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ArtLady1981
07-31-2008, 04:35 PM
I love this cape and I'm looking forward to wearing it this winter with a mid-calf, dark brown chenille skirt and dark brown boots! Come on Winter, I'm ready for ya! :thumbsup:

The Pattern was a Special Insert by Tahki and featured as a fold-out in VOGUE KNITTING Fall 2005 (now out of print...but many of us have the issue. Is it ok to share patterns when the original copy is out of print? Does that break copyright rules?)

The Yarn: Naturwolle Black Forest
Colors used: TRAPPER, HAZELNUT, and CHOCOLATE
Gauge: 12st=4"
Length from back neck to bottom: 32"

Collar unbuttoned:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3038/2719889613_57e40a762c.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3054/2720713654_0b7126d7b9.jpg?v=0

Collar buttoned up eliminates the need for a neck scarf!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3253/2719889203_6c27d4e21f.jpg?v=0

Oval, wood buttons:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2097/2719889087_a6d24408e1.jpg?v=0

The original VOGUE photography. You can see how the armholes work! I think the model cape has basted the bottom portion of the ribbing 'closed' for a better look.
I may do the same.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/2652668949_ebe3504276.jpg?v=0

susi
07-31-2008, 04:46 PM
[quote=ArtLady1981;1136191]I hope you like this! I love it actually, and I'm looking forward to wearing it this winter with a mid-calf, dark brown chenille skirt with brown suede knee-hi boots! Come on Winter, I'm ready for ya! :thumbsup:

The Pattern is in VOGUE KNITTING Fall 2005 (now out of print).
A Special Insert by the Tahki Company

The Yarn: Naturwolle Black Forest
Colors used: TRAPPER, HAZELNUT, and CHOCOLATE
Gauge: 12st=4"
Length from back neck to bottom: 32"

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thats absolutly gerogous. i love it.

the colouyrs georgous as always :yay:

tarrentella
07-31-2008, 04:47 PM
ooo lovely. it looks like a very versatile(sp?) piece for the autumn/winter.
Did you use three different coloured yans or is it one yarn variegated with those three colours? although the armhole bands look like they were knitted with a single solid yarn i wasnt sure with the main body of it?

ArtLady1981
07-31-2008, 05:03 PM
ooo lovely. it looks like a very versatile(sp?) piece for the autumn/winter.
Did you use three different coloured yans or is it one yarn variegated with those three colours? although the armhole bands look like they were knitted with a single solid yarn i wasnt sure with the main body of it?

These are the 3 colors:
TRAPPER (with cream, grey, black, browns, caramel)
HAZELNUT (with black, browns, caramel)
CHOCOLATE (brown only)

I fell in love with TRAPPER, but the LYS only had 6 skeins. So I bought up her 8 HAZELNUT and 2 CHOCOLATE. I figured with all 3 colorways (16 skeins in all) I could do something great! (Hazelnut and Trapper's browns, blacks, and caramels are identical. Chocolate is an exact match for one of the browns in the other two)

So I alternated rows between TRAPPER and HAZELNUT, and used CHOCOLATE for the armhole ribbing, cast on rows and bind off rows...to give the edges more ooommph or "pop" as they say.

As it turns out, I really like the combination of the two main yarns better than TRAPPER by herself.

I did do the 3" garter stitch edges with HAZELNUT only...to give the border more definition.

The armholes were created by knitting about 50 rows independent of one another...23 st on one side and 33 st on the other side...and this begins when the cape was about 12"...then after the armhole slit was 11" tall, you rejoin the 56 st onto one needle and go on your merry way. This technique creates a slice in the garment for an armhole. The ribbing was picked up and added later.

Does that make sense? It's hard to draw a picture with words. :doh:

Debkcs
07-31-2008, 05:33 PM
You are just an amazing knitter! :notworthy:

Love the newest piece, and the way the yarns worked out for you. Your choice of buttons far outshines the original.

GirlChris
07-31-2008, 07:10 PM
That's great. What a smart idea mixing the yarns I just thought it was all one but what a great way when they didn't have enough and you are right they are just perfect together.

I didn't miss the FO of your brother's jacket did I? Have you been doing them both at the same time? I am so impressed with not only your workmanship but the volume of large projects you seem to be able to finish. Good job.

The.Knitter
07-31-2008, 07:13 PM
Wow, that's lovely (as usual). I can just picture it in RED!!! What a fantastic pattern. Now I am sorry it is out of print!

ArtLady1981
07-31-2008, 07:34 PM
That's great. What a smart idea mixing the yarns I just thought it was all one but what a great way when they didn't have enough and you are right they are just perfect together.

I didn't miss the FO of your brother's jacket did I? Have you been doing them both at the same time? I am so impressed with not only your workmanship but the volume of large projects you seem to be able to finish. Good job.

Hi GirlChris!

No, you haven't missed my brother's bomber jacket. It has been a slow knit! But right now, the BACK is done blocking...the two FRONTS are blocking, and the SLEEVES will begin blocking tomorrow. I would love to be able to have 2 blocking boards going at the same time, but, for now I just content myself with other projects while they're drying on the blocking board. All that is left is the seaming of the shoulders, the addition of the collar, seaming the sides and sleeves, and buttons! I can hardly wait. I have yarn left over, so yesterday I started a Jacques Cousteau seaman's watch cap for my brother. I dunno if he'll ever wear a cap, but I think if it is cool enough, he might!

Thanks for your kind words!

I'm working on his watchcap and my VIVECA Malabrigo cardigan.
And rummaging around in books and pamphlets trying to get ideas with what to do with my leftover CAPE yarn. :?? Hat? Skirt? Boot Bag?

mks22300
07-31-2008, 08:07 PM
Beautiful! :heart:

Debbie
07-31-2008, 08:22 PM
Beautiful!

bambi
07-31-2008, 09:59 PM
Love it! :heart: It will look great with brown skirt and boots. Did you KNIT a chenille brown skirt??

Bambi

Doodknitwit
08-01-2008, 01:41 AM
striking on you!! :yay:

Karina
08-01-2008, 03:03 AM
I love the cape. I am amazed how many projects you finish. Also I love your buttons. You might have to help me pick buttons for my CPH.

If you find out that you can share out of print patterns, I would love to have a copy of the cape.

WandaT
08-01-2008, 06:27 AM
Outstanding as always!!!! Wow! I would wear this proudly!!

LovelyLinda
08-01-2008, 07:17 AM
Wow that is so beautiful. I guess the only way to find the pattern is maybe the library or through Vogue's website for back issues.

You are an amazing knitter.

Kithic
08-01-2008, 07:44 AM
That is beautiful! Those buttons are so pretty and really set it off!

Slim
08-01-2008, 07:52 AM
I love this! Very stylish - it will look wonderful with your chenille skirt and boots. Lovely work, as always.

Ginnyb
08-01-2008, 10:07 AM
Beautiful as always ArtLady! You finish so many projects so quickly. We have no air conditioning at home, so I find it hard to knit in the summer, my hands get sweaty than the yarn won't move through my fingers, needles get sticky or something too, so I havne't done much lately and I miss it. I think someone else mentioned how beautiful this would be in red too! I love red. I work at the library I may go back right now and see if we have this back issue of Vogue
Ginny

ArtLady1981
08-01-2008, 12:07 PM
Love it! :heart: It will look great with brown skirt and boots. Did you KNIT a chenille brown skirt??

Bambi

Oh no...bought it through HSN.com! Or, QVC, can't remember which.
The Indigo Moon brand. Got a brown and a black one! They're lined, too.
Real nice and warm in winter!

ArtLady1981
08-01-2008, 12:09 PM
I love the cape. I am amazed how many projects you finish. Also I love your buttons. You might have to help me pick buttons for my CPH.

If you find out that you can share out of print patterns, I would love to have a copy of the cape.

Uh oh. I found out that the copyright laws of 70 years extend past the issue being out of print. So, whether VK or the designer holds the copyright, someone does...and the copyright will outlive most of us!

Sorry!

PS: two of our knitters suggested looking at the library for this issue! good idea, huh? And VOGUE KNITTING is a leader in the knitting magazine industry, so you'd think the Library would carry it! Let me know!

ArtLady1981
08-01-2008, 12:11 PM
Wow that is so beautiful. I guess the only way to find the pattern is maybe the library or through Vogue's website for back issues.

You are an amazing knitter.

Thanks so much for your complimentary words!!

I visited VK website, and I think I read that this issue is out of print, however, visiting the LIBRARY is an excellent idea! Thanks for sharing that idea!!!

Jan in CA
08-01-2008, 12:31 PM
That's beautiful!

Here's a few links for the mag to check out.
http://www.royalyarns.com/ptrn/VOG/VK-FALL-2005/index.html
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7243498

A few found on Ebay -
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vogue-Knitting-International-Fall-2005_W0QQitemZ250275355843QQihZ015QQcategoryZ41241 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/VOGUE-KNITTING-MAGAZINE-FALL-2005-EXCELLENT-CONDITION_W0QQitemZ320279777124QQihZ011QQcategoryZ 280QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

ArtLady1981
08-01-2008, 12:34 PM
OH MY, Jan! THANKS so very much for researching the magazine!
So way cool! Thanks for the links, too! :muah:

scout52
08-01-2008, 01:29 PM
absolutely gorgeous!! you will have to model for it once it gets cold

ArtLady1981
08-01-2008, 02:22 PM
absolutely gorgeous!! you will have to model for it once it gets cold

Hey Scout! :waving: Yes, I will model it for ya when the cold weather gets rolling. It was just too hot to dress up in turtleneck, chenille skirt, boots and cape yesterday! Plus, I wasn't feeling well, and looked it! On top of that, my hair needs a trim, my foil need sprucing up...and I generally just look lousy. Not camera-worthy at all! :eyebrow:

Hygiene Mama
08-01-2008, 06:34 PM
Once again, beautiful! :inlove:

KnittingNat
08-01-2008, 06:54 PM
Beautiful work!!! I love the colors :thumbsup: I think that a matching beret and bag (if you have enough) will be really classy!

Wanda Witch
08-01-2008, 08:28 PM
Dear Art Lady, YOU certainly could not look like you said. You are beautiful and your work is spectacular. I should look half as good. Keep rolling.:cool:

ArtLady1981
08-01-2008, 10:20 PM
Yeah, I found a beret style hat pattern in my stash, and a great bag pattern. It's call a BOOT BAG. Not the ususal BOOGA BAG. It's really stylish. With 8 buttons on each side...and a chain for a handle. Have you seen it? Its on the cover of a BAG STYLE book by Interweave Press.

http://www.interweave.com/images/imagesbook/BagStyle.jpg

Most of it is felted, however the middle panel, with the 8 buttons, is knit separately, not felted, and sew onto the middle of the felted bag. So you have 2 textures. This book is will worth the investment. It has so many unusual, easy and styish bags. Bags that don't look 'crafty'. Something you could carry as an executive of some sort (which I'm NOT), or as an ART CONSULTANT (which I am)! :teehee:

Anyways, with the cape being so rustic in appearance, I thought it would be a nice contrast to make the bag more upbeat.

The bag is knit with double strands of Tahki Donegal Tweed...so my cape yarn (bulky weight) will work single stranded. I am anxious to make it.

The Ravelry software (on each stash page...it automatically converts your total gram weight to yards!)...anyway, the software says I have 380.6 yards remaining of HAZELNUT; 204.6 yards of TRAPPER; and 143 yards of DEEP CHOCOLATE. More than enough for a bag...so a hat will be a possibility, too. Wait til I get done with the bag...then re-weigh the leftover yarns on my Weight Watcher scale (in grams)...and see how many yards remain! Automatically! I love that Ravelry software!

If my math is right, the BOOT BAG will take about 275 yards single stranded. Tahki Donegal Tweed takes 3 skeins of 183 yds each.

twoxover
08-02-2008, 08:55 AM
it is soooooo pretty!

Knit4Fun
08-02-2008, 10:43 AM
Gorgeous work as always, Dollyce...I especially like the buttons you chose - they really make the cape! :inlove:

ArtLady1981
08-02-2008, 09:12 PM
Gorgeous work as always, Dollyce...I especially like the buttons you chose - they really make the cape! :inlove:

My name is Dollyce and I'm a button-o-holic!

I love buttons, and IMHO the right buttons are the icing on the cake! The wrong buttons are such a distraction!
If you look at a sweater, and the first thing you see are the buttons, then chances are the buttons are too much, over the top or just plain OFF.

bethany
08-02-2008, 09:18 PM
that's fantastic. You do such a great job with colors, too, that I always like yours better than the modeled item. Beautiful as always!

Skater
08-06-2008, 10:28 PM
One question: do you knit in your sleep? You are such a prolific knitter.
This is reminding me that I have a cape pattern (vintage 70's) that I'd like to do someday. Capes are cool. Sort of reminds me of something Emma Peel in the 60's TV show "The Avengers" would wear. Classy.

ArtLady1981
08-06-2008, 10:38 PM
One question: do you knit in your sleep? You are such a prolific knitter.
This is reminding me that I have a cape pattern (vintage 70's) that I'd like to do someday. Capes are cool. Sort of reminds me of something Emma Peel in the 60's TV show "The Avengers" would wear. Classy.

I knit when others are sleeping! :teehee: I knit every night from 9pm til 3am...and I sleep from 3am til 9am! And let it be known...I fall asleep by 3:01am!

I couldn't knit like this when our 5 children were home, of course.
I am in awe of the young KH mothers who find time to knit and raise their families! And, also...of working moms who not only raise children, but hold a day job as well! They are the real Wonder Women!

Well, something good comes with being 59...all the kids are out of the nest...and by this time...the DH is an 'easy keeper'! ;)
I've always said, "The man who lives harmoniously with a knitter is a SAINT!"

Here is my Saint!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2740498872_e96c60dc90.jpg?v=0

MAmaDawn
08-07-2008, 03:15 PM
:inlove: That looks GREAT! I hope I can knit like that after the kids are gone...

MerigoldinWA
08-08-2008, 08:57 PM
Good job, ArtLady!! It's very nice. Artsy.