Knitty City Capelet

… my first adventures in knitting!

Last month when I was in New York, I spent way too much time and money in my favourite yarn store of all time, Knitty City. I love the community feel of this store, and it really is hard to not be inspired by at least a dozen projects every time you walk in the door.

When I was attending the How to Knit a Hat in the Round class, people kept dropping by the table to chat, and see what we were up to. One young lady who visited was wearing a gorgeous burgundy capelet. I didn’t know it was called a capelet at the time, but on further enquiry, I found out not only the name, but that it actually belonged to the shop – she was just a little chilly so put it on!

What’s more, since it was made using knit-in-the-round, which I was now an “expert” in (haha!), I just had to give it a go!

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The pattern is out of the Rowan Winter Warmers book. It’s a lovely book, with heaps of fairly easy projects. The yarn is Rowan Lima, a gorgeous blend of baby alpaca and merino wool, and so lovely to work with.

I thought it needed a little flower to finish it off. I couldn’t find any Rowan Lima in Australia, but my local yarn store did have a few colours of Rowan Felted Tweed, that I thought matched rather well.

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The flower pattern is by the wonderful Lucy at Attic24. Such an easy pattern to follow. I just left off the final outer row in contrasting colour, since I didn’t have another contrasting colour.

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Do you like it? I’m really pleased. I think I might be actually enjoying this knitting caper.

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Oh, and Moo says hi. This photo took her by surprise I think, she didn’t get time to assemble her limbs into one of her normal elegant poses.

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17 thoughts on “Knitty City Capelet

    • Thanks Kathryn! It wasn’t my first choice of colour, but it was the only colour they had with enough balls of the same dye lot… and now I’m really glad to having a colour that’s a bit different to my “normal”

  1. Ditto to Karlee’s comment!! I’d pay lots!!! πŸ™‚ and make you lots of ant shirts!!!! This is gorgeous Terri!

  2. Pingback: 2013 ~ A crafting year in review | A Conversation with Moo

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