Monday, November 17, 2014


Finally did it!
Diamond Lace Capelet

I posted my first for sale pattern on Ravelry! Have a couple more in the works to post.

As you know, I've been keeping the patterns I post for free downloading on Ravelry mainly because I was learning the craft ... and it is quite a tricky business to write a pattern for just one size, but to add small, medium, large, extra large, etc. is even trickier.

The Diamond Lace Capelet is my first for sale, and as everything, there is a bit of a story behind it. 

First, I wanted to knit something for a friend who lives in California who knits and already has a number of shawls. So another shawl was not the answer. Also nothing too warm, like what we more northern folk like to have especially in the fall and winter. A capelet seemed to be the best, but most of the patterns I saw had a high neck. I wanted something to rest on the shoulders and drape down.

Solitude Wool, a small company that creates artisan yarns from their own sheep and other small area farms, sells at a local farmers market. I've purchased yarn from her before, but on a recent visit, I picked up two skeins of their Border Leicester sport because it seemed the perfect color and weight for this capelet. 

Yarn in hand, I designed and knit the capelet. After it was done, I knit another of a different size using one skein of sport weight yarn that I'd purchased this summer from the Good Karma Farm in Belfast, Maine. I love the way they name their colors. This one is January Thaw--and it is a delicious yarn.
Capelet in Good Karma Yar's January Thaw

Sport weight yarn, 400 to 480 yards required depending on size, and you will be good to go!

Oh, and it took me less than a week to knit! So if you are looking for a relatively quick but lovely item to knit for that special someone (yourself included!), ...


Reah Janise