I’m slipping in a couple of FOs just in time for the new year.
Shaw Hill by Alicia Plummer
US #11s. The pattern called for 13s but I went with 11s because 1) I don’t own 13s and 2) the thought of 13s made me cry a little.
Other than the needle size, the only mod I made was to add a decrease round in the ribbing area to pull it a bit closer to my shoulders. I think the decreases were a good idea but I’d do a center double decrease next time – I’m not a huge fan of the way they look.
I wear this capelet a lot more than I ever expected! It’s perfect to throw over anything to take the chill off but isn’t fiddly like a shawl or scarf can be. All the good of a cowl but super-sized for my shoulders too.
The only thing I’d do differently with my next capelet – and there will be another capelet – is to make the bottom circumference a bit bigger to make it easier for me to put my arms up, and then decrease even more at my shoulder so it stays up. This isn’t a fault of the pattern – it’s just the way I’d like my capelets to fit.
Still though, this is a very successful FO – and one that really seems to intrigue the non-knitters too. Both Paul and my mom LOVE it. Possibly more than I do.
Ok not more than I do – but a whole lot.
Now if you’ll excuse me I have a slew of capelet designs to pour over on Ravelry. Cue the capelet obsession now.
I’ll catch you on the purlside.