Thursday, April 08, 2010

Simple knitting

With free knitting time at a minimum, and those few hours being quite bleary-eyed ones (need more sleep!) I've chosen to focus on a few super simple WIPs that have been hanging out in my yarn cubbies for a good long while.

First WIP to be completed is the Anthropologie-inspired capelet.

Anthropologie-inspired capelet

This has been hibernating for 2 years. Hard to believe. Anyhoo, nothing to get too excited about - it's a super simple pattern. But what I do love is how the bamboo yarn drapes so nicely. And it has a little shimmer to it. What I'm not real excited about is how I've woven in the ends - it seems to pull the yarn and is visible on the right side. I'm sure you can spot it in the picture. Not to worry. I still think it is very wearable. And as my sis would say - it's a design feature!

Pattern is: Anthropologie inspired capelet (free ravelry download)
Yarn is: Berroco Bonsai, 6 skeins
Needle size: I used a size 9 needle, instead of the needle called for in the pattern. And must have cast on more stitches than the pattern called for (to account for the smaller needle size and thinner yarn I used). But I couldn't tell you how many now... it was too long ago. (But if anyone is desperate to know I can always count the rib ridges for you, and let you know!).

That's all for now... Naomi calls...


Kim said...

I love the way that turned out. What a perfect cardigan for spring!

Oiyi said...

Very nice cardi for Spring! Glad to hear you both are doing well.

Bea said...

Cute! It looks like it will be a great spring/summer addition to your wardrobe.

Anonymous said...

wow Sam! The cardi is so spring! I love the color too!
I think that, with so many things to do, my last project will take me 2 years to be finished too! :-)

StarSpry said...

Your cardi looks great! I love the shimmer :)