2.18.2007

FO: Norah Gaughn capecho from Vogue winter 06/07
















I had so much fun with this pattern! I was completely obsessed from the beginning, and couldn't wait to finish each of the little pentagrams. The pattern is wiggity-wacked, though. There is a long chronicle of ill-fated, ill-fitting capechos on this craftster knitalong: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=143106.0




I knitted size xs with Filatura di Crosa "Zara" on size 5 needles, instead of worsted yarn on size 9s as recommended. I also moved the button over about 4 inches and added a second button to secure the neckband. Before changing the button placement, the neckband was really droopy and the fabric bunched under my armpits.




9 comments:

knitlit kate said...

awesome job. it looks totally stylish. did you make the XS? whatev...so happy to see one of these turn out so great.

Christie said...

Fantastic job, it looks great.

Bente B said...

Wow, it looks great, and fits you perfectly!!!

Alice said...

Lovely - it *really* suits you! I've seen it on a few blogs and thought it looked like a fun knit - but wasn't sure how well it'll look worn.

Risa said...

That looks so great on you! Congratulations!!

Sandra Eileen Artisan Jewelry said...

This is beautiful, made me want to put away the beads and get out my knitting. You did a lovely job.

I'd like to trade links with your blog, are you game?

christine said...

wowzers! i didnt believe the pattern possible after reading about so many discouraging attempts. *high five* your capecho is amazing!

LoveGemma said...

I need to learn to knit. This is FANTASTIC. :)

lisa said...

Beautiful job...looks great on you. I knit this capecho as well, but it turned out terrible--it's huge, in spite of using the exact yarn and achieving the right gauge. Congrats!