I must be obsessed with capelets lately, because I have knitted another one from the Wavy Lace Capelet pattern by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. I have wanted to knit this pattern for awhile, like in a more season appropriate time, but whatever it is ready for cooler temperatures.
I actually have had this yarn for awhile. I especially loved the colors of the yarn, harvest gold, avocado, orange, and browns, straight out of my mother's kitchen circa 1972. This yarn is a homespun and dyed yarn from the Bethel Sheep Fest, a gift from the beloved Tammie and Fiona. I have been very nervous about what I would knit with the yarn because they are both such amazing knitters. When I saw this pattern and felt it would be a good fit for the yarn.
Well, maybe I should have thought a little more about the comments on Ravelry. Being a beautifully plus sized woman, you are all aware I have a tendency to over do things to accommodate my size. The comments suggested the cast on was too large. I did use a smaller size and even went down two needle sizes. Yet it was still a little (okay more than that) too big. I compensated by using a second button on the top band.
Overall, I liked the end result. The capelet is definitely in my color palette. Now to wait for fall and the opportunity to show off my retro seventies capelet. Waititng...