Pattern: Chanson en Crochet from Wrap Style (available as a free download from Knitting Daily)
Yarn: Moda Dea Silk n Wool, 2.5 skeins in Wasabi
Hook: US J
Notes: I spend most of my weekends playing piano or cantoring in a terribly unheated/over air conditioned Catholic church. We’ve already discussed (and solved) my cold fingers problem. Now we have to address the fact that the musicians are seated directly in front of the air vent, and I spend most of the spring/summer/fall freezing whenever I sing. This is part of the reason for my cardigan obsession. But sometimes… sometimes you want to wear a short sleeved/sleeveless dress, and you want to neither cover it totally up or freeze. I love shawls, but they’re difficult to deal with when you need your arms. A cute capelet with a button is a great solution to the problem!
This pattern apparently has a lot of errata, but if you download the PDF from knitting daily you will mind most of the errata corrected. I say most, because I didn’t think it was clear you should end with a SC in the turning chain at the end of row 13. The errata PDF says so, but not the corrected version, resulting in me ripping row 13 about 5 times. The flowers are really cute, but they were an awful pain to actually make – I am not a fan of that many cluster stitches together! The yarn was nice for crocheting – it isn’t tremendously soft, think about Cascade 220 level of softness… but it isn’t scratchy either, and when blocked it becomes nice and drapey.
The pattern worked up quickly – I would say this is around 6 hours of work, which really isn’t bad to have a new capelet! It’s not wearable yet, but as soon as spring arrives I will be all set. I love the way this turned out, and I’m so proud that I’ve picked up my hook again!