Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ready for winter


I finished knitting all of the 1000+ rows of the border on Tuesday night and gave my cape a relaxing bath on Wednesday morning, seems the timing may have been right. The temperature has taken a turn south and this may be a useful item for the Winter wardrobe.

The best pictures I could get today between the showers - hanging on the fence -
The Front, currently sporting a shawl pin as I can't decide on buttons, and The Back.



Unlike the green yarn which is neverending this blue yarn has been very cooperative and there is less than 50g left out of the 700+g that I started with meaning this is will be like a wearable blanket. 
Knitting this made a space in my stash for more yarn and I may have recently acquired some to take its place!

The yarn is Cleckheaton Country Naturals in the Navy colourway, in real life it is darker than the pictures would have you believe. The cape is my own creation starting with the cable pattern of this pattern and then making the rest up as I went.

Wishing you a cosy winter.

10 comments:

Christine M said...

Looks great Mistea. That will keep you warm!

Teresa said...

I love your cape Tracey... it's gorgeous! I am always envious of your woolen goodies xx

Anita said...

Fantastic cape! What a lovely piece of knitting. Love the colours and it looks so soft. Cheers, Anita.

Jantine said...

Are you kidding... just made it up? I can't believe it. It is beautiful beyond words!

Shay said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Another lovely one off creation that will turn heads when you wear it.

Fiona said...

It is just gorgeous .. and will be lovely to wear...
Hugz

marina said...

amazing! well done on finishing!!

karen said...

Lovely!! I'm amazed at all that beautiful cabling now you are ready for the colder weather!!

katherine said...

The cape looks fantastic! Very clever making it up as you went too.

Charlie and Wendy said...

What a great finish, your cape looks beautiful and cosy!