Saturday, June 17, 2006

Anthropologie-Inspired Capelet

Here it is! The efforts of LAST weekend. I really mean it too. I finished most of it between Friday and Sunday of last week. *insert big-toothy grin* I weaved in the last of the ends on Tuesday (not like there was a lot of them).



And here is a really bad, self-made model shot (I should really start modeling my FO's on stuffed animals. or I could always have Mr. V take a shot, but at the time he was napping and I didn't want to disturb him).

Someone should develop a tutorial on how to properly take a picture of yourself while wearing your latest knitted creation. Hmm....

Project: Anthropologie-Inspired Capelet by Julsey723 on Craftster.org
Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky (100% Acrylic) in some green color indicated by a number (how creative!), 1.5 skeins (total cost of yarn ~$4 for 2 skeins)
Needles: Denise Interchangeables Size 11, long circular
Mods: Lengthened the body, perhaps, a bit too much cuz now it looks like a cardigan rather than a capelet. Since I'm taller I was afraid a short capelet would look funny. But adjusting the length was extremely easy: just keep knitting after you separate the sleeves.
Woulda-Shoula: You can see that the front edges roll a bit. Blocking will take care of this (I'm sure) if you go out and buy the Rowan Polar that is recommended. But if you're cheap like me, then you'll just have to widen the garter st edging to 4-5 sts instead of just 2. I imagine that should take care of the problem. It doesn't bother me so much. If I were to make another one I would do that, because it would most certainly be made of acrylic (please don't hurt me). Would I make this again? Sure, maybe as a gift, but I'm not into repeat-knitting to be honest.

I haven't worn this out yet because it needs to be washed and dried. That's what I normally do to my petroleum-byproduct clothing items, they just feel nicer after a good wash and a dose of fabric softener. I've been into green lately. Green is quickly taking over my wardrobe. At least I'm over my black phase. Color is good. Color is my friend...

6 comments:

Karin said...

Now that is adorable. Don't worry I love knitting with Acrylic too--cheap, easily washable, also great for gifts. In fact I need to get an order from Joann for that Softee Chunky too for the monkey baby blanket/hat from happy hooker. Still got till January before that kid pops out though!

Diana said...

Very cute! I think you just wanted to show off your boobs! >grin<

The color green is taking over my life too. I'm redecorating some of our bedrooms and the color green keeps invading our space.

Think color....

Bee said...

That green is a gorgeous color! Awesome capelet.

ErLeCa said...

Your caplet turned out fantastic! I really love the clasp that holds the top together!

Dana said...

Very nice job. I'm long waisted/taller too, so I know what you mean about lengthening stuff so it's not riding up in strange places.

I wonder, have you thought about a single crochet edge to stop the rolling? I'm not a big crochet-er but I've used it in a pinch and it helps.

Chira said...

How did you do the sleeves ? Did you use a circular needle ? I can't get all the scrap yarn stitches back on my straight needle without pulling terribly on the rounded nature of the sleeve ?