Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Hooded Cape in Progress

20070808 Hooded Cape in ProgressLook, I'm using yarn from my stash!  It's not very aged, but it was taking up space in my storage closet floor that could have been used for walking.

This is what 1 and about 1/3 skeins of Plymouth Baby Alpaca looks like.  I cast on 308 stitches and knit the border and 10 St. st. rows before the first decrease row.  Now the first decrease row is done and I'm hoping the 8 skeins called for in the pattern will be enough....

This yarn is soooo soft.  It feels good to knit.  It's a little hairy, so pilling might be a problem... or it might not.  We'll see.

Confession time:  I didn't knit a swatch.  This is supposed to be a one size fits all cape, I'm using the recommended yarn, and I only plan to wear it around the house in the winter when I keep the heat below 70F.  So, I figured I didn't need a swatch :-)

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of a hooded short cape. Looking forward to see how yours turns out. Love the colout too.