I am developing a theory. It goes as follows: the world can be reasonably simply divided into two kinds of people – those who are “capelet” people, and those who aren’t. I, for better or worse, fall decidedly into the latter category. I can’t even wear high heels, how could I possibly pull off something so unnecessary (and therefore chic) as a capelet? I even hate the word. Capelet. Ugh.
So it surprised even me when, against all my instincts, I cast on for one. I’ll blame this on the accidental skein of laceweight malabrigo I received in the post (I ordered worsted and was sent laceweight by mistake – the right skein has since arrived, but I decided to keep the happy accident also). What else was I to do with a single skein of lace weight? Clearly, fate was conspiring to sneak a capelet into my wardrobe.
Notes: My gauge was way off, so I cast on 140 stitches instead of the suggested 110, plus I worked an extra full pattern repeat before starting the decreases.
From now on, I want everything I wear to be knit out of this yarn. So what if I would look ever-so-slightly ridiculous in lacy, knitted “jeans”? My skin would be so happy I wouldn’t notice.
Against all odds, I actually like this. The amazing softness of the yarn probably has a lot to do with it. It feels insaaaanely good on, which is a quality I admire in a garment. And who doesn’t love a little useless shoulder decoration every now and then?
Oh and it took barely more than a day to knit, start to finish. Gotta love that.