Friday, April 20, 2012

My Cabled Caplet

Ok, so this is not the most appropriate project to be working on with the weather scheduled to be in the 80's this weekend, but I've finished the knitting on my Linie Montana cardigan and there really is nothing to show there until I finish sewing it together.  When I was at Stitches West back in February my sister and I bought some Cascade Soft Spun for this Cabled Capelet with the idea of doing our own mini KAL and thus finishing this up in no time.  We are finally getting around to it and it really is a fun project.  I made this once before for my daughter in Denver:


                                                                                   


   

We saw the sample at a place called the Lamb Shoppe and if you are ever in Denver and looking for a good yarn shop, I would highly recommend this one.  It's owned by two ladies who are expert knitters with a great sense of color and style.  They carry all types of yarn from Rowan, Noro, Classic Elite, and Madelinetosh  to yarn by local indie dyers.  The shop itself is pretty big and they usually have a lot of sweater samples to look at for inspiration as well.

Here is the beginning of my Cabled Capelet II

                 
                                                                             


                                                                                   

  Cascade's Soft Spun is  100% wool and not plied.  This is knit on size 11 needles and the yarn is doubled so I really think I can finish this off in no time if I just stick to it.  That's a provisional cast on and I will be joining it together with a Kitchener stitch.  Needless to say, it is very warm and my daughter wears it a lot in the winter; as for my sister, she works in San Francisco and so I think she could probably wear this year round ( a little Mark Twain humor - he said the coldest winter he ever experienced was a summer in San Francisco).

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

                                                                                                                                             


                                                                             

4 comments:

  1. Lovely cables! Maybe you'll finish it before our next knitting meeting :-)

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  2. I love caplets! Your caplet is beautiful and don't worry about the weather. You have it ready for those cooler evenings or heavy air-conditioned buildings.

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  3. I'm finding that sometimes handmade warm things just...happen when they happen, weather be damned. It's cold in my house right now, so just looking at this cuddly (and amazingly textured. those bobbles!) capelet makes me happy.

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  4. that capelet looks so cozy-there are always some cool evenings to bring it out-pretty color, too.

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