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October 31, 2010

Retro Cape

Pattern: Retro Cape
Yarn: 70/30 Merino/Angora Handspun
Needle: US10.5 Addi Turbo Lace
Notes: This is a Japanese pattern. It has no instructions, only charts. I used a simple backward loop cast on to increase stitches at the end or beginning of rows. I continued increasing as my yarn is finer than the yarn called for in the pattern. I wanted to make sure the ends would meet when I wrapped it around me but wanted to save enough yarn for the edging. The original edging in the pattern is very large and would use a ton of yarn. Instead I single crocheted around the edge and then did *3dc, ch1, skip st, sc, ch 1, skip st* rep, ending with dc. I used an 5mm hook for the single crochet row and then used a 10mm for the scallops.

1 comment:

arguchik said...

That is very pretty. I love the edging you came up with, and the color is perfect for that design.