April 12th, 2011

Valley Yarns Show & Tell: Old Sheldon House Capelet

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This week’s Show & Tell is a little different. We’re showing off #364 Old Sheldon House Capelet. Crocheted in Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky, this layer is a great way to keep warm, but it’s not too heavy.

A few people wore it as you normally wear a capelet, and then we had a little fun with it!

We tried on the 32″-40″ capelet.

First up, we have Dena:

Height: 5’4¾”

Bust: 35½”

Waist: 29½”

Hips: 40″

Dena said: “I’ve never put on a poncho or capelet before, and wasn’t even quite sure where my arms go. But once I got it on, I kind of liked it. I’d imagine this would be a super fast project. ”

Tina -

Height: 5’2″

Bust: 40″

Waist: 33½”

Hips: 43″

Tina said: “The yarn and stitch pattern makes this warm and cozy without being heavy at all.  I think this would be adorable with a bright color shirt in spring or fall – just enough to keep you warm on a cloudy day. I think this size worked fine for me.  I wouldn’t want it to be any more roomy this.”

Erin -

Height: 5’8″

Bust: 35″

Waist: 27″

Hips: 36½”

Erin said: “This would be a great summer-evening or air-conditioning layering piece. I think if I were to make it, I’d start with a slightly smaller neckline; it felt like it might fall off.”

And now a little fun from Kirsten:

“It’s not too big to wear as a cowl, it’s “dramatic!”

And Dena tried it on as a skirt. We thought it looked kinda cute, but she wasn’t so sure!

(Note: The picture is a little blurry because she was trying to get it off, but it’s a fun way to wear it too!)

What do you think of the different ways to wear the Old Sheldon Capelet? Any other ways you can think of?

Happy Crocheting!
Mary

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Mary has worked at WEBS since 2005. She has been knitting since 2000 and also knows how to crochet, spin, and use a rigid heddle loom.
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  • http://twitter.com/stefwerbie Stephanie Werbiskis

    Totally cute!! i’ve been in a knitting frenzy but this makes me want to pick up a crochet hook!

  • http://www.purplebutterflycrochetcollection.com Cheryl B

    Love capelets I was always a poncho girl but when you have alot of running around to do (Moms) it gives the warmth, coverage and style!

  • Annie

    It is beautiful and looks good on all the ladies.n