Originally Posted by tarrentella
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.