Monday, April 16, 2012

Wavy Lace Capelet or Hello 1970s

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...

2 comments:

Dyeabolical said...

So cute!

Tempest ina Pot of Tea said...

Thanks, this was a fun knit, but beware the cast on.