So. I’m still two FULL finished object reports behind, and with another item coming off the needles soon… You’re going to get this one now because I have a few photos. If you want more photos of the actual item, you’ll have to wait until I get around to taking said photos and doing a post for another blog…
I present to you my Pewter Capelet.
Pattern: Cranberry Capelet. Note to designers, since I’m blessed to know a few are regular readers… I’m not sure naming an item after a specific color is ideal. I love the original cranberry-colored capelet, but I’m late to the party on this one and I’ve seen beauties in every color.
Anyhow, the pattern itself is fabulous. I did have two noteworthy alterations. Because I am petite and cannot STAND anything too snug too high on my neck, I only knitted that first section (the ribbed neck) to 7 inches on a #8 needle. I also ended the final chart on row #13 because again… I’m petite and I wanted the cape to hit my arms as the designer suggested.
Yarn: Also a new favorite, Stonehenge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool in pewter. I can’t say enough about this yarn. Soft, sproingy, and I felt it was a true worsted weight. Of course, you can find it in many, MANY colors at Dog House Yarns.
Needles: I used a #8 circular for the neck, and a #7 circular for the body. You definitely want the longest circular in your set for this one. I used a 60″ cable and had enough room to feel secure putting the knitting aside.
Verdict: I’ve worn it twice and I adore it!! If I make it again with the same yarn, I’ll probably do one needle size smaller for each section so I can block the item. I didn’t block this one at all and I think the ribbing will “pop” more if blocked…
Sorry for the lack of variety in photos. I snapped these with the self-timer last week before I headed out to work, so you get the morning sun shadows and a glimpse at Gretchen the ever-present.
Holiday parties abound. What’s on your weekend agenda?