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Old 07-31-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
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FO: Artlady's VOGUE CAPE
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!

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:




Collar buttoned up eliminates the need for a neck scarf!


Oval, wood buttons:


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.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:46 PM   #2
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[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!

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

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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?
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Originally Posted by tarrentella View Post
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.
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You are just an amazing knitter!

Love the newest piece, and the way the yarns worked out for you. Your choice of buttons far outshines the original.
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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.
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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!
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Originally Posted by GirlChris View Post
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?
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