Friday, January 06, 2006

American Beauty Rose Capelet


Since school and the holidays are over and done with, I've had some time to myself to knit and crochet. I've started so many new projects, but only finished a few. I made the Corinne Dress from knittingfog.net and started a knitalong for it. It's finished, and I was hoping to wear it for New Year's but I haven't been able to get a nude slip. So..pics will come as soon as I pick one up.

I got two great books for Christmas that I've been wanting for a while: Knitting on the Edge and Knitting over the Edge, both by Nicky Epstein. They're great books with tons of information. The first project I've made is the American Beauty Rose Capelet from the second book. I modified it a little bit. I knit the capelet in garter stitch instead of the basketweave stitch because with the boucle yarn I was using, I didn't think the pattern would show up. I think it came out pretty well... sorry, it doesn't look as good as it is because I'm lacking in the picture taking department, but I'm still pleased with it. I hope you like it! And hopefully you'll see more projects from me in the near future now that I have some more time to keep this blog up!

6 comments:

Steph said...

It looks very pretty on you! Did you ever finish the capelets from the last Rowan magazine?

rougeau26 said...

I stopped working on the red cape, but I'm working on the black and white cape again now andd I should be done in a week or two. I'll post back with pics. I'm glad you like my capelet!

carrie said...

the capelet is simply beautiful. you did a really lovely job, and the color is perfect..

carrie said...

the capelet is simply beautiful. you did a really lovely job, and the color is perfect..

rougeau26 said...

Thanks for the comments, Carrie and Steph!

sylv said...

it's beautiful, and the garter stitch really works well with the whole capelet !! ..aah, I know I'll have to get those books someday soon !