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Old 03-24-2007, 08:52 PM   #11
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i casted on and started working on the caplet. i posted the other because i plan on knitting that circular one next! hahaha
i saw your FO of your daughter's and her doll's caplet, and that's what made me start this knit along! it looked like a great simple pattern that would knit up fast and i'd be able to wear it all summer.

i'm using some burgundy yarn i had lying around from a blanket i crocheted forever ago. i think it's called bucelle or bucel or something like that? it's an acrylic blend. it'll work fine for this one. it's kinda lumpy, though, so you don't see the exact pattern, but i'm cool with that. i think i might knit another one up with a chunkier yarn next.

my closet will be full of caplets!

wicked turned out okay. it's blocking in my bathroom right now. so hopefully it'll fit a bit better once that's done....

what kind of yarn did you get bobi1218?

i'm off to check out that link you posted suzeeq...sounds like it's a lot less work to do it on that pattern....i'll add that one to my lineup!
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:04 PM   #12
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i'm off to check out that link you posted suzeeq...sounds like it's a lot less work to do it on that pattern....i'll add that one to my lineup!
A couple people did the circular one similarly, but they still did the mock rib and 2x2 ribbing for the edge. The garnstudio has a little more shaping, but it's very similar. If the shortie turns out okay, I may make a bigger one for a jacket.

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Old 03-25-2007, 08:30 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by itsjustmeghan
what kind of yarn did you get bobi1218?
KnitPicks Panache in Cloud. Its a bulky weight, cashmere, alpaca, silk and merino blend. I'm a huge KP fan
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:24 PM   #14
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mmmmm...that sounds like a nice one. i'm new to KP. i just found knittinghelp.com and then discovered knitpicks around christmas. it's been downhill from there. i made my wicked out of KP yarn and i loved it. now i'm wondering if i should order some of this panache for my new shrugs. how did you know how much yardage to order?
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:20 PM   #15
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well, the original pattern for the capelet calls for about 200 yards. and I used almost all of it for my grown-up version. If you are going to make idifications like a longer body length or longer sleeves you may want a little more.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:38 AM   #16
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i didn't realize the pattern had a yardage listed on it.....so embarrassing!
i'm almost done with my first one. i just need to do the ribbing on either sleeve...not sure i like how this one looks. i think a bigger chunkier yarn would look better.
has anyone tried doing this one with doubled up worsted weight? i have TONS of caron simply soft upstairs from various blankets i've crocheted. i thought this might be a good way to bust some of my stash. AND it'd be washable!
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:04 AM   #17
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I wasn't trying to embarass you!!! sorry!!! I had just meant to say I used nearly all 200, so if you were changing the pattern, to keep that in mind.

at the original craftster KAL there were lots of variations- the worsted ones were near the end of the thread I think..... I used worsted to make a smaller one for the kid. I think doubled up would be nice for a grown-up one.
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I think several used SS doubled to make it like a bulky yarn.

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Old 03-26-2007, 04:15 PM   #19
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well, i finished my burgundy one. it turned out okay. i think i'll like it better once i've wet it and dried it so it doesn't curl. don't know how acrylic will be with that process, but hopefully it will work.
i'm off work for the next couple days because i had gallbladder surgery, so i started another one. this one is a doubled up offwhite worsted. it's not the simply soft....so it doesn't feel as good...i'm actually worried about how it will drape...but all i could find in the simply soft i have is country blue and a raspberry color...both would be nice for easter...if this one knits up as fast as the last one did, then i'll have time to knit up a couple more in the other colors i have. i need a black one too....
i love how fast this knits up. i made this one a smidge bigger. 9 stitches for each of the 6 sections. we'll see how it goes..

guess i need to get some tank tops and a couple broaches now!
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:13 AM   #20
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Do you have pics, Meghan? I'd love to see how they turn out!

...Still patiently waiting for my yarn...
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