Show & Tell: Falling Cables Capelet By Jennifer Casa

Some of you may recognize this  lovely “Falling Cables Capelet” knitted and designed by Jennifer Casa from the current issue (#4) of CraftSanity Magazine. Jennifer used lovely yarn supplied by Briar Rose Fibers to create the adult-sized capelet above and the child-sized capelet modeled by my daughter, Abby, below.

Below are photos of the capelet I made for myself using more Fourth of July yarn from Briar Rose Fibers, a lovely magazine sponsor. This pattern is enjoyable to knit and I especially love the fact that when you’re done knitting there are no seams to sew. You simply weave in your ends, block and go.

I was on a crazy tight magazine deadline when I cast on to test this pattern. It was some time around 2 a.m. and several rows into it when I noticed that my cables were misaligned. I was fairly certain the problem was complete operator error due to my extreme fatigue, but I let Jennifer know just in case. (There’s nothing like giving a contributor a heart attack days before we go to print.) I got some sleep and tried again and everything was fine. This gives you a taste of the behind the scenes bleary-eyed drama that unfolds here at the CraftSanity headquarters. Thankfully, I enjoy the challenge of writing and crafting on deadline. And when things go haywire, getting some sleep is almost always the first step toward a solution.

So now I have a new capelet to keep me warm while I knit other things. This will come in handy now that Mother Nature has officially delivered cool, fall weather to West Michigan. (I have a kid-sized capelet near completion for the girls, too.)

You can find Jennifer’s capelet pattern on Ravelry and check out the pattern on p. 20 of CraftSanity Magazine issue 4. Print copies of the magazine are available here and the you can purchase the pdf edition of the magazine via instant download on the left side bar of this site.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, folks, and I’m going to get back to work on the next issue of the magazine and maybe head out to see a movie with the family.

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