Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Cape - Inspiration

The inspiration for the newest knitting project... Red Riding Hood. Capes are big this year and I want to make a BIG dramatic cape with a generous hood to wear over business suits OR funky casual clothes. This will be for my sister, who wears dramatic clothing SO well.

The yarn is on the way. A perfect chunky (but lightweight) mohair from Elann in the WINE colour (order 24 balls if you want to knit this with me!). The idea is that it has substance but not weight, important because the length of this cape in a chunky merino, would tend to stretch under the weight and drag on the ground. I believe the mohair will float around the body without stretching out of shape!


My name WAS Female, I shit you not! said...

Gorgeous.....wish I had the time and energy.
Can't wait to see yours...but of course I will. ;0)

PP said...

SO EXCITED!!! Thanks Shish! :)

The Sewing and Knitting Loft said...

I have too many irons in the fire to take this on, but love the Cocoa Dust color in the mohair. Look forward to seeing the progress on this cape.