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ththth
06-29-2006, 01:24 PM
This is my first knitted wearable item. What do you think?
Do I need to make it longer?
It's 100% mercerised cotton. Do I need to block that? If so, how?
Many questions... :thinking:

CarmenIbanez
06-29-2006, 01:52 PM
I love it! I don't think it needs to be longer. Blocking is a personal thing. If you like the way it looks, then you don't need to block. I usually block if my stuff is curling, or if my stitches are uneven. Etc.

Rennagayle
06-29-2006, 02:12 PM
It's adorable! What pattern did you use?

ththth
06-29-2006, 02:17 PM
It's adorable! What pattern did you use?

I got the pattern here:

http://peonyknits.blogspot.com/2005/11/anthropologie-inspired-capelet-fo-and.html

It was fast and easy!

Rennagayle
06-29-2006, 02:25 PM
Thanks! :D

On the website, she said she used 1 1/2 balls of Rowan Polar, and I just happen to have 2 balls of Rowan Polar on hand in a soft pretty grey, and couldn't figure out what to do with it. I started a scarf with it (which I'll now frog), but knowing my dd's love of wearing grey, and that she wears a size small, and is always needing something to just cover her shoulders over tank top style dresses at work, I know exactly what I'm gonna make! :cheering:

Jackie F.
06-29-2006, 02:26 PM
Don't make it longer, it's perfect! I like the color :inlove:. That's neat you can wear it two ways - now you just need a brooch. :D

gimmesanity
06-29-2006, 02:37 PM
I think the length is perfect on you. I color is fab, too!
Blocking is up to you...from here, it doesn't look like it needs it. I usually block if my stitches look kinda uneven and bumpy (which normally happens if I'm stopping and starting the project a lot.)

Great job, though! I agree with Jackie, you need a pretty brooch to go with it, now.

knit-errant
06-29-2006, 03:45 PM
I think the length is just right. Turned out beautifully! :D

sunnyreflections
06-29-2006, 04:01 PM
Looks great! I SO need one in white.

Littleredhen
06-29-2006, 04:39 PM
It looks great, and that is one of my favorite patterns! You did a great job and will enjoy wearing it! :cheering: I did add length to the bodice and sleeves when I mand made a winter one. My daughter liked it so much I made a shrunken version for her.

gardenmommy
06-29-2006, 05:26 PM
What a great versatile capelet! It looks terrific!

Freyja
06-29-2006, 07:25 PM
Looks great. :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: If you won't to know how to block (http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/05/block_me_amadeus_1.html)read this.

Andrea
06-29-2006, 09:17 PM
I made one of those too! Such a quick and easy knit!! Looks great! :cheering:

ththth
07-02-2006, 10:11 AM
Thanks everyone! :D

mrs desert rain
07-02-2006, 10:17 PM
ooooh, very pretty!