Caplet turned Cardigan = Capigan
My modified Anthropologie-Inspired Caplet is done!
I love it. I wore it to work today and it just seems like such a me thing to wear. I might have already bought yarn for a second one.
There were a lot of modifications from the original pattern. Obviously the length of the body and the sleeves, but also everything was measured perfectly to fit me so there were extra stitches here and there, I went with a different gauge and different needles (oh boy did I use different needles. I’ll explain in a sec), I only did ribbing on the collar and so on.
I’m fairly certain that I used size 9 needles for the body. But somewhere between the bind off of it and the start of the first sleeve I somehow ended up with a size 8 and a size 10, which I didn’t notice until I was picking up the stitches for the second sleeve. I wasn’t about to go back and frog an entire sleeve, and it didn’t look any different, so I continued, knitting the second sleeve in the same way. An 8 and a 10 even out to a 9, right?
I learned a valuable lesson making this capigan. After I had finished the body I decided I wanted to go back and take about an inch away from the collar. I figured it would be the same as ripping stitches from the bottom up, but let me tell you it is one great big giant pain in the ass. I managed to get the collar the way I wanted it, but not without a lot of effort.
I think it was worth it though!