After a lot of swatching and thinking, I’ve settled on my next project. It’s going to be a lace-weight capelette that uses a couple of my favorite new stitches: the bee stitch and the fir stitch. I’m hoping that the capelette will double as a long cowl when draped around the neck and then become a lacy wrap when pulled down over the shoulders. As always, I’m casting on with my fingers crossed that things will work out in the end. I’ve never made a capelette and I’ve actually never knitted a garment with lace-weight yarn.
I’ve selected a variegated yarn from my newest yarn line- Delight which is a silk/merino blend that is super soft. I’m hoping that the stitch pattern and the color changes won’t fight with each other too much in the finished product.
I’m planning on using the fir stitch at both ends to give a pretty scalloped edge and the bee stitch in the center portion of the capelette. The bee stitch must be knitted from the bottom up so that part is settled.
In other news, I found a pin on Pinterest that suggested putting out your little yarn ends for the birds. I’ve put mine out in a suet cage and I’m hoping to see some colorful nests around the neighborhood. So far, I haven’t seen any takers of my colorful fluff. 🙂