UPDATE: Winner Announcement here.
When the thick fog rolled into the valley where I live last weekend, I found myself disheartened. I just finished up another knit design and I wanted to shoot it on my daughter. I envisioned rows of pretty aspen trees with the sun filtering through. I had a specific idea in my head for the pattern name and how I wanted the backdrop to look. But the weather had other plans.
This often is the process with so many of my designs. I’m inspired by a shape or a stitch or at times the yarn fiber itself. But the name of the design doesn’t usually appear until after I’ve shot the piece. I have to take in the whole landscape and surroundings to get the feel for the design, and then it tells me it’s name.
For this capelet, the name simply floated down over the mountain where my daughter stood and whispered into my ear.
It’s actually pretty aptly named as this was a design that came to me while suffering from a wicked lung infection. I was trapped inside the house for 2 whole weeks and the day we went out to shoot this design was the first day I was able to escape the indoors and take in the gorgeous fog that danced over the backdrop…..my emotional and physical fog was lifted.
Now, onto the construction of this garment…
The tubular cast on and 2×2 rib allow for a neckline that will hold its shape but be flexible enough to accommodate wearing the capelet upside down. The brioche stitch/english ribbing is perfect for enormous stretch needed at the both the bottom of the caplet as well as for a generous, oversized collar when worn at the top, alternatively. This capelet/cowl is so versatile and works for a variety of sizes. From a women’s small up to an XL.
As with all of my pattern releases, I’ll be making this available for FREE while in the Beta stages of tech editting. So please download the pattern below, try the pattern and drop me a line using the email link or by scanning the QR code in the printed pattern to let me know of any errors that you may find along the way.
And of course, we have to have another Giveaway! Up for grabs is TWO pretty hanks of JoAnn Buttercream Luxe Craft Alpaca Solid in the colorway: Gray.
When I perused the isles of my local Jo-Ann Fabrics and spotted this yarn, my jaw dropped. And when I touched it…..I swooned all over the store. I often wonder how crazy people must think I am when I make my yarn-swoon sounds in public!
This yarn is a super bulky 20% Alpaca and 80% Acrylic. So it’s washable!!! And oh….so…. buttery soft! An absolute dream to knit with. But friends, I’ll warn you in advance…. this stuff sheds like nobody’s business. If you like to sit and knit wearing dark clothing, I’d strongly advise you to lay a big blanket over your lap. Otherwise, you’ll look like you’ve been wrangling cats when you’re done knitting with this stuff. No worries, the shedding will subside after a good wash.
To enter the Giveaway, simply comment on this post and let me know who you plan on making this pattern for, then follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget and you’re done! Giveaway will end at midnight PST on Sunday, December 6th, 2015.
Purchase the pattern on Ravelry.