Tuesday, 9 February 2010

FO: Knit 1 Caplet

Pattern: Magnum Caplet

Yarn: Cascade Magnum in colourway 9408

Needles: US 15 / 10.0 mm circulars

Mods: I don't do a lot of super bulky knitting, and I looked in 3 different stores didn't feel like buying US 19 (15 mm) needles, so I decided to make do with what I had. I used my 10 mm circulars, and cast on for a size larger, which worked out perfectly.

Notes: So warm and soft! This is such a lovely, cozy thing to throw on over petty much any long sleeved tee and it instantly provides warmth. I even scrunched it up as a cowl when I had my coat on, and it was great. I love the simple design, and at that gauge, it knit up incredibly quickly.


When it comes to caplets, being able to manoeuvre it over your shoulders is important, which means a stretchy bind off is crucial. I absolutely love Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, and there is a wonderful video tutorial with Cat Bordhi right here.

A couple of weeks ago, Erica had a great giveaway sponsored by All Modern. And I was the lucky critter that won!!  I selected a gorgeous charcoal and white organic cotton blanket:

Doesn't it look great on the futon? It's surprisingly soft, and the cats just love it (G loves it too). They have good taste.
 Yarn is the tabby, Gatsby is the gigantic ball of ginger fluff. G is my abbreviation of my husband's name (Guy), and is the awesome photographer for all these pictures, as usual.

29 comments:

Ibunnysavetroy said...

what an awesome blanket! I might have to make a caplet, it looks really warm! Lovely pictures.

Jill said...

the caplet looks fantastic - I want to make one now! And the blanket is beautiful.

crystal said...

Wow that was a fast knit! Love the colour.

marylove said...

the caplet turn out great. i just love the colors you choose. you look so nice in them.

Grace said...

I love the capelet, it looks like the perfect instant gratification knit--and lucky you that blanket is gorgeous!!!

Monique said...

Very pretty and drapes nicely.

CanarySanctuary said...

That's some quick knitting batman! I loves it totally. Great colour too.
I have to say I'm rather jealous of that fantastic cotton throw. Very cool.

Susan said...

I am starting to feel like a real stalker! I purchased this caplet pattern after your post. I am glad I did, because it looks amazing!

Knit 1 Chicago said...

I love it! I have to check out your suggested bind off because that's the one thing I always stress to people with these capelets is to bind off loosely. Makes me smile to see you in it!

pymette said...

ooh, it looks super-cosy!
leanna x

Aesderina said...

I love the colour of the yarn!!
That blanket is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the pattern!
You're kittens are so big now!! the last pictures I remember they were still little.

Dani said...

Gorgeous! I love the colour you picked. Every once and a while you need a quick bulky knit.

kokopuff said...

I always enjoy looking at your blog! You knit gorgeous things, you look gorgeous in them, and Guy takes gorgeous pictures. I am especially delighted to see pics of the cat today!

Happy day.

Clumsy Knitter said...

Such a cute FO! I've been wanting to make one, but I don't have needles that large either. Thanks for the tips about needle size and bind-off. Now I don't have any more excuses! ;-)

Sarah said...

I love it! And the blanket is cool too.

Allison said...

I love the capelet! What a great fast project. That blanket is also fantastic.

yoel said...

What a fun little capelet!

Maryse said...

I'm reading your post and admiring your beautiful caplet and I think I definitely should knit one for the office. It looks great on you! Congratulations!

angelknits said...

You're quick on the caplet! Love the cozy look on you.

You're lucky on the blanket too! You seem to have that kind of luck isn't it?

angel

Jen (pieKnits) said...

Looks so nice and cozy. Great color too!

Hilary said...

What a great capelet! You're really rocking the chunky knit torso warmers this winter! I love the texture and color of this one. Just perfect.

And that throw? Fabulous!!

Rainy Daisy said...

NO WAY! That's my hubby's name too...and he is also a photographer. Although I can't usually get him to take pictures of yarny things. Very strange. Does he pronounce it the French or English way?

The capelet is just beautiful and looks SO cozy. There are few people who can pull off one of those babies with such style, but I think you've nailed it.

Rima said...

Oh, I want to make one now! You look great--the color really works for you.

Cassandra said...

Lovely! I love the texture of that. It looks wonderful on you.

Phoe said...

Love the blanket and the knit. So pretty!

Paige said...

Holy buckets, that looks so cozy!
Oh, and if that fluffy yellow thing goes missing, its because I stole it. Cuuute.

Valérie said...

I feel like knitting a caplet to keep on the back of the office chair - warm AND classy :)

elliebelle said...

Love the caplet. Plus your kitties are so cute! :)

Sandy said...

Lovely!