Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ribbed Cape

Before you think that all I do is sit around and knit (as if - I wish!), this knit is big bulky yarn with big bulky needles. And I have been working on this one for the better part of a week, with an hour here, an hour there......

I love 10 1/2 and 11 sized needles. Things seem to fly off of them with no thinking involved on my part.

I have seen all these cute Capelet's out there in the stores and online.....but I'm not paying huge ssums of money for them.

So I found this pattern on Ravelry.

Knit in the round on size 10 1/2 needles, it flies. Simple ribbing means I don't have to pay attention to a pattern while helping the kids with their homework or watching TV.

The pattern is free, and you can make the short or the long version - this one is the short version. I thought about the long version briefly, but wanted to be done with it. I'm glad now I didn't make the long version, as it was 6" longer.

I have Christmas knitting and sewing to do!
Decreasing Rib Capelet - link directly to the pattern from the designer's website.
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Bulky - 2.5 skiens
Needles: size 10 1/2 and 11
Mods: I knit a cowl neck like seen here - rather than the turtleneck the pattern called for. I should have maybe knit the cowl a little longer - I knit to 7", and the last 5" I switched to size 11 needles. But I'm wearing it and I'm happy with it.
Size: range from 45", 50" and 55", measuring around your shoulders and bust. I of course am a 48", and while the pattern designer said she knit the 45" with a 48" measurement, I chickened out and made the 50". And I'm glad I did. I plan on wearing this to work, where I do actually have to type. So it's a little loose at the bottom, but I figure this way it won't ride up my arms as I'm typing and filing and copying. Maybe if I had made the 45" size, it would have been shorter cause the ribbing would be a little more stretched?

Have a great day!


Michelle said...

Knitting in the round without having to look at a patter every two minutes is my kind of knitting. ;)

I'll bet my girls would LOVE one of these. Thanks for sharing! :)

Patty Sumner said...

Another beautiful project.

Patty Sumner said...

Another beautiful project.

Lib said...

I Love your work its Beautiful!

isolada. by design said...

Another very beautiful knit, Kris! My sister tried to knit a capelet a few years ago. It was way too bulky. This is perfect!

Michelle said...

Alright, Miss Kris, I just finished my attempt at this cape. Will post a pic tomorrow on GGG. Thanks again for the pattern and inspiration, lady! :)