Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Lately I've not been inspired to knit anything other than baby blankets for my friends. I'm on the 2nd one this month - which is the most baby related stuff I've ever knit. While parousing at Downtown Yarns the otherday I came across the Malbrigo brand aqua colored yarn and I fell in love. I decided I needed (another) cape in my life. I've been searching high and low for some patterns to loosely follow but I have yet to find something that I'm really in love with. Everything is either a poncho or a caplet. Help!!

I'm looking for something with arm slots like this :

and something that would work out to be about this length:

this would actually be my ideal pattern:

but knit from the top down. I must figure it out. I must find a way to do this... I might have to improvise. We'll see.

I came across some old pictures I never posted up from my work christmas party so I put em up. A little dated but, whatever!

Thank god its not as cold as it was on this night anymore.


yarnovermovement said...

i think i have a vintage knitting booklet on capes/ponchos, might help you out with some inspirational/ improvisation ...send me your mailing address on my etsy k hun!

Team Knit ! said...

those vintage capes are so awesome!! I think that grey vogue one would be really nice on you.

- Julie

yoel said...

Love the capes! I love the bottom one--it looks like it'd be pretty easy to re-write top-down.

craftivore said...

Barbara Walker's book Knitting from the Top is great for figuring out your own pattern and knitting from the top. She actually has a cape in there too.