in the Middle of the English Channel
A FO! Really!
Filed under: Knitting/ Spinning

And it is something I can actually show you :-)

Not only that but this is one that I made from start to finish

I bought a couple of batts from the Spinning Bunny on Ebay – one the chocolate one, became the Reading in Bed Shrug from IK

Blackraspberry_pink This one (raspberry and black) was spun into two bobbins worth of

Black_n_redThis, which was three plied with a further bobbin of plain black merino.

I forgot to take a photo of the finished skein before i wound it into a ball and started on…..

Anthologie_inspired_caplet This – an Anthropologie Inspired Caplet

which in only two days became…..

Anthrolplogie_inpired_caplet This!!!

I am so happy with the finished result. I had to completely re write the pattern for gauge, and needle size but as it was top down, try on as you go that wasn’t really an issue.

It took the entire 6oz (250yds) with about 5 ft to spare, and has a few modification as well as the gauge.

I added two extra garter stitches to the borders, wrote it for a 20 inch neck because I wanted a lower neckline, used 2 x 1 garter rib rather than 1 x 1 rib because I didn’t want the ribs to pull in  and added about an inch to the length to make sure it covered the boobs :-)

Please note that there are still a few flowers in the garden. The fushia’s usually hang about until November as does the rose, which was a present for my children many Mother’s day’s ago. Amazingly it thrives depite my neglect.

I am so pleased with the top down construction that my next garment is looking like a jade green version of Wendy’s  Something Red. I have a garment’s worth of Debbie Bliss Stella in the stash that would be perfect,but before I can get started on that I need to sort out my knitting for when we go away. The Monkey Socks will come of course! and just in case I run short I think I am going to take some cashmere I have in the stash to make a pair of Wine and Roses mittens….. we’ll see :-)

janle @ 6:10 pm

12 Comments for 'A FO! Really!'

  1.  
    October 16, 2007 | 6:54 pm
     

    THAT IS AWESOME!

  2.  
    October 16, 2007 | 11:16 pm
     

    That’s just lovely!!! You are one talented pattern writer!
    And I’ve sent the photo of the pearls – let me know what you decide.

  3.  
    October 17, 2007 | 2:52 am
     

    So cute janine!! Practically from sheep to shawl too! :)

  4.  
    Tijm
    October 17, 2007 | 7:23 am
     

    What a lovely shrug!! I love the pattern and the colour. It looks good on you!!!
    Also the lovely yarn is beautiful!
    Don’t you sleep?? : )
    And your garden thinks it is still summer,I guess.

  5.  
    October 17, 2007 | 3:33 pm
     

    Looks adorable on and I love the colors. You did a great job of re-writing the pattern to suit your gauge.

  6.  
    October 17, 2007 | 4:48 pm
     

    It turned out really cute! But only 5 feet of yarn left?! Yikes!

  7.  
    rho
    October 17, 2007 | 8:54 pm
     

    tooo cute! It looks super on — you give me so much to aspire too…

  8.  
    October 19, 2007 | 8:38 pm
     

    lovely capelet – and what an achievement to make it from fleece to garment!

  9.  
    October 20, 2007 | 1:09 am
     

    Doesn’t she make fab batts ?!
    Which you’ve spun into beautiful yarn, and knitted into a gorgeous garment. Very flattering, and the colour is great on you.

  10.  
    October 21, 2007 | 10:49 am
     

    Very pretty and looks quite fabulous on you. The color is especially attractive. Congratulations on a successful project!

  11.  
    October 21, 2007 | 6:09 pm
     

    i wasn’t sure about the capelet, as something for me. Now that I’ve seen it modeled on you, it makes me think it might look okay. Yours look great and the colors are just beautiful!

  12.  
    November 4, 2007 | 2:16 am
     

    Hi, just wanted you to know I’ve tagged you for a meme – 7 things about you! Love, Nicola at fourfriendsandablog.blogspot.com

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