Don't adjust your sets folks, it really is that bright!
What's more, this colourful, out of this world, stellar capelet is actually intended to be worn. Yep, really.
Ok, so I know that this is not going to be everyone's cup of tea, it's not exactly subtle after all, so who can blame you if you're a little startled. In fact, I would hardly put myself into any of the 'out there' avant garde, radical or revolutionary fashion categories either, and I use the word 'fashion' in it's broadest sense here. I would say I'm essentially conventional in my clothing tastes.
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I love it!
I really do and I have done ever since I first got excited by the idea of it. It was one of those times when the picture was almost fully formed as soon as it popped into my head. It would have stars at the bottom, 'V' stitches at the top, with a nice gathered, crinkly edge at the neck line. I wavered along the way, toying with making it a wrap, or joining it up into a poncho, but in the end the original plan won out and it became a little capelet thingy. (For some reason, I am amazingly attracted to little capelet thingys. Louisa Harding (Ravelry Link) designs a lot of knitted ones and I nearly always love them.)
It was interesting too seeing how the colours worked so together in when used in two different ways. The way they come together to make the stars have quite a different dynamic to how the rows of 'V' stitch sit against each other. I love the way the pale pink and the lime look next to each other on the top border section for example, but used together as a star, they looked a bit insipid and sickly. I'm constantly amazed by how much the same colour can appear so different depending on how it's used.
I tried to get a decent picture of me wearing it, so you could see how it looked on, but it's a devilish difficult thing to do. The shot below is the best I managed so I've shoved it in. If nothing else, it shows the little blobs I added to the end of the ties. It's a small detail but I love those so much.
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BOHO STARS CAPELET
Pattern: Now out!
See the Boho Stars Pattern Page
Yarn: Bergere de France - Ideal
20547 - Elephant (Dark Grey)
22375 - Balladone (Soft violet)
23026 - Danseuse (Soft pink)
23040 - Citonnier (lemony lime)
24257 - Persan (Steel Blue)
24408 - Pavot (Poppy)
24866 - Gernille (Brown)
24872 - Calanque (Peacock)
27303 - Emeraude (Emerald)
51253 - Meije (Cream)
Yardage: Approx 700 yards
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