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08 May 2014

Boho Stars

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.

But...

 

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.)


I love the way these colours look together too.  This was one of those happy projects where the colours came together nicely and each seems to work well with the other.  There were a couple of dodgy combinations in there which I tried to keep to a minimum but overall is was pure colour joy the whole way through.

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:  A little figment of my imagination!

Yarn: Bergere de France - Ideal

Colours:
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

Hook: 3.5mm

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S x





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47 comments:

  1. OH MY WORD.....I AM IN LOVE! The colours are beautiful Sandra. Bright pops of colour, but the addition of the brown calms them, yet accentuates them at the same time. Does that sound weird? It's absolutely perfect, and certainly a happy little soul! Need to put one of these on my 'to-make' list I think!


    Have a super rest of a week my lovely xxxxx

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  2. I tell you : this is so gorgeous!!!!!! ;oD
    xxxxxxxxxx Ale

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  3. It's absolutely lovely, and so beautifully made. The kind of thing that would make me stop in the street and turn round to have another look. And then I'd be thinking about it all day. People will definitely be asking you where you got this. Boho indeed, I love it.

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  4. Oooooh this is stunning Sandra! Love the colours and how they work together, both in stripes/chevron and flowers/stars. It looks perfect, so beautifully made. But hey, what's new ;). xo

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  5. Stunning! I'm so in love with this capelet.... So bright, it brings smile to my face.

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  6. I love the little stars! A very happy little capelet, with such fabulous colours - the darker shades really ground the bright colours, so it still feels 'grown up'. Lovely! Chrissie x ps I finished my Ricicles Shawl! You can see pics over at mine...

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  7. bright? Yes it is. Fabulous? yes it is! I love shawls and capelets and yet I don't have the nerve to wear one... I'm not sure why. I should remedy this.


    http://thecraftersapprentice.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh Sandra, this is so stunning and I love the colour combination you have chosen, very pretty and happy.
    I bet you will receive many wonderful comments when wearing it.
    Big hugs, Heike xx

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  9. Utterly fabulous, Sandra! Love the stars, the stripes, the ties, the colours, everything! E x

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  10. WOW, WOW, WOW, I love it. I especially love things that are different and I would absolutely love to wear this.
    Anne xx

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  11. This is the most beautiful crochet clothing I have seen x

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  12. What a beauty! As V said, that brown really anchors and softens the other colours. I absolutely love all of it but those rows of V stitches are just perfection in crochet form.


    You're on fire my friend!!!


    Hxx

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  13. those zigs-zags hang really well don't they....a really fun capelet! x

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  14. WOW Sandra!! I LOVE IT!! All about it!! Would love to make one!! Will you sell the pattern? I would definitely buy it.
    Pati xx

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  15. It's exquisite Sandra, the colours, everything about it.
    Hugs, Tracey xx

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  16. This is the cutest, sweetest thing! You've done it again, girlie. It's just beautiful. Wish my left brain worked as well as yours! Amazing!

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  17. It's beautiful :-) Yes there are a lot of bright colors, but the neutrals offset them so well it's not glaring. Very nice.

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  18. Another beauty - I love the star motifs

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  19. Someone gonne crazyyyy with colours!
    Its gorgeous!
    Congrats :D

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  20. I love it, too Sandra!! Simply gorgeous!! xo Heather

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  21. Beautiful! I love the colors and the little tassels.

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  22. Hoopla! It is gorgeous and I am loving every bit of it. Straight up my alley of taste and scrappy color effect. Makes me think of vintage circus caravans on fields with Merry go rounds and Candy Floss and Pop Corn wagons with men in red and white stripy pants. You've done it again dear. Blown me away. [You can't fail with the Ideal yarn. It is quite amazing how well ALL of the colors go together no matter which one you put together with another one. It ALWAYS works and surprises you. :D
    Xxx
    Annette

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  23. Oh my goodness Sandra, this is amazing.
    Well done, you are so talented.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  24. This is so colorful and pretty! Toss this on and your ready for anything. Great combo of colors!


    Vicki

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  25. Such a fun and delightful capelet! I It is super cute :-)

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  26. Where is the pattern????? Want!!!!!

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  27. Oooooh I love it! So pretty and colourful! Love the grey and brown contrasting with the colours - works perfectly. Maria x

    http://dinkidots.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I'd love it if you'd join my little linky party, opens every saturday night, lots of crocheters in the bunch from around the world. Hope to see you there!

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  29. Color burst for sure! Wow! It is so much fun seeing something in your minds eye and then being able to create just that or at the very least something very close to it. Good job!

    Birgitta xx

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  30. What a feast to our eyes !! It is just GORGEOUS !! I LOVE it.
    xxEva

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  31. It is beautiful! Hope that you love wearing it lots. xx

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  32. This is truly an OMG moment for me! Completely LOVE it! You are one talented lady. Now I want one!

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  33. Oh my word this is just beautiful, the colours go together perfectly. Not sure I could carry it off but I bet it looks stunning on you.

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  34. The colour scheme would totally match my blanket I'm making!

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  35. I Love It!!!!!!! T'is a beautiful thing!!! xo

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  36. Hi Sandra, this is one absolutely fabulous creation. I love all the colours, the stars and everything down to the bobbles. I would be delighted to wear such a beautiful caplet. Now My cogs are turning and my fingers itching. Love and blessings, Trills.

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  37. Oh that is CUTE! You're so right about the colours. I love the lavender with the brown, and the happy little pops of red and green and yellow. :)

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  38. I love the idea and the colours and could imagine wearing this on a cool evening, sipping a glass of wine and doing a bit of al fresco crochet. Very stylish :)

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  39. 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. http://num.to/8845-7247-2991

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  40. Just gorgeous!! I'm totally in love with your capelet!! Thanks for yet another fabulous post!!x

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  41. It's beautiful Sandra, lovely mix of colours. I really love the soft grey knitting in the previous post too, just gorgeous :) Wendy xx

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  42. If I say it's the crochet equivalent of a 'scrap vomit' quilt please don't be offended, I love those quilts. It's crazy and perfect :)

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  43. I absolutely love this too! It is bursting with such an exciting aura! I'm sure when you wear it you will feel so well and happy! We all need one! I have to make one immediately!

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  44. Absolutely fabulous. I'm now scratching my head dying to figure out the stars as I must have a stars scarf RIGHT NOW

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  45. I love capelets too, and this one is so colourful and beautifully made! I love the cheery mix of colours and the way the brown somehow makes them more subtle... And the stars - can just imagine a blanket smothered in them!

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