Pattern: Casting Couch's Hoodie Capelet
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Yarn: Berroco Yarn in Foliage
A few Christmases ago my aunt gave me some beautiful Berroco Foliage yarn. It has since been discontinued (so no link), so I needed to find a project that was just the right size for the number of skeins I had. I've wanted to try some sort of shrug for a while (like the Crafster Circular Shrug, the Vogue Cabled Bolero, or the Vogue Rose Shoulder Shrug), so I cast on for a few projects, but none of them were small enough. After some internet searches, I stumbled upon the Casting Couch's Hoodie Capelet, which looked perfect. It's got beautiful cables and stitching, and yet it's not too whispy or dainty like a lot of other patterns. It reminds me of being in the forest, like Little Red Riding Hood.
Because my yarn was a smaller gauge than the pattern, I ended up just following the instruction for a size large, and it worked out pretty well, if only a little shorter than the original pattern's measurements. I also substituted the trinity stitch panels for a star stitch only because that was the original pattern I had in mind for this yarn. Overall, the instructions were detailed and clear and amazing!
I am so happy with the way it turned out. And it only took about 20 episodes of Glee! to complete.