Friday, August 5, 2016

Fiber Arts Friday: Alpaca Cape, part 6 - Finished!

At nearly three years into this project, the Alpaca Cape is now Finished!  Although, it's really more of a wrap than a cape.  ;-)

It was primarily a winter project since the heat of July is not the best time to be working on a large project.  ;-)  For example, it took me about two weeks to bind off and another two weeks to weave in the ends.  I just could not bear having this in my lap for more than a few minutes at a time this summer.

I admit that I didn't like this yarn at first.  It's dyed black rather than natural, so it's more blue than true black.  Also the handle was crackly, if that makes sense... I suspect it was from the dye process, but the yarn is much softer after having a bath.

I have about 17 yards of left.  Had I realized I would have that much, I may have done a different bind off technique, but it is what it is.  It's beautiful and I like that it's asymmetrical, 81.5 x 53 inches after blocking.

I am looking forward to wearing this... in January.  :-)

Happy Fiber Arts Friday!


Linda said...

Black?! My eyes hurt just thinking about it. But it is Beautiful! I love the cable along the edge. Very pretty.

MarmePurl said...

Lovely. Just so lovely!

Chrisknits b said...

It's beautiful. But I understand about the wool knitting in summer. That's why I do baby hats! Small, usually blends, and quick.

Voie de Vie said...

I, too, love that cable! It turned out well - congrats.