This is a knit I’ve wanted to make for, oh, about five years. And now that I finally knit it, I’m probably going to frog it.
Pattern: Lace Capelet
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label Cashmere Sock in ‘Autumn Sun’
Needles: 5mm (US 8)
Mods: I deliberately went down a couple needle sizes, cast n more stitches, and added a 2-round ribbing at the bottom hem (which actually didn’t help much with the curling). My mods were heavily inspired by this knit. The project page for this knit can be found here.
The problem isn’t the pattern- I think the pattern is wonderfully simple, lovely, and produces a great FO. And I love knits like this, that are big slouchy cowls that can double as caplets* you can pull over your shoulders for a bit of extra warmth. It’s definitely not the pattern.
It’s just that this yarn wants to be something else, I can tell. It wants to be something with more complex lace, but I’m not quite sure yet which pattern that would be. Or maybe the pattern doesn’t exist yet, and I’ll need to make a whole new one just for this precious skein. It’s hard to tell what to do with those precious skeins sometimes, isn’t it? Do you have any suggestions for this skein, in the lacy, 450 yards sort of range? If so, let me know- it’s impossible to know about every knitting pattern out there, and you might point me in just the right direction!
*I prefer to use the term caplet, not capelet. This is because I think the resulting knit looks like the cap of a mushroom, and not at all like an abbreviated cape.