Saturday, August 9, 2008

A momentous occasion in my knitting career, and probably not a good one

I have some Blue Sky Alpaca sportweight in a lovely deep purple that I'd really like to turn into a nice long cloak, maybe with a hood. I haven't been able to find any patterns I like, so I was tossing and turning the other night trying to figure out if I could wing it...

...and then suddenly the thought popped into my head:

Maybe I could steek it.

I'm just hoping it passes...

2 comments:

Kylie B said...

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elena23 said...

Speaking as someone who knit a child-size cloak with a hood (I made up the pattern) I would say don't do it. The cloak would be really, really heavy and the yarn would stretch a lot (imagine something at least twice the length of a sweater).

After having done it once, all further cloaks by me will be made of cloth. *nods resolutely*