Saturday, February 25, 2012

Finished neutrals capelet

Capelet, stockinette stitch with crochet shell stitch trim at the top and double crochet ruffle at the bottom, mixed fibers: cotton, linen, mohair, silk, viscose, size 10 cable needle, 24 in., size e crochet hook

This took two attempts. I was using about six neutral tone yarns of various weights and fibers., but the values are quite different. I got about four inches up from the bottom and realized it just wasn't working, then decreased the needle size and used a lovely putty color Kidlin yarn between each of the other colors consistently though the fabric.

So I started with yarn A, then switched to yarn B, then C, then B, then D, then B and so on, always returning to B after each of the other yarns.  It evened out the fabric tones and took care of the herky-jerkey color transitions that I didn't like in the first attempt. The Kidlin is also a lace weight yarn, so it gave the fabric a lovely airy and lacey feel.  It's a great spring light weight capelet.

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