FO: Chanson en Crochet

26 Jan

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!

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20 Responses to “FO: Chanson en Crochet”

  1. mick January 26, 2008 at 5:01 pm #

    It’s so so so pretty. I love the color, and it looks great on you. Congrats!

  2. Shannon January 26, 2008 at 5:27 pm #

    Beautiful! It looks lovely on you and the color is gorgeous. I love greens!

  3. Sarah January 26, 2008 at 5:42 pm #

    Very cute! I love that it’s so different from anything you might expect. And the button will keep it on while you play! (How lucky you are that your work is called play…)

  4. DonnaC January 26, 2008 at 6:11 pm #

    Unbelievably gorgeous!

  5. Sue January 26, 2008 at 6:39 pm #

    It is very very pretty. I am surprised you dont get a sore throat having to sit directly under the airconditioner vent.

  6. maryheather January 26, 2008 at 7:08 pm #

    I love this too! So pretty and the color is so lovely…come on spring!

  7. Bobbi January 26, 2008 at 7:52 pm #

    It’s beautiful! Wonderful job!

  8. Batty January 26, 2008 at 10:03 pm #

    Beautiful! I love the bright green.

  9. Lin January 27, 2008 at 2:52 am #

    It is a gorgeous capelet, the green is so lovely. I hope you get to wear it soon.

  10. silencepainter January 27, 2008 at 8:18 am #

    Very cute, and perfect for its intended use! You’ll be so glad you have it come spring/summer.

  11. Stacey_CrimsonPurl January 27, 2008 at 8:21 am #

    Gurl that 1st pic is just wonderful!!

    I luv that Modea yarn!! Got two balls sitting over here now!
    I really like that you knit/crochet your items in affordable/realistic yarns! ;o)

    FAB hook work Green Apples!! :oD

  12. Alison January 27, 2008 at 10:45 am #

    What a charming capelet! Beautiful job.

  13. robin January 27, 2008 at 1:15 pm #

    That is gorgeous!! Maybe I’ll make that my first finished crochet project!

  14. annie January 27, 2008 at 2:17 pm #

    I know you are waiting for the new Rowan Magazine. Well you can take a look on the korean site of coats.
    You can find the link on my blog.
    Love your blog and all your crochets and knittings!
    Greetings. Knittinggirl (ravelry).

  15. Marlena January 27, 2008 at 7:44 pm #

    Beautiful! I have GOT to learn how to crochet!

  16. Christabel January 28, 2008 at 12:03 am #

    This is really gorgeous. Sweet green.

  17. CanarySanctuary February 6, 2008 at 4:12 pm #

    That looks really great. I need to make one for me now too!

  18. Maxi Jewels July 4, 2008 at 2:39 pm #

    Gorgeous! Wish to have one for myself!

  19. rad-knit June 7, 2009 at 11:18 pm #

    Love this….I just bought the book for that pattern but I’ve only knitted….so I’m a bit scared. Have to find someone to teach me how to crochet! It will be a long term project for me…

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