Thursday evening I finished my cape!
This was knit from 10 skeins of Elsa Wool woolen spun worsted weight Cormo wool (medium grey) on U.S. size 7 needles. So it took just under 2400 yards. From neck to hem it is 36″ long, and the circumference around the bottom is approximately 114″.
The pattern will be available in a few days.
So . . . what’s next? This:
As soon as I saw this pattern on Ravelry, I fell in love with it and I purchased it as soon as it was offered for sale. The patterns costs 200 yen, just over two U.S. dollars, so that’s a great deal.
Then the hunt for the perfect yarn began. I did not want to make mine from wool because I knew that would make it too warm for me to wear comfortably indoors. Silk seemed like a good idea. My first thought was Sea Silk, but I really hesitated at the cost. Sea Silk retails for around $40 per 440-yard skein. Then I remembered Dragonfly Fibers Dance Rustic Silk, which I had used once before. Imagine my delight when I went to check it out on the Dragonfly Fibers website and saw the price was $15.00 for a 450-yard skein. That is a bargain. The yarn is lovely 100% silk noil and it has a sort of linen-y feel to it as you knit. I know from experience that once washed it softens up and drapes beautifully. It took me a while to decide on a colorway — I love Dragonfly Fiber’s dyeing! I ended up buying the Spanish Moss colorway and I was not disappointed.
This is such a clever design. The pattern is extremely well-written and the construction of the cardi is genius. And fun to knit!
Loki Fun Fact
Loki has no interest whatsoever in people food or in between-meal treats. He happily eats his food twice a day and never begs for anything more.
Here is an overhead shot of Loki so you can see how floofy he is getting!