Monday, January 03, 2011

FO: Woodland Capelet

woodland capelat 1

A small shawl, knitted for flatmate-Kirsty as a Christmas present.

Kirsty always complains about her shoulders being cold, and wraps big scarves around herself as she sits at her desk to work. I thought this would help keep her shoulders warm, but also be elegant enough to wear out with a dress too. I wondered about bringing out some of the golds in the yarn with a bit of embellishment to glam it up a bit, but decided it was better to keep it plain. Kirsty can always add a broach.

woodland capelat 2

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The pattern is Woodland Capelet by Susan Mills. It was a fun knit. Unchallenging, but as I blogged yesterday, I've been so busy the last year, I couldn't really cope with anything difficult. It's all simple garter stitch, but the changes of the shoulder shaping and zigzaggy edge to stop you from getting bored.

I'm on a bit of a garter stitch kick at the moment, it as a sort of homespun sophistication (if we can even have "homespun sophistication". I think we can).

The yarn is a mix of recycled silk, cotton and rayon, which makes for a rather warm combination, despite not being obviously woolly.

woodland capelat 3

Full details on the ravelry project page.

I also made a pair of green socks for Kirsty's partner, Anthony. Simple toe-up in basketweave stitch (see that project's ravelry page). I made him almost the exact same pair last year, but brown. As Kirsty says: Anthony likes brown, green and things he has already.


Julie said...

That is so pretty! I love the texture, and looks great to throw on over a long sleeved t shirt.

Daisy said...

It looks beautiful!

yaga said...

iknow the problem more than well! and I think you came up with the only sensible - and very wearable - solution. great!

Lara said...

I love this! I might cast it on - I quite fancy some unchallenging knitting! It will look lovely on Kirsty and I'm sure she can find suitable brooches on it to glam it up.

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Kara said...

How sweet! The knit and the gesture.

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cute Capelet...i want that...superb..its color..its is perfect

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I like this! I'm going to put it - I want to some not challenging knitting! It will look lovely in ko and I'm sure she can find the right brooch in it confused.
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