. It was inexpensive and really soft and fluffy. I got 2 skeins for $8 and didn't even use them all up for this project.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: julsey723 on November 11, 2005 04:36:26 PM
yay baigneuse!!!

Saw your photos on Flcikr "Crazy for Kniting"...nice job and I hope your neighbor isn't stalking you in that capelet!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Baigneuse on November 11, 2005 09:39:24 PM
Thank you for the compliment. I love the pattern.

That creepy neighbor of mine has the buisness end of a knitting needle with his name on it if he doesn't cut it out.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: skirt on November 12, 2005 02:29:48 PM
i actually started knitting this soon after julsey723 posted the pattern, but it's been slow going because i have deadlines at uni!

but i just wanted to say hi! and this may end up being the first KAL that I've ever completed! :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: graciepetunia on November 12, 2005 07:06:51 PM
I'm in. I got gauge with Wool-Ease Chunky! I'm using an orangy fall color. Thank you for sharing the pattern.


Stephanie


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knittnkitten on November 13, 2005 06:04:30 PM
I'm in!

I'm using Lopi in a deep purple color. Also- I picked up a really pretty pearl brooch I'm going to use for this sweater at Target for ONE DOLLAR!!!!!! I was PSYCHED!!!! Yay for Target!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: miyoko79 on November 13, 2005 07:34:34 PM
Tee hee!  I picked up the same brooch for the same reason!  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: eva stars on November 13, 2005 10:51:47 PM
Finished mine tonight! (Mostly...)

This brooch doesn't really go but it's the only one I have for the time being.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: dialectic material on November 14, 2005 08:37:06 AM
this was my first attempt at the long tail cast on.  it was hard figuring it out, especially trying to alternate between knit and purl for the ribbing.  i really like it.  i think it looks nicer, although that might just be my sense of accomplishment telling me that.  what do others think of the long tail cast on?

as far as the caplet goes, i have a few inches done.  its been hard finding knitting time with this freaking film festival going on at my work.  but, only one more day...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: churchofdisco on November 14, 2005 09:54:17 AM
i'm picking up yarn for this soon. i'd like to just order from knitpicks, but i need this quick and don't have time to wait on backorders and shipping.  >:(

i ALWAYS use long tail cast-on. i get annoyed if i think i may have to cast on a different way. but i also am a continental knitter, so maybe that's why i like it so much?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knittnkitten on November 14, 2005 04:41:03 PM
Reaaallll stupid question.... but are you guys using straight or circular needles? I've been knitting on straight, but it looks like its getting real crowded.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: graciepetunia on November 14, 2005 05:53:14 PM
circs here. Always circs whenever possible. So much more comfortable. You dont have to move your arms as much.

Also, I did long tail co too. Looks so much nicer!


julsey723 rules


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 14, 2005 06:57:45 PM
I am using circs, but i always do, much easier on the wrists...  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knittnkitten on November 14, 2005 07:15:32 PM
daaaaamn.... I'm totally running out of room on my straight needles and I don't have a pair of circs in the size I'm using, and my LYS closes tomorrow at 5 and I don't get a lunch break tomorrow, so I can't even possibly pick any up until WEDNESDAY!!! The HORROR!!!!!!!

Good thing I have pottery tomorrow night to keep me slightly occupied. But still.... I'm on a roll with this capelet. The humanity of it all!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: skirt on November 15, 2005 10:54:55 AM
yay! finished!




i like the stockinette side more with this yarn, it shows the little details better.

Made with awesome thrift store wool that I've had lying around for ages! I have tons of it left too...:)
I probably won't wear it with that brooch, but it was the one i grabbed for the photo.

I love it! I think I'm going to make my mom a pretty one for christmas.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 15, 2005 01:39:45 PM
 :D that looks awesome!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kinkyknit on November 15, 2005 01:45:18 PM
OMG.  I think the yarn I used for mine is too bulky.  Yours all have a lovely drape that mine doesn't.  Oh dear...I think I'm going to have to unravel it. Looks like it wasn't 5th time lucky for this yarn!!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Illanna24 on November 15, 2005 04:54:24 PM
Hi everyone! I found this shrug pattern and knitalong last night. I knit all night on the shrug, and finished it at 3AM! The yarn is Lobster Pot Bulky, and handspun from My Paper Crane. It didn't drape right with the pin at the neck, so I added buttons on the bottom part. I pull the buttons through the stitches, because I didn't add buttonholes. The knitting is loose enough that the buttons fit right through.

Thanks for posting the pattern Julsey!








Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: skirt on November 15, 2005 04:57:47 PM
That is GORGEOUS Illanna24!!

You did an amazing job, I love the color and your modifications. :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: piratekittie on November 15, 2005 05:03:50 PM
That is such a good variation! I really like it with the buttons, kind've reminds me of Glampyre's minisweater.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Illanna24 on November 15, 2005 05:11:28 PM
Thanks! It seemed like a good candidate for the yarns I had been saving. It reminds me of Glampyre's minisweater too, and I keep calling it a shrug even though it's supposed to be a capelet.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Ubermensch on November 15, 2005 06:02:14 PM
oh cool! I love the yarn! Now I'm excited to start mine...I hate waiting for yarn to be delivered.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: julsey723 on November 15, 2005 06:07:19 PM
circs here. Always circs whenever possible. So much more comfortable. You dont have to move your arms as much.

Also, I did long tail co too. Looks so much nicer!


julsey723 rules

I've never seen my name in motion like that before (blush) :o

you guys are all doing such a great job! Let's hope Anthropologie doesn't find us!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: halfelvenwriter on November 15, 2005 07:42:05 PM
Oooh...found this pattern on Monday, found this KAL tonight, rolled all the change in my change jar for yarn money and I'm going out to the LYS tomorrow right after class.

It's been a few weeks since I've found something I really wanted to knit.  Thanks, Julsey723, for posting such a gorgeous pattern.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kinkyknit on November 16, 2005 02:02:48 AM
That is GORGEOUS Illanna24!!

You did an amazing job, I love the color and your modifications. :)
What she said!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 16, 2005 01:52:24 PM
julsey723 rules

I agree!

Btw, I have tried this and ripped it out soooo many times... I am so frustrated with this yarn. I am going to my LYS to find a better yarn now that my paycheque has come in... haha, to buy butter, milk and bread or glorious yarn... I will always choose the yarn... ::)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rhiandmoi on November 16, 2005 02:56:54 PM
Well I ripped out mine, and decided to start over with a child's version. I was about 6 rows from the end but only had enough yarn for 2 rows. I was not going to buy more yarn for 4 rows. So I started one for my little niece. If I hurry she can have it in time for Christmas pictures. Since I moved last week I now actually have a LYS as opposed to just a Michaels so I think tomorrow afterwork I will stop by and get some nice yarn to make one for myself.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: smooshyknit on November 17, 2005 08:51:42 AM
I saw this pattern last week and decided to take a crack at it.  This is my first knitted garment.  (Everything else has been accessories and toys.)  I'm pleased with the outcome, although it is a tiny bit snug. 

The second picture isn't great, but it gives you an idea of how it fits:

Since I haven't knitted clothing before, I had no idea on how to make it my size, so I just used bigger needles.  It gives it a looser knit, which was fine considering the fluffy yarn I used.  Now that I know how the pattern works, I guess next time I can just add stitches until it matches my measurements.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: churchofdisco on November 20, 2005 10:14:10 AM
Thanks! The one I used is a JoAnn yarn from their Sensations Bellezza Collection called "Dolcetto" in pink. It was inexpensive and really soft and fluffy. I got 2 skeins for $8 and didn't even use them all up for this project.

that's the same yarn i picked up (only not in pink. i have a weird aversion to pink.) what size needles did you use? the pattern says 11's, but the yarn says 10's....i've never knitted anything before where guage really mattered, so i'm stumped about how the needle size and yarn size will affect the finished garment.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Baigneuse on November 21, 2005 02:31:34 AM
I'm pretty sure I used the size 11 needles that the pattern calls for. You can try swatching it out ahead of time to see if it will work for you and you can always switch needle sizes to find out what works.

What color did you pick? I was very tempted to do a lavender caplet.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: churchofdisco on November 21, 2005 05:43:30 PM
i picked the white/cream color. i need it to wear over a black cocktail dress to a military ball, and i thought i shrug or something would be much more convenient than a wrap that i would have to keep readjusting.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: miyoko79 on November 21, 2005 06:26:31 PM
I love this post!  I started to knit one, but I'm just terrible at knitting, so I decided to crochet one instead:



Made of Lion Brand Homespun, double crocheted with a size P hook, and fastened with a brooch from Target's Dollar Spot.  My first crocheted garment!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knittnkitten on November 21, 2005 06:57:51 PM
Alright, I finally finished! Using some purple Reynold's Lopi on size 10 1/2's, and the same $1 pin from Target that Miyoko79 has! Ta da:



And a shot with the wine I was drinking when I finished it. Buzzed knitting? Why not?



Sadly, I think it's a little short... and it rides up alot in the back. I think I'll make another one in some lighter yarn.

Great pattern though, very easy!

Congratulate me... I've finished my first knit-a-long :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: churchofdisco on November 21, 2005 08:54:50 PM
mkay. i casted on a couple hours ago and have gotten to the point of the raglan increases and i am definately thinking i need to switch to a pair of circs. i have on set of 11's, i just need to get another set tomorrow. all the increases just make it too crowded on the straights i'm using which are only about 10" i think? it's definately looking like a quick easy knit though. i have knitting ADD when it comes to non-knitting in the round stuff, so this is perfect for me.

(side note: this my first knitted garment also, AND my first KAL. yippie!!!!!!!!  ;D)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: dialectic material on November 21, 2005 11:16:56 PM
churchofdisco, you will definitly want to switch to a pair of circs.  i am almost down to the part you separate the sleeves from the body, and my circs are getting pretty crowded. (which makes sense when you think about it because what you're knitting has to make it all the way around your body.  for most people that is more than 10 inches.   :P ;) )  fortunately for me, i am using my denise interchangables so all i will need to do to extend is snap in a new piece.  (i love you denise!!)

also, i wanted to say how great everyone's capelets look.  way to come up with a crochet pattern miyoko79!  and smooshyknit, does yours have a brooch made out of matching yarn?

overally what a great first KAL!  how much fun to be in such good company!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: churchofdisco on November 22, 2005 04:15:50 AM
churchofdisco, you will definitly want to switch to a pair of circs.  i am almost down to the part you separate the sleeves from the body, and my circs are getting pretty crowded. (which makes sense when you think about it because what you're knitting has to make it all the way around your body.  for most people that is more than 10 inches.   :P ;) ) 

oh my yes. lol. even if i wasn't almost 7 mos. pregnant, 10 inches would still just not cut it.


i'm so excited about this pattern! i have noticed, when i start a project that i'm really into, i will dream about knitting that night....and if it's a difficult project, i always have dreams that my son or my husband or someone makes me drop stitches that i can never seem to pick back up. is that weird?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: thesamanthafiles on November 22, 2005 06:44:48 AM
Yay, my first post on Craftster (been lurking a long time).  I have my company Holiday party next week, and had bought some DB Alpaca Silk in Celery.  I had planned to make a wrap with a pattern from Scarf Style, but wasn't excited about the whole 'falling off my shoulders constantly' aspect of the wrap.  I found this pattern, and knew it was perfect.

I started last night, and I think I'm halfway finished.  Yay!  I'm using 2 strands of the yarn and size 11 circular needles (I heart my Denise Interchangables too!).  I just need to find a clasp, might need to hit Target like a few of you have.

I can't wait for the work day to be over so I can knit some more.  Wonder if anyone would notice if I knit at my desk.  Sadly, I think so.  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: piratekittie on November 22, 2005 10:57:39 AM
Did anyone use Knitpicks Sierra? I only have one skein and I don't know if that's going to be enough since it's only 110 yards and I think the original used about 150 or so...I wear an XS so If igure I wouldn't need as much. But any ideas on yardage? Thanks



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: churchofdisco on November 22, 2005 12:00:08 PM
damnit! my stitch markers migrated over somehow and my yarn overs ended up not in line with the others, so i had to tink out a row. freaking false labor is messing with my concentration.

i'm liking my yarn a lot- joann's dolcetto- except that the white yarn is shedding all over my black t-shirt.  :-\


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: pammyfive on November 22, 2005 12:30:43 PM
To more closely replicate the super bulky yarn on the anthropologie version, I am using Rowan Big Wool yarn on size 17 needles, CO 37 stitches. The first line of the raglan increase goes like this.

Row 1, RS: k2, p4, yo, pm, p1, yo, p5, yo, pm, p1, yo, p11, yo, pm, p1, yo, p5, yo, pm, p1, yo, p4, k2

I'll post pics of the finished product soon.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: churchofdisco on November 22, 2005 12:41:03 PM
i'm sure this is a completely idiotic question, but i just started knitting a month or so ago, so bare with me and don't make me feel too stupid-

on the raglan increases before you split the sleeves it says to end on a WS row. does that mean that the last row you knit before you split the sleeves is a WS? or is the last row you knit before moving on the RS row?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: cacarae on November 23, 2005 12:59:14 PM
I just started this, and I've been working in regular stockinette (ie. yarn overs on the knit side) because my yarn overs on the purl side did not make eyelets.  Anyone know what I was doing wrong?  It's coming along really well and really quickly.  It's a really great pattern.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: graciepetunia on November 23, 2005 06:11:00 PM
Yes Church, Do a ws row (knit in this case) right before you start the split...and no it's not a stupid question at all! I've been there sister!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 25, 2005 01:28:00 AM
Hi y'all! I have finally started this, how funny is that since I am the one who started this KAL? :P yeesh.

Anyhow, I am using Cafe Au Lait Red Heart Light and Lofty (which is all I can afford right now) and 10mm needles.... and it is working up super fast... I can't believe how fast!  I will probably be able to post a FO tomorrw!

Emms

P.S. Julysey723 and everyone, I was thinking of putting together a pdf file of the pattern, I will send to Julsey for her okay before I post it! :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: churchofdisco on November 25, 2005 08:21:26 PM
ulch. mine has come out WAYYYYY too small. :( i think i'm going to have to buy new yarn and just start over.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: julsey723 on November 25, 2005 09:01:42 PM
P.S. Julysey723 and everyone, I was thinking of putting together a pdf file of the pattern, I will send to Julsey for her okay before I post it! :D

Emms - I did it...I figured out the file hosting thing!  The pattern's available for download on my blog - in the sidebar under the photo of said pattern!

Enjoy!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on November 26, 2005 12:09:40 AM
yay julsey!!!

good on ya!!!

Emms  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kellann on November 26, 2005 12:34:43 AM
Well I just started mine tonight.  I forgot I had some really bulky yarn from a poncho project gone wrong.  I think I might have the neck opening a little small but we will see!!  I will have pictures up ASAP!

Kelly


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rachillsk8 on November 26, 2005 09:18:59 AM
Thanks! The one I used is a JoAnn yarn from their Sensations Bellezza Collection called "Dolcetto" in pink. It was inexpensive and really soft and fluffy. I got 2 skeins for $8 and didn't even use them all up for this project.

OOH that stuff is great.  I made a cable knit hat out of it, and it's so warm and cozy.  That stuff is wonderful to knit with, too.   So soft.  I think I'll use that for this project.  I'm having surgery in December, so once the Christmas gift projects are done I'll need something to keep me from going crazy while I'm stuck laying around the house for a few weeks.  (Plus since I'm having breast reduction surgery to go from a DD to a B, I'll need cute new tops in styles like this that I currently can't wear!) 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: teruterubouzu on November 27, 2005 08:26:52 AM
I finally cast on for mine yesterday using some crazy mystery yarn I picked up from another knitter a couple months ago. It's such a quick project!. After just a couple hours or so I'm nearly ready to split the sleeves and body. Thanks so much for creating the pattern julsey!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: bronxie on November 27, 2005 01:36:16 PM
Thanks to Emms I casted on today. Woot. Thanks again!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: teruterubouzu on November 27, 2005 03:50:18 PM
ARGH! I think I'm going to run out of yarn. I see some ripping in my future.  :'(


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on November 28, 2005 07:13:17 AM
i just cast on a little while ago, and i'm about halfway through the neck ribbing.  i decided to give it a try in a smaller gauge, so wish me luck!  i'm really hoping to finish by later today. :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: magick8ball on November 28, 2005 05:09:20 PM
Here is my version in Softee Chunkee + vintage brown that just happened to match and knit to the same gauge.
I started on 11's, then switched to 10 1/2 circulars when things got too crowded. Luckily it didn't make much of a gauge difference.
When I cast off the first time, it was too short and horribly unflattering. Impatience gets me every time. So, I went back, made it a little longer, and added three sets of short rows to counteract the problems with the back length (first time- yay!) The first set went between the imaginary arm seams, the second 3 sts in towards the center, and the third 3 more sts in. I did two more green rows, and began the ribbing. I think my ribbing may be a bit longer, too.
Done in a weekend, and finished with a vintage pearl button.
 
And here it is in action Friday night!
 
BTW, I made that shot. Just, you know, for the record.
Awesome pattern! Thanks!
PS: It took just slightly more than one skein of yarn. Which, besides busting stash, rings up at well under $4.00 for 2 skeins of Sofffftee Chunkkeeee. I hate brand-name misspellings.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: taloola on November 28, 2005 11:52:07 PM
all of your guys lil capelets are adorable!  maybe i will have to join you a bit later....working on my first sweater now! 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sammbones on November 29, 2005 12:38:14 PM
Hi.
A while back I said I might do this if I could talk a friend into it too.  Well, she was a no go, but I did try this myself and it came out pretty cute.  I used Knitpicks  Wool Of the Andes (X2) in daffodil.  Its not nearly as cute as the ones on this KAL because it is a bit chunky, but I finished (hooray for me), which is rare and FULFILLING.  I would post pictures but I am not sure how; the photos my camera takes are too big (as in bytes or whatever) to upload (any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am not at all computer savvy).  Oh and I did an increase on both ends every 4th row so it overlaps in the front.
Thanks to everyone for the inspiration to start and finish, and thanks to julsey723 for the pattern!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: julsey723 on November 29, 2005 12:57:40 PM
sammbones - who cares how big your pics are - post em anyway!  I can't wait to see your FO!



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: thesamanthafiles on November 29, 2005 01:23:30 PM
I officially love this pattern.  I finished my capelet a few days ago, and just got a great pin to fasten it with.  I'll post a pic tomorrow.  Thanks for the great pattern julsey!

I'm actually thinking about making another one with long sleeves and a bit longer body.  My question is, how do I handle the decreases in the sleeves?  I'd like it with bell sleeves, so I guess I'll just decrease from an inch or two above the elbow to 3 inches below the elbow, then increase to bring back more of a bell ending.  I'm a novice when it comes to shaping sleeves.  :)  If anyone has any suggestions it'd be much appreciated!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kellann on December 03, 2005 09:33:21 PM
Tada!!!

I just got finished with my capelet a few minutes ago and I couldn't wait for makeup and contact lenses to show it off!!!  I used Patons Bella on a size 13 needle.  This yarn was bit bulky (this thing weighs a ton) but I think it worked!  Thanks so much for the pattern, I know I will make more!!!

Kelly


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kellann on December 05, 2005 08:51:32 AM
My sister has requested one for Christmas!!!!  Great, luckaly we are about the same size!

Kelly ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: MerLeigh on December 06, 2005 12:01:03 PM
Looks great, Kellann!  I started one of these for me but it's on hold until I finish some gifts. :(


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kellann on December 06, 2005 01:12:45 PM
I work at my LYS so I am going to get yarn for my sister's today.  I love working at a yarn shop, but it can get me in trouble  :-\

Kellann


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: bronxie on December 06, 2005 04:12:38 PM


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: worthwhilegirl on December 06, 2005 04:37:37 PM
I finished one as well!!



I used the leftover Rowan Polar from the lace leaf pullover I knitted up a couple of months ago.

The only thing I changed was that I used size 13's!

I wore this at Thanksgiving & I got tons of compliments!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: crazygeniusgrl on December 06, 2005 06:33:30 PM
o, my, gosh! i am definately going to try this one out, doesn't look too bad- mind you, the only things i have knitted before are scarves- so this is a big step for me...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rhiandmoi on December 08, 2005 02:33:46 PM
Here's mine. I just have to find a pin or closure that I like.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Duckie on December 09, 2005 04:43:31 PM
Hmmmm . . . I'm loving this, but I think I might size it down to worsted weight. I'm flying home for Christmas tomorrow (excuse me . . . YAY!!!!! I'm a first-year uni student), and I think Ontario to BC ought to be enough time, eh?

She said, knowing she would rue her words later.

ANYway, if I do it I'll post.

Topic? We don't need no on-topic posts...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 14, 2005 03:08:51 AM
changed my mind again... now I am using Bernat Softee Chunky from my Flapperjakk jiffy tube top disaster. I have some pics on my blog. I am about 45% done! ;D

Emms  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: skillj on December 14, 2005 12:07:01 PM
Hello All!
This is my first post to craftster.  This was a fun knit. And I made another one as a Xmas gift...it was actually quicker than the scarves I worked on.  I used RYC Soft Lux on size 11 needles.







Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: fleurs on December 14, 2005 12:15:12 PM
Woww this is look very nice on u, i love the color :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: taloola on December 14, 2005 04:49:25 PM
that green is soooo pretty!  and it looks so nice on you! 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 14, 2005 05:12:14 PM
Emms looks up from her knitting..."Wow, that is supa nice!"

Bows head and continues knitting.

... Just keep knittting,  Just keep knittting....

 ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lizbot on December 14, 2005 08:08:33 PM
I just cast on tonight with some brown Bernat softee chunky or whatever it's called. it's going fast! I can see why you guys reccommend circs though. oh well i've got some 14" needles going.. it's not too bad so far


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 14, 2005 10:12:02 PM
I just cast on tonight with some brown Bernat softee chunky

Yay, Bernat Softee Chunky sweaters abound!

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lizbot on December 14, 2005 10:40:10 PM
can't stop knitting! i just have the ribbing at the bottom and the sleeves left! my shoulder hurts!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: EmpressdesCieux on December 14, 2005 10:53:42 PM
This is the cutest first, well second, garment project ever!! Lurker newbie sorry!  I'm looking forward to wearing this next spring actually (i have fluffy pink yarn  :D )  Keep up the lovely work everyone!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 15, 2005 12:12:11 AM
We love lurker newbies! Let us know when you are finito!!!

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on December 15, 2005 11:32:39 AM
i never told you guys that i finished this. :P

well, i ended up using bulky yarn and big needles instead of the smaller gauge i was talking about just so i could finish it quickly and see what it was like. it only took a day of knitting (and i am a pretty slow knitter lol).  i have to say, it is very cute, but i would love to try it out with thinner yarn when i have the time.  the bulkiness is a little too much. :(  other than that, it's a great pattern and i'll be happy to post a picture when i can take one.

btw, skillj -- I LOVE THAT COLOR!  it's gorgeous!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lizbot on December 15, 2005 01:15:55 PM
I'm done!!! I think I could've added a few rows to the main section (I'm 5'9"). It turned out pretty cute anyway! I'll post pictures when I get home from work :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 16, 2005 05:08:43 AM
Just thought I would let you guys see how far along I am!

I decided to make this a bit longer than a capelet, because I realized while knitting this that if I made it a capelet, I would never wear it! So it will be normal length... maybe a touch short.

Anyways, here are some pics!

Sorry my flash is strong, and it makes the yarn greyish...


close up shot:


I did a bit of increasing on the front bits so they close in the front. I also have to say, this is a really easy pattern once you figure out the gauge. I am glad I restarted it. (only on Tuesday! This is a fast project..) I felt so mad after my first one came out so big and bulky... it looked awful. Got the gauge wrong, and made it too big, of course.

I will post more pics when there is more progress! Thanks 4 looking!

Emms  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on December 16, 2005 05:56:11 AM
I'll check back shortly, Loisgriffin -- it appears that there's too much traffic to this post and the pictures aren't loading -- I can't wait to see your capelet!

I finally got my 2 skeins of Knitpicks Sierra in the mail this week and cast on 2 nights ago -- I'm more than halfway through the raglan increases and can't wait to finish this. It's going pretty quick so far. I'll have to wait and see how it comes out before I decide whether I keep it or I give it to my sister for Christmas...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on December 16, 2005 09:19:28 AM
kimbabwe, how does sierra knit up??  is it extremely bulky?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Xiuxiu on December 16, 2005 10:49:10 AM
This is my capelet.
It's a little bit too short, so I have to add several more rows before the 5 ribbing.  I forgot what kind of yarn I'm using, anyway, I thought the color is a little bit weird.
I don't know if I like it or not  :P



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: skuterrat on December 16, 2005 10:59:19 AM
This is my capelet.
It's a little bit too short, so I have to add several more rows before the 5 ribbing.  I forgot what kind of yarn I'm using, anyway, I thought the color is a little bit weird.
I don't know if I like it or not  :P

I love the colors just as is!   I think yours is my favorite I've seen of these so far... :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on December 16, 2005 11:30:13 AM
Xiuxiu, I like yours a lot! Very cool colors, and it looks wonderful and fun. Great job!

And Nixx, the Sierra actually knits up less bulky than I thought it would when I first looked at it as a skein. I haven't actually worn anything knit from Sierra before, so I don't know what it feels like on, or what my completed capelet will look like, but so far I'm quite pleased with the way it's knitting up.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 16, 2005 02:17:48 PM
Xiuxiu! I love the colors on yours... I second that yours in my favorite so far! What yarn is that? I love it!

Emms  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on December 16, 2005 03:23:27 PM
i have to say, so far my favorites have been Illanna's and Xiuxiu's!  lovely work, guys!

kimbabwe, thanks a lot for your help!  i found a thread about sierra, and no one has anything bad to say about it so far.  i also had the chance to see an FO that used sierra, and i was in awe... guess who's treating herself to some new yarn ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lizbot on December 17, 2005 02:13:53 PM
Here's mine. Next time I think I'll add a few rows to the body and make it out of wool so I can block it. This is made out of Bernat Softee Chunky in "dark taupe".




Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 17, 2005 10:53:50 PM
Hi Gals, here is mine:

And w/o me in it:





I second the wish lizbot had about making it in wool and blocking it... I also used Bernat Softee Chunky, but in Black. I also made it a bit longer, and love it this way. Let me know whatcha think!

Emms  ;D



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on December 18, 2005 06:39:52 AM
Emms - your longer capelet looks lovely. I made a short one for a friend because I'd never wear it short - but I might make a long one thanks to you. So - a  couple of questions.

You said in an earlier post you added stitches to the front - did you actually add them at the end of the rows or where the side seam would be if it had a seam? I'm thinking the side would keep the "grain line" or whatever you call that column of stitches straight.

How much extra yarn did you use?

Sally


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: julsey723 on December 18, 2005 06:52:38 AM
Emms,

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your mods!  I think I'd get more use out of it as well if it was a bit longer. Very nice job!

Your turn to write up a pattern for us!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: greenmelanzana on December 18, 2005 10:03:35 AM
yay!!! I just started this last night & found the KAL this morning! I'm using Lion Brand Jiffy & it seems to be working out ok, my friend is pretty slender so if it's small its ok :D

Just out of curiosity, how many times did you guys repeat the raglan row? Thats one, two & three right??

phew!

everyones looked SO good so I'm hoping I can be done today to give it to her tomorrow :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lizbot on December 18, 2005 10:38:48 AM
I did 11 repeats of the raglan row.. it fits good but a couple more might have been better.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: greenmelanzana on December 18, 2005 10:46:17 AM
thank you so much! :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: graciepetunia on December 18, 2005 10:55:22 AM
Cute Emms!
Mines almost done, a gift for my sister. I'll post soon.

Steph


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Tygir on December 18, 2005 02:44:38 PM
Just out of curiosity, how many times did you guys repeat the raglan row? Thats one, two & three right??

I just started last night and was wondering the same thing :)
this is my first knit 'garment' and... i really wish i had circs. jamming all these stitches on straight needles is hard.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: greenmelanzana on December 18, 2005 02:55:08 PM
oh my goodness, I can't imagine squishing these stitches on a straight..(does that sound bad? I feel like it does :D)

I some how fell asleep today while knitting so now I really need to get my butt working on this!!!

I figured that I would do the repeats until the stitches in between the two markers on each side was the width of my friends arm...does that make sense?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 18, 2005 05:10:38 PM
Hi everyone, thanks for all your kind comments!  :-*

Emms - your longer capelet looks lovely. I made a short one for a friend because I'd never wear it short - but I might make a long one thanks to you. So - a  couple of questions.

You said in an earlier post you added stitches to the front - did you actually add them at the end of the rows or where the side seam would be if it had a seam? I'm thinking the side would keep the "grain line" or whatever you call that column of stitches straight.

How much extra yarn did you use?

Sally

Here are the mods I made:

I measured my chest (with a bra on,this is important if you plan on wearing this with a bra, lol) and it was 22" across, and my gauge was 3 sts = 1", so I knew each front piece of the capelet had to be about 32 sts each, to close in the front.

So I just increased 2 stitches where (you are right Sally, go to the head of the class!  ;) ) the "side seam" would go, increasing every knit row (if you wearing this stockinette side out) or on the purl side if you are wearing it reverse stockinette side out. So my row looked like this:

Row 2 (AND ALL EVEN # ROWS): K to last 2 stitches before first marker, KIF&B (knit into front and back of stitch) twice, (this is the left front) SM, knit to last marker, SM, KIF&B twice, K to end (this is the right front)
Cont until you have the amount of stitches you need to have the front close (for me that was 32 stitches on each front piece), then stop increasing!

This makes a fairly undectable slant (like a dart on sewn items) under the armpit of the cardi.
Continue with the normal instructions, and after you split the body from the sleeves, cont in patt for 8 more inches, ending with 20 rows of 1x1 ribbing. I make the sleeves a bit longer by picking up the stitches and knitting 2 rows before doing 7 rows of 1x1 rib.

I might make crochet loops abd sew on buttons so it close in the front, but I am not sure yet.

I used about 3 skeins of Bernat Softee (i think, because this is from an RIP project) and size 8mm needles, which made it very drapey.

Let me know if all that makes sense. this is the first time I have posted mods.

And julsey, I am so {blushes} flattered that you said that! What a sweetie. I am actually writing a pattern right now, I will let y'all know how it goes!

Emms ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: MerLeigh on December 18, 2005 07:12:35 PM
Everyone's capelets look great!  ;D Here's my contribution:



I used Joann's Dolcetto--it was perfect for this project!  And for those who were wondering about the raglan increases, I did about 15 repeats of rows 2 & 3.  Row 1 is a set up row, so you don't repeat it.  But this really really depends on your arm circumference and the yarn you're using.  Just measure around your arm and then measure the sleeve portion every once and awhile until you have your desired width! (leaving a little room for seaming and so it's not too tight, of course) Thanks for the great pattern, julsey!)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on December 19, 2005 06:00:28 AM
Merleigh,

thanks for including the # of increase row sets you did -- I have done about 11 sets of increases so far and was trying to figure out how many more I should do. I am of course going to try on around my arm before splitting the sections, but counting the # of eyelets in Julsey's original photo didn't seem to me to be a sufficient method of judging how many increase sets I should do!

This is one of the many reasons I love Craftster and want to buy it Christmas presents.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: caramelo on December 19, 2005 07:19:42 AM
This is my capelet.
It's a little bit too short, so I have to add several more rows before the 5 ribbing.  I forgot what kind of yarn I'm using, anyway, I thought the color is a little bit weird.
I don't know if I like it or not  :P





I love the yarn!!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: meliK on December 19, 2005 01:52:10 PM
Hello!  This is a great pattern - I just finished mine using Lion Brand Wool-Ease and US 10.5 needles.  I was lazy and didn't check gauge, but it turned out ok.  Pictures on my blog:   http://melikblog.blogspot.com.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Xiuxiu on December 19, 2005 07:16:32 PM
Thanks for the compliments, I believe I used exactly two balls tahki dazzle. I got it 50% off from my lys.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Scarlet on December 20, 2005 08:35:11 AM
I have just knit one of these (in 1 evening) in a claret colour!  Very pretty! ...and now i am onto my second one!  Which i am attempting in a grey "fun fur", which should mean, it will look like all those fur capes that are for sale everywhere at the moment!  Very excited!!

My Claret coloured one has had so many compliments i can't count them!!~

Thanks for posting this it is great...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 20, 2005 05:23:29 PM
I have just knit one of these (in 1 evening) in a claret colour!

What brand of yarn did you use? and what size needle? Do you have a pic to share so we can compliment you too?

Emms ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Scarlet on December 21, 2005 05:16:24 AM
I do have a picture, but i need to sort out a webspace to put it up here... will do that soon.

I used 8mm circular needles, 2 x 100 gram balls of double knitting yarn - which i used together to get the correct thickness - other than that i just followed the pattern!  I only used about 1/2 the yarn, so i have lots over - Maybe i could make another one??

I after the grey fake fur one, i am going to knit a sparkly black one, but with long sleeves as it gets a bit cold in England!!  (and Ireland - which is were i am originally from)

Will try and get pictures up ASAP

xx


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Scarlet on December 22, 2005 01:24:14 AM
hi all, I just got some pics of my capelet to share with you all, but they are not very clear (as i took them on my mobile phone at work this morning). So sorry about the quality!



Here is a close up of the metal clasp i used ...



I hope you like it?

xx


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: julsey723 on December 22, 2005 07:07:30 AM
Nice Job Scarlet! OMG your clasp is sooo cool! Where did you get it???


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Scarlet on December 22, 2005 07:42:02 AM
Thanks glad you like it!

I got the clasp at the haberdashery section of my local Department store "John Lewis" http://www.johnlewis.com/  But i have seen them in fabric shops that specialise in dress fabrics (rather than interior fabrics).

I think i am going to put this clasp on my fake fur one too!  Once that is finshed i will post some more pictures of that - hopefully take them with my proper camera, so they are a little big clearer!

 ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on December 22, 2005 08:24:49 AM
Lovely, Scarlet!

I like the clasp, too. So many clever modifications in here...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: taloola on December 22, 2005 12:58:32 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- By julsey723
Post by: wokeupafraud on December 22, 2005 01:11:00 PM
now that most of my christmas scarves are out of the way I was finally able to cast on. you guys weren't kidding when you said this knits up fast! I'm using some donated worsted weight (feels like acrylic), double stranded, in a really pretty pastel colorway on 11's. I'm using julsey's exact measurements so i hope it fits.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 22, 2005 10:20:11 PM
Looks amazing Scarlet!! Great job!

I saw a clasp like that at my local "dashery" too- Dressew on West Hastings in Vancouver. I thought about buying it and now I will because it looks so great! It was only $4.00 but I have spent so much this week I couldn't bring myself to buy it  :P

Good work Tatoola! I love the seed stitch! It does have a very Vintage feel in the mint green with the seed stitch!

Everyone's looks great!  ;D

emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on December 23, 2005 04:14:39 PM
Here is yet another...!

I bought a sparkly pin to close mine, but then decided that I liked this silk flower instead -- at least for today. I love that you can change the look of this thing by using different decorative things to close the front.







I used KnitPicks Sierra (alpaca/wool blend). It's the first time I've used it, but I really liked working with it and like the look and the feel of it a lot.

Thank you Julsey for creating and sharing this pattern with all of us. It's been a big hit! And I guarantee I will be making more of these babies.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: julsey723 on December 23, 2005 09:54:20 PM
Kimbabwe - nice work...I like the way your top matches the flower - very coordinated :)

Have a wonderful holiday everyone!

-Julsey


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on December 24, 2005 04:01:19 PM
kimbabwe, it came out really nice!  how many balls of sierra did it take?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Baigneuse on December 25, 2005 07:33:56 PM
This is a caplet I made for my Mom for Christmas.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/77407184/in/set-525671/

This is longer version so she can wear it like a cardigan. Made from Lion Brand Wool Ease T&Q.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on December 26, 2005 06:27:35 AM
wow, Baigneuse! Your mom must be psyched! Great adaptation of this -- love the color and the style and your mom looks great in it. What a nice gift!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on December 26, 2005 06:30:47 AM
Nixx,

I used exactly 2 skeins of Sierra. I did (I believe) 16 sets of raglan increase rows, and I came down to the last few inches of the 2nd skein! It was close, but it was just enough. I had left longer tails on the sleeves so that I had enough to do the sleeve seaming.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on December 28, 2005 02:47:34 AM
thanks so much! :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: olivian on December 28, 2005 01:43:32 PM
i really love this capelet alot. i jumped the gun a bit and went out and bought yarn to make it with. i don't have any circs the right size... and (this is a stupid question sorry) i don't know what the difference between a raglan increase and a normal increase is. i think this pattern may be a little too hard for me. which do you start knitting first? i don't even know what questions to ask, i am a little confused... any help?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on December 28, 2005 03:33:54 PM
(this is a stupid question sorry)

Not stupid at all!

I will answer your questions as best as I can:

i don't know what the difference between a raglan increase and a normal increase is.
"Raglan" is the style of sweater, and the increases are yarn forwards. When you increase on each side of the marker while making the capelet, this is called "raglan increases" because you are basically making each part of the capelet (the two fronts, sleeves and back sections) bigger, but all at the same time. Let me know if this isn't clear.

i don't have any circs the right size...

Just use what you have, unless its ridicoulously too small for the yarn. You didn't mention what circs you do have, What needle size and length are they?

i think this pattern may be a little too hard for me. which do you start knitting first?

The capelet is knit all in one piece- the front, back and sleeves are all on the needle. That is why you need circular needles, because the whole sweater is on the needles, and if you are using straight needles, it will get too crowded! You start knitting the neckband first,then place markers, then increase before and after each marker to make the sleeves, front and back bigger. It doesn't make sense totally until you are knitting it.

Good luck, ask any questions you might have!

Emms  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: fuzzyknitter on January 03, 2006 10:27:53 AM
My first BLOG! How exciting!! I started the Anthropology capelet last night and couldn't put it down. I should finish it tonight...almost done to the arms. I'm knitting with a different yarn and will post the pic when I'm done. thanx for this pattern! For all the Anthropology admirerers out there.....my sister in law and I say to our husbands that we owe them a "Shopapologie" after we go there!

FuzzyKnitter


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lasandri on January 05, 2006 11:22:32 PM
i didn't officially join the knitalong, but here is mine!

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- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on January 06, 2006 09:36:56 AM
lasandri, that's awesome!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lizbot on January 06, 2006 10:19:34 AM
Lasandri! That looks so good! and as Tyra would say, that picture is Fierce! (I'm totally not addicted to ANTM, I swear....  :-[)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: bronxie on January 06, 2006 10:27:55 AM
i didn't officially join the knitalong, but here is mine!

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 :)

Yours looks great. I wanted to add you to my blogroll but it says your site doesn't have rss fee :(


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: heatherxxll on January 08, 2006 09:20:08 PM
Here's mine, using brown sheep bulky...and a safety pin!



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on January 08, 2006 09:24:09 PM
Here's mine, using brown sheep bulky...and a safety pin!
Oh so cute, and I love your haircut too!

Emms  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knottyknitpicks on January 09, 2006 11:50:01 AM
heatherxxll,

how many skeins of brown sheep bulky did you use?  was it 1 or 2 skeins?

thanks!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on January 09, 2006 10:45:53 PM
heather, you and your capelet are just too adorable! :-*

and i also used a safety pin for my closure, later replaced by a crocheted flower. :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: heatherxxll on January 10, 2006 10:49:10 AM
heatherxxll,

how many skeins of brown sheep bulky did you use?  was it 1 or 2 skeins?

thanks!

2 skeins! (but have over 1/2 a skein left over.)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kitschy-kitchen on January 10, 2006 12:09:20 PM
ahhh... i finally picked this up again and finished today. i used 1 skein of tahki donegal tweed in a dark turquoise-y color

i'm terrible at taking pics of myself, but here a closer look at the yarn and vintage button. (i added a buttonhole to the edge)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: spinnerchris on January 10, 2006 12:48:15 PM
Hi all- just found this KAL, so many cute caplets here and I am inspired to make one!!

I had a question- a friend gave me some really nice yarn that I would LOVE to use for this project, but I hate to start it and have it come out too small, or run out of yarn before it is done. The yarn is Plymouth Yarns Baby Alpaca Brush. It says on the label that it should knit at 3.5 sts/in on size 9's. I love the sort of open look to many of your caplets- should I use a larger needle? I also usually wear a sz 12 but am not too large chested. Should I modify at all? I might make a few more rows to make it longer if I have enough yarn (I have a teen-aged daughter, there are some things Mom's should be more conservative about-in their opinion!) I would probably wear it more slightly longer.

Oh, I forgot to say that each skein (I have 2) has 50 grams- aprox 110 yds.

I am going to make this- if not with this yarn, with another- but what do you guys think?

Chris


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on January 11, 2006 06:58:50 AM
Hey Chris, I made mine with almost exactly 220 yards on US 11's.  My gauge was 13 stitches per 4 inches.  I made it so that I had about a 16 inch neck opening, but my arms are skinny, so I didn't necessarily need to do as many armhole increases.  Since you can get a bigger gauge on size 11's, you might be able to make it. 

And here is mine: (2 balls Knitpicks Sierra)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on January 11, 2006 01:26:55 PM
And here is mine: (2 balls Knitpicks Sierra)

Looks really great Quincy! is that colour "Mist"?

Emms  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on January 12, 2006 06:12:10 AM
And here is mine: (2 balls Knitpicks Sierra)

Looks really great Quincy! is that colour "Mist"?

Emms  ;D

Hey Emms, yes that's the Mist color.  It's a nice dark grey.  I really liked working with this yarn.  I think it's a great sub for this project. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FairyAngel on January 18, 2006 02:57:10 PM
Hi, here is finished Capelet...The yarns i used are Caron Simply Soft in Blue Mint and Red Heart Symphony in River Blue to give capelet texture and softness...



FairyAngel
FairyAngel's Crafts Blog (http://www.fairyangelscrafts.blogspot.com)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on January 18, 2006 03:21:48 PM
FairyAngel, that looks stunning!  :o Wow! great job!

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Frew-Frew on January 18, 2006 07:27:17 PM
I have a silly question on this. I'm getting ready to start on my sleeves, but as I was looking at them, if I just pick up the stitches being held on the scrap yarn, I'm going to have big holes in the armpits! should I be picking up some stitches from the raglan increases, or do I just seam up the underarm holes when I finish?

I'm asking because I made a raglan baby sweater and even with picking up stitches, I still had some underarm gaps to seam up. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on January 18, 2006 09:30:10 PM
i just seamed mine up.  anyone else have another way to do it?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lasandri on January 18, 2006 10:12:56 PM
my arm holes weren't going to be big enough so i just picked up some stitches in the armpit w/a total of 24 and magic looped them in the round.  got rid of my holes and any seaming that was needed :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on January 19, 2006 12:48:23 AM
awesome.

and magic loop = love. ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Frew-Frew on January 19, 2006 04:46:00 AM
Kewl. My sleeves are going to be big enough with my chubby arms to use my smallest circ. I'll just pick up a couple of the stitches.  Thanks guys!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lovely_gangster on January 21, 2006 03:35:51 AM
So I just finished knitting this in a really cheap and crappy black acrylic wool.  It's the first garment I've ever knitted.  I bought some hand painted merino wool from Marta's Yarns, but I wanted to have a practice go on some cheap wool first.  It knitted up really easy and quickly (especially for someone who's only ever made scarves before).  Only took me 2 days!!  I will definitely knit my "good copy" asap.  Now all I need to do is find a brooch to use as a clasp.  Will post pictures tomorrow.

THANKS JULSEY723!!!!  :D :D :D

Edit:

Yay for piccy's!!  Here they are.  Sorry about the ridiculous expression on my face.  The photographer/mum said she wasn't going to get my face in the photo.



Comments/criticism appreciated!  I thought it turned out pretty well for my first garment.  Now all I need to do is find a brooch and get on to knitting the other one on the non-crappy wool.

Anna  ;)



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: buzybeebee24 on January 24, 2006 01:47:45 PM
Hi everybody. I just finished my capelet. It was a fantastic knit, really fast and simple.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: theresa24 on January 24, 2006 02:32:35 PM
that looks great. I am going to have to try it.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on January 24, 2006 08:23:01 PM
so, i'm just about finished with my second one.  i'm up to the bottom ribbing and just wondering... maybe i should keep the garter border going throughout the ribbing.  good idea?  bad idea? ???


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on January 25, 2006 06:24:25 AM
Did you put the garter in the ribbing at the neck too?  If it were me, I would want the neck and the bottom edges to match.  But, that part of the neck edge is going to be covered by a broach, so it may not matter. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: teruterubouzu on January 25, 2006 09:33:46 AM
Hi everybody. I just finished my capelet. It was a fantastic knit, really fast and simple.

It's adorable! I need to find some yarn so I can try this one again.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on January 25, 2006 12:16:05 PM
yeah, i ended up continuing the garter rib anyway and i really like the way it came out.  thanks for the advice, though.  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rosecomet on January 26, 2006 12:01:19 PM
So I just finished knitting this in a really cheap and crappy black acrylic wool.  It's the first garment I've ever knitted.  I bought some hand painted merino wool from Marta's Yarns, but I wanted to have a practice go on some cheap wool first.  It knitted up really easy and quickly (especially for someone who's only ever made scarves before).  Only took me 2 days!!  I will definitely knit my "good copy" asap.  Now all I need to do is find a brooch to use as a clasp.  Will post pictures tomorrow.

THANKS JULSEY723!!!!  :D :D :D

Edit:

Yay for piccy's!!  Here they are.  Sorry about the ridiculous expression on my face.  The photographer/mum said she wasn't going to get my face in the photo.

Comments/criticism appreciated!  I thought it turned out pretty well for my first garment.  Now all I need to do is find a brooch and get on to knitting the other one on the non-crappy wool.

Anna  ;)





That looks really nice for the first time.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lovely_gangster on January 26, 2006 07:39:48 PM
So I just finished knitting this in a really cheap and crappy black acrylic wool.  It's the first garment I've ever knitted.  I bought some hand painted merino wool from Marta's Yarns, but I wanted to have a practice go on some cheap wool first.  It knitted up really easy and quickly (especially for someone who's only ever made scarves before).  Only took me 2 days!!  I will definitely knit my "good copy" asap.  Now all I need to do is find a brooch to use as a clasp.  Will post pictures tomorrow.

THANKS JULSEY723!!!!  :D :D :D

Edit:

Yay for piccy's!!  Here they are.  Sorry about the ridiculous expression on my face.  The photographer/mum said she wasn't going to get my face in the photo.

Comments/criticism appreciated!  I thought it turned out pretty well for my first garment.  Now all I need to do is find a brooch and get on to knitting the other one on the non-crappy wool.

Anna  ;)





That looks really nice for the first time.
  Aww thanks heaps!!  :)  Although please edit you post to remove pictures as they clog up the thread.  But thank you!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: dialectic material on January 26, 2006 11:00:48 PM
i haven't checked this topic in a while but everyone's work looks so beautiful.  i finished one for my mom in a nice sky blue wool for christmas but didn't get a chance to take any photos.  i'm worried that she doesn't like it because she has yet to mention wearing it -- very uncharacteristic of my mom -- and didn't write anything about it when i asked her in an email.   :(    maybe she's just waiting for the perfect day!? :-\ 

a fast and easy knit, otherwise.  they've all turned out really cute.


Title: The saga continues
Post by: anasophia on January 27, 2006 05:02:43 PM
So, I started knitting this thing at the beginning of January, had a few hangups, and finished it a few days ago.  I did pretty well considering it's my first knitted garment.  But when I went to try it on... it was just a little too small.  the neck has to be stretched to come together, and the arms were definitely too small.   I usually wear a medium in stores, so I figured it would work for me... but not quite. 

I unravelled it up to the place where the sleeves split off, and I'm trying to figure out if I maybe just didn't knit far enough for the sleeves?

I'm using Debbie Bliss Silk Alpaca bulky on size 11, so the gauge is really similar, I think.

I was also thinking about unravelling it all the way and adding a stitch to all 5 sections, which would mean I'd cast on 54 stitches... but then I remember reading something about how an uneven number of stitches is better?  I think mostly I just need the front and back to be a bit bigger, but I'm having conniptions trying to decide. 

Now that it's halfway unravelled the collar seems to fit around my neck perfectly  (aaaaaahhhh!!!!)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on January 27, 2006 11:26:45 PM
ana, i usually wear a small/medium but i had to cast on 17" worth of stitches for a comfortable fit.  maybe you should try that?  she suggests an odd number of stitches so that the k1p1 rib starts and ends in the same kind of stitch.

and as for the sleeves, measure around your arm and continue the yarn over increases until the sleeves match your measurement.

hope that helped. :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rachillsk8 on January 29, 2006 09:24:25 AM
Mine turned out awesome!!! I wear about a size 10, so I ended up adding stitches (1 to each arm section and each front side, and 2 to the back).  I did it in Encore's plumish purple, 2 strands held together so it's nice and thick.   I made the whole thing longer because I don't like how it rides up in the back (it hits below the rib cage in the front), and I made the sleeves longer as well (they hit about halfway down my upper arm).  I ended up just using circs for the sleeves since I had them handy and didn't feel like seaming.  So much easier that way.

It's blocking now, so I'll take pics later and add them to here.  I actually wore it the other night before I blocked it because it turned out so good and I wanted to wear it!  (I didn't need to block it for size, just so that the garter st on the front would lie flatter).


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Ericab on January 31, 2006 10:21:47 PM
I know you're totally sick of these but I had to contribute.  Here's mine:


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lovely_gangster on January 31, 2006 10:22:35 PM
Cool McGool  ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: naughtypandamanda on January 31, 2006 10:34:48 PM
that is so pretty!!!!! ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: fleurs on February 01, 2006 09:05:27 AM
It is really beautifull :DWhat kind of yarn did u use?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: weenerdogg on February 04, 2006 04:50:33 PM
Well I am ordering some sierra and going to try to do this. It IS my first garmet so Im sure it will look mutated but you never know till you try right? RIGHT!!!?  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lovely_gangster on February 04, 2006 05:56:49 PM
Well I am ordering some sierra and going to try to do this. It IS my first garmet so Im sure it will look mutated but you never know till you try right? RIGHT!!!?  ;D
Mine was the first garment I ever made too, and it didn't turn out too bad.  I think this is a good pattern for first timers.  Really easy to knit.  But everyone who has seen mine says it looks really good. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mllejessy on February 05, 2006 12:21:37 PM
OK, I'm going to join in!  With yarn from here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72606.msg725188#msg725188 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=72606.msg725188#msg725188) that I dyed with pink lemonade koolaid, so it's light pink, light blue and light purplish.
Now to figure out gauge, make work printer print, and get perpetually half-done baby blanket off my circulars...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Frew-Frew on February 08, 2006 05:49:09 PM
Here is mine. Sorry for the terrible pic, but hubby isn't home at the moment to snap one for me. I made the sleeves and body a bit longer than the patten called for and I made it in the larger size. I used 2 strands of patons classic merino together. I searched everywhere for bulky weight chocolate brown yarn, since I couldn't wait for an order to come in to get started. It's amazing how hard it is to find.  It still needs to be blocked, but I was to excited to wait, so I wore it to work today.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: MerLeigh on February 09, 2006 07:16:01 AM
Cute!  I love the rose pin you used.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 09, 2006 11:48:47 AM
I love that choco brown, yumm!!!!

Great job Frew!

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: PrincessJazz on February 11, 2006 09:39:09 PM
I finally finished all (well, most of) my deadline knitting (birthdays and swaps and such), so I had time to knit for myself!  Here is my capelet.  I love it!  Such an easy and quick pattern (started yesterday and finished today).    I used two balls of Scheepjes voluma de Luxe (I think?) held together to get guage.  I accidentally used needles a fraction of a size smaller but it worked out fine. 
Again, I LOVED this pattern and love the finished project.  I'm going to wear it to church tomorrow.  :)

Jazz


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 11, 2006 09:56:13 PM
Looks great on you Jazz!!! I love the colour of that yarn. V. princess-like!  :)

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sparklysquirrel on February 12, 2006 04:25:31 AM
Hey all, I'm was just about to start this capelet when I realized "Uh... I don't know what I'm doing..."

I'm using Lion Brand's Wool-Ease Thick N Quick in Claret (so purty!), which has a gauge of 9sts per 12 rows = 4" using size 13 needles.
And my neck measures 18".... so what size needles and how many stitches would I need? I tried the CO 49 with size 11 and that was waaaay too small. So, I'm guessing I need to use bigger needles and more stitches? Sorry, but I'm still a newbie at gauge work  :-\

But yes, much help would be appreciated considering I want to get this done by next saturday, eeeeeeee! Please help.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 12, 2006 04:31:33 AM

I'm using Lion Brand's Wool-Ease Thick N Quick in Claret (so purty!), which has a gauge of 9sts per 12 rows = 4" using size 13 needles.
And my neck measures 18".... so what size needles and how many stitches would I need? I tried the CO 49 with size 11 and that was waaaay too small. So, I'm guessing I need to use bigger needles and more stitches?

Hi sparklysquirrel ;

First of all, what gauge do you get from your knitted swatch? You can't just read the gauge off the pkg. It may not be the same as your knitting, gauge can vary wildly from person to person.

Also, re measure your neck. You should have the measuring tape snugly around your neck where your adams apple would be if you were a man, or, a quater of a ways up your neck.

Then when you have the correct measurement, do the math again, and cast on, making sure your neckline is in ribbing. Which will stretch, so that is why I said to measure snugly..

Let me know when you have done this and then I will help you more if you need it :)

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ijsblokje on February 12, 2006 08:38:28 PM
heh, if I had been thinking better when I ordered some Sierra last week for a Phildar sweater, I would have ordered an extra skein so that I could also make this.  ::)  haha   and then I could have gotten free shipping.  oh well


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Lulu Clyde on February 12, 2006 09:19:20 PM
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Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 12, 2006 09:39:11 PM
Okay, I have officially read all 21 pages of this!  It might be time for me to make one of these...  It's so cute, but I'm not sure if if will look good on me...  I'm going to use the brown sheep bulky. 

How much time did it take you guys to make this? 

...grunt...  I'm working on TWO, eh, I mean THREE projects right now!  Boo.  Why do I do this to myself.... 

Loisgriffinwannabe, I'm with you:  ...just keep knitting, just keep knitting...
...Just keep knitting, knitting, knitting!...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 12, 2006 11:29:13 PM
Okay, I have officially read all 21 pages of this!  It might be time for me to make one of these...  It's so cute, but I'm not sure if if will look good on me...  I'm going to use the brown sheep bulky. 

How much time did it take you guys to make this? 

...grunt...  I'm working on TWO, eh, I mean THREE projects right now!  Boo.  Why do I do this to myself.... 

Loisgriffinwannabe, I'm with you:  ...just keep knitting, just keep knitting... 
...Just keep knitting, knitting, knitting!...

Lol! I love it. That is exactly what I have been thinking.

 This project didn't take v. long at all to knit, and I didn't even use as thick of a yarn as other ppl on here... I wish i had tho, because I rarely wear mine :/

Brown Sheep Bulky sounds like a good sub, what color?

Emms ;D



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mllejessy on February 13, 2006 01:46:19 PM
I've been working on mine, and I think I may finish, critique, then take apart to edit.
I have time for this, by the way, because at the end of what I thought was a lovely date Saturday night, I got broken up with.  (Don't worry, I've gone past upset whats-wrong-with-me and into he's-an-ass irate.)
But here's a problem: I haven't done yarn overs before.  I'm muddling through, but does anyone know of a good online tute with clear pictures to help?  I don't seem to be getting everyone else's double row of pretty eyelets.
Also, I think the diagonal row on one side of the front is going the wrong way, but that may be something I need to see when the first draft is all done and ready for a red pen.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 13, 2006 02:30:03 PM

Lol! I love it. That is exactly what I have been thinking.

 This project didn't take v. long at all to knit, and I didn't even use as thick of a yarn as other ppl on here... I wish i had tho, because I rarely wear mine :/

Brown Sheep Bulky sounds like a good sub, what color?

Emms ;D


I don't have it right in front of me now, but I think it has something to do with Roasted Coffee?  I think that's the name, but I'm not sure...  Who knows?  It's like a brown-ish, burgundy-ish color.  Nice.  :) 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 13, 2006 02:54:54 PM
I don't have it right in front of me now, but I think it has something to do with Roasted Coffee?  I think that's the name, but I'm not sure...  Who knows?  It's like a brown-ish, burgundy-ish color.  Nice.  :) 

Mmm, sounds really cute! Can't wait to see it.

Emms

But here's a problem: I haven't done yarn overs before.  I'm muddling through, but does anyone know of a good online tute with clear pictures to help?  I don't seem to be getting everyone else's double row of pretty eyelets.

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


Good luck!!!

Emms  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 13, 2006 05:16:27 PM
Okay, so if I use the brown sheep lamb's pride bulky in Roasted Coffee [yes, that't the name, I checked...] should I use the same exact pattern, or should I alter it to fit the yarn? 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lasandri on February 13, 2006 06:06:16 PM
depends on your gauge.  what did it come out to be?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 13, 2006 06:15:12 PM
Well, I will have to knit a gauge swatch and find out, I guess...  More questions later, I'm sure.   ::)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ijsblokje on February 13, 2006 11:43:31 PM
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Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sparklysquirrel on February 14, 2006 03:51:23 AM
K! I got my gauge on my swatch : 14 sts and 20 rows gives me 4"! on size 13 needles using the wool-ease... I would've used 12's but I just realized I'm missing mine  ??? and my neck turned out to be 18" instead of the 20 I initially measured. Oy, so now I do what exactly? This is my first knitted garnment so I'm at such a loss... damn you scarves!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 14, 2006 07:03:07 AM
K! I got my gauge on my swatch : 14 sts and 20 rows gives me 4"! on size 13 needles,  and my neck turned out to be 18"

sparklysquirrel , what you do next is take your neck measurement and multiply it by your stitches per inch 3.5sts to 1" in this case) to know how much to cast on.  3.5 x 18"=63.

Raglan will automatically knit up to your size- just make sure you measure your arm (at the meatiest part) and stop knitting when it matches that measurement. 

So than you take your total and divide it by 6, which represents the six sections of the sweater, left front, left sleeve, back, right sleeve, right front: 63/6=10.6 10.6 sts for the front sections,10.6 for the sleeves, and 21.2 for the back (1x1x2 ratio)

But you can't have 10.6 sts on a needle can you? So we have to make it make sense on the needles, which would mean:

11 sts for the front sections, 10 for the arm, and 21 for the back portion.

So that means when you cast on, you are casting on 63 sts. You work as pattern suggests, until you get to row one, where all this dividing up is going to come in handy.

Your row one has to reflect the sectioning you have just done: 11+10+21+10+11:

Row 1, RS: k2, p8, yo, pm, p1, yo, p9, yo, pm, p1, yo, p21 ,yo, pm, p1, yo, p9, yo, pm, p1, yo, p8, k2.

Then just follow the rest of the pattern, and it will work up to your size!

Let me know if you get stuck anywhere!

emms  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: weenerdogg on February 14, 2006 07:09:50 AM
Very pretty and I do like the flower closure you used here too. Too lovely!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 14, 2006 08:59:07 AM
I must have done something wrong...  When I do the first row [yes, the first row...] of Raglan increases, there are not enough CO stitches for me to complete this row!  How can that be?  I cast-on 49, just like it said.  Then I followed the pattern *exactly* as it reads, and I still came up short.  I did it twice, then I counted everything out on paper, and it just doesn't seem right.  What am I missing?   

Frustrated, Steph  ???   >:(


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: novemberlies on February 14, 2006 10:08:27 AM
here is my contribution.  i love this.  times infinite.  and I am going to make a 3/4 sleeved one soon.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 14, 2006 10:35:52 AM
wow!  nice pic.  nice yarn!  what kind did you use? and how much of it? and what size needles?   :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on February 14, 2006 11:02:40 AM
I must have done something wrong...  When I do the first row [yes, the first row...] of Raglan increases, there are not enough CO stitches for me to complete this row!  How can that be?  I cast-on 49, just like it said.  Then I followed the pattern *exactly* as it reads, and I still came up short.  I did it twice, then I counted everything out on paper, and it just doesn't seem right.  What am I missing?   

Frustrated, Steph  ???   >:(

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
That's the row that's giving you issues, correct? 

I added up all the stitches, and that gives 49.  You aren't accidentally counting yo or pm as a stitch, are you?  Neither of those actions involves working a stitch, but rather doing something in between existing stitches. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 14, 2006 11:45:15 AM
I must have done something wrong...  When I do the first row [yes, the first row...] of Raglan increases, there are not enough CO stitches for me to complete this row!  How can that be?  I cast-on 49, just like it said.  Then I followed the pattern *exactly* as it reads, and I still came up short.  I did it twice, then I counted everything out on paper, and it just doesn't seem right.  What am I missing?   

Frustrated, Steph  ???   >:(

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
That's the row that's giving you issues, correct? 

I added up all the stitches, and that gives 49.  You aren't accidentally counting yo or pm as a stitch, are you?  Neither of those actions involves working a stitch, but rather doing something in between existing stitches. 

No, incidentally, I didn't count the pm's as stitches...  I will try, try again...  It was REALLY late when I was knitting it last night.  I'll give it another go... 

Off to work, now.  POO.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on February 14, 2006 12:26:10 PM
Sometimes when I knit right before I go to bed, I make more mistakes.  It's like my body is trying to get me to put the knitting down and go to sleep.  Hopefully you will notice what happened when you look at your work again later. 

Good luck!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on February 14, 2006 02:01:45 PM
november lies, i LOVE the color of yours!  i'll be joining you with the 3/4 sleeve version, just as soon as i get more yarn.  :]

here's my capelet!

angle view


front


and back

sorry for posting so many, pictures... i was just excited  :P  i don't have a brooch right now, so i'm using a safety pin.  also, i must admit... the pictures don't do justice for the color.  it was knit in sierra cranberry, which is such a rich, beautiful red and i'm really happy with it. :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: novemberlies on February 14, 2006 08:23:05 PM
wow!  nice pic.  nice yarn!  what kind did you use? and how much of it? and what size needles?   :D

thanksss... i think you were talking to me.  i hope so or else i feel like an ultra-loser.  i used cheap stuff, caron simply soft.  it's charcoal grey.  then i ironed it lots to make it floppy because that is how i roll.  size 10 1/2 needles and it used just over 1/2 a skein.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sprung on February 14, 2006 11:01:22 PM
Oohh, I've been using Simply Soft with two strands held together on size 11 needles.  Maybe I'll try just one strand as the weather gets warmer.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: novemberlies on February 14, 2006 11:07:38 PM
Oohh, I've been using Simply Soft with two strands held together on size 11 needles.  Maybe I'll try just one strand as the weather gets warmer.

welll.. i go to school in Oswego, NY.  You've probably never heard of it.. but it is a little city right on Lake Ontario so the winters are the harshest ever, we are talking 36 inches of snow in one night.  wind chills of -50.  GRUMBLE!

i have thicker blood than average, but i wore my 1-strand capelet today and I was nice and toasty.  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 14, 2006 11:28:36 PM
Hi Novemberlies, I was talking to you.  The color's great.  Can't believe it's the cheap stuff.

I'm still having problems.  For some reason, I'm coming up eight stitches short.  Maybe I should just friggin-frog the whole thing and start anew.  That would really piss me off, but it might be necessary.  Poop. 

Why do these things always happen to me?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: novemberlies on February 14, 2006 11:33:30 PM
 

Why do these things always happen to me?


because the yarn gods hate us mediocre cabooses.  :(


i'd say just pull that sucker out and start over, it didnt take too long to knit the whole thing so why bother with the frustration?


good luck dearest.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 15, 2006 12:32:16 AM
 

Why do these things always happen to me?


because the yarn gods hate us mediocre cabooses.  :(


i'd say just pull that sucker out and start over, it didnt take too long to knit the whole thing so why bother with the frustration?


good luck dearest.

Thanks for the encouragement...  And remind me, why the hell are we up this late, anyway? 
Knitting and looking, knitting and looking, and knitting and looking...  Right? 

I'm gonna rip it.  Um, tomorrow. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Raggy_Pink on February 15, 2006 07:08:35 AM
kookoosp, it sounds to me like you're including purling the next stitch after you take the yarn over the needle as part of that stitch. When you yarn over thats the entire stitch, you don't include the next stitch. I might be wrong, but from the number of stitches short you are that would make sense. I hear this is a common misunderstanding from learning how to do a YO from snb. Good luck!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: julsey723 on February 15, 2006 07:48:47 AM
oooh Oswego IS cold.  I feel for you. I went to Binghamton, but had friends at Oswego...February is not a warm month.  You know they had tunnels at SUNY Buffalo to get to class through?  unfortunately, thugs started raping girls in the tunnels so they closed em.

Keep knitting warm things!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: novemberlies on February 15, 2006 08:08:55 AM
oooh Oswego IS cold.  I feel for you. I went to Binghamton, but had friends at Oswego...February is not a warm month.  You know they had tunnels at SUNY Buffalo to get to class through?  unfortunately, thugs started raping girls in the tunnels so they closed em.

Keep knitting warm things!


yeah, Buffalo is actually my home town.  I am thinking it was probably Buff State with that problem, not UB.  We have some tunnels here, but only from the dining halls to the residence halls.

haha, that is too friggin weird.  I have a few friends at binghamton


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: cherry blossom on February 15, 2006 09:50:54 AM
wow there are quite a few knitalongs that i'm just now discovering :)  i cast on for this the other day :)  i had some gorgeous yarn that i wasn't sure what to do with, so i'm going to make this capalet :)  everyone's looks so lovely!  it inspired me to start my own :)

i'm using moda dea 'cache' in colorway smartie.  i got this yarn at a really good discounted price lol....i couldn't pass it up :) 

instead of ribbing i decided to do seed stitch.  i just like how the seed stitch looks :) 

can't wait to finish!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mllejessy on February 15, 2006 10:29:42 AM
My newest problem: I think the increases are happening in the wrong direction or something.  I'm guessing the YO hole lines are supposed to look kind of like this: / / \ \ and mine are more like / / / /
Does that make sense?
I'm just having all sorts of technical difficulties.  If I wasn't so sure this would look amazing when done, I think I'd have given up, at least for awhile.  As is, I'm taking a break to finish the baby blanket from SnB.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on February 15, 2006 01:41:09 PM
oooh Oswego IS cold.  I feel for you. I went to Binghamton, but had friends at Oswego...February is not a warm month.  You know they had tunnels at SUNY Buffalo to get to class through?  unfortunately, thugs started raping girls in the tunnels so they closed em.

Keep knitting warm things!

I had a bunch of friends from high school who went to Oswego (I grew up just outside of Rochester).  I loved living in Western NY, but I always thought we got the short straw as far as weather went.  The winters would be so cold and snowy (hello, lake effect!), but then the summers would still be pretty humid and sticky (not as bad as down south, but still respectably uncomfortable).  You would think that I would have moved to some lovely, temperate place by now, but presently I just live in Boston.   

I've also heard that story about the tunnels at some SUNY school, but I don't remember which one.  University of Rochester has tunnels between the academic buildings on the Quad, including one they let the students graffitti in a chosen theme every year. 

But back on topic, I love everyone's capelets!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 15, 2006 04:59:02 PM
kookoosp, it sounds to me like you're including purling the next stitch after you take the yarn over the needle as part of that stitch. When you yarn over thats the entire stitch, you don't include the next stitch. I might be wrong, but from the number of stitches short you are that would make sense. I hear this is a common misunderstanding from learning how to do a YO from snb. Good luck!

Raggy_Pink, you are exactly right!  Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

I was so beside myself with frustration that I RUSHED over to my LYS after work for a quick tute because one of the owners (coincidentally) is/was knitting this same capelet!!  [Yeah, she's done with hers...]  But anyway, she showed me exactly what I was doing wrong, and that was it!  I was incorporating the purl as the "ending" of the YO.  I DID teach myself from SNB, and it looks to me (and now I guess others...) that you are supposed to incorporate that stitch. 

Give yourself a huge pile of kudos for being right on-target.  Hopefully, now, I will get this sucker done.  I'm off work tomorrow so I'm gonna tackle it.  :) 

I feel like someone just turned on the lights for me.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 15, 2006 05:09:51 PM
I feel like someone just turned on the lights for me.

Isn't that the best feeling?

Emms :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lovely_gangster on February 16, 2006 02:24:00 AM
I still haven't got around to knitting my "good copy" of this.  sadly with school and all, i'm only allowing myself one project on the needles at any given time.   i NEED to finish my illusion scarf. gah!!!!!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Raggy_Pink on February 16, 2006 01:02:50 PM
kookoosp, it sounds to me like you're including purling the next stitch after you take the yarn over the needle as part of that stitch. When you yarn over thats the entire stitch, you don't include the next stitch. I might be wrong, but from the number of stitches short you are that would make sense. I hear this is a common misunderstanding from learning how to do a YO from snb. Good luck!

Raggy_Pink, you are exactly right!  Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

I was so beside myself with frustration that I RUSHED over to my LYS after work for a quick tute because one of the owners (coincidentally) is/was knitting this same capelet!!  [Yeah, she's done with hers...]  But anyway, she showed me exactly what I was doing wrong, and that was it!  I was incorporating the purl as the "ending" of the YO.  I DID teach myself from SNB, and it looks to me (and now I guess others...) that you are supposed to incorporate that stitch. 

Give yourself a huge pile of kudos for being right on-target.  Hopefully, now, I will get this sucker done.  I'm off work tomorrow so I'm gonna tackle it.  :) 

I feel like someone just turned on the lights for me.

Oh I'm so pleased I could help! You can do it no problem now.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: funkyhooker on February 16, 2006 01:59:02 PM
wow there are quite a few knitalongs that i'm just now discovering :)  i cast on for this the other day :)  i had some gorgeous yarn that i wasn't sure what to do with, so i'm going to make this capalet :)  everyone's looks so lovely!  it inspired me to start my own :)

i'm using moda dea 'cache' in colorway smartie.  i got this yarn at a really good discounted price lol....i couldn't pass it up :) 

instead of ribbing i decided to do seed stitch.  i just like how the seed stitch looks :) 

can't wait to finish!!

I can't wait to see yours done because I've been dieing for a reason to buy some of the cache on sale!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: grissom_fan on February 16, 2006 05:41:08 PM
I made mine with Wool Ease worsted doubled and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  It's my first finished garment I think I'll actually wear!  A question though, it's pretty bulky and I'd love to do one in a worsted weight.  Any advice on converting?  I was thinking if I took the measurements of this one and multiplied by my worsted stitch gauge, that would work?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 16, 2006 06:44:33 PM
I wonder if Noro transitions would do well on this pattern?  I would like to try it.  I have three skeins.  :D
P.S.  I think I made it to the half-way mark after three frogs of the collar and one frog of SIX rows because I moved the increases...  Boo to me.  I might have it done by tomorrow.  We'll just have to see...  Hopefully I don't get froggie.   ::)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 16, 2006 07:21:13 PM
ooohhh! do it in Noro!!!!!!


*passes out from happiness*


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 16, 2006 07:28:46 PM
LOLOLOLOL!  :)  hehehehe... 

I really want to try it... But hold your horses, little lady.  I gotta get this one done and see if it fits...  :) 

Still LMAO....   ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: cherry blossom on February 16, 2006 08:52:10 PM


I can't wait to see yours done because I've been dieing for a reason to buy some of the cache on sale!

go for it!  i bought three skeins of this color and three skeins of a browner shade.  i'm going to make 'my so called scarf' out of the other color i think :)  my only concern is that the gold bits are a little itchy feeling, but if i wear a shirt under this it will be fine :)  i also really like how it knits up.  it looks almost homespun and the colors are so gorgeous :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mllejessy on February 17, 2006 06:44:50 AM
P.S.  I think I made it to the half-way mark after three frogs of the collar and one frog of SIX rows because I moved the increases...  Boo to me.  I might have it done by tomorrow.  We'll just have to see...  Hopefully I don't get froggie.   ::)

hmmm, moved increases?  I think this is my problem, too.  HOw did you solve/fix, kookoosp?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lilacbutterfly on February 17, 2006 09:00:27 AM
You have to remember to put stitch markers so you don't lose your place for the incs, and after a few rows, it becomes obvious where you do the yarnover. 

I'm working on my 3rd one, but I have yet to post pics.  I will soon though.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 17, 2006 09:26:38 AM
P.S.  I think I made it to the half-way mark after three frogs of the collar and one frog of SIX rows because I moved the increases...  Boo to me.  I might have it done by tomorrow.  We'll just have to see...  Hopefully I don't get froggie.   ::)

hmmm, moved increases?  I think this is my problem, too.  HOw did you solve/fix, kookoosp?

You can tell that you have moved it because your yarn-over line will not be straight....  What happened is I *forgot* that the pattern says to purl all the way to the marker THEN do a yarn-over, THEN slip the marker, THEN purl and do another yarn over....  I had to start reading it carefully [again] to make sure I was on-track. 

mellejessy, I just had to rip all those wrong rows out and start over.  I had about six or eight rows done past the colllar, and I just had to pull them out!  That's the only way to fix it, I think...  Sad but true. 

How far were you when you realized it didn't look right?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mllejessy on February 17, 2006 09:34:28 AM
I keep realizing it.  My latest problem is that the lines are all straight, just directionally off.  Like, all in the same direction.
If the back of a normal sweater looks like this: frontbit/sleeve\backness/sleeve\frontbit

mine looks more like:
frontbig/sleeve/backness/sleeve/muchbiggerfrontbit

Which is why I'm kind of taking a break to work on other half-completed projects.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 17, 2006 09:57:43 AM
I keep realizing it.  My latest problem is that the lines are all straight, just directionally off.  Like, all in the same direction.
If the back of a normal sweater looks like this: frontbit/sleeve\backness/sleeve\frontbit

mine looks more like:
frontbig/sleeve/backness/sleeve/muchbiggerfrontbit

Which is why I'm kind of taking a break to work on other half-completed projects.

That happened to me, too, when I messed it up.  You might just want to frog it to a point where you think it was right and *hope* for the best.  You'll figure it out if you read and re-read the pattern a few more times. 

I thought I had it memorized, but then when I went back after screwing up *again* I realized where I went wrong...  It really sucks.  I feel your pain.  It will be much more rewarding if you go back in there and fix it, though! 

I'm about 65% there...  I hope I can finish by the weekend.  I didn't get to knit as much as I wanted to last night.  Poo.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 17, 2006 10:33:14 AM
I didn't get to knit as much as I wanted to last night.  Poo.

Sorry if I distracted you... or maybe it was your wooly wine? ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 17, 2006 11:14:49 AM
Well, actually, it was the wine, the movie, the dinner, the talking on the computer, and the talking on the phone that did me in.  I still didn't go to bed until 3 a.m.!  LOL.

I see the light at the end of the tunnel, though.  I only have three more increase rows before I start moving the sleeves to the scrap yarn.  After that, I'm home free, right?  Gotta go for now--dreaded work.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Lynn on February 17, 2006 11:18:46 AM
hi all! i'm going to start this tonight and hopefully finish it over the weekend while i'm visiting family in upstate new york (fun times)  anyways, i'm pretty much horrible at knitting and this question is probably really dumb but uh, how do you place a marker and..what do you use as a marker?  just an extra piece of yarn or something? thanks! :)

now i can't decide whether i want to use this leftover fishermans wool i have or go out and buy some new pretty yarn.  decisions decisions..


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Necia on February 17, 2006 12:06:39 PM
The marker goes on your needles and serves as "a lightbulb" moment to remind you to do something.  Thinking quickly off the top of my head, you can use an earring, a paper clip, something that can go over your needle, and stay there, until you pm(pass marker).

HTH
Necia


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Lynn on February 17, 2006 02:13:46 PM
thanks, necia!  that helped, i ended up using little hairties for the markers and they worked.  BUT now i have another question...if you're supposed to slip the marker on row 3 of the raglan increase part, how are you supposed to know where to purl to the next time you're supposed to purl to a marker?  i'm not sure if i'm saying this right but am i missing something?  what i've done so far is the first three rows of the raglan increase, then knit the next WS row so i'm ready to do the next RS row, which means i have to purl to a marker but there isnt one! ahhh i'm so confused


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on February 17, 2006 03:22:04 PM
Where are you slipping the marker to? When it says do yarn over then slip marker - you move the marker from the left needle to the right needle.

When you knit the next row you again slip the marker from the left needle to the right needle when you come to it.

Then on the next row when you have to do yarn overs it should be right there waiting for you.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Lynn on February 17, 2006 03:29:53 PM
oh..i slipped it OFF the needle..woops. i guess i'll just start over, i'm not too far along.  thanks for the help!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on February 18, 2006 08:33:09 AM
How many stitches do most of you have on the sleeves when you move them to the waste yarn? In my gauge, I should have 39 (if I understand correctly), but that seems like a lot! I only have one set of needles in this size, and they're already starting to be a little crowded!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on February 18, 2006 12:29:12 PM
i had 36  :P


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on February 18, 2006 01:25:11 PM
Thanks, nixx, that makes me feel better. Now I know I was counting in the right place.

But . . . I'm going to have to buy new circs and that means waiting for them to arrive in my mailbox. This makes for a Ruffled Monkey.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 18, 2006 04:57:11 PM
i had 36 :P

Nixx, with your 36 sts, did it fit you?  What size do you normally wear?  Curious.  That's how many I'm planning to do.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on February 18, 2006 08:05:40 PM
i had 36  :P

Nixx, with your 36 sts, did it fit you?  What size do you normally wear?  Curious.  That's how many I'm planning to do.

i wear a size s/m, and the sleeves fit comfortably.  not too tight, not too loose.

if you want the right fit for yourself, measure around your arm where the sleeve would be, then do your increases until the sleeve sections measure that amount.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on February 18, 2006 08:11:46 PM
might i add, the best way to do the sleeves is by using the magic loop method [ video (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/videos//adv-tech/magic-loop-knitting-rds.mpg) ] if you don't have dpns.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Lothruin on February 18, 2006 08:12:13 PM
I found Patons Brilliant in a lilac color for $1 (!) a skein on clearance today at Hobby Lobby.  I bought 6 skeins, at 165yds each.  Do you think this will work, if I hold it double?  It's one of those funky woven yarns, so if anyone has double-stranded one of those could you tell me if it looks all right?  I'm not sure what to expect.  I sort of bought it thinking this would be a good plan for it, making sure I had plenty (plus I couldn't resist the price, especially since I still had $12 of gift certificate left from Christmas...), but I'd rather learn now that doubling the woven stuff looks wrong and plan on using it for something else than have to swatch it myself.  Because I'm just that lazy.  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sprung on February 19, 2006 08:00:43 PM
I believe that I needed around 360 total yards worsted held together (so 180 yards of length) with size 11 needles.  That's for increasing arms up to 13", short sleeves, and maybe 5" of body length after the armpits.  I dunno if that helps...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 19, 2006 10:26:10 PM
:D   :D   Hooray!  I finished mine!   :D   :D

I finished it, and it actually FITS!  Once I find a good brooch for it, I will post pics of me wearing it! 
For now, here's my Brown-Sheep Lamb's-Pride Bulky 1.5 skeins, turned into Antrhopologie-Inspired Winter Capelet:







Oh happy day!  I love it!  Thanks for the awesome tute and the even more awesome knit-along!  I'm seriously considering doing this in Noro Transitions next!  You haven't seen the last of the kookoo!   ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Lothruin on February 20, 2006 06:32:14 AM
Sprung, that does help, actually.  I bought 6 skeins, because that was the largest group of one dye lot.  (Actually, I think there were two groups of 6 and one of 5 in dye lots... I might go back and see if they still have some.  I've got $6 left on my card yet...)  So, that's 495 yds of doubled yarn.  That should be plenty, maybe even enough to do something snazzy on the edges.  Now I just have to finish my olympic knitting.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: AWynkoop on February 20, 2006 08:24:44 AM
I should be knitting on my olympic project, but this just called out to me "you must knit me, you NEED me! NOW!" This was knit within a 24 hours, so it really didn't cut into the olympics too much. I love this pattern and the resulting minisweater!
all the yarn info and mods are on my blog! Thanks for such a great quick knit!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Ericab on February 20, 2006 10:49:12 AM
:D   :D   Hooray!  I finished mine!   :D   :D

I finished it, and it actually FITS!  Once I find a good brooch for it, I will post pics of me wearing it! 
For now, here's my Brown-Sheep Lamb's-Pride Bulky 1.5 skeins, turned into Antrhopologie-Inspired Winter Capelet:

Oh happy day!  I love it!  Thanks for the awesome tute and the even more awesome knit-along!  I'm seriously considering doing this in Noro Transitions next!  You haven't seen the last of the kookoo!   ;D

Very cute... I just love that yarn!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 20, 2006 11:11:21 AM
I should be knitting on my olympic project, but this just called out to me "you must knit me, you NEED me! NOW!" This was knit within a 24 hours, so it really didn't cut into the olympics too much. I love this pattern and the resulting minisweater!
all the yarn info and mods are on my blog! Thanks for such a great quick knit!

I love it!!!! That is so super cute Amanda!!!! I am getting totally distracted from my KO project too... by my Clapotis... sigh.  :-\

Emms  :-*


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sbw179 on February 20, 2006 07:03:30 PM
Hi:

I'm a pretty new knitter and started on this project... realized I was doing something wrong along the way, pulled it apart. Before I start again,would someone mind letting me know if a 'yo' simply means:
A) bringing the yarn to the back (because I was purling) OR
B) bringing the yarn to the back and then doing a purl stitch (and both of those steps count as 'yo')? Doing it this way would mean that I would not have a part of the yarn crossing over my stitch marker... (i.e. For doing yo using the B  (I think this is the right way) row 3: purl until stitch marker, bring the yarn to the back do another purl before slipping stitch marker over, do another purl bring yarn to back and purl) or Option A: purl until stich marker, bring yarn to back, move stich maker over, purl, bring yarn to back, and keep on purling

 ag! my head hurts! Does this question make sense??

Thanks in advance!

Sarah







Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 20, 2006 08:08:17 PM
Option A: purl until stich marker, bring yarn to back, move stich maker over, purl, bring yarn to back, and keep on purling.

that's the correct one, and my head hurt too when I tried to decipher YO's. This thread helped me out: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=58503.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=58503.0)
 
and this one, under the header Tricky stuff:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=26554.msg224202#msg224202 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=26554.msg224202#msg224202)
And this animated gif:http://www.dnt-inc.com/barhtmls/knit/YOF.html (http://www.dnt-inc.com/barhtmls/knit/YOF.html)


emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sprung on February 20, 2006 10:24:28 PM
To me, and YO is simply:
- bringing the yarn to the front before making a knit stitch OR
- bringing the yarn to the back before making a purl stitch

If you're supposed to do a YO before a knit and a purl stitch (or a purl and a knit stitch), well...I dunno.  I don't think that should happen.  Maybe I'm doing everything wrong anyway. ^_^

I didn't use placemarkers on this project because I knew they'd confuse me.  So I can't help with slipping the PM between YO because I've never used a placemarker before.  Heh heh.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sprung on February 20, 2006 10:29:54 PM
Oh, and another thing about this project...it helped me to remember that I would have ONE purl stitch in between to yarnovers.  I kept wanting to lump the yarnover and purl into one move, and it was confusing me.  So I had to say to myself,

purl purl purl purlpurl purl purl purrrrrlllllll
YARN OVER! just move the yarn to the back and that's it!
PURL ONCE!
YARN OVER!
Purl purl purl purl!  Remember to count that first purl when counting stitches!

I like to count as I knit to make sure that everything makes sense.  After the second YO, I kept forgetting to count the purl right after that and kept thinking that I was one stitch off.

Anyway...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sbw179 on February 21, 2006 05:59:00 AM

[/quote]

that's the correct one, and my head hurt too when I tried to decipher YO's. This thread helped me out: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=58503.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=58503.0)
 
and this one, under the header Tricky stuff:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=26554.msg224202#msg224202 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=26554.msg224202#msg224202)
And this animated gif:http://www.dnt-inc.com/barhtmls/knit/YOF.html (http://www.dnt-inc.com/barhtmls/knit/YOF.html)


emms
[/quote]

Thank you, thank you, thank you emms and sprung. A good night sleep and some clarity with what the heck a yo is I think will help this thing look a little more like the picture

Cheers,

sarah


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: poetapuella on February 21, 2006 12:29:36 PM
Hi everyone! I've been lurking for quite a bit and all of the finished caplets look amazing! I'm joining a bit late but oh well, buying the yarn today so I'll post when its done =)

Edit- Bought my yarn (Lion Brand, "Jiffy" in San Diego -- really pretty pink, peach and white yarn) and I am now like, three hours from done! <3


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Lynn on February 22, 2006 07:58:14 AM
i finished mine a couple days ago and have been waiting for it to warm up a little bit to wear it for pictures, BUT its still freezing here so the pictures are just on a hanger  :-\




i messed up the increases on the back, and its really lumpy in general because i had to use big needles to get the right gauge.  i'm thinking about blocking it but i'll probably just end up wearing it as is.  its made on paton's classic wool, which was on sale at ac moore for 3.99$!  thanks again for such an easy/quick project!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mllejessy on February 22, 2006 03:27:21 PM
I love the color and the buttons together!  So cute.
Extra happy news: I figured out why I kept screwing up, and will be working on a bunch tonight during Project Runway and Project Jay. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ijsblokje on February 22, 2006 11:08:28 PM
gosh, I love all of these SO much.  I really want to make one, but I've got too much on my proverbial plate right now.
damn school  :P


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 23, 2006 03:34:06 AM
i finished mine a couple days ago and have been waiting for it to warm up a little bit to wear it for pictures, BUT its still freezing here so the pictures are just on a hanger  :-\

i messed up the increases on the back, and its really lumpy in general because i had to use big needles to get the right gauge.  i'm thinking about blocking it but i'll probably just end up wearing it as is.  its made on paton's classic wool, which was on sale at ac moore for 3.99$!  thanks again for such an easy/quick project!

I think yours turned out great!  :)  I love the color!  I think you're right about blocking it.  I need to block mine too.  I like the look of it knitted on bigger needles.  Good job!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kad2mgd on February 23, 2006 04:12:54 PM
Here's mine, I just finished it last night.  Sorry, I don't know how to post the actual photo here, just the link.

Thanks!
Rachel

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/[email protected]/album?.dir=7330&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: theresa24 on February 23, 2006 05:22:23 PM
i finished mine a couple days ago and have been waiting for it to warm up a little bit to wear it for pictures, BUT its still freezing here so the pictures are just on a hanger  :-\

i messed up the increases on the back, and its really lumpy in general because i had to use big needles to get the right gauge.  i'm thinking about blocking it but i'll probably just end up wearing it as is.  its made on paton's classic wool, which was on sale at ac moore for 3.99$!  thanks again for such an easy/quick project!

I had to look for the mistake. So don't worry abou it.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: brightlights on February 24, 2006 09:17:21 AM
Can you guys tell me approx how many repeats you had to do for the raglan increases before splitting the sleeves?  I am following the pattern size and I think my gauge was good, so I was just wondering how much further I have to go.  I did measure my arm circumference and everything, I am almost to where I think I need to split off but I need some encouragement that I am doing it correctly, I am a little scared of taking the next step!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on February 24, 2006 10:07:47 AM
Count the sleeve stitches. You should have enough stitches to wrap around your arm. For me, it's 39.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 24, 2006 08:32:44 PM
Oh, happy day!  My boss got me a gift certificate to my favorite LYS!!!!!!!
I got Blue Sky Cotton in an awesome military-green!  Gonna cast on tonight.  Hooray.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: patriautism on February 24, 2006 08:52:29 PM
Well, the guage is 3 stitches per inch. My arms are 11 inches so that's 33 stitches---which doesn't quite work out with the increases. I opted to go with 32 since I liked how the tight ones looked.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: anasophia on February 24, 2006 09:33:32 PM
Finally done!!!



http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/105545548/


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 25, 2006 09:15:55 AM
Finally done!!!


Ooooh!  Post a picture~


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: poetapuella on February 25, 2006 02:19:05 PM
Done! I'm a little worried its too small and I almost ended buttoning it on the bottom and just making a shrug but in the end... this really adorable vintage pin won me over and I ended up leaving it be. I'll try and post pitures soon... though it doesn't look all that flattering on me  :-[


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: brightlights on February 26, 2006 08:28:48 PM


Done!

My first wearable garment.  I have to say it looks much better in person than in this photo.  I used 1 skein of Bernat Softee Chunky, so this wound up costing me $2 to make.  And then when I went to find a brooch, I found a clearance sale where I got two brooches and 2 bracelets for $10!  It was great.  I wore it out today and I had to try and convince my brother in law that I had actually made it, he wouldn't believe me.  
As you can tell I loved this pattern, thanks for all your help guys.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Ericab on February 26, 2006 09:16:15 PM
you did a great job.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on February 26, 2006 09:29:06 PM
Looks great brightlights! I love the color! Is that the chocolate brown color?

Emms ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knottyknitpicks on February 26, 2006 11:36:14 PM
kookoosp - your lamb's pride anthro caplet looks awesome.   

after seeing how heatherxxl's lam's pride version turned out great, i decided that one of my former projects (made with lamb's pride bulky) shall be frogged and converted to an anthro inspired caplet, too!  Your's is now an additional inspiration. 

(btw, i never did like how my former project turned out - it was suppose to be a knitting bag - it's been sitting in the yarn stash for about 2 years now.  so glad to have a better project in store for this yarn)

i can't wait to find some time to get started on this.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on February 27, 2006 06:22:10 AM
mine is done except for one sleeve . . . gotta get crackin'!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mistresscandace on February 27, 2006 07:22:25 AM
I don't know if i mentioned it yet in this thread, but I did this capelet for the Knitting Olympics.  It turned out really well!  Great project and will add it to the list of favs.  I'll get a pic posted later once I get the cam working.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: brightlights on February 27, 2006 08:07:06 AM
Thanks for the comments guys! 
And yes I believe the colour was called Dark Taupe or something, but it is chocolate brown. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mllejessy on February 27, 2006 08:44:34 AM
Finished mine!!!
It's so so cute.
After I finished, I played dressup a bit with different outfits.
I forgot my camera today, so I'll post pics tomorrow.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Necia on February 27, 2006 09:23:53 AM
This is currently on my sticks right now.  I'm having KO withdrawal, so I needed to make something immediately, and this was it.  I hope to have pics soon, even I'm only just finishing the 1" ribbing.

Necia


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on February 27, 2006 03:47:21 PM

kookoosp - your lamb's pride anthro caplet looks awesome.   

after seeing how heatherxxl's lam's pride version turned out great, i decided that one of my former projects (made with lamb's pride bulky) shall be frogged and converted to an anthro inspired caplet, too!  Your's is now an additional inspiration.  (btw, i never did like how my former project turned out - it was suppose to be a knitting bag - it's been sitting in the yarn stash for about 2 years now.  so glad to have a better project in store for this yarn)  i can't wait to find some time to get started on this.

Thanks for the awesome compliment.  My non-knitting, not-crafty friends still can't believe I made it.   ;D  Sometimes I can't believe it either...  Only been knitting for a year, off and on. 

I like how heatherxxl's turned out, too! 

Ericab:  I also went back to see yours, and it is awesome!  :) 



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mllejessy on February 28, 2006 09:12:23 AM
pictures of mine!



and there are more pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/plasticbird/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plasticbird/)
and I'm sure I'll blog about it (link's in my sig).
This was so fun to make, once I figured out how to do a yo correctly.  I'm all about the raglan now! :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Necia on February 28, 2006 09:33:15 AM
I love it!  You did a great job.  I love the color scheme.

Necia


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mllejessy on February 28, 2006 09:42:19 AM
Thanks!  I forgot to add that the lizard closing it is a clip I got at the Edwards Luncheon for Francesca Lia Block--they were favors/table decorations, along with those little sunglasses pins and candy.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: primashonna on February 28, 2006 09:54:20 AM
Alright... I looked through all 30 some odd pages of this and now I've got to start this TONIGHT....


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Huhwhat? on February 28, 2006 03:06:09 PM
I keep coming back to this thread and looking at all the lovely things you've all done and thinking to myself... "I'm going to do this one of these days..." It's such a pretty sweater.

Well, last night, I cast on and worked all the way to the underarm while watching "Mysteries of the Jurassic" or something like that on the Science Channel. (I always remember what I was watching when I knit... do you do that?)

This will be a birthday prezzie for my daughter, who is 16 today. I'm using a light yellow color that she has said in the past that she likes. Hopefully, I will finish tonight!   :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Delziela on February 28, 2006 03:12:46 PM
Count me in, as soon as I can get my hands on some decent yarn...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on February 28, 2006 08:34:11 PM
Well, last night, I cast on and worked all the way to the underarm while watching "Mysteries of the Jurassic" or something like that on the Science Channel. (I always remember what I was watching when I knit... do you do that?)

Yes! I was watching X-2 when I was first working on Trellis for a friend's baby, and, now that I am on the left front, I keep getting flashes of X-Men as I'm knitting!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Huhwhat? on March 01, 2006 07:03:54 AM
Yes! I think that's so interesting that someone else does that, too!

Well, I finished mine last night, but after she went to bed. So I will have her try it on for a picture when she gets home from school. My husband tells me it looks too small, but I explained that it's not supposed to go all the way down to the waist. He says it still looks too small.

I tried it on over one of her shirts and it looks like it will be okay. We'll see. That could just be dad-talk, but I'm a little worried about the fit now.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lipstickscorpion on March 01, 2006 07:23:53 AM
I have been knitting and frogging and knitting and frogging the top half of this capelet for a week now and I am finally ready to split the sleeves of my first knitted garment. Can someone be kind enough to help a newbie knitter out? Do I purl the sleeves before I slip them onto scrap yarn or do I purl to the first marker, slip the stitches onto the scrap yarn and then keep purling? I just can't visualize how to slip the stitches and still get the working yarn over past 38 stitches. I am so not a master of the obvious and I suspect that this is a really easy answer. Thanks so much to any knitting soul that can help!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Huhwhat? on March 01, 2006 07:49:20 AM
Purl to the marker, slip the sleeves onto scrap yarn, then continue purling. So, you are working on everything but the sleeves. In effect, you have joined the body at the armpit and left holes for the sleeves. When you are done with the body, you'll come back to those stitches and finish the sleeves.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lipstickscorpion on March 01, 2006 07:56:13 AM
Lightbulb goes off in a very big way....thanks so much!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: primashonna on March 01, 2006 08:20:54 AM
So I started last night and didn't get that far because it was late and I did do a little frogging and restarting.... I definitly need to get my hands on some circulars, though... I thought I had them in 11's, but I can't find them...
ANYHOW... At first I was nervous that there wasn't a definite pattern as far as size goes... BUT NOW it's really kind of showed me a little more about sweaters in general, ya know?  I mean, I defintly had a light bulb moment while I was measuring and figuring out stitches and all that, ya know? It made me think that maybe I'm not as far away form making more structured garments in the future!
thanks!!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Huhwhat? on March 01, 2006 02:25:51 PM
Hm. Well, I had her try it on, and even tho it matched up to one of her shirts perfectly, it did seem a tad on the small side. (Don't tell my husband he was right, tho.)  :-[

I'm thinking of ripping back to the sleeve join and adding a couple more raglan increases. Disappointing.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Delziela on March 01, 2006 05:35:23 PM
Alright, I am having a bit of a problem here. This is what's happening to me:

I must have done something wrong...  When I do the first row [yes, the first row...] of Raglan increases, there are not enough CO stitches for me to complete this row!  How can that be?  I cast-on 49, just like it said.  Then I followed the pattern *exactly* as it reads, and I still came up short.  I did it twice, then I counted everything out on paper, and it just doesn't seem right.  What am I missing?   

Frustrated, Steph  ???   >:(

And the reply:

kookoosp, it sounds to me like you're including purling the next stitch after you take the yarn over the needle as part of that stitch. When you yarn over thats the entire stitch, you don't include the next stitch. I might be wrong, but from the number of stitches short you are that would make sense. I hear this is a common misunderstanding from learning how to do a YO from snb. Good luck!

I don't think that this is my problem, but I did learn from SnB so I might just be misunderstanding this. Does that mean that the right way would be to count a p1, yo, p7 as eight stitches as opposed to nine? Because I would count that as nine and I still end up short.

Goodness. I might just end up ripping it all back and starting over.


Edit to add: I forgot to mention that I did not count my stitch markers as a stitch. ( think I read that somewhere)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sprung on March 01, 2006 06:30:43 PM
It's eight stiches.  P1, YO, P7.  That YO doesn't include making another stitch, it's simply about moving the yarn to the back of the work.  But when you go to knit the next row, you will be knitting on those YO.

Let's count!  I will add up the stitches to show you how you get all 49, and then show you how the YO create stitches for the next row.

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

In other words:
 8, yo, 1, yo, 7, yo, 1, yo, 15, yo, 1, yo, 7, yo, 1, yo, 8


- 8 + 1 + 7 + 1 + 15 + 1 + 7 + 1 + 8 = 49 stitches,  and 8 yo
- so for row one you will have knitted all 49 stitches, and you will also have 8 yo
- on row two, you will be knitting onto these yo for a total of 57 stitches (49 + knitting those 8 yo)
- but remember, on row two, you will be creating another 8 yo!  so each time, you will be increasing your number of stitches by 8 by creating the yo, and then knitting them on the following row


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Delziela on March 01, 2006 06:44:57 PM
It's eight stiches.  P1, YO, P7.  That YO doesn't include making another stitch, it's simply about moving the yarn to the back of the work.

Agh! Thanks! Oh my goodness, I have a thick skull! That makes complete sense now!

*breathe*

Ok,  This should progress much faster now.  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 01, 2006 06:45:26 PM
What I found out from my LYS ladies is that I was bringing the yarn around my right needle *and* knitting a stitch and calling that a YO.  It was the knitting part of that stitch that was making me come up short...  I learned from SnB, and that's what it looked like we're *supposed* to do to complete a YO. 

However, a YO is just that:  a yarn-over your right needle.  Don't make a stitch.  Just bring the yarn around your right needle--from the front, make a loop on the right needle, then keep the yarn in the front of the work--then go to the next stitch, which is a PURL (and count that as a purl stitch, which the pattern calls for...).  You will know you've done it right when it seems like the yarn is too loose on your right needle.

Okay, that probably made no sense without seeing it, but when I saw it done, it made TONS of sense.  When you're used to only making knit stitches, purl stitches, and k2 togethers, and m1 increases, etc., YO's seem like the yarn's too loose...  to me, anyway... 

Hope that helps.  Good luck.

Also, there's this:  http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/increase.php (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/increase.php).  Scroll to bottom right, and you will see the icons for videos to actually see a YO made... 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lexer on March 02, 2006 06:39:56 AM
ok, this is my first knitted garment, and I have the neckline done, yay! but now I'm unsure of what to do next.

I did a gauge swatch and came up with 2.5 stitches per inch. My neck is 14" so that gives me 35 sitiches, not the 49 used in tha pattern. so how do I divide up the front pieces, arms, and back?

Any help would be awesomee, Thanks!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Necia on March 02, 2006 07:11:11 AM
6 for the sleeves (front & back), 11 for the back.

She tells you to divide the co # by 6 to get the # of stitches for the sleeves (again front & back of each sleeve).  Times the co # by 2 for the amount of stitches needed for the back.  You may have to do a stitch adjustment to make the #'s work, which is what I did for ya.
 

HTH
Necia


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lexer on March 02, 2006 12:15:03 PM
Thanks so much for your help!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ijsblokje on March 02, 2006 10:42:40 PM
haha.. I couldn't stand seeing all these pretty little capelets.. so I said fuck it! I'm buying yarn!  It should be a fast knit, so I don't feel too bad about having a million projects going at once..

Today I bought two skeins of Lamb's Pride bulky in "onyx" aka black.  I'm trying to get gauge right now.  I'm so excited to finally start on this thing!  ;D

Oh, and has anyone used smaller needles for the ribbing?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 03, 2006 07:35:31 AM
I almost bought the onyx on the second-go-around!  :)  It should be nice!

As for the ribbing, I wouldn't do smaller needles, as it is just for show, not for function.  Just a thought. 

I think it would look weird if you used the smaller needles. 

Can't wait to see how yours turns out!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mllejessy on March 03, 2006 11:52:24 AM
Sooooo,
I'm thinking about trying to adapt this pattern into a normal sweater length pullover.  Has anyone tried that, or should I just look for other cute top-down raglan pullover patterns?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on March 03, 2006 01:42:03 PM
Sooooo,
I'm thinking about trying to adapt this pattern into a normal sweater length pullover.  Has anyone tried that, or should I just look for other cute top-down raglan pullover patterns?

I did!



Also Auntie Amanda (AWynkoop) made hers into a pullover, I think... here is the link to her blog, its a few posts back!

http://auntieamandaknits.blogspot.com/


Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ijsblokje on March 03, 2006 02:27:55 PM
I almost bought the onyx on the second-go-around!  :)  It should be nice!

As for the ribbing, I wouldn't do smaller needles, as it is just for show, not for function.  Just a thought. 

I think it would look weird if you used the smaller needles. 

Can't wait to see how yours turns out!
Well, damn.  I haven't knitted much of it yet, so it wouldn't be too big of a deal to frog.  I just tried it on around my neck and it fits, but if I were to do it the way most people have, with a brooch in front, it might be a bit snug.  I used US10s then switched to US11s.  I could always do the rib with 10.5 just so it's ribby, but not too ribby.  Thank goodness that I have a small neck.

Just wanted to say that whenever I get this thing finished it will DEFINITELY need a bath.  Last night my hands looked like I had rubbed them all over some newspaper.. and the mohair in the yarn was flying everywhere and making me itch like crazy.  I should have taken some allergy medicine yesterday.. haha


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 03, 2006 02:37:43 PM
I almost bought the onyx on the second-go-around!  :)  It should be nice!

As for the ribbing, I wouldn't do smaller needles, as it is just for show, not for function.  Just a thought. 

I think it would look weird if you used the smaller needles. 

Can't wait to see how yours turns out!
Well, damn.  I haven't knitted much of it yet, so it wouldn't be too big of a deal to frog.  I just tried it on around my neck and it fits, but if I were to do it the way most people have, with a brooch in front, it might be a bit snug.  I used US10s then switched to US11s.  I could always do the rib with 10.5 just so it's ribby, but not too ribby.  Thank goodness that I have a small neck.

Just wanted to say that whenever I get this thing finished it will DEFINITELY need a bath.  Last night my hands looked like I had rubbed them all over some newspaper.. and the mohair in the yarn was flying everywhere and making me itch like crazy.  I should have taken some allergy medicine yesterday.. haha

Yep, if you're not too upset about frogging, I would go ahead and start knitting it with the 11's.  Good luck!  Can't wait to see it in onyx.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: AWynkoop on March 03, 2006 02:59:32 PM
Look at you Emms...pimpin' my blog ;) Actually mine is not knit in the round, although I did make mine a bit longer.
Quote
I'm thinking about trying to adapt this pattern into a normal sweater length pullover.  Has anyone tried that, or should I just look for other cute top-down raglan pullover patterns?
In my opinion you might want to find another top down raglan pattern, because I cannot close mine (I planned to put buttons down the front). You probably could do the gauge math and add stitches to make it fit, but one you have made 1 top down raglan you have the skills to make another.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on March 03, 2006 03:29:17 PM
Lasandri did a longer version too.  There is a picture in her FO gallery on her blog. 
http://www.sandrisuperstar.com/


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lasandri on March 03, 2006 04:11:15 PM
thanks quincy! the longer version i made is here: http://www.sandrisuperstar.com/gallery/view_photo.php?set_albumName=knitties&id=IMG_8818

mine does close, because of the modifications that i took from loisgriffinwannabe... she made the fronts bigger by increasing where the seam line would have been.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knottyknitpicks on March 03, 2006 07:56:05 PM
I almost bought the onyx on the second-go-around!  :)  It should be nice!

As for the ribbing, I wouldn't do smaller needles, as it is just for show, not for function.  Just a thought. 

I think it would look weird if you used the smaller needles. 

Can't wait to see how yours turns out!

what a coincidence.  the knitted bag i am going to frog was 2 skeins of onyx and 1 skein of almond blossom.  i was going to use the onxy for teh caplet (and i need 2-3 more skeins of teh almond blossom so i can make a new bag).  but i can't start it yet.  i'm teaching my friend how to knit....and the aluminums were just to hard for her - the yarn kept sliding off.  so i lent her my size 11 bamboos.........and thie thing is, i know she's not going to finish anytime soon.  i thought she would since she has 4 day weekends now, but no.  she only knitted 2 rows last week - that's about 40 stitches i think.  yeah.  it will be a lonnnng time before she finishes the scarf and i get my needles back. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: redheadedali on March 04, 2006 07:47:02 AM
AWynkoop, I love yours. It looks great on you.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 04, 2006 02:14:49 PM
knottyknitpicks, you might just have to get your butt to the store and get yourself some needles!  :) 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: primashonna on March 04, 2006 03:09:37 PM
Finished!
I went with double stranded caron simply soft....





Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: cherry blossom on March 04, 2006 03:22:24 PM
oooh primashonna i really like it in black :)  and that pin is so great !!  where on earth did you find it?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: primashonna on March 04, 2006 04:29:46 PM
thanks!
The pin is one of the many random pieces of jewelry my grandmother has.  She's got boxes and drawers of random things that she'll go through every now and then and give to me and my sister. 

I think I want to make at least one more of these... maybe in brown...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: cherry blossom on March 04, 2006 04:56:41 PM
thanks!
The pin is one of the many random pieces of jewelry my grandmother has.  She's got boxes and drawers of random things that she'll go through every now and then and give to me and my sister. 

your grandmother has awesome taste LOL :D  hmm....wonder if mine has any old pins she doesn't want anymore.....


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 05, 2006 11:49:44 AM
Finished my second one today.  It took me a little longer since I kept falling asleep while knitting.  I also took a three-day hiatus from knitting for no good reason.  P.S.  I will never do that again! 

I made the sleeves a little bit longer and went with the seed stitch instead of ribbing.  First time I've done seed stitching.  I did two rows of seed stitch around the bottom, too. 


I also made the body just a tad longer.  Mister said the other one was too short.  What does he know?  But I thought I would try it.  And *shhhh!* he might have actually been right...


Here's the finished product in all of its glory.  I really like the way this one turned out. 


Sorry for all the pics, but I really enjoy looking at everyone's pics, and in turn, sharing mine.  :D  Hahaha.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on March 05, 2006 12:23:00 PM
Kookoosp, looks like you're a pro at this pattern now!  I love the color, and the seed stitch looks very nice. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 05, 2006 03:25:48 PM
Kookoosp, looks like you're a pro at this pattern now!  I love the color, and the seed stitch looks very nice. 

Aw, shucks.  Thanks for the compliment!   :D  *blushing*


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on March 06, 2006 02:22:47 AM
Kookoosp, lookit that! Wonderful! I love it with seed stitch detail... mmm we wonders what yarn she used Precious? Yes we do....

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 06, 2006 04:14:09 AM
Oh, happy day!  My boss got me a gift certificate to my favorite LYS!!!!!!!
I got Blue Sky Cotton in an awesome military-green!  Gonna cast on tonight.  Hooray.



Here it is, my friend!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Huhwhat? on March 06, 2006 06:51:26 AM
Oh, everyone's looks great! I love that color, btw, kookoosp.

Okay! Well, I cast on for #2 last night. Dark blue Simply Soft. This one is for one of my daughter's friends. I really like this pattern. Looks great, and very speedy!

But I've been looking at the mods others have made, to the sleeves and the length, etc. And I think the NEXT one I make will be for me.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: primashonna on March 06, 2006 07:55:58 AM
Yeah! I love the changes people have made, too... any tips for making 3/4 length sleeves as far as shaping?  Actually... any tips for shaping the body of the sweater if you make it longer, also?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Huhwhat? on March 06, 2006 11:03:07 AM
Well, my main issue is going to be boobage. I'm thinking I'm definitely adding some short rows and making it longer, more like kookoosp's. Someone else here has done one that's more of a cropped length and that looked really nice too. I'm short, so cropped length works for me really well.

As for the sleeve shaping, I'm not sure I'd decrease all that much, unless I went below the elbow. Hm, but that might be cool, too.

This pattern is so versatile! Maybe I will have to do a couple more of these!  ;)



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ijsblokje on March 06, 2006 09:58:35 PM
ok, so I finished the length, didn't think and did one row of ribbing.  Then I realized I should have tried it on first to see if it fit/was long enough.
Well, the sleeves are perfect, not too tight and will probably grow a slight amount with blocking.  However, I do think it's a bit too short.  Do you ladies agree?

Sorry for the crappy photo, but it's hard to take one of yourself with yarn still on the needles.   ::)
I guess I'll undo the row of ribbing and knit til it's a bit longer.  The back is definitely a bit short.    Not tonight though.. I'm done with knitting for today.  gosh
I'm not sure if I want to make a couple increases or not. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sprung on March 06, 2006 10:23:20 PM
Yeah, too short.  Keep going!  Go!  Go!  Go!   ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 07, 2006 03:33:40 PM
Hmm, maybe like, four to six more rows before ribbing?  Just an idea.... 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: plainsight on March 08, 2006 08:30:47 AM
I just finished mine!!

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

My mom wants one now, and I may make one for my daughter too...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Necia on March 08, 2006 08:42:23 AM
I love it.  I hope to be finished with mine soon.  I had to start it over, because I ran out of yarn on my first one.  The yarn I used has been discontinued for a very long time.  Anyway, I started again, but I'm still longing for the one in that original discontinued yarn.  Sigh.

Necia


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ijsblokje on March 09, 2006 01:41:35 PM


Finished!  Well, now that I know how this thing looks, etc, I know what to do and not do when I make my next one.
This one has some kind of random increases and an ill-fated attempt at making a buttonhole.  I know how to do them, but I was trying a new way to do a 1 st buttonhole and that didnt work so well..  and then I realized that the button I was using was too small for the  garment so I took it off.  allora :\
However, it does look nice on.   It still needs a good blocking though.
Sorry I don't have any "action shots" yet.  It's kind of hard to see how big it is in that photo.
Oh and I used Lamb's Pride Bulky.  It's soooo soft, but makes me sneeze.  I must be allergic to mohair?  Regular wool doesn't do that to me.  Or maybe just the tiny fibers flying everywhere irritate my nose.

haha, and yes, I AM going to make another..  this time with some kureyon big I got for 50% off at littleknits.com
I'm waiting for it to arrive in the mail...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 09, 2006 06:09:38 PM
I really like the way it turned out!!!  The extra ribbing on the bottom is nice!   My mohair makes me sneeze, too...  I think it is the fibers.  Didn't do it when I was knitting it, but it DID do it when I wore it.  Who knew?

Anyway.  I really like it.  Super job.  Just keep knitting...  Right Lois?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ijsblokje on March 09, 2006 11:14:29 PM
aww thanks.   I'm pleased with it, even though the arms are this close to being tourniquets.  I.must.block.

I definitely like the longer ribbing.  I think the next one I make will have increases in more strategic places and I will do better with the button/buttonhole at the bottom.  I will also make sure that the arms are not too tight.  I kind of like having this more as a hybrid between the boobholder/minisweater and the capelet.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on March 09, 2006 11:18:28 PM
Just keep knitting...  Right Lois?

Exactly. :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Carey on March 11, 2006 08:51:23 AM
This is just awesome. You sent me the pattern but I am stuck. Guess I have to have a classic pattern. You know, chain 50, sc in first 6 etc... I tried but failed... :-*


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sprung on March 11, 2006 12:44:01 PM
So you're going to crochet the capelet instead of knit, yes?  I'm not sure if a crochet version of this has been posted; then again, I don't crochet so I don't know how easy it would be to convert.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 11, 2006 05:26:37 PM
So you're going to crochet the capelet instead of knit, yes?  I'm not sure if a crochet version of this has been posted; then again, I don't crochet so I don't know how easy it would be to convert.

I think someone crochetted back on, like, page 10??  It's a white one, I think. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sprung on March 11, 2006 11:44:46 PM
I had the feeling that perhaps Carey was trying to read the pattern as a crochet (a "classic" pattern) pattern, when it's of course knit...?  Let us know if you figure it out, dear!  ???


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on March 12, 2006 12:24:43 PM
crocheted one is here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.msg610471#msg610471


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: MissCricket on March 12, 2006 12:27:00 PM
I searched this topic for an answer to my question, but couldn't find it- sorry if I'm repeating anything anyone's already discussed:

Is it just me, or are there nine stitches before the first marker and ten stiches after the last one when you do your first row of raglan increases? -- 'cause that would mean that the right front piece has one more stitch than the left front piece. 

If so, does it matter?

This is driving me crazy-- I want to wear this so bad!

Any help is appreciated muchly..... Thanks!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on March 12, 2006 01:18:22 PM
Because of the way the markers are placed, you are right that the stitches are slightly off-balance.  But that extra stitch doesn't really make a difference (it's part of the sleeve increases).  So don't stress over it. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: MissCricket on March 12, 2006 02:28:29 PM
Ah- thank you thank you.

I'm so OCD- which can be great for a knitter or detrimental.

I will continue knitting now, and post a pic when I'm done.

Yay!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: cinimonstk on March 13, 2006 12:23:43 AM
Well, I never joined the KAL, but I finally finished the Anthro Capelet I was making.  :( So why the sad face? It flares out horribly. For some reason I decided to do some increases after I separated and did the sleeves. it's bad bad bad. And the sleeves are too tight (I bound off tight like a dummy). And I can tell where I started using the skein that's a different dyelot.  I am so sad. So tomorrow I will start frogging the bottom up to where I started the increases, do a few rows of straight stockinette and then the ribbing. I decided I'd rather have the ribbing longer. Oh well - I was hoping to wear it this week or at least in Vegas next week.  Wish me luck!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on March 13, 2006 05:25:38 AM
Well, mine is done, but I can't bring myself to wear it because it's bulkier than I thought and I have a small head.... looks very strange.

Did anyone make one in worsted yarn?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: primashonna on March 13, 2006 05:46:46 AM
I wanted to figure out a worsted way to do it, but I haven't yet... smaller needles more stitches I guess... ?  I'm bad at the figuring, though, so if anyone else has done it and could give a starting point? maybe?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lexer on March 13, 2006 06:32:04 AM
I wanted to figure out a worsted way to do it, but I haven't yet... smaller needles more stitches I guess... ?  I'm bad at the figuring, though, so if anyone else has done it and could give a starting point? maybe?

I strated on a worsted one this weekend...it worked out to 2x as many stitiches per inch than the bulky one I made. (I have the same problem with the bulky one being too bulky, way too much material under my arms!) it's pretty easy to adjust this patern to your guage. since I have twice as many st. per inch than the last one, I just doubled the amount cast on. Let me know if you need any help adjusting!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: primashonna on March 13, 2006 06:48:38 AM

I strated on a worsted one this weekend...it worked out to 2x as many stitiches per inch than the bulky one I made. (I have the same problem with the bulky one being too bulky, way too much material under my arms!) it's pretty easy to adjust this patern to your guage. since I have twice as many st. per inch than the last one, I just doubled the amount cast on. Let me know if you need any help adjusting!

Thanks!  I think I was worried about the increases, too... are you just doing a less obvious increase in addition to the yo eyelet increase?  (and where if you are)
Does that make any sense?
thanks!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: cinimonstk on March 13, 2006 07:43:52 AM
I did mine in wool ease worsted. I do like the way the worsted looks - I just had to do a little math to adjust the pattern to my gauge & size, but it worked. Well, except for the flared bottom, but that's my fault. Though I think I will do another one in bulky just because.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 13, 2006 07:49:18 AM
Hey guys, I really would like to see how the worsted one is shaping up.  Any progress shots?  I love my capelet, but I feel like I look REALLY FAT wearing it.  I also read somewhere--SnB, maybe?--that when a person wears garments knitted in bulky, well, the person tends to look bulky, too.  I'm not terribly fat, but I  don't need any help looking fat, if you get me...  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on March 13, 2006 07:53:27 AM
Yes, bulky fabrics can look, well, bulky even on really skinny bodies.  Since most store-bought clothing isn't that thick, we aren't used to seeing that sort of layer on us.  Of course, I think that's the beauty of this pattern, in that it can be adusted to lighter gauges. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 13, 2006 07:56:54 AM
I can't wait to see it!  I wanna make one too, but I need pattern and gauge help.   :-\


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on March 13, 2006 08:04:32 AM
kookoosp, if you do a gauge swatch in the yarn you want to use, I bet we could work out a pattern modification.  I've had the modify the pattern when I've used it, because my gauge isn't exactly what julsey got.  We should just need the number of stitches per inch. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Gemma on March 13, 2006 09:53:35 AM
For those curious about less bulky yarns, I cast on mine last night using a much smaller gauge.The yarn is supposed to be aran / worsted weight, but to me it seems even finer than the DK I'm used to using, so once I'd swatched to find my gauge (just shy of 4 stitches per inch on US 10s, and quite loose at that) I ended up casting on a lot more stitches than the original pattern calls for - 85 in fact, which also opens up the neckline a tiny bit more as I didn't want it so close to my neck. All looks good so far (about 6 raglan increases in). For reference, I'm a UK 12/14 dress size (US 10 ish)

If anyone is interested and can't be bothered to calculate this themselves, with an 85 st co, the raglan row one now reads:

k2, p12, yo, pm, p1, yo, p13, yo, pm, p1 yo, p27, yo, pm, p1, yo, p13, yo, pm, p1, yo, p12, k2 (85 st total)

I would possibly suggest casting on another four stitches and making the k2's at the beginning and end into k4's to make the side rib a bit wider.

I'll post pics as soon as it's finished. Obviously with the smaller gauge it's taking much longer! Fingers crossed it works ok!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 13, 2006 10:09:46 AM
kookoosp, if you do a gauge swatch in the yarn you want to use, I bet we could work out a pattern modification.  I've had the modify the pattern when I've used it, because my gauge isn't exactly what julsey got.  We should just need the number of stitches per inch. 

I'm thinking of using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino...  I have three balls of it, 90 m/50 g.  The gauge is listed on the sleeve as 10x10cm = 18sts x 24 rows, using a US 8.  I can tell this is going to take a *LOT* longer than the others I've made...  Right?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Gemma on March 13, 2006 11:23:18 AM
I'm thinking of using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino...  I have three balls of it, 90 m/50 g.  The gauge is listed on the sleeve as 10x10cm = 18sts x 24 rows, using a US 8.  I can tell this is going to take a *LOT* longer than the others I've made...  Right?

That's the exact same gauge as the yarn I'm using. I switched up to US 10s to make it a tiny bit faster (still taking a while) and am using the cast on number and raglan pattern I listed above. So in theory you should be able to do the same, or if you're smaller than me, follow the same pattern on slightly smaller needles.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on March 13, 2006 11:42:54 AM
Okay, so say you keep the gauge as recommended on the ball band as 18 stitches per four inches, aka 4.5 stitches per inch.  Julsey's original pattern called for a 16 inch neckline, so 16x4.5=72.  Add one to get an odd number for the 1x1 rib, that gives 73.  Now we need to figure out where to put the increases.  Each increase requires a center stitch, and there are 4 total, so subtract 4 from 73, giving 69.  Then divide 69 by 6=11.5.  This means you should have 12 stitches in each front section, then 11 in each sleeve, then 23 in the back.  So your first raglan increase row is k2 p10 yo pm p1 yo p11 yo pm p1 yo p23 yo pm p1 yo p11 yo pm p1 yo p10 k2=73 stitches. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: MissCricket on March 15, 2006 10:32:16 AM
The one I'm working on is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, in a lovely color called Chianti.  My gauge, with 10 1/2 needles, is four stitches to an inch in stockinette (my first swatch ever!), and my neck was 12 inches (i'm little) so luckily I could cast on 49 stitches just like the pattern is written.  It's knitting up really quickly, and the 10 1/2s aren't too big- the stitches are nice and tight. 

The only problem I'm running into is my peculiar body type- teeny shoulders and back and size D boobs.  so it's not quite covering as much of the front as I hoped.  I'll probably finish tonight and post a pic. 

If anyone has any good ideas about expanding the front panels after it's already been knit, please let me know.  Otherwise I might give it to a flatter-chested person or just frog the whole damn thing and start over, trying to gradually increase the front panels.  This is my first actual garment (besides accessories), so we'll see what happens.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 15, 2006 04:13:18 PM
The one I'm working on is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, in a lovely color called Chianti.  My gauge, with 10 1/2 needles, is four stitches to an inch in stockinette (my first swatch ever!), and my neck was 12 inches (i'm little) so luckily I could cast on 49 stitches just like the pattern is written.  It's knitting up really quickly, and the 10 1/2s aren't too big- the stitches are nice and tight. 

The only problem I'm running into is my peculiar body type- teeny shoulders and back and size D boobs.  so it's not quite covering as much of the front as I hoped.  I'll probably finish tonight and post a pic. 

If anyone has any good ideas about expanding the front panels after it's already been knit, please let me know.  Otherwise I might give it to a flatter-chested person or just frog the whole damn thing and start over, trying to gradually increase the front panels.  This is my first actual garment (besides accessories), so we'll see what happens.

 :o
Woah. 
 :D

Okay, maybe you should pick up and knit along the front opening, as if to add buttons, but don't add the buttons??  What'cha think, quincy-al-mighty??  ...if you're still out there... 

I think I read something about this in one of the Yarn Girls' Guide books... 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on March 15, 2006 04:23:58 PM
The one I'm working on is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, in a lovely color called Chianti.  My gauge, with 10 1/2 needles, is four stitches to an inch in stockinette (my first swatch ever!), and my neck was 12 inches (i'm little) so luckily I could cast on 49 stitches just like the pattern is written.  It's knitting up really quickly, and the 10 1/2s aren't too big- the stitches are nice and tight. 

The only problem I'm running into is my peculiar body type- teeny shoulders and back and size D boobs.  so it's not quite covering as much of the front as I hoped.  I'll probably finish tonight and post a pic. 

If anyone has any good ideas about expanding the front panels after it's already been knit, please let me know.  Otherwise I might give it to a flatter-chested person or just frog the whole damn thing and start over, trying to gradually increase the front panels.  This is my first actual garment (besides accessories), so we'll see what happens.

Okay, maybe you should pick up and knit along the front opening, as if to add buttons, but don't add the buttons??  What'cha think, quincy-al-mighty??  ...if you're still out there... 

I think I read something about this in one of the Yarn Girls' Guide books...

I was thinking about this for awhile, and I can't think of a better suggestion than kookoosp's.  The only problem is that the pattern already sort of includes a button band, the garter stitch edge on the font.  So you'd either have to pick up stitches on that garter edge, which could look odd, or you would have to fold that edge under and pick up stitches along the st stitch edge, which will add a bulkier line of doubled fabric. 

Another option which might work is to block as much width into the front as you can.  Cashmerino has a high natural fiber content, so it blocks decently.  But, this will probably make the capelet shorter.  So it's a judgement call. 

If you are willing to frog and knit again, your best bet would be to work in bustline shaping, in the form of increases and decreases. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on March 15, 2006 09:39:19 PM
The only problem I'm running into is my peculiar body type- teeny shoulders and back and size D boobs.  so it's not quite covering as much of the front as I hoped.  I'll probably finish tonight and post a pic. 

If anyone has any good ideas about expanding the front panels after it's already been knit, please let me know.  Otherwise I might give it to a flatter-chested person or just frog the whole damn thing and start over, trying to gradually increase the front panels.  This is my first actual garment (besides accessories), so we'll see what happens.

You could frog back to the arm pits and do Short Row Shaping (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/FEATbonnetric.html)- its a good thing for us busty gals to know how to do in any pattern!  8)

Check out the Short Row with Wraps video on knittinghelp.com under advanced techniques for more help.
Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: MissCricket on March 16, 2006 03:44:55 PM
you guys are awesome!  thanks for all the suggestions-  I'm still somewhat intimidated by knitting garments, so it's nice to know you guys are out there.

I finally finished- what I ended up doing was blocking it to within an inch of its life--- it definitely did make it shorter, but it still looks cute. 

When my digital camera gets fixed i'll post a pic.

Now I want to make another one with short row shaping- never tried it before, so hopefully it'll work out. I know you guys are here to help, though!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on March 16, 2006 04:19:20 PM
Glad blocking worked!  I agree with Emms, short rows would be the way to go if you make another.  Can't wait to see pics!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lovely_gangster on March 17, 2006 04:28:04 AM
Yay!!  I just cast on and finished the ribbing on the neckline for this tonight.  This is my second one of this.  I'm usin a much nicer wool this time - hand painted 100% merino wool in a greeny-purply scheme.  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Gemma on March 17, 2006 04:41:02 PM
Done! A Spring / Summer capelet Using my modified pattern for a smaller gauge yarn. Took me three nights of lazy knitting. The only error was forgetting to expand the garter stitch sections on the edges so the stockinette doesn't roll back. It's not that bad (can probably be blocked / ironed out though I'm a bit cautious about messing with it as it's a 20% wool / 80% acrylic yarn). Here it is stockinette side out with the pin at the top...



However, when trying it on to see how bad the rolled edges were on the reverse stockinette side, I discovered it made a really sweet rolled collar. So, pinned at the bottom to make the most of it...



I think it looks much nicer pinned like this, don't you? Even if it is a bit like the minisweater and all the other shrug type patterns out there.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ijsblokje on March 17, 2006 06:08:46 PM
that's a nice color. :)

I like how they can be fastened at the top or at the bottom.  If I had a better pin, I'd do mine at the bottom.  For now though, I've just been letting it flap free.  ha  Though, I've only worn mine once.   Mixing humidity & heat with bulky wool/mohair isn't really the best idea.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on March 17, 2006 06:52:44 PM
Looks great Gemma!  And pinning it at the bottom is a nice idea. 


Title: Yay! Finished!
Post by: Delziela on March 18, 2006 06:19:08 PM
I finished this earlier this week, but I we were getting a new camera so I thought I might as well wait... It was knit with two strands of simply soft.



a little wonky at the top

It was a little bit too short, so I just picked up the stitches at the bottom because I kind of liked the way the cast-off edge looked between the two rows of ribbing.



and that's my new pin I got at the flea market today. I love this, I'm definitely going to make myself another one. Maybe worsted. Even though it's short, I still felt strange knitting a bulky almost-sweater over spring break...  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on March 18, 2006 06:23:19 PM
holy crap. we have exactly the same capelet. mine is the same color of simply soft. i just did a seriously bad job on the garterstitch part.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: aschnebly on March 21, 2006 01:16:36 PM
I just wanted to add to the mix the one I finished for my 15 month old daughter!  It is Softee Chunky and  knit up in an hour and a half or so  :)



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mllejessy on March 21, 2006 01:23:06 PM
Awww, she looks adorable! 
And I'm SUPER impressed at your quick knitting mastery!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on March 21, 2006 02:55:42 PM
That is so cute!  The color is perfect. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knottyknitpicks on March 21, 2006 06:13:17 PM
aschnebly - that is so adorable!!!!  and the sweater, too!  teehee.  your daughter looks stunning in her caplet.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on March 21, 2006 07:22:42 PM
I just wanted to add to the mix the one I finished for my 15 month old daughter!  It is Softee Chunky and  knit up in an hour and a half or so  :)

This is so cute!!! Good for you!!!

Emms :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: cherry blossom on March 21, 2006 08:32:43 PM
those are so cute!  i really like the one made by aschnebly for her daughter :)  she's adorable in it :D

ugh i'm about halfway through with mine.  its been a slow knit for me because i started a new job, so i've been busy busy :)  but i can't wait to finish it!! 

you've all inspired me, as usual, to get it finished :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: felly on March 21, 2006 09:17:11 PM
Hello.. i am new to this thread..Can i check where is the latest modified corrected pattern?

Has anyone tried this out in a larger size?

Thanks Lots!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on March 21, 2006 09:31:19 PM
Hi felly, if you look through the thread you will see that the pattern is adjustable to any size, and that many people have made it... of all sizes!

The pattern link on the first page leads to the pattern... which is correct :)

Emms  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 21, 2006 10:17:55 PM
I just wanted to add to the mix the one I finished for my 15 month old daughter!  It is Softee Chunky and  knit up in an hour and a half or so  :)

I guess this proves that the pattern really CAN be adjusted to any size!!  :D

VERRRRY cute!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knottyknitpicks on March 22, 2006 12:43:46 AM
a question for those who've modified their caplets......i like the ones that have been made a bit larger - that come close around the front (almost close enough you can add q row of buttons).  i don't want to add more than one button (at the top), but i think i prefer more boob coverage.  i'm definitely not busty.....so it probably doesn't need too much adjustment.

oh yeah, so my question is: What did you modify in Julsey's pattern?  How many stitches did you add in which rows and how did you add them (what type of stitch did you do to add them?)

I guess that was more than just "a" question.

thanks in advance!

oh.  another question.  just realized that my size 11 needles are straights and that will be a pain to knit this project on.  can i use  size 10 circs with my lamb's pride bulky?  or do you think i should go and buy size 11 circs?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lexer on March 22, 2006 06:35:27 AM
oh yeah, so my question is: What did you modify in Julsey's pattern?  How many stitches did you add in which rows and how did you add them (what type of stitch did you do to add them?)

I added an inch to my neck measurement because I have broad shoulders...and on the one I'm working on now, I'm using worsted weight and instead of ribbing, did seed stitch (it's killing me. I'm never going to finish it. It feels so slow in comparison to bulky!)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sbw179 on March 22, 2006 11:12:40 AM
I finished mine a couple of weeks ago but couldn't figure out how to post pictures. Now that I've figured it out here they are. This is the first full-size person garment I've made (up until now I've been teaching myself how to knit by making baby garments for all my friends who keep gettting pregnant). I feel pretty proud. Thanks to all who helped explain how to do a purl YO. I also made a little flower to go in my hair when I wear this.




Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: aschnebly on March 22, 2006 11:36:38 AM
That one looks great!  This pattern really is so adjustible.  I made one for myself before I made the one for my daughter.  I had to make it bigger than the original, and I made the sleeves a little longer, and the body a little longer, but I didn't do any special shaping to it, though, but next time I will definetly try that.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 22, 2006 03:30:37 PM
a question for those who've modified their caplets......i like the ones that have been made a bit larger - that come close around the front (almost close enough you can add q row of buttons).  i don't want to add more than one button (at the top), but i think i prefer more boob coverage.  i'm definitely not busty.....so it probably doesn't need too much adjustment.

oh yeah, so my question is: What did you modify in Julsey's pattern?  How many stitches did you add in which rows and how did you add them (what type of stitch did you do to add them?)

I guess that was more than just "a" question.

thanks in advance!

oh.  another question.  just realized that my size 11 needles are straights and that will be a pain to knit this project on.  can i use  size 10 circs with my lamb's pride bulky?  or do you think i should go and buy size 11 circs?

The only mods I did was to add a few rows on the sleeves and at the bottom.  My Lamb's Pride one came out a little too short, but I only had 1.5 skeins... 

On the second one I decided to make the sleeves even a few more rows longer, and instead of the garter stitching, I chose to do seed stitch on the sleeve.  Again, I was running low on yarn, so I did only two rows of garter stitch at the bottom, after adding rows, and it still came out nicely. 

Hope that helps.  :)  Good luck.

As for the needles, I would do a gauge swatch (as someone nicely suggested to me earlier in the thread) and see how it turns out.  You might have to add rows or cast on more stitches to come out to the same measurements.  Do a 4inx4in swatch and count how many rows/stiches you have, then *someone* can help you figure it out.  I'm not really good at that, but many of the girls are here.  Right lois?   ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 22, 2006 03:33:49 PM
Aschenby, how many stitches did you start out with for the baby one?  It would be a good gift... 

Sbw, my friends keep getting pregnant, too!   :-[


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: aschnebly on March 22, 2006 03:38:47 PM
I used size 10s and cost on 39 I believe and did 11 sets of increases.  Super easy, and she'll be able to wear it for a long time!  I'm not quite sure what newborn's measurements would be anymore... but I am sure that one would knit up super fast!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sbw179 on March 22, 2006 06:41:25 PM

Sbw, my friends keep getting pregnant, too!   :-[

It seems everytime I talk to a friend she says "oh ya and by the way, I'm pregnant" I don't know if it's my age or something in the water?  good thing I learned how to knit... :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on March 22, 2006 10:06:24 PM
sbw179! That is adorable!! I love the hair pin! You look stunning! ;D!

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: aijay on March 23, 2006 11:00:20 AM
I've finished one also -- I really love this pattern.  It turned out a little small, so instead of a pin I crocheted a couple of chains and attached them so I could tie it at the top.  I made another, a little bigger, for my pregnant sister too (pregnancy being the theme here lately!).  I used the two colors for mine because I was busting my stash and didn't have enough of either color to do it solid, so the ribbing is all green and the stockingette is all blue.  it's the peruvian wool that elann.com carries.  



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on March 23, 2006 11:41:07 AM
aijay - love the two color rendition - and what a way to stash bust.

sbw179 - very cute and I love the flower - did you make up the pattern? Can you post pattern or a link, please?

Everyone else - lots of talk about the new small/baby size version (aschnebly - that is certainly adorable!) and all the pregnant friends. I'd like to remind you that everyone will be getting the baby something but since this is such a fast and possible inexpensive knit why not brighten the expectant mom's day with something unexpected. It looks fantastic on sammilyn9 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.140)(great job) and is something that will actually fit now and after the baby arrives.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: aijay on March 23, 2006 12:19:09 PM
I really like that flower as well, sbw179.  it would make a great pin, from a little stash yarn, to pin the capelet.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sbw179 on March 23, 2006 01:11:36 PM

sbw179 - very cute and I love the flower - did you make up the pattern? Can you post pattern or a link, please?

Everyone else - lots of talk about the new small/baby size version (aschnebly - that is certainly adorable!) and all the pregnant friends. I'd like to remind you that everyone will be getting the baby something but since this is such a fast and possible inexpensive knit why not brighten the expectant mom's day with something unexpected. It looks fantastic on sammilyn9 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.140)(great job) and is something that will actually fit now and after the baby arrives.

I really like the idea of making my pregnant friends one of these... what  a nice idea.
I'm almost finished my second on in black, maybe it will go to one of my friends.

Here is the pattern
http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/flower02k.htm

Aijay, I really like the two colours. About your idea of the  pinned flower, originally I had planned on making the flower a pin but when I put it up to my neck I thought it looked a little silly. I made it too big. It probably would have looked nicer a littler smaller.




Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on March 23, 2006 03:32:45 PM
aijay, you look smokin'  :o  :o  :o

I have to admit, you have made me rethink stashbusting.

I love it.

Emms 8)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 23, 2006 07:07:54 PM
Aijay, those colors are awesome.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Huhwhat? on March 23, 2006 07:24:09 PM
Wow! What great ideas you all have! Love the flower. Love the two tone. I've got to do another one of these!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: caramelo on March 24, 2006 09:01:59 AM
I just wanted to add to the mix the one I finished for my 15 month old daughter!  It is Softee Chunky and  knit up in an hour and a half or so  :)

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/36443sweater2009.jpg
https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/36443camsweater.jpg

This is so adorable....would you mind sharing how you did it.  I have a 6 month old niece that I would love to make this for. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: aschnebly on March 24, 2006 10:30:16 AM
First I measured around her neck/collarbone where I wanted the sweater to fit, it was about 11 inches.  The gauge for Softee Chunky is 15st on size 10s.

11/4 = 2.75 x 15 = 41.25

This is the number of stitches to cast on, I decided to use size 10.5 needles so I figured I would only cast on 39 st.

I did seed stitch instead of ribbing for 5 rows, then separated the sections out

39/6 = 6 so there aer 6 st per section, with three leftover, so this is how I divided it up

7 front, 6 sleeve, 13 back, 6 sleeve, 7 front

Then I just did as the pattern said with the YO increases, except I did a 4 st seed stich border.  I did 11 sets of increases and it turned out just right for the sleeve measurement (measurement of upper arm, I did it a little looser so she could wear it for longer)

I added a few rows to the sleeves and the body before doing a seed stitch edge on them, you really can do anything, it's so versatile!

You should be able to whip up one for a 6 month old in no time :)  Just plug her measurments in (you just need neck/collarbone and upper arm).

Good luck!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: landry on March 24, 2006 02:08:54 PM
hello~ this is my first post at craftster, but i have been lurking these boards for quite some time. ^^ i finally have the courage to post.

 i love jules' anthropologie-inspired capelet and have been ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the wonderful FOs and customized versions here.

 i am working on one now too!  i'm using knitpicks sierra in natural on size 10.75 needles and am about 1/3 done. :)  i will post photos when i'm finished.

keep this knit-a-long going! i love reading everyone's posts!  ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kimski on March 26, 2006 07:44:11 PM
Aijay that is the best interpretation of this pattern that I've seen yet. It looks fantastic. WOW!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nyoqu on March 26, 2006 07:51:28 PM
Ugh, I can't figure this one out! I've never done a yarn over before and have a feeling I'm doing something wrong. I've got the right number of stitches and the right gauge, using size 11 needles, but there are no "holes" developing at my yarn overs in the pattern. All I've got is an ugly zig-zag bumpy raglan sleeve without the nice lacy pattern. Am I doing the YO wrong or do I just need to leave a lot of slack when I get to the stitch marker? Am I not supposed to knit all the stitches at the next row? HELP!!!  aargh!

Any ideas? (I know without a photo this may be difficult, but.... can't find the battery charger for the camera at the moment)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ijsblokje on March 27, 2006 12:00:19 AM
Since you're doing yo's on the purl side of the piece,  purl to the point where a yo is to be made.  Then, wrap the yarn around the right hand needle counterclockwise and keep on purling to the next yo point.  It's really really simple once you understand what's going on.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nyoqu on March 27, 2006 05:29:36 AM
Since you're doing yo's on the purl side of the piece,  purl to the point where a yo is to be made.  Then, wrap the yarn around the right hand needle counterclockwise and keep on purling to the next yo point.  It's really really simple once you understand what's going on.

OK, I think I see my mistake... I was basically yarning "under" (going clockwise).

As I understand it now, you wrap the yarn all the way around the right needle, counterclockwise, until the yarn is back in the purl position. I just tried that and voila! It's looking like everyone else's beautiful capelets!

Thanks!!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: landry on March 29, 2006 04:19:51 PM
I finished blocking mine today... ^^;; I'm starting to feel like the caboose end on knit-a-long trains!

I used KnitPicks Sierra in Natural.  I loved the idea of tying that Aijay used so I wanted to try something similar.  I secured it with an i-cord.  This was my first time working on anything with yarn overs or i-cord, so please excuse my sloppiness in some parts...





Thank you, thank you, Julsey for coming up with this fantastic pattern ;____;  I love it so much!  Thanks gals for having this knit-a-long set up too!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on March 29, 2006 04:23:17 PM
Gorgeous, landry! I love the i-cord! I did mine in Sierra as well and really loved working with it and wearing it.

It looks perfect! What sloppiness???


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nixx on March 29, 2006 04:54:11 PM
i love love LOVE the icord!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: landry on March 29, 2006 04:56:20 PM
Kimbabwe - Oh yeah! You used Sierra too, in natural, I think?  I really liked the way yours fits on you; Sierra was fantastic for this project.

I have some wonky, loose stitches around the edges where you're supposed to k2 before purling on the WS because I would keep forgetting to K2 and would have to go back and fix them.  :-\  I don't think it's too visible in the photos, though.

nixx - thank you!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kimski on March 29, 2006 06:56:39 PM


That looks beautiful landry. *applause*  :) :) :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: julsey723 on March 29, 2006 07:48:03 PM
hmm...i-cord...why didn't I think of that?

What a great idea! It looks great landry!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on March 29, 2006 09:02:24 PM
What sloppiness? ??? This looks absolutely fantastic, great job on all counts. Good clear pics too, btw, thanks for that.

How many skeins of Sierra did it take?

It looks so cute on you, and so does everything you have knit so far, caboosie ;)

Emms ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: landry on March 29, 2006 09:42:23 PM
julsey - thank you for the pattern! it's awesome!!

kimski - thanks~

Emms - TY, I used 2 skeins of Sierra :)  I had never heard about KnitPicks before joining Craftster and I loved working with Sierra.  I'm definitely going to check out their other yarns now too - definitely loving the prices too.  (I'm the caboose!  I knew it!!  :o)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on March 30, 2006 08:57:14 PM
 :D  I love it!!!   :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: aijay on March 30, 2006 11:43:37 PM
landry, that looks so nice over the black tanktop.... now i want a cream one to wear over a black sundress too!  fits you fantastic.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on March 31, 2006 05:34:08 AM
The icord looks great!  And the fit looks to be perfect.  Great job, landry! 

And I highly recommend Sierra for this project.  For a s/m it takes 2 skeins, 3 for a l/xl.  I have made three of these in Sierra, and it blocks and wears really well for the price. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lexer on March 31, 2006 06:58:56 AM
I finished my first one a while back but was hoping to finsh my second one so I could post them together and show improvement. Alas, the second one is killing me.

Here is the first, gross, red heart acrylic one. No, you really can't see the increases.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3400/1753/320/Anthro%20caplet1-2.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/3400/1753/1600/Anthro%20caplet1.jpg

More details on http://thelongestyarn.blogspot.com (http://thelongestyarn.blogspot.com)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: landry on March 31, 2006 03:56:10 PM
Thanks, guys.  :)  I do agree that Sierra was great for this project. I used 2 skeins and I usually wear size S or M, so yeah, I think 3 balls is appropriate for larger sizes.

Lexer - I like whatever you used as a fastener.  What did you use?  It's cute!  Post pics of your second one too.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: buckynbaby on March 31, 2006 06:43:44 PM
Thinking about making one of these in a spring/summer weight.  I see that others are using worsted weights, but what fibre content are you using?  I was looking at Elann, and they have some awesome stuff coming in like cotton linen blends, and a nice looking cotton acrylic blend.  They also have the Rowan Linen Print which would be the same guage as the original pattern, but I just can't picture wearing *that* weight in the summer.  I'm a great knitter, but I have a LOT to learn about yarn!!!

Bucky


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lexer on April 01, 2006 04:32:03 PM
Lexer - I like whatever you used as a fastener.  What did you use?  It's cute!  Post pics of your second one too.

It's a vintage cosutme jewelry pin I got from my grandmother. :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kitschy-kitchen on April 01, 2006 06:10:52 PM
i finished this on a little while ago. i used 3 skeins of noro kureyon. i added some length, eliminated the ribbing on the armhole and added 2 buttonholes at the top.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lexer on April 02, 2006 08:23:23 AM
That's adorable! I <3 the stripes!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rachillsk8 on April 02, 2006 08:33:00 AM
I finally got around to taking pics of mine!  (Excuse my lousy self-photography!)  It still needs blocking, and in normal light the color isn't such a Barney shade of purple:



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on April 02, 2006 01:18:00 PM
i finished this on a little while ago. i used 3 skeins of noro kureyon. i added some length, eliminated the ribbing on the armhole and added 2 buttonholes at the top.

OMG.  This one is my fav-o-rite!  Excellent job, kit-kit.

P.S.  Do you think that if we added some more stitches in the back that we could make this a shirt???  Maybe with buttons all the way down, like cardi-style?   What does everyone think???  I love it.  What color (number) is the Noro?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kitschy-kitchen on April 02, 2006 02:33:45 PM
thanks!
 the color is #164, which is my favorite.
you could adjust this pattern into pretty much anything, i think. calculators are my friends


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ijsblokje on April 02, 2006 05:57:54 PM
Well, it's pretty much a top-down raglan design with a few changes, so it can definitely be adjusted to whatever suits your fancy.

I'm making something very similar right now, a top down mini cardigan thing.

much love to top down raglan designs  :-*


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rosecomet on April 03, 2006 07:30:27 AM
rachillsk8: it came out really nice. I can't tell that it needs blocking.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Knit_Dork24 on April 03, 2006 07:42:34 AM
Everyone's capelets look awesome. I can't wait to get started on mine.

Thanks for the inspiration everyone!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rachillsk8 on April 03, 2006 12:37:18 PM
rachillsk8: it came out really nice. I can't tell that it needs blocking.

Thanks!

It needs blocking because the edges on the front have a tendency to keep flipping under, and I want to stretch the back down just a tad.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on April 03, 2006 03:08:23 PM
I finally got around to taking pics of mine!  (Excuse my lousy self-photography!)  It still needs blocking, and in normal light the color isn't such a Barney shade of purple:

Love it! What yarn is that?

Emms  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: the dent on April 03, 2006 04:05:36 PM
I knitted this in January, I think, but only just got around to sewing hook and eye closures on it earlier today (thesis anxiety/procrastination). Er...excuse the filthy mirror and ridiculous facial expression.




Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on April 03, 2006 06:18:22 PM
the dent, I love your ridiculous facial expression and your capelet. Too cute! ;D

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rachillsk8 on April 03, 2006 07:38:01 PM
I finally got around to taking pics of mine!  (Excuse my lousy self-photography!)  It still needs blocking, and in normal light the color isn't such a Barney shade of purple:

Love it! What yarn is that?

Emms  ;D

I honestly don't remember!  It's a wool/acryllic blend, 2 strands held together.  I'm going to the yarn store tomorrow so I can refresh my memory and let you know.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: luckychere on April 12, 2006 07:55:06 PM
When I first saw this pattern, I was sooo jealous because I didn't know how to knit (only crochet-- hadn't seen the crochet version at that point). Then I forgot about it, and re-found it recently... and now I KNOW how to knit! Well, I'm still a beginner and have only been at it a few months. So this is my very first clothing-like project. I'm totally annoyed that I had to completely start from scratch  when I realized about an hour ago that over the course of about 2 inches I totally forgot to k2 at the end of the odd rows, grrrr! >:( So I'm still working on the initial ribbing section. I'm using KnitPicks Sierra (I loove Sierra) and size 11 circulars, so hopefully I'll be okay size-wise.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: aijay on April 12, 2006 11:00:50 PM
luckychere, don't be discouraged-- for my first year of knitting i had to restart every project about 5 times.  argh!  i still have false starts all the time.  good luck.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: caramelo on April 13, 2006 10:09:01 AM
First I measured around her neck/collarbone where I wanted the sweater to fit, it was about 11 inches.  The gauge for Softee Chunky is 15st on size 10s.

11/4 = 2.75 x 15 = 41.25

This is the number of stitches to cast on, I decided to use size 10.5 needles so I figured I would only cast on 39 st.

I did seed stitch instead of ribbing for 5 rows, then separated the sections out

39/6 = 6 so there aer 6 st per section, with three leftover, so this is how I divided it up

7 front, 6 sleeve, 13 back, 6 sleeve, 7 front

Then I just did as the pattern said with the YO increases, except I did a 4 st seed stich border.  I did 11 sets of increases and it turned out just right for the sleeve measurement (measurement of upper arm, I did it a little looser so she could wear it for longer)

I added a few rows to the sleeves and the body before doing a seed stitch edge on them, you really can do anything, it's so versatile!

You should be able to whip up one for a 6 month old in no time :)  Just plug her measurments in (you just need neck/collarbone and upper arm).

Good luck!


Thanks a million   ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Neuromancer on April 17, 2006 05:46:52 AM
When I first saw this pattern, I was sooo jealous because I didn't know how to knit (only crochet-- hadn't seen the crochet version at that point). Then I forgot about it, and re-found it recently... and now I KNOW how to knit! Well, I'm still a beginner and have only been at it a few months. So this is my very first clothing-like project. I'm totally annoyed that I had to completely start from scratch  when I realized about an hour ago that over the course of about 2 inches I totally forgot to k2 at the end of the odd rows, grrrr! >:( So I'm still working on the initial ribbing section. I'm using KnitPicks Sierra (I loove Sierra) and size 11 circulars, so hopefully I'll be okay size-wise.

This was my first "clothing-like project," too.  Sorry you had to start over!  I found it to be a pretty quick knit, so you should make up the stitches soon.  I've had to rip out my current project at least 3 times, so I know the frustration.

Here's my finished product:


I added length (I'm tall) by adding more ribbing.  And I like the way it looks open, rather than pinned.  What a great pattern!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: RandomCrafter on April 17, 2006 02:53:00 PM
I'm really thinking about starting this project but my problem is I am a big girl. Size DD chest...I saw someone on page 20 something made it longer (about waist long) and made 3/4 sleeves. I want to make it something like this. Would this be hard for an advanced beginner to do? I have to finish Clapotis before I even *think* about buying yarn for this (who am I kidding I already have the yarn picked out) but I just wanted to know how hard it is to adjust and if anyone can lead me in the direction to learn how. Hehe

**edited to add: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.150 just like the one lasandri did on page 16 that's how I would like mine hehe


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on April 18, 2006 01:12:38 AM
I'm really thinking about starting this project but my problem is I am a big girl. Size DD chest...I saw someone on page 20 something made it longer (about waist long) and made 3/4 sleeves. I want to make it something like this. Would this be hard for an advanced beginner to do? I have to finish Clapotis before I even *think* about buying yarn for this (who am I kidding I already have the yarn picked out) but I just wanted to know how hard it is to adjust and if anyone can lead me in the direction to learn how. Hehe

**edited to add: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.150 just like the one lasandri did on page 16 that's how I would like mine hehe

Hi again Renee!

I am a larger chested girl, and this pattern is totally easy to adjust.

I actually posted the mods that I used a couple pages before that post that Sandra (lasandri) made- I was the first to make it longer, and I helped her with hers, and here is what I wrote:

Emms - your longer capelet looks lovely. I made a short one for a friend because I'd never wear it short - but I might make a long one thanks to you. So - a  couple of questions.

You said in an earlier post you added stitches to the front - did you actually add them at the end of the rows or where the side seam would be if it had a seam? I'm thinking the side would keep the "grain line" or whatever you call that column of stitches straight.

How much extra yarn did you use?

Sally

Here are the mods I made:

I measured just my bust from arm pit to armpit (with a bra on,this is important if you plan on wearing this with a bra, lol) and it was 22" across, and my gauge was 3 sts = 1", so I knew each front piece of the capelet had to be about 32 sts each, to close in the front. (22 x 3 = 66 sts, then divide by two for both fronts= 33, I just did 32 to keep it in even numbers)

So I just increased 2 stitches where (you are right Sally, go to the head of the class!  ;) ) the "side seam" would go, increasing every knit row (if you wearing this stockinette side out) or on the purl side if you are wearing it reverse stockinette side out. So my row looked like this:

Row 2 (AND ALL EVEN # ROWS): K to last 2 stitches before first marker, KIF&B (knit into front and back of stitch) twice, (this is the left front) SM, knit to last marker, SM, KIF&B twice, K to end (this is the right front)
Cont until you have the amount of stitches you need to have the front close (for me that was 32 stitches on each front piece), then stop increasing!

This makes a fairly undectable slant (like a dart on sewn items) under the armpit of the cardi.
Continue with the normal instructions, and after you split the body from the sleeves, cont in patt for 8 more inches, ending with 20 rows of 1x1 ribbing. I make the sleeves a bit longer by picking up the stitches and knitting 2 rows before doing 7 rows of 1x1 rib.

I used about 3 skeins of Bernat Softee Chunky (i think, because this is from an RIP project) and size 8mm needles, which made it very drapey.

***

BTW-  Don't use Bernat Softee Chunky and 8mm needles! Mine turned out way too loose and drapey, so I never wear it. Use the needle size that the ball band recommends for the yarn. I was a bit more newbie and learned that the hard way at that point  ::)


Anyway, hope that helps, let me know of any other questions!

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: RandomCrafter on April 18, 2006 07:09:49 AM
Oh! Thanks so much Emms! If I wanted my sleeves to be closer to the wrist would I measure from the edge of my shoulder to the wrist to figure out how long to make it? I'll definitly be using your adjustments to make it longer and close more because I get enough attention to that area...I don't need something emphasizing it anymore LOL


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Lynn on April 18, 2006 01:16:00 PM
i wore mine today so i felt like i had to take a picture


http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/130955559/


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: toomuchrock on April 18, 2006 01:37:05 PM
this is incredibly nurdy of me

but is that a canon digital rebel?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on April 18, 2006 01:52:49 PM
Oh! Thanks so much Emms! If I wanted my sleeves to be closer to the wrist would I measure from the edge of my shoulder to the wrist to figure out how long to make it?

No, you don't need to do that at the start... when you are making it, you will be putting the live sleeve stitches on scrap yarn, and finishing the rest of the sweater first, so after you finish the body part, you can try it on, and decide on the sleeve length then. This will make more sense when you are making it...

Emms ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: RandomCrafter on April 18, 2006 06:01:58 PM
Oh! Thanks so much Emms! If I wanted my sleeves to be closer to the wrist would I measure from the edge of my shoulder to the wrist to figure out how long to make it?

No, you don't need to do that at the start... when you are making it, you will be putting the live sleeve stitches on scrap yarn, and finishing the rest of the sweater first, so after you finish the body part, you can try it on, and decide on the sleeve length then. This will make more sense when you are making it...

Emms ;D

Oh ok! That does make more sense hehe. Is it bad that I haven't even bought the yarn for this yet but I bought the shirt I want to wear under it??


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Lynn on April 18, 2006 06:37:34 PM
this is incredibly nurdy of me

but is that a canon digital rebel?

haha, yup, it is!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on April 18, 2006 08:53:43 PM
Oh! Thanks so much Emms! If I wanted my sleeves to be closer to the wrist would I measure from the edge of my shoulder to the wrist to figure out how long to make it?

No, you don't need to do that at the start... when you are making it, you will be putting the live sleeve stitches on scrap yarn, and finishing the rest of the sweater first, so after you finish the body part, you can try it on, and decide on the sleeve length then. This will make more sense when you are making it...

Emms ;D

Oh ok! That does make more sense hehe. Is it bad that I haven't even bought the yarn for this yet but I bought the shirt I want to wear under it??

Yes you are terrible. LOL

Emms ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on April 21, 2006 05:49:10 PM
Is anyone else making this in worsted? I figured out the difference, and I'm working on my own right now. I made one in bulky weight and it looks *really bad* on me, so I'm trying again.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: k8e592 on April 21, 2006 07:33:18 PM
Just finished mine in DK weight.  Pic on my blog.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on April 22, 2006 05:42:17 AM
Okay, I am extremely embarrassed to admit this, since I have already completed one of these, about 6 months ago! But I'm going back to do my 2nd one and I cannot seem to figure out the raglan increases this time around! Do you do a full (360-degree) wraparound on the YOs, or just move the yarn from front (purl position) to back (knit position) before making the purl stitch? I've frogged several rows of increases 3 times now, since the raglan holes just aren't working out. When I get to the knit row, I'm having difficulty figuring out which "stitches" to knit and it gets all messy.

Could anyone set straight a knitter who clearly has no pattern memory?

Thank you!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on April 22, 2006 07:02:22 AM
I still have problems with yo's even after making 5 of these.  I always go back and look at this picture:
http://knitting.about.com/library/bllearnyo.htm


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: punkrockmom on April 24, 2006 08:28:43 AM
oh im so glad  i came here and looked!! ive been knitting for years and couldnt figure out the yarn over while purling either!! thanks for posting that great photo that was helpful for me!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: punkrockmom on April 24, 2006 07:23:34 PM
:(
i dont know why i just cant get it- im going to try again tomorrow


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: juliesnider on April 24, 2006 09:16:47 PM
punkrockmom - I'm SO glad you decided to make this (to wear with the fabulous dress right?)  I hope it works for you... please post pics (with the dress) when you get done.  I was going to start it today, but I'm a little worried about trying it with the worsted weight yarn I was planning on using.  What yarn did you get for yours?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: punkrockmom on April 25, 2006 04:30:53 AM
im using two strands of classic elite posh 30% cashmere 70% silk- it feels like a dream!! 
im having trouble trouble with keeping my stitch markers in place, i usually prefer my lock shaped ones, but i think the trandition circle ones would work better here- i tryied cuttinga  straw but it wasnt wide enough.  im planning on swiping a smoothie straw from the gym since  they are wider!
how about you are you knitting this now too?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on April 25, 2006 06:19:58 AM
Thanks, LoisGriffin -- that was indeed very helpful. Now the whole YO thing has come back to me and I'm cranking through my 2nd capelet. I think my sister's going to love it... (the first one was for me, of course!)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: juliesnider on April 25, 2006 07:51:35 AM
I was going to start on it last night, but I need to find a yarn to use.  I was going to use Simply Soft that I have laying around, I didn't realize it uses bulky weight.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on April 25, 2006 08:08:01 AM
I was going to start on it last night, but I need to find a yarn to use.  I was going to use Simply Soft that I have laying around, I didn't realize it uses bulky weight.

If you have enough of it, several people have used SS doubled and get the bulky weight gauge.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: juliesnider on April 25, 2006 11:53:39 AM
Thanks - I'll have to see if I have enough for that.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on April 25, 2006 04:42:01 PM
juliesnider, I'm using simply soft without doubling. I just knit up a swatch with 9s and figured out the cast on and such. If you like, I can give you my notes.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: juliesnider on April 25, 2006 05:54:23 PM
I would LOVE your notes on it - THANK YOU!!   :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on April 25, 2006 06:10:51 PM
I liked the knitted side out look, but if you don't, just substitute purl for knit and your chosen edging for seed stitch.

My gauge was 20 stitches to 4.5 inches on size 9 needles, so I cast on 85 stitches and did seed stitch for two inches (although you could do 1x1 or 2x2 ribbing or whatever)

Then I seed stitched for the first and last four stitches of each row (but you could keep those in garter, if you did ribbing) and then k11, yo, pm, k1, yo, k12, yo, pm, k1, yo, k27, yo, pm, k1, yo, k12, yo, pm, k1, yo, k11, seed stitch 4

Row 2 and all WS rows: seed stitch four, purl all until last four, seed stitch

Row 3 and all RS rows: seed st 4, *k to next marker, yo, sl marker, k1, yo* repeat from * 3 more times, k until last 4 st, seed st

Continue until the sleeves are wide enough to fit around your upper arm then:

RS: seed st 4, k to 1st marker, move all st from 1st to 2nd marker onto scrap yarn (right sleeve).  K to 3rd marker.  Move all st from 3rd to 4th marker onto another piece of scrap yarn (left sleeve). k to last 4 st, Seed st
WS: seed st 4, purl until last four stitches, seed st to end.
Continue in seed stitch and stockinette stitch for 4 more rows
Switch to seed stitch for 5 rows. BO all st.

Sleeves:
Pick up all st from scrap yarn.
Work in the round in seed stitch for five rows.
BO all stitches

I haven't actually finished this yet. I had to wait on my size 9 circs to arrive, but I just split the sleeves from the body tonight. I noticed that the seed stitch doesn't exactly jive at the bottom border.... so I don't know what you want to do. Personally, I don't think anyone will be able to tell and I don't care, so I'll just keep going the way it is. It seems to eat up a little more yarn than I expected, too, or maybe this is the ball of simply soft I used to make my DH a hat.... sorry my notes are so scattered. I hope it helps. Ask any questions you need.

Fluffy


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: juliesnider on April 25, 2006 06:20:49 PM
You are QUICK!  I'm going to try here shortly (I should tell you I've only tried 2 sweaters... neither of which was particularly successful  :()  Do you think 2 balls will be enough?  Will you post a pic when you finish?  Thanks so much for the help, I probably would have given up on it!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on April 26, 2006 04:21:43 PM
I think one full skein of ss should be enough. The one I'm using might not finish the sleeves, but it did make a hat for my hubby first.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: DietchGirl on April 26, 2006 05:02:35 PM
I've been lurking here for a while but love this pattern so much I started one a few days ago.  I'm using Patons Katrina, which has some stretch to it.  This is a nice step up from one skein wonder, which I like but wanted something with a little more coverage.  I'll post a picture when I'm done.

Punkrockmom, the CE Posh sounds heavenly.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: juliesnider on April 26, 2006 06:27:36 PM
Well, I changed my mind on the yarn again... I'm using up some Bernat Satin.  I'm about in inch or inch and a half into the yo's.  Any good tips on knowing when to stop the sleeves?  I know it says when it will fit around your upper arm...  any good way to tell when it's on straight needles?  I guess I could just try to stretch it out and measure.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: luckychere on April 26, 2006 07:18:03 PM
Well aijay and Neuromancer, I did it! Despite the frogging I got back into it (I frequently won't re-start a project if I have to start from scratch-- bad habit!). I finished this about a week ago, but just finally blocked the front edges today since they curled way under. I'm so psyched to have finished my first clothing item. I want like a million more!



(Never mind the weird angle of the shot or my goof expression.)

I used a bit less than two skeins of KnitPicks Sierra in the Natural color on size 11 needles. I'll probably end up pinning it at the top when I wear it.

I so, so want to try this in worsted weight! I'd love to make a spring or summer weight version(s). My only concern is that I'd want to use a lighter yarn than wool, but I think it'll still need to be blocked since even with the garter stitch for 3 stitches, the front edges curled a lot before blocking.

FluffyMonkey, are you having a problem with yours curling? I know you're using Simply Soft and doing seed stitch at the edges, so I'm curious how that's working since I know you theoretically can't block acrylic. I totally want to use your adaptation to make a WW one, thank you so much for posting that!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: juliesnider on April 26, 2006 07:33:55 PM
luckychere - That looks great - I may have to try one in Sierra after I finish this one  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: landry on April 27, 2006 08:23:09 AM
Haven't been back to this thread in a while, but all the new capelets are cute!  :o

I would also like to try a worsted version sometime. :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: luckychere on April 27, 2006 08:33:39 AM
luckychere - That looks great - I may have to try one in Sierra after I finish this one  :)

Thanks! I really love working with Sierra, it's yummy stuff!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on April 27, 2006 09:44:54 AM
Hi y'all! I haven't been here in a little while, but I thought I would stop in and answer some questions :)

My only concern is that I'd want to use a lighter yarn than wool, but I think it'll still need to be blocked since even with the garter stitch for 3 stitches, the front edges curled a lot before blocking.

FluffyMonkey, are you having a problem with yours curling? I know you're using Simply Soft and doing seed stitch at the edges, so I'm curious how that's working since I know you theoretically can't block acrylic.

Caron Simply Soft is acrylic, but I have had really good experience blocking it when I made Clapotis II for my sister. I soaked it in hot water and Eucalan, rolled it between a towel and stood on it in the bathtub to get out all the water, and then pinned it out flat to dry, and when it dried, it was bone straight! Give it a try! See this article for more tips on blocking: Blocking 101 (http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter02/FEATdiyknitter.html)  :)

Any good tips on knowing when to stop the sleeves?  I know it says when it will fit around your upper arm...  any good way to tell when it's on straight needles?  I guess I could just try to stretch it out and measure.
Don't stretch it out too much when you measure. What I did was measure my arm at the meatiest part (above your elbow and below the armpit) and I made my sleeve to that measurement exactly because I did ribbing on the edges of the sleeve. If you are not doing ribbing, and using seed stitch or garter edging, give a bit of ease, but not too much. Maybe .5 inch. if your yarn is natural (wool or cotton) and 1inch if its manmade (acrylic, polyester).  ;)

im having trouble trouble with keeping my stitch markers in place, i usually prefer my lock shaped ones, but i think the trandition circle ones would work better here- i tryied cuttinga  straw but it wasnt wide enough.  im planning on swiping a smoothie straw from the gym since  they are wider! how about you are you knitting this now too?

I use goodie ouchless mini hair elastics as stitch markers. They stretch to whatever size, stay in place well, and are cheap!! You can get them at any drugstore.

Emms ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: starfield on April 27, 2006 11:17:31 AM
I tried this out as my first real knitting project. The directions were VERY easy to follow. I had no trouble with it at all.  Unfortunately mine didn't turn out well AT ALL though. I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn, but because the yarn is so bulky and twisty I had trouble keeping the yo's straight and counting the stitches. My straight needles filled up very quickly too and the sleeves ended up a littlle too tight. I'm going to try it again with worsted weight and see if that is easier. I'm also going to use different markers, I used open ones and they got twisted into the stitches, losing the yo's.  I really really love this pattern though and WILL make it work!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on April 27, 2006 11:32:23 AM
I tried this out as my first real knitting project. The directions were VERY easy to follow. I had no trouble with it at all.  Unfortunately mine didn't turn out well AT ALL though. I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn, but because the yarn is so bulky and twisty I had trouble keeping the yo's straight and counting the stitches. My straight needles filled up very quickly too and the sleeves ended up a littlle too tight. I'm going to try it again with worsted weight and see if that is easier. I'm also going to use different markers, I used open ones and they got twisted into the stitches, losing the yo's.  I really really love this pattern though and WILL make it work!

Try using circular needles instead of straights, = more room on the needles :D

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on April 27, 2006 12:33:40 PM
FluffyMonkey, are you having a problem with yours curling? I know you're using Simply Soft and doing seed stitch at the edges, so I'm curious how that's working since I know you theoretically can't block acrylic. I totally want to use your adaptation to make a WW one, thank you so much for posting that!!

I don't think my edges are curling; they seem pretty straight, but they might curl when I put it on. I blocked the first capelet I made (it was pretty ugly, though, so we won't speak of it again) by putting it through the washer and laying it out to dry. It worked fine. I'm not too worried.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on April 28, 2006 08:19:46 AM
Here is the worsted weight capelet in all its glory:





The edges aren't curling, but, as you can see, the back does something odd, but it doesn't bother me.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: crnaofca on May 06, 2006 06:28:12 AM
hey, girls:) i kinda have a problem... i need to knit this one, just lacey:) my sis wants it for her prom. any ideas?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lexer on May 06, 2006 11:58:24 AM
eyelets?

K2tog, yo, repeat....


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: crnaofca on May 06, 2006 12:00:43 PM
eyelets it is:) it doesnt look very special, but, oh, well:)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mistresscandace on May 07, 2006 06:36:25 PM
eyelets it is:) it doesnt look very special, but, oh, well:)

Eyelets may not seem to be special, but they would look nice.  But I think the yarn is what would really make it.  Pick a lovely yarn that works well with her dress.  Depending on the style she is going for, you could also add beads some other sort of decoration. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: crnaofca on May 08, 2006 02:44:31 PM
well.. she changed her mind about dress, so i will be making something like "i do" shrug, but since i already started this, here is photo in progress:

(http://img192.imageshack.us/my.php?image=teashrug18fa.jpg)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: SchnozBrry on May 10, 2006 09:35:30 AM
First post!  Hope it's not too newbie-ish!

I'm VERY tempted to start this as my first garment, but I'll admit, I'm more than a little intimidated.  First things first though:

From what I have read, most people attempt this on a size 11 circular needle. 

My question is - what LENGTH circular?  I have an 11, but it's a 29 incher.

Once I get the right needle, maybe I can START practicing on it for the capelet.  Eep!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: AWynkoop on May 10, 2006 09:43:40 AM
SchnozBrry the 29" circs should be fine! that is what I use and although the stitches do get a bit crowded right before you put the sleeves on scrap yarn you should be ok! This is a perfect first garment in my opinion, cause if you can knit this, you can knit any top down raglan! Good luck!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: GinaChick on May 12, 2006 01:18:31 PM
I've been lurking around these boards a long time and finally decided to upload my finished capelet. This was the first project I kind of started and followed on craftster, so thanks for all the expertise and helpful hints along the way!

I just made another one for my sister's birthday, and I used a light green color yarn. So fun and so fast ... and so cute!



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: landry on May 12, 2006 01:32:09 PM
Super cute!! I love that shade of pink.  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on May 12, 2006 02:44:13 PM
I've been lurking around these boards a long time and finally decided to upload my finished capelet.

Hi GinaChick, that is gorgeous! What yarn did you use??

Emms :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on May 12, 2006 04:44:48 PM
Ooh, GinaChick, I love yours! And the pin is perfect, too -- nice color coordination! Great job!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: SabiKnits on May 12, 2006 06:36:40 PM
These are so cute, you guys!
I, too, finished one a long time ago before I actually started posting. Here's mine:



I didn't like the way it looked on me when I fastened it at the collar, so I wear it fastened under my bust (it's kind of a capelet/boobholder!). It also got a little ratty ::sniff:: after I had to wash beer out of it. Dirty college students...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: SabiKnits on May 12, 2006 06:44:02 PM
:( :( My photo's not showing up! What's going on??


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lasandri on May 12, 2006 07:05:13 PM
These are so cute, you guys!
I, too, finished one a long time ago before I actually started posting. Here's mine:


I didn't like the way it looked on me when I fastened it at the collar, so I wear it fastened under my bust (it's kind of a capelet/boobholder!). It also got a little ratty ::sniff:: after I had to wash beer out of it. Dirty college students...

there you go :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: SabiKnits on May 12, 2006 07:17:45 PM
Yay, thanks! How did that happen?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: linda63pt on May 12, 2006 08:15:54 PM
I also posted this in projects!    Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial!
Reply #181 on: Today at 10:50:03 PM      

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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- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on May 12, 2006 10:10:25 PM
I always knit these sleeves in the round on dpns. Really easy.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: AWynkoop on May 13, 2006 08:24:54 AM
 linda63pt...once again knittinghelp.com saves the day! you may have to give the loose end of your yarn a few tugs after a couple of rounds but it should work!

http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/ (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: linda63pt on May 13, 2006 04:02:29 PM
Thanks for your help!  I was just having difficulty joining, but now I know to knit the row first, then join! 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: miyoko79 on May 14, 2006 08:50:04 PM
The crochet pattern (kind of, I'm not very good at patterns!) is here (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=64489.10).  Hope you can understand it, PM me if you have any questions!

I'm working on another one now, using Simply Soft so it's lighter.  The Homespun makes it pretty bulky, it's packed away for next winter now :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: GinaChick on May 15, 2006 06:46:21 AM
Thanks for all the kudos on my first capelet!

The yarn I used was Joann's Sensations Dolcetto, which is a wool/cotton blend. It's nice yarn for the price!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on May 17, 2006 10:50:30 AM
Here's my best yet capelet!

Quite boob-enhancing, if I do say so myself.





Worsted weight Simply Soft with 3/4 length sleeves (well, that's what I meant them to be, anyway). I'm loving it.

**Edit**
Woah... either I need to pull my pants up or shrink them a little. They are really saggy looking. Sorry, guys!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: roxybadoxy on May 17, 2006 11:44:36 AM
looks good!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: needleaddict on May 19, 2006 06:15:27 AM
Long time lurker, first time poster.
Here is my version of the Anthropologie inpired capelet.

I used Ornaghi Filati: Marte yarn http://www.ornaghi.it/pages/en/main.htm (http://www.ornaghi.it/pages/en/main.htm)  which has a crimp to it. This accounts for the sort of uneven look of the stitches, that I think sort of give it a punk rock look. The actual colour is sort of a salmon pink



You can't really tell from the picture, but for the fastener I used a giant safety pin that has a diamante Hello Kitty head on it.






This was such an easy and enjoyable project that I'm making another one out of Ornaghi Filati: Land
http://www.ornaghi.it/pages/en/main.htm (http://www.ornaghi.it/pages/en/main.htm) which is apparenlty quite similar to Rowan Polar- and is great to work with.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on May 19, 2006 07:21:38 PM
I love it!!!  ;D And welcome to Craftster!!!

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kaffrin on May 20, 2006 02:50:30 AM
curses!

after fairly recently teaching myself to knit, i decided to make this as my first proper project, as it seems fairly simple, and is nice and chunky, so won't take forever.

a few hours later, everything is going to plan and looking really good, except i must have bollocksed up on gauge somewhere along the line, and it's teeny tiny  >:(

at least i only did a couple of hours knitting before realising, and didn't finish the whole thing. time to get frogging.

*frustrated face*


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: panda on May 20, 2006 04:17:47 AM
All of them are beautiful.....now i have found what I need help with.  On the pink capelet.......the raglan sleeve with little eyelet.  Can not get mine to come out.  You would ROFLOL if you saw it..... :'(.

Great job everyone.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on May 20, 2006 06:08:22 AM
All of them are beautiful.....now i have found what I need help with.  On the pink capelet.......the raglan sleeve with little eyelet.  Can not get mine to come out.  You would ROFLOL if you saw it..... :'(.

So what's the problem? Stitch count not coming out correct? Can't get the eyelets right? What do you need help with?

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: panda on May 20, 2006 07:04:26 AM
Not 100% sure, tell you what I will start a caplet and the post pic that way maybe someone can tell me what I am doing wrong. 

Thanks for your help.

elli


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on May 20, 2006 08:17:04 AM
Wow, Needleaddict -- I adore that yarn you used! I totally want to do another one now. Yours is spectacular!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: needleaddict on May 20, 2006 08:23:55 AM
Wow, Needleaddict -- I adore that yarn you used! I totally want to do another one now. Yours is spectacular!

thanks.  :)  It's a great yarn to work with. Really soft. It tooks about 3 skeins for the capelet, and I have one skein left over, so I'm thinking I may use it to make a matching panta....although it may be too much pink fluffyness to wear all at one time.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: brookles24 on May 20, 2006 11:46:53 AM
Hi everybody, here's mine...I was so excited when I finished it since its my first non-scarf project  :)  Here's a faceless mirror shot:



and here it is by itself:



I used cascade eco wool in ecru.  I couldn't find a cute pin to close it with so I've just been using the yarn for now  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: needleaddict on May 20, 2006 01:04:01 PM
I love it!!!  ;D And welcome to Craftster!!!

Emms

I forgot to say thanks for the welcome Lois.

I've actually been watching this thread for a while. I love seeing all the different interpretations of the pattern...and they're all fantastic.  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: roxybadoxy on May 20, 2006 01:24:59 PM
brookles24 - too cute!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: SabiKnits on May 21, 2006 07:23:59 AM
I love the way you tied it at the top!! I think I'm going to make another one now, and do a little tie like that. So cute!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knit-errant on May 22, 2006 08:23:05 AM
I just finished mine the other day!

I used size 11 needles and Red Heart Bijou in Barely Pink. I'm maybe a little too proud of myself because this is my first non hat/scarf project. Thanks for the pattern, Julsey!  ;D

(http://"http://www.flickr.com/photos/leigh_m/151205731/")



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: yarnhag on May 22, 2006 09:55:39 PM
I finished my crochet version!  I think maybe I should have knit it instead... this yarn is begging to drape more and is threatening to felt itself in protest. I'd like to knit this, but I'm having trouble with the yo's on a purl side.  Any tips?



cute, no?  My daughter's is a little small in the neck becaused I guessed, having made the thing after she had gone to bed (didn't want to risk waking her to grab a t-shirt from her drawer!).  I loved mine yesterday, but today I think it is a bit too big... should have stopped the increases earlier. 

more here https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=64489.20 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=64489.20)



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lilacbutterfly on May 23, 2006 07:20:28 AM
I've completed 2 of these, and I've never done the yo on the purl side.  I just do them on the knit side, so much easier that way.  I think the pattern was originally meant to be worn with the purl side out, but we have finished them both ways.  I made mine for the knit side to show.  I figure you do the inc on whichever side you are most comfortable, and then decide when it comes to joining the body which side you want to be the right side.  Hope this helps.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on May 23, 2006 09:09:06 AM
Yarnhag, that is the sweetest photo EVER!

Love your mom-daughter matching capelets.... Great job!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on May 23, 2006 10:41:28 AM
yarnhag, you and your daughter sitting there is the cutest thing!!!!

I love the matching outfits, too cute ;)

Emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: AWynkoop on May 24, 2006 02:18:30 PM
I just had to make another after seeing the other one made of Noro (mostly green colorway- forgive me for not remembering which of the 54 pages it was on or who knit it) please know you were my inspiration!
here she is hot off the needles, but still a bit wet from her bath

This one was knit on sz 8 circs and all the mods are on my blog
http://auntieamandaknits.blogspot.com/2006/05/anthropologie-inspired-inspired.html (http://auntieamandaknits.blogspot.com/2006/05/anthropologie-inspired-inspired.html)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: maritimah on May 24, 2006 03:00:41 PM
It looks great in Noro. Very pretty!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kayrun on May 24, 2006 03:50:35 PM
Amanda,
How many skeins of Noro did yours take?
It looks wonderful!
Must try it!
Karen G.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Xanthia on May 24, 2006 04:22:34 PM


Tim Burton inspired :) Made of Lionbrand Jiffy, less than 2 balls. I'm wearing it inside out since I striped it. I had a hard time getting photos today, darn weather! Its so hot!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Baigneuse on May 24, 2006 04:44:21 PM
Cute caplet Xanthia! Love the Tim Burton inspiration.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: AWynkoop on May 25, 2006 06:03:29 AM
Kayrun...if I remember correctly I used almost 2 skeins of Noro, and about a quarter of the grey wool (patons I think)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: dianaca on May 26, 2006 03:44:09 AM
Please, why my from edges ( Anthropologie capelet ) curling ???
I try :
1) I only knit 6 sts - curling 
2) I only purl 6 sts - the edges are curling
3) I work k1, p1 , next row p1, k1 - 6 sts - the edges are curling .....

Please. HELP, I don't know how to solve this problem ....


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: flamethrower on May 26, 2006 08:05:26 AM
The post that AWynkoop refered to (made with the Noro in mostly greens) is
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.430

It is on page 44 post #436.  Both made in Noro are awesome.  I don't think you can make Noro ugly. . .
~DAWN


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: AWynkoop on May 26, 2006 09:35:20 AM
Thanks so much for the link Dawn!
and Kitschy-kitchen Thanks (officially) for the inspiration!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: flamethrower on May 26, 2006 11:10:53 AM
Not a problem.  I'm a digger--I was really curious to see how the other one turned out; bonus, I got to see a lot of other completed capelets along the way.  I will be totally embarassed to start this great pattern and have it turn out like crap.  I am terrible with "clothing".  You all that have completed this are inspiring!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: aliciakatie on May 29, 2006 11:42:36 PM
Please, why my from edges ( Anthropologie capelet ) curling ???
I try :
1) I only knit 6 sts - curling 
2) I only purl 6 sts - the edges are curling
3) I work k1, p1 , next row p1, k1 - 6 sts - the edges are curling .....

Please. HELP, I don't know how to solve this problem ....


Dianaca, I think it may be because you aren't knitting the first 6 stitches of each row, but purling the wrong sides. You may want to be knitting on both sides, rather than producing the stockinette stitch on the edges.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on May 30, 2006 12:49:48 AM
Please, why my from edges ( Anthropologie capelet ) curling ???
I try :
1) I only knit 6 sts - curling 
2) I only purl 6 sts - the edges are curling
3) I work k1, p1 , next row p1, k1 - 6 sts - the edges are curling .....

Please. HELP, I don't know how to solve this problem ....


You may be able to correct some of the curling with blocking. Seed stitch and garter stitch edgings help, too.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: flamethrower on May 30, 2006 05:33:29 AM
After much lurking, I have joined you all! 

I cast on at the beginning of the Memorial day weekend and have so far split the sleeves from the body.  I am currently working the body (a bit longer than the pattern calls for) and hope to have it complete at the end of next weekend. 

I tried it on last nite and was thrilled to find that it fit.  See, I changed the weight of the yarn and needle size and this is my first article of clothing to knit.  I have a tendency to jump right in. 

All of your experiences really helped me.  I love KALS!  ~DAWN


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: tajhia on June 01, 2006 09:46:00 AM
I know I am comming in very, very late on this one, but in my defence I have had this pattern saved in my "must knit" file for ages........

I cast it on earlier using some bulky cotton yarn (something that my LYS had discounted cos they were nolonger going to sell it).......  I thought it would be ideal for making one of these that may be ideal for slightly cooler days this summer......

anyhow it did get exactly the right gauge, but I don't like the way it looks at all.....  too loose and floppy if you get me (funnily enough the gauge on the pattern is exactlyt he same as on the ball band, using the same size needles too.... - so that isn't the problem...

I wonder if it is the yarn????  Is a smooth cotton yarn not suitable for this????????

The yarn has a lovely colour (a sludgey mossey green), but the texture of the knitting looks all wrong to me.....:-(  I don'tknow if it is cos I have done the moss-stitch collar variation (only got as far as the collar and 4 rows of stocking stitch... but already I am not happy with it.....

severley tempted to frog this and try again with something different......


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rhiandmoi on June 02, 2006 10:49:04 AM
I cast on for a second one last night, this time I am using knitpicks Panachein Mulled Wine which I am just loving to knit with. It is a nice blend and is soft and sproingy. I'm not to crazy about the color it is a little subdued for me, but it is for a gift and the giftee should love the color.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: julsey723 on June 02, 2006 08:35:03 PM
Hi guys!  I know I haven't been on this thread for a loooong time, but I just wanted to say hey to all the capelet-ers out there!

I'm planning on starting a reader/knitter gallery on my blog, sooooo...if you want, feel free to send me your pics!

julsey723 at gmail dot com

Happy knitting!!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: internette on June 03, 2006 11:59:23 AM
I would love to make this for my mother for church. She is always cold and I cant possibly do another shawl, I am tired of making scarves and shawls. I dont quite understand how to enlarge the pattern. Has anyone made a large size one?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on June 03, 2006 09:10:12 PM
I dont quite understand how to enlarge the pattern. Has anyone made a large size one?

Yup- I actually made an "XL" one- I usually wear a size 16 or 18.

To enlarge this pattern, you just need the neck and arm circumference measurement of the person you are making it for,  and gauge from a swatch you knitted using the yarn and needles you want to use, because you want to start out with the neck circ x gauge, and you knit it until the sleeves are the arm circ x gauge.

So, let's say,  (FOR EXAMPLE) You do up a gauge swatch, using a yarn that gives you 3 stitches over 1" with US11 (8mm) needles. You know (because you asked, and measured) that your mother's neck measurement is 17 inches.

So, neck x gauge = cast on amount (17" x 3sts = 51 stitches)

BUT-
51 won't work! Why? Because you need the cast on amount to be divided by 6, so that after the inital ribbing section, you will be able to divide the knitting on your needle into sections.

So then you would go down to the first number divisable by 6- 48. So that means you would cast on 48 stitches. (go down, and not up because the ribbing is stretchy, and if the neckline is too loose it won't look good).

That should get you started. It sounds harder than it all actually is. Its actually a really simple pattern once you get going.

Have fun, hope I helped a bit, ask any questions you wish!!!

Emms  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: internette on June 05, 2006 10:50:30 AM
Thanks so much. I understood and look forward to trying this. I appreciate you taking the time to answer the question and in a great way that was easy to follow.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: holgal on June 07, 2006 01:55:55 PM
Hi there - does anyone know what ply I should be using? Sorry for the dumb question but yarn is still relatively new to me! Buying yarn in New Zealand requires me to know what ply the pattern calls for.... :) Thanks.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on June 07, 2006 04:22:36 PM
Hi there - does anyone know what ply I should be using? Sorry for the dumb question but yarn is still relatively new to me! Buying yarn in New Zealand requires me to know what ply the pattern calls for.... :) Thanks.

Somewhere in one of these Knitting boards the same question was asked and someone replied with links to conversion tables. Do a search for "New Zealand" +ply and that should bring up a coupla six messages...

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: holgal on June 07, 2006 05:03:33 PM
Ohmigod! Thank you! I have found a conversion chart to use. Yarn weight suddenly makes so much more sense!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knittingal on June 14, 2006 06:34:53 AM
i know i'm really behind - but i need my exams to be over with and then this lil beauty is gonna get knitted and posted - you've all done an amazing job - am loving em in cream, black and red :)
might have to make one in each colour :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: theresa24 on June 16, 2006 07:22:29 AM
I am humbly submitting my version of this. I think its to small and it most likley will be a gift for my MIL.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: emapril on June 16, 2006 07:41:29 AM
theresa24, I love those cables you added!
I'm thinking of making one of these some time soon...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on June 16, 2006 12:05:04 PM
I love those cables!!! Cute!!!

emms


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Knit_Dork24 on June 17, 2006 06:00:04 AM
Here's mine in Bernat Softee Chunky. Can't wait until it gets washed so I can wear it! (sorry for the bad pose, hubby was napping)



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: crnaofca on June 18, 2006 01:02:57 PM
so, this is (Anthropologie-inspired)-inspired capelet:)
basic idea is the same, i just used eyelets+seed stitch for this one, cause my sister wanted something bit more summery "trendy" and bit bigger sleeves. she just loves seed stitch, she is more impressed by it then by some complicated lace... ah, those non-knitters:) if someone needs pattern for eyelet part, fell free to ask, i still have it somewhere:)


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- By julsey723
Post by: aschnebly on June 18, 2006 01:22:30 PM
I really like your version!  I would love to know your pattern/process to save me some thinking time :)

I love the look of seed stitch too, even though it is simple it adds a lot!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: crnaofca on June 19, 2006 11:24:15 AM
i just posted a pattern here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.msg966947#msg966947

if something is not clear, please ask me:) my sister instisted on seed stitch, and i must say, she made good choice, it is much less boring then plain st st:)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: PrincessJazz on June 19, 2006 04:54:40 PM
I made a cardigan using this tutorial as a foundation.  The thread is here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16741694.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16741694.0)

I really like that eyelet and seed stitch one!

Jazz


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: craftykt on June 28, 2006 10:22:39 AM
here is my slight modification...



details on the blog!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Leaudemiel on June 28, 2006 10:32:03 AM
well, i just went through ALL the posts (slow day!) and no one has attempted to make a lacy type one. i have beautiful yarn ive been waiting to use from italy, and i think if i did it regular, it would be a little elacy. do you think it would look all right?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sprung on June 28, 2006 12:52:28 PM
Do you mean that your yarn is kind of thin, so that if you knit it using the size needles recommended for the project, that it would be lacy?  Honestly, I'm not sure how that would work out.  You would probably want to do a gauge swatch, because it may end up being to small if your yarn is rather thin, even if you use the same size needles.  You could also try double-stranding the yarn if you have enough, or double-stranding with a coordinating yarn.  Good luck!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kitty824 on July 01, 2006 11:11:02 AM
I finished this a few months ago, but just got around to taking a picture of it.  I used Bernat Solo (the acrylic is too HOT for summer!) and knitted it down to a full sized-sweater, with crocheted ties at the middle.  I think I should have started the ribbing at the bottom a little lower -- maybe I'll go back and fix it sometime.  maybe not.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: roxybadoxy on July 01, 2006 11:33:47 AM
kitty824 - love the color choice! it looks beautiful on you!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on July 01, 2006 02:58:02 PM
That's fantastic! I want one.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: theresa24 on July 11, 2006 07:55:20 PM
Here is my version

I made some modfications




Pattern is here
http://mmandmyy.blogspot.com/2006/07/9-dollar-sweater.html (http://mmandmyy.blogspot.com/2006/07/9-dollar-sweater.html)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quincy134 on July 12, 2006 04:23:57 AM
Man, there have been some great modifications to the pattern!  Looks like I'll have to make another. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: bluefrue on July 15, 2006 10:54:48 PM
Here's my version, with buttons and Noro Silk Garden:



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: crnaofca on July 16, 2006 01:07:53 AM
it is beautiful! what mods did you do?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on July 16, 2006 07:04:35 AM
bluefrue - that is one gorgeous caplet - great job!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ejlown on July 18, 2006 07:57:31 AM


This is my first posting and finished wearable. I enjoyed the pattern and can't wait to make more. Thanks to everyone that posted ( and the designer!) for giving me the inspiration to get off my boootay and knit something other than a baby sweater.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rachillsk8 on July 18, 2006 11:02:28 AM
That green color looks really pretty on you.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: internette on July 21, 2006 05:56:07 PM
I made a plain beige one and it came out nice this was very easy. I have a strange question, can you make this out of eyelash or boa fabric?
Now my mother (who thinks i am her personaly knitter now) wants one in eyelash or feather like boa. Would I use one strand of say cotton or something as a base and one strand of the boa yarn? Would I use 2 strands of boa together alone? I just dont seem to be savy in experimentation. Any advice wouldbe appreciated.
Also Rachillsk8 that green is beautiful, I love it!!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: theresa24 on July 21, 2006 06:46:25 PM
I made a plain beige one and it came out nice this was very easy. I have a strange question, can you make this out of eyelash or boa fabric?
Now my mother (who thinks i am her personaly knitter now) wants one in eyelash or feather like boa. Would I use one strand of say cotton or something as a base and one strand of the boa yarn? Would I use 2 strands of boa together alone? I just dont seem to be savy in experimentation. Any advice wouldbe appreciated.
Also Rachillsk8 that green is beautiful, I love it!!

I would do it with cotton and the boa. Or a boa and homespun.

Theresa


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: deathtosweatpants on July 22, 2006 06:56:43 AM
Geez, this thread is loooooong!  I feel so inspired, and like I have a billion craftsters who've got my back if something goes wrong on this!  I'm starting on this today with a cheap practice yarn, my ultimate goal is to do it in this beautiful but very fine fuzzy yarn, so I'm doing a practice run to see what adjustments I might need to make with my shmancy yarn.  Also, I'm a sixe XS so I'm hoping it'll fit ok without too many alterations.  Has anyone else had to reduce this pattern?  First time knitting something other than a scarf, and on circs, and I need this done for a wedding in August, so wish me luck!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mmmfruit on July 22, 2006 08:12:27 AM
I made mine yesterday!  I read through all 58 pages of posts so I could understand how to customize this to fit me.  I got carried away in watching television as I knit, so I totally forgot to do the "k2" on each end of my purl rows -_-;; so it curls, but I was able to iron it flat.  It's not noticable so much when I tried it on.

Anyway, I knit mine up on size 10.5 circular needles & less than 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in black.  It's held together with a dragonfly pin I've had for years.


knit side (and before ironing)


purl side (after ironing) <-- my preferred "right side"

Thanks to julsey723 for a wonderful pattern! and to loisgriffinwannabe for all the helpful posts within these pages about gauge & customizing it to fit.  This was my first big knitting project (that wasn't a scarf or anything; this thing has sleeves!!) so I wasn't quite sure if I would even knit it to fit me.  But it fits just perfectly!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ejlown on July 24, 2006 01:41:21 PM
I absolutely love this pattern. I justed finished a capelet for my five year old. She love's it and refuses to take it off. Here she is striking a pose



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ejlown on July 24, 2006 01:45:39 PM
Okay. I don't think my picture came out,  but you can go to my blog to see my five year old's modified capelet.
 
Thanks


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: internette on August 02, 2006 05:36:30 PM
I started one in fur and I am struggling. I cant see my stitches so if I am interrupted I lose my place and cant seem to knit back because I cant see my stitches. Any suggestions for someone who doesnt work with fur well?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: theresa24 on August 02, 2006 10:07:53 PM
I started one in fur and I am struggling. I cant see my stitches so if I am interrupted I lose my place and cant seem to knit back because I cant see my stitches. Any suggestions for someone who doesnt work with fur well?

Put the fur with another strand. Makes it a little easier to see the stchs.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: karenology on August 04, 2006 05:25:19 PM
This pattern is great, and I like crnaofca's take (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.msg966947#msg966947) even better! Here's mine, following her version:





Now I kind of want to try theresa24's version with cables :) It's awesome how versatile this pattern is!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: cherry blossom on August 04, 2006 06:58:27 PM
wow when i first started my capalet, there was only the regular pattern....here i am still not done, and there are some wonderful takes on it!  karenology that looks awesome!  i really like the stitches you used :)  i can see how easy it is to modify this to your own liking :) 

i'm using moda dea cache in the smartie colorway.  i'm sure by the time i'm finished i'll have used just under 4 balls :)  all i have left is one sleeve then the seaming and the wearing!
 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: karenology on August 04, 2006 08:52:34 PM
Thanks :) The pattern alterations are not mine, but crnaofca's (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.msg966947#msg966947), and I edited the post to make sure that's clear.

I love the colorway in your yarn! Is that glitter? It's gonna look mahvelous.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: cherry blossom on August 04, 2006 09:03:58 PM
Thanks :) The pattern alterations are not mine, but crnaofca's (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.msg966947#msg966947), and I edited the post to make sure that's clear.

I love the colorway in your yarn! Is that glitter? It's gonna look mahvelous.

ah ok....still looks nice :D 
hehe naw its not glitter.....its actually a thin strand of gold tinsel-type substance that's wound with the yarn :)  it's a little scratchy, but looks so cool :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: crnaofca on August 05, 2006 12:31:30 AM
wow, karenology, it looks great! i love that you used eyelets on sleeves, too:)
and c'mon, mods are ours, not mine:) i was so happy i could write down something that will help someone, since i learned so much on craftster... ahhh:)

and cherry blossom, that colors! i think it is the most beautiful yarn i have ever seen:) i love greens and reds together (nobody understands me:/)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: internette on August 06, 2006 02:26:21 AM
I should have been more specific. My fur is with a second strand of cotton and I still find I lose track and cant see my stitches to see where I am at in the project. Any sugestions would be appreciated.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: theresa24 on August 06, 2006 10:34:26 AM
Here is another modification to this pattern


Info on how I did is here:
http://mmandmyy.blogspot.com/2006/08/another-9-dollar-sweater.html


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: plum_wine on August 29, 2006 07:57:45 PM
I finished mine today! It took me about six hours of actual knitting (and about 18 hours of sleeping, eating, driving, showering, etc.) Sooo....




Tadaaa! Pre-blocking, because I was so excited, but I love it already!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: fleurdog on September 24, 2006 09:28:54 PM
I'm finally starting the capelet after having it in my to-knit list for months and I'm having trouble!

Someone posted awhile back about a problem with the raglan increases all going in the same direction:  they should look
like /\  /\  but they come out like // //.  That's what's happening with mine - and one of the front sections isn't getting wider.  I must be doing something really clueless.

I think the other person who had the same problem found out how to fix it, but I have no clue...What am I doing wrong?



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on September 25, 2006 07:03:58 AM
Are you increasing in both the stitch before the marker *and* the one after it? Do you have all the markers on?

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: fleurdog on September 25, 2006 08:41:57 AM
Yes, I have all the markers on and I'm increasing with 2 yarnovers with a purl in between them at each marker.  I suspect I may not be doing this in the correct place, but I'm not sure.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on September 25, 2006 03:56:22 PM
I just wanted to add to the mix the one I finished for my 15 month old daughter!  It is Softee Chunky and  knit up in an hour and a half or so  :)

Aschenby, I FINALLY got around to making one of these with your mods!!  Here's my version, using KnitPicks Main Line double-strand.  Turned out to be three balls.  Excuse the pic if it's blurry...  All I have is a cell phone to take pics with right now...   :D



The baby I made it for is having her first birthday already!  Whoops.  Was gonna make it a LOT earlier.  P.S.  My hands hurt.  Been knitting this and some other stuff non-stop since last night at midnight!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: KnittenChicken on September 26, 2006 06:23:24 AM
I made these a while back but never posted them to the thread since it was pretty far down. Since it's still going strong, I'll add mine! I made one for me, and one for my daughter- 3 balls of Debbie Bliss Superbulky Cashmerino. It's sooo soft. I had EXACTLY enough yarn to finish mine, save about a yard. Talk about nervous!





Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Huvi on September 26, 2006 08:08:02 AM
KnittenChicken - They're stunning I would so like to know how to make the girls version It's adorable if you could help that would be great. I've been thinking along those lines for a while thanks for posting


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Tiegan on September 26, 2006 08:28:05 AM
They are beautiful! I love the color too!
Your daughter is such a cutie!
Hugs
Elphie


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rachillsk8 on September 26, 2006 11:47:09 AM
I love the closure you used for your daughter's! Is it a pin?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: KnittenChicken on September 26, 2006 02:30:02 PM
Yes, it's a little dragonfly pin. My MIL got it from either Kohl's or Macy's, I cannot remember which. From those little round tables they always have set up in the aisles.

For my daughter's, I measured the neckline of a sweater that fit her well, maybe 16 inches, and then figured out my gauge. With that yarn, it was 3.5 st/ inch- so I needed 56 stitches cast on (16 inches x 3.5 st).
I honestly can't remember how I figured out where the sleeve markers should go- I might have guessed.  ;D  I might have to think on that and come back!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on September 26, 2006 04:24:11 PM
Somewhere on this thread or possible on julsey's blog pattern the following information is given

Divide the total CO# by 6 to get the number of stitches for each of the front and sleeve sections (for example, in the sample pattern, I CO 49, so each front and sleeve section would have 8 st). Multiply that number by 2 to get the number of st for the back section (I had 16). The back portion has an odd number of st so that the yos line up nicely with the ribbing. You may need to add or subtract one stitch to get the total to add up to the CO amount.

Hope that helps.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lizbot on October 11, 2006 10:05:27 AM
Hey guys,

My co-worker just got back from London and she said she saw a shrug just like the one I made at the Miss Sixty store. So I checked out their website and lo and behold, on the 4th page of their fall collection the "Littlecherry bolero" almost a dead ringer for this pattern. It looks like the only difference is standard ribbing instead of seed-stitch. Oh, and they were selling them for 60 !! rediculous!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: theresa24 on October 12, 2006 05:20:24 PM
Here is a bigger version of this sweater....



I am not thriled with it, but I am getting better.

More info is on my blog.

http://mmandmyy.blogspot.com/2006/10/sweater-i-am-giving-up-on.html



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on October 12, 2006 09:08:19 PM
That is awesome! I love it. Did you make changes other than the obvious--longer sleeves, longer sweater, stripes?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: theresa24 on October 12, 2006 09:58:50 PM
I am actually not sure what I did. I think I followed the pattern with the plan to make it short like the orgnial but I had so much yarn that I just keep going.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FluffyMonkey on October 13, 2006 08:17:13 AM
Well, it's lovely. What yarn did you use?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Mosquito on October 18, 2006 08:16:42 PM
Here's mine.



The yarn is actually sort of shiny, it doesn't really show in the picture.
I didn't mean the neck to be so big, it just kind of came out that way. I guess I'm a bad gauger. :P (if that's the word ???)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Knit_Dork24 on October 19, 2006 05:58:21 AM
Looks very cute!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Me-Shell on October 19, 2006 03:42:03 PM
Mosquito - that is so beautiful!!!  i love the yarn and it looks like it fits you exactly how i wanted mine to fit.  but mine didn't turn out quite the way i wanted.  so i'm trying again!

what yarn did you use, anyway?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: tinybits on October 21, 2006 10:48:50 AM
oh i love this pattern and i made three (one as a gift) with the original version.. .i love how everyone add up their own tastes, wish i would keep an eye this thread before... but i love these anyway. .they were great for the end of the summer..





Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Mosquito on October 21, 2006 12:35:34 PM
Me-shell:
First off, thank you very much!
The yarn is Joanns Sensations Life in colorway multi.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: karls_mommy on October 25, 2006 02:42:30 PM
I love this pattern, and I love all these variations!!

I tried to read through all 61 pages, but I think I missed how to go for a longer sleeve version.  Please bare with me, as I have knitted exactly one thing since I taught myself two weeks ago.  To make the arms longer, do you simply add extra rows...?

I'm sorry, I feel like such a ditz!  ???


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: PrincessJazz on October 25, 2006 03:39:41 PM
Yeah, just continue knitting until the arms are the length you want, (or until you run out of yarn.)  Pretty simple, eh?

Jazz


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: karls_mommy on October 25, 2006 03:41:27 PM
Wonderfully simple!  Thank you Jazz.  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on October 25, 2006 07:49:04 PM
You may want to decrease every few inches as you go down the sleeve unless you want roomy ones.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: PrincessJazz on October 26, 2006 02:00:29 PM
Or switch to a different stitch or needle size.  I switched to 2x2 ribbing which gathered the sleeves in a bit.  My sleeves were only 3/4 length though so they didn't have to get all that much narrower.

Jazz


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Donutz on November 06, 2006 02:27:23 PM
I am knitting this capelet too. It's a wonderful pattern, thank you julsey. I am ready to pick up stitches for the sleeve and curious if anyone has knit them in the round rather than turning the work? Do you pick up extra stitches to avoid a big gap?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on November 06, 2006 10:23:06 PM
I haven't made this one, but I do top down raglans and I pick up a few stitches on either the sleeves or the sweater body, just depends which I make second.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Donutz on November 08, 2006 07:23:15 AM
Thanks Sue. I am going to give it a try.

Donna


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on November 08, 2006 08:14:05 PM
I think someone did actually pick up stitches...  I'm making another sweater and yes, I'm picking up stitches under the arms.  :) 

Good luck.  I think the person wrote about it, oh, around page 30-ish or so...  :D

P.S.  Cute doggie.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: crnaofca on November 09, 2006 12:14:51 PM
I am knitting this capelet too. It's a wonderful pattern, thank you julsey. I am ready to pick up stitches for the sleeve and curious if anyone has knit them in the round rather than turning the work? Do you pick up extra stitches to avoid a big gap?

i knitted sleeves in the round, and didn't pick up stitches, because sleeve came bit too big, just sewed that part closed.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lovely_gangster on November 11, 2006 03:08:17 AM
So it would appear that I am the laziest person ever.

I finished my first version of this some tim in January this year:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.msg706408#msg706408

And as I recall, finished my second version about two weeks later, but never got around to taking photos or posting them.  I wore the capelet out to breakfast today and I thought "better late than never" so here are the pictures.

It's knit with 2 strands of a 4 ply merino (I think), handpainted by Marta's Yarns.

On me:



On the hanger front (I actually store it flat):



Back:



Artsy shot:



Hmm, the colours don't look very vibrant.  The colour looks a lot better in real life, I'd say closest to the in focus bits of the last shot.

Enjoy!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Kimbabwe on November 11, 2006 04:54:56 AM
lovely_gangster, yours is just beautiful. I love the colors in the yarn and it's a perfect fit! great job!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Donutz on November 11, 2006 06:04:05 AM
Beautiful!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mscrafty on November 11, 2006 07:11:54 PM
Gorgeous. I love those colors.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lexer on November 26, 2006 09:25:03 PM

Finally made a worsted weight version of this thing, and I think it came out quite nicely. I was going to wear it to Thanksgiving, but alas, it was a bit chilly for short sleeves.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: PrincessJazz on November 27, 2006 06:25:59 AM
That's a very nice shade of green.  All of these are so nice.  I like to see the different variations!

Jazz


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on November 27, 2006 08:34:41 AM
Lexer, that looks really nice!  Now I will have to do one in worsted weight, I guess....  :D 

Which yarn did you use and how much?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Donutz on November 27, 2006 08:57:49 AM
Looks great.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lexer on November 27, 2006 09:50:31 AM
I used Berroco Soft Twist and it took 4 balls


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: blck_celebrtion on December 14, 2006 08:35:22 AM
For myself, but isn't so fabulous.  The back acts up and my arms are too fat. ;( So any tall, skinny amazons are welcome to have it.


Isn't it funny how projects gone bad get into your mind and act like "The Tell Tale Heart"?  Or Lisa Simpson's diorama in that 'Simpsons' episode?


For my little cousin on the way.  Love it!

FIERCE!



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kimski on December 14, 2006 03:18:29 PM


that little one is fantastic!  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kayrun on December 30, 2006 08:11:38 AM
to bring this back to the first page,
I have a question about modifying it....
I saw a similar sweater at my LYS this week,
but it was made longer & the part from under the bust
to the waist was ribbing (I think 2x2?)
I'm terrible about following patterns exactly,
so please reassure me that this would work
if I just started the 2x2 ribbing at the end of the patt where
it says to do the 5 rows of ribbing & bind off,
then bind off when I get to my waist?
TIA!

members.ebay.com/aboutme/kayrunknits


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on January 01, 2007 07:11:22 AM
to bring this back to the first page,
I have a question about modifying it....
I saw a similar sweater at my LYS this week,
but it was made longer & the part from under the bust
to the waist was ribbing (I think 2x2?)
I'm terrible about following patterns exactly,
so please reassure me that this would work
if I just started the 2x2 ribbing at the end of the patt where
it says to do the 5 rows of ribbing & bind off,
then bind off when I get to my waist?
TIA!

members.ebay.com/aboutme/kayrunknits

Yes, that would work. Just have a number of stitches that are either even or divisible by 4.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on January 01, 2007 08:37:12 AM
with her neck the math came to 180, so 30 for the front and sleeves and 60 for the back. OK- so how do I increase the other stitches?? ACK I am too dumb for this
K2 P ? Yo P 60? SOme stitches are even some are odd? :o

I'll try to help but the first thing I'm wondering is are you sure about the 180 stitches? That seems like a really large number. What is her measurement and your gauge?

But if 180 is correct then you have the right division but you should add or subtract one stitch to the back section (that is so the YO line up with the ribbing). So it would be 30 - 30 - 59 - 30 - 30

Cast on you 179 stitches and do your ribbing for 2 inches.

On the next row is when you do your first YO and place your markers. So:
k2(border stitches) - p28 - YO (this is the front)
PM
p1 - YO - p29 - YO (first sleeve)
PM
p1 - YO - p57 - YO (back)
PM
p1 - YO - p29 - YO (second sleeve)
PM
p1 - YO - p28 - k2(border stitches) (front)

From here on:
on the wrong side rows you knit every stitch and slip the markers as you come to them
on the right side rows you
k2 - *p to the marker - YO - slip marker - p1 - YO* repeat between the * till you get to the last 2 stitches - k2.

Making the sleeve longer shouldn't affect the eyelet because once you separate off the sleeve stitches you don't do eyelets anymore.

Hope this helps - ask if you need more.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on January 01, 2007 11:50:55 AM
My math challenged adled brain- thought this:
using woolease chunky size 11's  14 st per inch- her neck at collar bone 13
13X14 is 182  I went down to 180 since 180 divides by 6 = 30 30x2 is 60
I used the patterns instruction for increasing using this math..
 Did I do it right?

Well you were close  ;)
Woolease Chunky is 14 stitches per 4  inches,
you have to be careful, some yarns list per inch and some list per 4 inches/10 cm
So 14/4=3.5 stitches per inch, then neck measurement of 13 x 3.5 = 45.5.
Go to the nearest number evenly divisible by 6 so 7x6=42 or 8x6=48 then add one to make odd number. 42=closer to neck, 48=lower on shoulders, depends what you want, about a 2 inch difference

43 = k2, p5, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p14, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, yo, pm, p5, k2

49 = k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p16, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p6, k2

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raglan increase until sleeve measures arm circum- doesn't the YO from the row 3-4 repeat create the holes
Yes they do - each time you are on a purl side when you come to the marker you will YO, then slip marker, p1, yo  so that sequence of 2 holes with a stitch between will continue on the piece until the sleeve piece is wide enuf. Then you will separate out the sleeves and knit the body (without the eyelets) until it is the length you want. Then you go back and finish the sleeves (without the eyelets) until they are the length you want. Also since you said you were going to make the sleeves longer I'd knit the sleeves in the round instead of back and forth like the pattern suggests (just join and purl every round).

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if you keep going to make the sleeve larger- does that give you triple eyelet?
I think the problem might be you are looking at the number of stitches and doing yo but after you place the markers you do the yo's based on where the marker is. The yarnovers are increasing the stitch count on each row so instead of writing out a stitch count for endless rows you simply use the markers as a guide.

good luck, come back if you need to


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on January 01, 2007 12:02:28 PM
My math challenged adled brain- thought this:
using woolease chunky size 11's  14 st per inch- her neck at collar bone 13
13X14 is 182  I went down to 180 since 180 divides by 6 = 30 30x2 is 60
I used the patterns instruction for increasing using this math..
 Did I do it right?

14 sts per INCH! You need really tiny needles with really thin yarn to get that gauge. I think it's probably 14s ts per 4 inches, in which case 13 x 14 / 4 = 45 with 2 leftover. I think you could CO 47 or 49 sts.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on January 01, 2007 12:48:56 PM
The original pattern that cast on 49 was was for a 16 inch neckline. You said your friend's neckline measurement was 13 inches. Possible you measured around the base of the neck and Julsey was measuring lower. So you need to figure out the correct measurement you or your friend want.

Don't double the number of stitches - that would be way to many. A size XX is bigger but not that much bigger at the neckline.

49 = k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p16, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p6, k2
To increase the neckline add to the numbers in purple - make sure you add 2 stitches to the back section (16) and 1 to all of the others.
For each 6 stitches you would add just under 2 inches -
49/3.5=14"      55/3.5=15.71      61/3.5=17.42        67/3.5=19.14

Personally I think I'd do 55 or 61. That would be not choking her but not so loose that it looks sloppy (of course fashion lately is really wide/loose necklines - I just have trouble wearing them).


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on January 01, 2007 01:12:15 PM
Elijor you are so smart!

Not really, I just like solving math problems and love to help people, but thank you for the complement.

Isn't it so much fun trying to figure out how to surprise someone and yet get the correct size  :D

Once you get going this will be a quick knit - just measure her arm or a sweater she likes) carefully. That is the worst spot for me wether patterns or ready-to-wear.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on January 01, 2007 01:58:41 PM
Use 43 or 49 to CO. You can make it larger for yourself by keeping on knitting and increasing until the back section is about half the measurement you need. That's the great thing about top down raglans, you increase until it fits you.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on January 01, 2007 05:50:42 PM
great now I some how have 74? I just added 5 to each number than 1 extra
P11,p13,p13,p20,p13,p11...should I not have added the one?
73 would have been:
k2, p10, yo, pm, p1, yo, p11, yo, pm, p1, yo, p23, yo, pm, p1, yo, p11, yo, pm, p1, yo,  p10, k2
and I am so very sorry you couldn't get it to work - it is my fault - I left off one stitch you instictivelty put it in and it screwed the count. Glad the 72 is working for you though.

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That's the great thing about top down raglans, you increase until it fits you.
That sort of works in theory but not in reality. Well maybe for a small difference but not from a medium to a XX.
If the cast on is too small the neck will choke you. Also you can keep knitting until the sleeve is wide enough to fit around your arm but by then it might be way to long.

Of course it all depends on why you are wearing XX - broad shoulders and a large "frame" and the knit till it fits might work - but with an average "frame" just extra cuddly (like me  :D) it doesn't.

Hence the nightmare of being larger than average and probably more than you needed or wanted to know.

Of course this is a "cardigan" so you could just pin lower and let the neckline flop back like a collar - but you deffinately couldn't wear it like it is shown.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on January 01, 2007 10:23:18 PM
Thats too scary to me. I need stuff spelled out in big letters.. I cast on 72 and its workin fine..I think it will fit her!

You must have posted the previous ones the same time I was writing mine and I didn't look because I had to leave for work.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knittinkitten on January 16, 2007 03:38:43 PM
I just discovered that Rowan now has a bunch of patterns out called "French Girl," and one of them looks just like this capelet! 

http://theknittinggarden.com/fg-patterns.htm (http://theknittinggarden.com/fg-patterns.htm)  (Scroll down, it's pink)

I really like the scoop neck on it better than the crew neck in the pattern on here.  How would I go about changing it?  I really don't want to shell out $6 for the pattern, I'm so cheap  :D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: smrjunior on January 16, 2007 04:49:54 PM
hmm.  just a guess, but it seems like all you'd have to do is just cast on more stitches to get the wider neckline.  i'd also probably make the sleeve sections a little bigger than the front sections so that the sleeves don't get too long before they're wide enough for your arms.  if anyone else has better ideas, though.... like i said, this is just a guess, and it's based on math rather than on experience altering patterns.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on January 16, 2007 05:41:31 PM
Yepper just cast on more stitches. I think if you figure out your gauge and measure your body where you want to neckline to fall and you should be set. You could use a flexible tape measure or just some scrap yarn to measure.

I don't think you would have to make any changes to the sections though - the sleeve section will automatically have more stitches if you dived like that pattern says.

Oh - I wouldn't really call that Rowan pattern a scoop neck - it looks like it is just bigger all around while a "scoop" would just dip in the front. I know it's their name not yours but if you want it to "scoop" in the front only I don't think it would be a simple as casting on more.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on January 16, 2007 08:22:02 PM
Yeah, by casting on more for a lower neckline, it's the same effect as if you add those extra stitches by increasing. So you wouldn't need to change the sleeve stitch allocation or anything.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: smrjunior on January 16, 2007 08:39:39 PM
Yeah, by casting on more for a lower neckline, it's the same effect as if you add those extra stitches by increasing. So you wouldn't need to change the sleeve stitch allocation or anything.

sue

duh!  it's like you just started a few rows further into your knittingthan where julsey's patterns says to start.  this is why i let other people alter patterns and look at their results before trying anything new...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: knittinkitten on January 16, 2007 08:44:14 PM
Haha thanks everyone for the help!  I'm anxiously awaiting my rowan big wool (on sale!)  ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on January 16, 2007 10:38:46 PM
Yeah, by casting on more for a lower neckline, it's the same effect as if you add those extra stitches by increasing. So you wouldn't need to change the sleeve stitch allocation or anything.

sue
duh!  it's like you just started a few rows further into your knittingthan where julsey's patterns says to start.

Yuuuup.... Exactly.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: gaucamolegreetings on January 17, 2007 11:37:49 AM
Ok, here is the one I made for my 5yo daughter.  Isn't she cute?  Anyway, on size 7 needles, it's wool I kool-aid dyed very pink, so it pretty much had to be something for her.  ;)

I obviously haven't weaved the ends in or sewed the sleeve seems yet.  My quetion is, how do I block this?  This is actually the first item of clothing I've ever knit!  (Other than for heads and necks...)  I get the idea of blocking flat things, but this is all one piece, yk?  Do I just gently wash it and hang it on a hanger to dry like I like, or on a bed or a towel?  Do I sew the seems up first, or after?

Thanks!  Oh, and it's the variation that was mid-way through this thread somewhere.  Good thing I printed it, because I'm pretty sure I could not find it now if my life depended on it.  ;)





Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Chimera on January 17, 2007 02:16:50 PM
I usually block the pieces individually and then seam it up and weave the ends.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on January 17, 2007 02:59:13 PM
That is adorable. I really like that variation and your kool-aid yarn is very pretty. Nice varigation and the perfect pink for a little girl.

My quetion is, how do I block this?  Do I just gently wash it and hang it on a hanger to dry like I like, or on a bed or a towel?  Do I sew the seems up first, or after?

Wash it gently, roll it in a towel to get rid of excess water, lay out on another towel to dry. You should smooth it out to shape it but do not hang it up - the weight while it is damp. It is likely to cause it to stretch out. Oh - you can sew that little seam on the sleeves before or after it really won't matter for something that small.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on January 17, 2007 04:19:59 PM
I really love the way the Kool Aid dyed the yarn!  That looks fantastic!  :)  love the variation... 

Anyone ever Kool-Aid Dyed yarns after it's made into a garment?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: gaucamolegreetings on January 17, 2007 04:39:12 PM
kookoosp, there was someone on the kook-aid dying thread that made a Clopitis (sp?) and didn't like the colors and so dyed it afterwards.  It was a self-striping thing, and it made it darker.  I'm not sure it was with kook-aid.  Pretty cool.  But that is a pretty long thread too...

Thanks guys!  I'm going to get to work on the seems and get it blocked so maybe she can wear it to church on sunday.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on January 17, 2007 09:09:10 PM
I usually block the pieces individually and then seam it up and weave the ends.

Well, yes, but this was knit in one piece without much seaming.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: gaucamolegreetings on January 17, 2007 09:12:32 PM
I usually block the pieces individually and then seam it up and weave the ends.

Well, yes, but this was knit in one piece without much seaming.

sue

Yeah, that's what got me kinda confused as to what to do.  I think I'm going to use the ironing board so I can pin on side of the front flat down and spray it and let it dry and see how it goes...


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on January 17, 2007 10:04:07 PM
I think I'm going to use the ironing board so I can pin on side of the front flat down and spray it and let it dry and see how it goes...

That should work out okay.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: FunkyKristen on January 18, 2007 02:46:28 PM
ok... after much research and some fudging the cast on number to better fit my measurements, i'm finally ready to do this. i'm using joann's belezza collection dolcetto in cream, which i've heard works very well. yay!
i've done some work (and some semi-frogging) already so pictures of the process will go on my neglected craft blog later tonight. :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Abril on January 26, 2007 04:08:27 PM
This is my version. Pretty much followed the pattern, made the sleeves and body longer. I'm sure I'll make some more! It's sooo easy and versatile. Mine is made in Lion Brand's Landscapes (http://cache.lionbrand.com/yarns/Landscapes.htm)

Since this is my first FO post, craftster won't let me post the actual picture, so here's a link (http://knitting-en-spanish.blogspot.com) to my blog.

The pin is for demonstration purposes only, I'll get one that I like later (this is my mom's elephant pin).

Abril


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: yarnhag on January 27, 2007 06:25:55 AM
Very nice, Abril!  It looks comfy and casual -- I like the extra length you added.

I also love the scarf you made for your amigo!  It's fantastico! (I really don't know any spanish at all, lol)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Huvi on January 27, 2007 06:43:03 PM
Abril  Love the landsscapes and the extra length.

How many balls did you use and what size needle?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Abril on January 27, 2007 10:04:55 PM
Thanks yarnhag and huvi!! I used 4 balls of the landscapes yarn (55 yds/50grs) on size 11 US needles, I found the label for one of the balls, it's #273 spring desert.  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: maxmom1162 on January 29, 2007 01:32:48 PM
Finally finished mine and I thought I loved it but once I put it on, the armholes are too tight. Anyone have this problem - it seems to be a recurring problem with top down raglans for me.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: joey on February 04, 2007 04:00:46 PM
! I was just browsing this forum randomly - and I was like, hey, I recognize that cardigan.  My sister knitted it for me for my birthday several months ago :) 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: theresa24 on February 04, 2007 11:01:25 PM
Finally finished mine and I thought I loved it but once I put it on, the armholes are too tight. Anyone have this problem - it seems to be a recurring problem with top down raglans for me.

Its a serious problem that I have. My rule of thumb is that I put the stchs on a scrap yarn, measure it around my arms and ask my husband or a friend.
If neither is an option I get it to the point where i think its big enough then I knit 3 more rows. Better to have big arms than small ones.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sassykathy on February 16, 2007 07:36:25 AM
I bought 3 skeins of Lambs Pride Bulky in kind-of an oatmeal color yesterday.  I have to jump on this bandwagon, even if I am so way behind the craze.  The only thing I'm worried about is the fuzz that yarn will shed.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sassykathy on February 21, 2007 04:36:50 PM
Here's my finished capelet - I love this pattern!  I can see myself knitting it again sometime soon. http://flickr.com/photos/sassykrafty/398091247/
 (http://flickr.com/photos/sassykrafty/398091247/)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: dollface on March 07, 2007 06:23:09 AM
i started this last night! i'm in destashing mode, so i'm using some wine-colored plymouth encore (acrylic/wool blend, worsted) that my boyfriend gave me to make a gryffindor scarf out of. bless his heart, but it's way too burgundy for a HP scarf, but it'll make a perfect capelet!  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Marykz on March 07, 2007 07:05:01 AM
great Dollface!  and Sassy Kathy- love it!!  this is such a great project... I'm going to make yet another one for my daughter. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: tajhia on March 08, 2007 08:49:07 AM
I made one of these for my 8 year old and finished it last night....



I used Bernat softee chunky and added a button rather than the brooch to close it.

she loved it so much that she insisted on wearing it to school this morning


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Marykz on March 09, 2007 06:03:02 AM
tahjia- that is adorable!!!!!!  love the blues.  neat!! I just love this thread- I love seeing all the variations and yarns and ideas.  Thanks everyone!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: funkyhooker on March 10, 2007 07:20:02 AM
I'd love to make one of these for my neice for spring.  How wide was your armhole before you joined?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: bubilina on March 11, 2007 10:43:56 AM
Just finished mine.  I used a boucle yarn, which hides all the lovely little details.  But I do love the color.  It didn't even use a whole skein, talk about a one skein wonder!



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: isisfae on March 12, 2007 10:14:30 AM
i really want to make this! just need to find a yarn for it first

going to WEBS later this week... i'll see if i can find something there

has anyone made it with worsted weight yarn???  i think i have the perfect yarn in my stash but it's worsted...  :-\

i've been looking through the thread and am loving everyone's versions... but hardly anyone posted yarn type :-(

i have some Patons Shetland Chunky that would be perfect but i'm 30 yards short :-( good thing i knit tightly i guess!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: candicane on March 12, 2007 11:04:51 AM
I made it out of Paton's SWS. It is worsted... maybe heavy worsted.

candice


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: isisfae on March 12, 2007 11:20:41 AM
I made it out of Paton's SWS. It is worsted... maybe heavy worsted.

candice

thanks :-) how many balls did you use? i have 2 sitting in my stash.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Marykz on March 12, 2007 12:57:07 PM
Quote

thanks :-) how many balls did you use? i have 2 sitting in my stash.


LOL- for some reason I read "Trash" and thought- why would she put perfectly good yarn in the trash!  sorry!!  :) clearly I need a caffeine boost this afternoon.

about 200 yards is what I used for each of the multiple times I've made it now... more if you want it longer.  (I made a slightly longer one for my daughter, but she's a kid, so it used about the same amount of yarn over all.)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: bijou_raoul on March 12, 2007 02:50:54 PM
Every time I see this thread I pass it by, but over the past few days I've been lurking and absolutely loving everyone's capelets. And now I have to make one. I have a TON of Homespun (I bought it a couple years ago when I first learned to knit and I'm still trying to get rid of the stuff), and I think it would be nice for this project. At least to try it out. It looks like a fairly quick knit, so I think I could whip one up to see if I like it at least, which I know I will...I have a feeling this is going to be one of those projects that I make multiples of.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: isisfae on March 12, 2007 05:29:53 PM
i think i settled on a yarn.

i was going to use Red Heart Casual Cot'n in "preppy" (this really cool pink and green cotton boucle) but i found another yarn in my stash that to my surprise was not worsted like i thought it was, but bulky! yay!

it's JoAnn Sensations Bellezza Collection Cosetta in Teal. it's a silver-ish yarn and very pretty. i bought two balls not knowing it was going to be discontinued! if i knew i would have bought 10! this stuff's been sitting in my stash waiting for a project... and i found it!
will be starting this tonight

this should be fun!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: dair on March 13, 2007 02:57:28 PM
Drum roll

Heres my capelet ;). The colours didnt come out that great because of the camera, and my hair isnt that colour at all hehe





Super easy pattern, and great yarn - i used Shadow Tweed from Patons (Australia) on 8mm circs.... Added some short rows in the back, and some length on the arms.
To give you an idea of what the colour really looks like - here


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: coral on March 18, 2007 08:44:30 PM
Dair, that is some beautiful yarn, it turned out great!

I recently discovered this KAL after falling in love with Julsey's pattern.  I have had some variable-width pewter colored yarn, 50% wool, 50% acrylic that I retrieved from a thrift shop sweater last year.  I'm sure I have way more yarn than what this will take, so maybe something matching will be made as well - we'll see.  Anyway, here's my progress on it so far after casting on earlier today! (sorry for the blurry pic).





Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: ejlown on March 19, 2007 10:36:34 AM
This pattern is by far my most used baby pattern. I made one for my little cousin out of one skein of LB Jiffy yarn (on sale for $1.44 at Hobby Lobby). I used the customized version from the lovely ongoing KAL thread. It knits up so nice and quick definitely an instant gratification knit.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Marykz on March 19, 2007 11:08:31 AM
these are looking great!!!  good job!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Neuromancer on March 27, 2007 05:17:09 AM
I'm going to make another one of these soon.  I've got a little Rowan Polar left in the stash.  I do want to modify it a bit, maybe to make the front come a little closer together, so I'll be going back through this thread looking for ideas.  Dair, yours looks great!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on March 27, 2007 06:34:34 AM
To make the fronts a little wider, cast on a few more stitches, and allocate the extra ones to the front, rather than distribute them evenly around. Or you could also increase along the front edge, but that would make more of a V neck.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: isisfae on March 30, 2007 11:04:00 AM
i just finished my second one... (didn't post pictures of the first, so don't go hunting for pics)

the first one i made was per pattern and it barely covered my ample chest and didn't fit my back right. so i made a second one using some modifications based on some measurements taken from me wearing the original.

click here to view pictures, modifications, and yarn type (http://forum.getstitchy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1263)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Oiyi on April 06, 2007 12:18:02 AM
The yarn is Berella Whistler. I made mine longer.


Oiyi's Crafts (http://oiyi.blogspot.com)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: PrincessJazz on April 08, 2007 09:17:45 PM
I like the longer length... very nice.  I bet you'll get a lot of wear out of it!

Jazz


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: thekatiest on April 10, 2007 03:06:13 PM
I finished this a few months ago, but just got around to taking a picture of it.  I used Bernat Solo (the acrylic is too HOT for summer!) and knitted it down to a full sized-sweater, with crocheted ties at the middle.  I think I should have started the ribbing at the bottom a little lower -- maybe I'll go back and fix it sometime.  maybe not.


I just cast-on last night with the exact same yarn! The color's "lichen," right?  This is beautiful all knit up.  I like the mods, too.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Mojo on April 11, 2007 02:35:27 PM
I'm sure this has been asked and answered but there's now 70 pages to this thread!

I want to make this in some Noro yarn I have in my stash... my swatch gives me 5 st/inch on size 9 needles.  So I should cast on 80 right (assuming 16 inch neckline)?  How do I make sure it's big enough in the bust?   

thanks!

I did cast on 79 (someone mentioned using an odd number) which seems to work.  When it's time to start the increases, what's the best way to divide my stitches?  I was thinking 12-10-35-10-12  Does that make sense???  Will that give me the right proportions?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on April 12, 2007 06:45:11 AM
I did cast on 79 (someone mentioned using an odd number) which seems to work.  When it's time to start the increases, what's the best way to divide my stitches?  I was thinking 12-10-35-10-12  Does that make sense???  Will that give me the right proportions?

I think you will have too many on the back if you do it that way. The pattern says to divide by 6 so you would have 13-13-26-13-14 (the odd one gets tacked on to the end).

The reason for the odd number is so the 1 stitch between the yarnovers lines up with the ribbing around the neckband - however in order for that to happen each section except the last needs to be an even number so you would have to go up or down an couple of stitches.

If you aren't opposed to stating over I would suggest casting on 81 then breaking it down to 14-12-28-12-15.

The PDF pattern  (http://www.geocities.com/julsey723/Reversible_Winter_Capelet.pdf) explains it a little better.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Mojo on April 12, 2007 07:23:24 AM
Hmm.. I went ahead and divided 13-13-27-13-13... does that mean it won't line up?  I can always start over I guess!  I could CO 89 and then do 13-13-26-13-14 right?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on April 12, 2007 07:54:33 AM
Hmm.. I went ahead and divided 13-13-27-13-13... does that mean it won't line up?  I can always start over I guess!  I could CO 89 and then do 13-13-26-13-14 right?

That's 79, same as you have now, just arranged differently.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Mojo on April 12, 2007 08:23:49 AM
Right...meant to say 79.  :)  I see now how the placement of that odd stitch matters in lining up the seams with the ribbing.  I went ahead and frogged it and will start again using the different divisions (14 on the end).  Thanks for the help!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on April 12, 2007 09:07:39 AM
Right...meant to say 79.  :)  I see now how the placement of that odd stitch matters in lining up the seams with the ribbing.  I went ahead and frogged it and will start again using the different divisions (14 on the end).  Thanks for the help!

For the ribbing to line up the first 4 divisions need to be even numbers and the last one needs to be an odd number.

You could do 12-12-24-12-13  =  73 (14.6") but the neck might be too high (I think it is sort of high on many of the FO but it depend on what you like).

You could go 14-14-28-14-15  =  85 (17") the neck would be a little lower but depending on your neck measurement it would probably be fine.

You take a scrap of yarn cut to 17" and drape it around your neck/shoulders you could see if it is too big (do the same with the 14.6" to check if it is too small). You could also measure the neckline of a sweater/Tshirt you like and adjust from there.

I didn't want to change mine that many stitches so I did like I suggested before 14-12-28-12-15 = 81 (16.2") that division worked out fine and once the arms were big enough there was plenty of room on the front and back.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: policyoftruth on April 13, 2007 10:09:01 AM
I am starting a capelet on size 7 needles. This is my first time modifying a pattern, and boy am I nervous :P

I cast on 87 stitches, and my divisions are -

left front - 14
left sleeve - 15
back - 29
right sleeve - 15
right front - 14

Does that sound about right?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Mojo on April 13, 2007 10:32:39 AM
From what I've gathered, you would need to make the last number odd in order for your seams to line up with the collar ribbing.  In my case, I CO 85 then divide 14-14-28-14-15.  Hope that helps!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: policyoftruth on April 13, 2007 10:45:11 AM
From what I've gathered, you would need to make the last number odd in order for your seams to line up with the collar ribbing.  In my case, I CO 85 then divide 14-14-28-14-15.  Hope that helps!
Oh, it definitely does! So if I switch the last two, and make the right sleeve 14 and the right front 15, would that work out?

I am also curious as to what to do with the raglan increases. They are set up for 8 stitches, and with 14 what would I do? For the first raglan row, would I just repeat or would I knit more than 2?

Sorry for all the questions :P


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Mojo on April 13, 2007 11:33:06 AM
With 87 co you'd want to divide 14-14-30-14-15 so your sleeves stay even and the extra stitch is on the front.

With this division, for the increase row: k2, p12, yo, pm, p1, yo, p13, yo, pm, p1, yo, p29, yo, pm, p1, yo, 13, yo, pm, p1, yo, p12, k2


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on April 13, 2007 08:11:36 PM
From what I've gathered, you would need to make the last number odd in order for your seams to line up with the collar ribbing.  In my case, I CO 85 then divide 14-14-28-14-15.  Hope that helps!
Oh, it definitely does! So if I switch the last two, and make the right sleeve 14 and the right front 15, would that work out?

No, better to make the back 28; you want the same number of stitches on the sleeves.

Quote
I am also curious as to what to do with the raglan increases. They are set up for 8 stitches, and with 14 what would I do? For the first raglan row, would I just repeat or would I knit more than 2?

Sorry for all the questions :P

With a raglan sweater of any number of stitches, you increase 8 sts every increase row. 2 at each division for the front/sleeve, sleeve/back, back/sleeve, sleeve/front.

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Samsara on April 16, 2007 01:43:43 PM
Started mine yesterday in the sun - it's a stash-busting exercise, so I'm using the 'odds and ends' out of my blue bag, (which is bigger than the others)  ;) I've been using two threads together creating an varigated effect which I really like! I've been at work today so I haven't had a chance to resume it yet!

At the moment I like the 'knit' side better  ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: erikasewing on April 16, 2007 03:50:26 PM
Here is my version of the capelet.  I made it longer and turned it into a cardigan.  Also, I added the crochet ties (and a couple of glass beads at the ends).
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/462005567/in/set-72157594534557723/


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: thekatiest on April 17, 2007 04:48:40 PM
So, I started the capelet, then realized when I got to the bottom ribbing, that I would never wear it that short.  I decided to try making it longer like some of you did.  I added a couple rows of purling, then alternating cables and ribs.

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



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

The only thing I didn't realize was how much the cables pulled in the  fabric. The front has more of a cut-away shape now. Will the stitches ever "relax" a little? I don't think I can block this very much, because it's an acrylic/poly blend.  If not, I'm thinking of calling the cut-away look a "design element"... ;) 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: yarnhag on April 17, 2007 06:05:00 PM
yup, cables sure do pull in.  You've got yourself a "design element"


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: chillsession on April 17, 2007 08:08:53 PM
here is mine! i needed something to A) go over a strapless dress and B) to use up some extra yarn i had

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



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Samsara on April 22, 2007 09:11:29 AM
Okay, I'm a bit of insomniac, so it's no surprise that I finished mine last night at about 3am! I made a few changes to the pattern - mine has a braided tie at the neck instead of a button, I made it alot longer, so it would cover my lower back (which can get cold in the summer) and I added a couple of rows of stocking stitch under the ribbing at the sleeves and back, so it would roll a little. I also wear it the knit side out because it suits the yarn better. I love it and I'm happy that it managed to use up a lot of my scraps of yarn, some of which were only about a foot long *lol* Yeah, I'm a cheapskate and won't throw bits away  ;) I've been wearing it all day!



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: policyoftruth on April 22, 2007 05:38:24 PM
No pictures of my progress yet, but I am only a few more repeats away from being done with the raglan increases. Yay!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mahkev on April 23, 2007 02:41:14 PM
Here's mine

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

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

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

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

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



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on April 23, 2007 05:36:31 PM
I've seen some with a chain or I cord to make a tie closure.

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

sue


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: policyoftruth on April 24, 2007 12:30:05 PM
Here's mine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: mahkev on April 24, 2007 01:10:33 PM
Great job! I should've done some increases as well, oh well maybe next time.

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

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

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

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

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


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: policyoftruth on April 25, 2007 07:52:51 AM
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oh thank you so much for the compliment, the increases were fine for my broad shoulders, I added them thinking I didnt have enough cast on in the beginning,  but I should of thought ahead because now at the bottom it tends to stick out away from my body, so maybe some decreases after that?? if your going to make it longer that is, (shaping for the waist) but then it wouldnt be so quick and easy!!

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

oh btw I recently purchased and I-cord maker, so cool, just load up and crank it out, I love it!!!
You're welcome :D Now that I have finished my capelet (and hope to post pictures soon) I have found that next time I should cast on a few more stitches in the beginning and make it a little longer. So if I do increases next time, I should definitely increase by the end? I will keep that mind mind, thanks :)

The weather has gotten crazy hot here, and so wool and any other animal fiber seems out of the question. I used cotton and it's very soft and breathable, which is good because I plan on wearing it to an outdoor wedding.

An i-cord maker? This sounds intruiging. Can you tell me more about it? My i-cord looks horrible :|


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: coral on April 29, 2007 05:48:05 PM
I finally finished mine. It only took a month, ha!  I am the worlds most lazy knitter.  I think it's a bit too small, but I've been wearing it all day today and the more I wear it the more I like it. The yarn is thick-and-thin so it was challenging to get the sleeves to look ok.  I had to rip one of them out and re-knit it because it looked so wonky. Also I must not have measured my stitches correctly because once I knit the sleeves, I couldn't close them all the way around my arms!! I had to leave them unseamed at the ends so it would fit.   :-\

The yarn is from a goodwill sweater I unraveled.  It's wool/acrylic blend and is shiny, like shiny pewter. or steel wool.  The brooch is a vintage mirror thing I found at a garage sale yesterday!

Pattern changes:  I added 5 rows of stockinette on each of the sleeves and added rows to the body but I didn't count how many.  Now the challenge is finding tank tops that go with it since I don't have any!




I don't really have a rattail, I was just holding my hair up.  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Fire-Cherry on May 09, 2007 11:34:42 AM
Im nearly finished one knit in the round. Only a few more rows to go before I go onto the sleeves


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: policyoftruth on May 13, 2007 07:29:34 PM
I finished a while ago, but just now got a picture of my capelet :) My next one will be made with Bernat Softee Chunky in a dark, navy blue.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/policyoftruth/497167311/

There are two detail photos and a progress photo here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/policyoftruth/sets/72157600014807197/)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: PrincessJazz on May 14, 2007 07:16:30 AM
I like the vibrant colours of that!  And good job making it really "pop" in the photo.  Looks great!

Jazz


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: policyoftruth on May 16, 2007 12:00:34 PM
I like the vibrant colours of that!  And good job making it really "pop" in the photo.  Looks great!

Jazz
Thank you! I am so proud of it!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: almyndgal on May 26, 2007 06:08:01 PM
So here's my proto-type one. Just made it w/acrylic yarn. I'm making another one now, with a pretty red yarn that I totally cannot remember what it is.http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s248/almyndgal/capelet.jpg (http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s248/almyndgal/capelet.jpg)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Scarletstorm on May 26, 2007 08:48:37 PM
About 2 weeks ago, I sat here over two days and read this whole post!
I was impressed by how many beginners had a go and completed their capelets. So off to the library I went, came home with 2 books and sat down to work out purls and yarn overs. A trip to Spotlight for some yarn, I bought Moda Vera Jaclyn, 50% acrylic 50% tencel, so a nice drapey yarn. This is my effort... I did a crochet bottom edge instead of ribbing, cause I suck severely at ribbing, the neck is seed stitch. Just needs a button.
Excuse the face, it was before 6am and pre coffee on a Sunday morning, pretty huh :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stormdancer_au/515371739/


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Sewer Rat on June 29, 2007 09:26:55 PM
Grr! Is anyone else having trouble with increases that aren't lining up.  I think my stitch markers are sliding around or something.  No, I'm just an idiot.  Guess I should be counting stitches, so my YO's are in the proper places.

losing my will to live


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: yarnhag on June 30, 2007 08:10:21 PM
Grr! Is anyone else having trouble with increases that aren't lining up.  I think my stitch markers are sliding around or something.  No, I'm just an idiot.  Guess I should be counting stitches, so my YO's are in the proper places.

losing my will to live

not lining up how?  they are supposed to be on an angle, afterall...

do you have a pic to share so we can see to help you?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on July 01, 2007 09:35:34 PM
Yes I'm making another one!!! This time in Cascade 220 and Cascade Quattro, colors 9420 and 9434 respectively.

The 220 is the ribbing on the neck, sleeves and bottom of the capelet, and the Quattro is main body:



Its looks so good in RL. I am going to try to get better pics. Think teal/ turquoise... I am not sure if that is showing up on the screen well.

I also want to make a brooch out of a broken necklace I have that I think will look really good... stay tuned!

Emms  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rjbell on July 02, 2007 03:59:05 PM
Yes I'm making another one!!! This time in Cascade 220 and Cascade Quattro, colors 9420 and 9434 respectively.
I just love those colors!  I'm in the middle of knitting one of these.  I'm holding 2 strands of Lion Brand Wool Ease together.  Are you doubling up the yarn too?  Or have you adjusted the pattern for worsted weight yarn?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: loisgriffinwannabe on July 02, 2007 05:40:19 PM
Yes I'm making another one!!! This time in Cascade 220 and Cascade Quattro, colors 9420 and 9434 respectively.
Are you doubling up the yarn too?  Or have you adjusted the pattern for worsted weight yarn?

Thanks Rhonda! I love your show btw! I adjusted the pattern for worsted weight. Do you have any pictures of your capelet so far?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: rjbell on July 02, 2007 07:40:35 PM
Yes, I've posted one entry so far on my blog at: http://rhondaknitting.blogspot.com/2007/07/anthropologie-inspired-caplet-shrug.html

Glad you like the show.  It has been awhile since I put one out but I'm hoping to do another by the end of the summer.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sugarpie on July 16, 2007 07:46:45 PM
Okay!  I finished this last week but I'm slow at the posting thing.  I can't believe it was so quick!  I'm trying to make another one for my sister, but I'm fairly new to this "knitting-things-that-aren't-square-or-rectangular"!  So, I'm having problems sorting out how to increase without making a hole.  I don't think I get it yet.  Something about twisting?  Or purl in the back?  What does that mean?  I don't know. 

Anyhow!  Here's my version, and thanks thanks thanks again to Julsey723.  She's so lovely to share with all of us.  Yay Julsey!

Front 


Back


I have so MUCH of this yarn.  It's crazy.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: WIPs on July 16, 2007 07:52:06 PM
That yarn's really cute! Nice capelet!

I really want to make one of these soon!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: penguino on July 16, 2007 09:29:46 PM
The capelet looks great.  Looks like you did fine.  I actually like the increase with a hole.  It adds character to the capelet.  As long as you use the same increase in the capelet.  It will look fine. 

Twisting usually means knit/purl through the backloop.  It makes your increase more secure and hide the increase hole.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: nik6 on July 20, 2007 09:58:07 AM
I just cast on to this last night and it's my first sweater! It's so exciting!  :D

I'm using Lamb's Pride Bulky in Onyx.  It's shedding like crazy and I can't imagine wearing it with anything besides a dark color or you'd be covered in the fur.  I looked like I got attacked by a black lab!

Hopefully one skein will be enough but I may need to run to a LYS in the morning.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: becarita on July 29, 2007 09:08:21 PM
I finally got past the fear and knit it!  I used Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece.  I can't remember the color at the moment.  I finished it last weekend and this weekend wore it and got many Ooos and Ahhhs.

I haven't figured out how to take a photo of me wearing it without cutting off my head or an odd angle, so here it is, in all it's glory... on the floor - posing for the camera :)


If I didn't get the image up there right, it's on my blog:
http://www.beccalou.com/blogimages/croppedcardi.jpg (http://www.beccalou.com/blogimages/croppedcardi.jpg)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: julsey723 on July 30, 2007 11:20:24 AM
I haven't been on this thread in a while, and i just wanted to say...

YAY to all the Capelet-knitters!!!
YAY for Craftster :)



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: sherry71 on July 30, 2007 04:21:17 PM
I cast on for this today.  I am about 1/2 done but probably won't finish until tomorrow or so since I have a very active 3 yr old.  I started inventorying all my yarn & didn't realize how much bulky/super bulky yarn I have.  They are so pretty & now I have something to make out of them.  I have several in mind for myself with different mods on each one (just enough to make each one a bit different!).


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Quad Mom on July 30, 2007 11:00:46 PM
Quote
I haven't been on this thread in a while, and i just wanted to say...

YAY to all the Capelet-knitters!!!
YAY for Craftster


Thank you, julsey723 for developing and posting such a great pattern.  Your pattern was my first transition from knitting hats and scarves to sweaters.  I've made 2 of your shrugs (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=183865.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=183865.0) and https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=186440.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=186440.0)) and I now have graduated to knitting my first top-down raglan.  Thanks again julsey723 and yay Craftser!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Josette on August 09, 2007 06:11:33 AM
Help!  I know I'm a dope when it comes to math so would someone please help me recheck my calculations.  I want to use Noro Silk Garden on Size 8 needles.  I did a swatch and came up with 4 stitches per inch.  My neck measurement at the collarbone is 17 inches.  I multiply 17 x 4 and come up with 68 stitches but rounded down to 66 so that I have a number divisible by 6.  Does this sound about right for the cast on number with a yarn like silk garden?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on August 09, 2007 08:25:12 AM
You've got the math right. For sizing, you just knit until it's big enough, so you can adjust along the way.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Josette on August 09, 2007 10:00:53 AM
Thank you so much.  I'm going to get started on it today!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: queen_gueneviere on August 09, 2007 04:41:38 PM
Wow, what a wonderful capelet. Thanks so much, for sharing the pattern with us. It's beautiful!  :o

I had a question, if somebody doesn't mind helping me out. I'd appreciate it very much. I'm hoping to make this in a worsted weight yarn, I haven't started yet.
I was wondering if there was a way for me to have the two front sections, a little wider?  So that they're closer together in the front.
So that if I want to maybe add some buttons & buttonholes on the front pieces later, I can.
I'll be making the pieces longer on the front and back, as well.
Thanks to whomever can help me out with any suggestions, on how I can get those results. (For making the front pieces wider).  ;D
I'm fairly new to knitting and so unfortunately, I need all the help I can get.  lol.
Also any suggestions as to when and where I should start the buttonband and buttonholes, would be a tremendous help as well.
Thanks a bunch.  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on August 09, 2007 09:54:41 PM
I multiply 17 x 4 and come up with 68 stitches but rounded down to 66 so that I have a number divisible by 6. 

Your math is correct but you need to add one stitch so you have an odd number - it isn't critical but it will allow your raglan "seams" to line up with the ribbing.

I was wondering if there was a way for me to have the two front sections, a little wider?  So that they're closer together in the front.
So that if I want to maybe add some buttons & buttonholes on the front pieces later, I can.
I'll be making the pieces longer on the front and back, as well.
Also any suggestions as to when and where I should start the buttonband and buttonholes, would be a tremendous help as well.

Fronts wider - simply cast on more stitches then when you place the markers count those for the fronts. So instead of dividing 6-6-12-6-7 (odd number at the end see above) you would divide 10-6-12-6-11 or however many you need to add to get the overlap desired. You might also consider doing a few increases where the side seams would be right after you join the fronts and back to allow room for boobage. Alternately you could add some short rows but since you are a newer knitter the increases should be fine. See loisgriffinwannabe's post on page 14 for a better explaination.

Longer - just keep knitting. You might want to consider placing markers where the side seams would be and doing a few decreases at the waistline area if you want it more fitted or less boxy.

Buttonholes - no real help but you could probably measure a sweater you already have and use that as a guide. I suppose you would also want to make the band more than 2 stitches wide like it is in the pattern.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: queen_gueneviere on August 11, 2007 04:15:06 AM
Wow, thanks so much elijor! You've been a tremendous help to me and, I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out with this.
Sorry about so many questions. But you'll never know if you don't ask, right? lol.
That's how it is with me anyways. I have nobody in the area where I live who can help me out whenever I have any questions, or problems.
That's where craftster comes in, it's great here.
I've learned so much from different people who were kind enough to help me out, like you did.
Thanks again elijor, you're a real gem!  ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: frenchnewwave on August 28, 2007 06:46:42 AM
It's not very spectacular because a) I haven't finished the sleeves, and b) I used really cheapo yarn, but I'm excited because it's my first sweater-type thing. It was really just an experiment that I never intended to wear - just to see what the pattern was like. But it's a very simple and cute patterns, so I might end up making a real one in the near future.



(The sleeves are still on waste yarn, which is why they look so wonky)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: kookoosp on September 19, 2007 03:34:12 PM
This is not my finished object, but I just HAD to give major kudos to the girl who did this Anthropologie-Capelet-inspired raglan sweater!  This thing is awesome!   :o 

http://happyhandpainter.blogspot.com/2007/09/schaefer-summer-sweater-t.html (http://happyhandpainter.blogspot.com/2007/09/schaefer-summer-sweater-t.html)



I plan to make one of these, too!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Mnemosyne_LA on October 14, 2007 10:10:33 PM
I just got to the armpits part of mine (I'm knitting it in Cascade Magnum) and I'm getting a little paranoid that it's going to hang straight down from my bust (I'm a 36D) and look weird.  Where's the best place to put some decreases for a little shape -- on the sides or in the back?

I'm also making it longer to compensate for the bust area taking up so much room -- I'll feel like I'm wearing a half-shirt if it ends right under the bust.   ;D


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: tempestpilot on November 18, 2007 09:32:20 AM
Finished mine last night! I made it with Bernat Alpaca. It is soooo comfortable and squishy, I love it a lot. ^_^









Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: WIPs on November 25, 2007 08:51:35 PM
That's pretty! I like the clasp you used too!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: jobean on December 17, 2007 07:24:19 PM
I want to make this for my niece for Christmas, I think I still have enough time but I'm not sure about the measurements.  Does anyone know what neck and arm measurements to use for an eight year old girl?  She's a little thin but pretty true to size, she wears an 8.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: infinite_pi on December 20, 2007 05:36:56 AM
Hi All

I've been a lurker on this site for about a year now- great source of inspiration!

This may sound like a really silly question but when I do my raglan increase I end up with all my 'holes' sloping in the same direction! Hope I make sense)
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for your help


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Mojo on December 20, 2007 07:27:18 AM
The holes should be sloping in the same direction (unless I'm mis-understanding your problem).  See the examples in pictures on page 75 of this thread-- Shows the holes pretty clearly. 


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: infinite_pi on December 20, 2007 02:50:12 PM
They should be pointing in the same direction?!  ???

Maybe I'm having problems visualising it but I just can't visualise how it could work if all the 'holes' are pointing in one direction- it just seems to me that one body panel is getting smaller & smaller!

Thanks- I'm going to try again!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on December 20, 2007 04:35:33 PM
No they should not slant in the same direction. Each of the five sections (front, sleeve, back, sleeve, front) should be getting wider which makes the eyelets get further apart kinda like this (except with 2 eyelets at each red O). The purple is the fronts, blue is the sleeves, green is the back.

XOXXXX  XXXXOX
XXOXXX  XXXOXX
XXXOXX  XXOXXX
XXXOXXXXXOXXX
XXOXXXXXXXOXX
XOXXXXXXXXXOX

I would guess there is a problem with where you are doing the yarn overs. As you get to each marker you should:
YARNOVER BEFORE the marker
SLIP the MARKER
PURL 1
YARNOVER again

Hope this helps.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Mojo on December 21, 2007 05:20:38 AM
Oh I see! No, both sides should not slant in the same direction but each side should slant together as pictured on page 75 of this thread.  This is what mine looks like:

      XXXoXoXXoXoXXX
   XXXXoXoXXXoXoXXXX
XXXXXoXoXXXXoXoXXXXX


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: punk is the new blog. on December 22, 2007 07:48:46 PM
I finished this a few months ago, but just got around to taking a picture of it.  I used Bernat Solo (the acrylic is too HOT for summer!) and knitted it down to a full sized-sweater, with crocheted ties at the middle.  I think I should have started the ribbing at the bottom a little lower -- maybe I'll go back and fix it sometime.  maybe not.

http://static.flickr.com/61/179176602_c8c29f192e.jpg?v=0[/img]

oh...wow. I'm throwing my hat (well, needles) into the ring simply because I love this one.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lamantin on December 29, 2007 12:47:28 PM
I cast on last night - let's see if I can finish it before 2008... :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: lamantin on January 01, 2008 06:26:34 AM
Heh.

With smaller needles and thinner yarn, it took me two days to get near the sleeve separation - and then I discovered that about ten rows back, I'd moved one of the increases over one or two steps. I tried to rip back but had problems making the yarn-overs do what I wanted, so I've frogged the whole thing and started over.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: xampx on January 01, 2008 11:54:48 AM
I started mine last week. I frogged it twice, once early on, and again when it was almost ready for cast off. I'm happy with it now.

I'm not making mine short - the sleeves are 3/4 length and the actual body will be pretty long too.
I love the tiny one, but with my figure it just wouldn't look right.

Oh and I'm using Cascade 220 in a sage green and size 11US needles


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: laurena on February 22, 2008 11:59:07 PM
I wanted to cast on to this tonight but I'm a having a bit of confusion. The pattern doesn't say to use circular needles but...I think you would have to? I don't know...I feel delirious! Can somebody state the obvious for me?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: Samsara on February 23, 2008 01:57:24 AM
I didn't when I did mine, but I did have to squash it up tight on my needles! Circular would have been better! If I do another one, I'll definately use circulars!   ;)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on February 23, 2008 06:19:28 AM
It helps to use circs. Not just for the number of sts they can hold, but because they're flexible too.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: laurena on February 23, 2008 10:36:27 AM
thanks!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: laurena on February 23, 2008 07:55:00 PM
aah! I have another question already. I now know why I waited for so long to make a sweater. So, my gauge wasn't quite the same as the pattern so i figured that out fine. I had to cast on 69 stitches instead of 49. Everything was good until the first row of increases. I figured I would divide the stitches like this: front left & right are 12 sts, left and right sleeves are 11 sts and the back is 23 sts. This all adds up to 69 sts right? Some how after doing the first row of increases the left front has thirteen sts (which is correct to my understanding), the left sleeve has 14 sts, the back has 25 sts, right sleeve has 13 sts, and the right front has 12 sts. I am just so confused how i screwed this up. Can any one help me with the math or tell me what I might have done wrong? Did i just put the markers in the wrong spot?


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on February 24, 2008 11:47:57 AM
aah! I have another question already. I now know why I waited for so long to make a sweater. So, my gauge wasn't quite the same as the pattern so i figured that out fine. I had to cast on 69 stitches instead of 49. Everything was good until the first row of increases. I figured I would divide the stitches like this: front left & right are 12 sts, left and right sleeves are 11 sts and the back is 23 sts. This all adds up to 69 sts right? Some how after doing the first row of increases the left front has thirteen sts (which is correct to my understanding), the left sleeve has 14 sts, the back has 25 sts, right sleeve has 13 sts, and the right front has 12 sts. I am just so confused how i screwed this up. Can any one help me with the math or tell me what I might have done wrong? Did i just put the markers in the wrong spot?

Yes the markers are in the wrong spot. But when redoing them I'd suggest changing the count - if you have a number divisible by 6 + 1 your yarnover holes will match up with the ribbing. So I'd say move up to 73 (4 more won't be much change, just a little looser around the neck). The count would then be -
73 =
k2, p10, yo, pm,
p1, yo, p11, yo, pm,
p1, yo, p23, yo, pm,
p1, yo, p11, yo, pm,
p1, yo, p10, k2

If you don't want to change the number of stitches then place the markers at 12/11/22/11 - 13 stitches are left on the last section. After your first increase row you should have - 13/13/24/13/13.

It seems weird but odd number goes on the last section because of the purl 1 between the yarnovers.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on February 24, 2008 12:48:32 PM
Sometimes the markers have a way of sliding around beneath the YOs so that could be what happened.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: tiggy_114 on March 16, 2008 11:21:07 AM
I too am having problems with the number of stiches.  I am trying to knit this quickly ready for my birthday night out next saturday so have no time to order circuler needles. LYS doesn't have 8 mm size ones.  I am half way through and can't possibly fit anymore stitches on my normal size needles.  Did anyone else have this problem?  Any ideas?  I thought about using 2 pairs of 8mm straight needles somehow but it's gonna be messy!


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: vestarita on April 29, 2008 05:26:41 PM
This capelet is awesome. I didn't have circular needles when I started it, so I went out and bought the Denise interchangeable needles just for this project and I'm so glad I did. Like others, this is my first knitted garment that wasn't a scarf, and it's only the second time I've knitted something that wasn't in garter stitch. I made mine with Ironstone Harmony yarn in Burgundy. I knit so tightly the yarnovers are hard to see, but I still love it. The pin was my Grandmother's, given to her by her piano teacher when she was a child.



Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: iamacliche on May 15, 2008 05:18:44 PM
n/m I figured it out  :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: iamacliche on May 22, 2008 07:30:21 AM
OK, I made sure to do all the yo, om, p1, yo and I checked to make sure the stitch markers were all in the same section.  Seriously, I was really careful, but my slants are still all facing the same direction.  I've never done yo's before, so maybe that's where I went wrong.

The sleeves matched up the same throughout, but I know I made a mistake somewhere.
The first section before the first stitch marker is way too short also.
Can anyone help me figure out what I did wrong?

I'm thinking about redoing this in a looser gauge and I'd like to know where I went wrong before starting.



left


right


front


back

No they should not slant in the same direction. Each of the five sections (front, sleeve, back, sleeve, front) should be getting wider which makes the eyelets get further apart kinda like this (except with 2 eyelets at each red O). The purple is the fronts, blue is the sleeves, green is the back.

XOXXXX  XXXXOX
XXOXXX  XXXOXX
XXXOXX  XXOXXX
XXXOXXXXXOXXX
XXOXXXXXXXOXX
XOXXXXXXXXXOX

I would guess there is a problem with where you are doing the yarn overs. As you get to each marker you should:
YARNOVER BEFORE the marker
SLIP the MARKER
PURL 1
YARNOVER again

Hope this helps.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: soozeq on May 22, 2008 11:47:17 AM
Looks like your stitch marker might have slipped under some YOs and you did the increases on the wrong side of it. After the first row, I don't see a need for markers; it's easy to tell which is the single stitch with YOs on either side of it. You could place a pin or piece of yarn in that single stitch and just YO on either side.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: iamacliche on May 23, 2008 07:58:06 AM
Thank you for the help and the tip   :)


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: elijor on May 27, 2008 02:27:09 PM
I've never done yo's before, so maybe that's where I went wrong.

I really can't see any yarnovers on your piece. You might want to check knittinghelp.com (http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/increases), they are on the bottom of the page of increases, to see if you are doing them correctly.

That doesn't change the problem of the increases slanting the wrong way. I agree with soozeq about the marker getting slipped out of the way. PS - next time you try - after just 2 or 3 rows it will be obvious there is a problem because the number of stitches in each section should be increasing (each front increases 1 stitch, the sleeves and the back all increase two stitches). On the one you posted it looks like the two fronts and the two sleeves increased but the back never did.


Title: Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723
Post by: dexterchickk on June 25, 2008 07:15:25 PM
Just cast on for this last night with Bernat Softee Chunky in a light grey color. I had to mess with the calculations b/c of differing gauge and body measurements. This is super easy and fast! I'm making super fast progress, I just hope all calculations were correct and it fits.