Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Green Circular Cloak

Needle: US 8 – 5 mm circular needles
Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Vanna’s Choice Dusty Green (approx. 2550 yds)
Pattern: Swirly Cape in Heathers by Universal Yarn - http://www.universalyarn.com/pattern.php?pattern=206
Altered to include hood

Green Circular Cloak

I go to about three Renaissance Faires a year, each in a different season, and sometimes it gets a bit chilly. The majority of my Ren Faire clothing is summer centric because the main Faire I go to is in the dead heat of August, so when the CT Renaissance Faire in the fall or the spring decides to be windy or cold or raining, I haven’t really managed to obtain proper covering.

I mean, I have a pirate coat that I can use in a pinch, but it’s a Halloween costume piece from years ago and it doesn’t actual have, you know… button holes to close the thing. And occasionally, I’d like to do just regular Renaissance Faire garb without a pirate theme.

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And now I FINALLY have a cloak. I could never justify spending the money on the cloaks displayed at the faires and I’m not particularly fond of sewing. I know how and have made some decent costumes that was, but I wanted a big knitting project for myself. I’ve been doing various Who scarves for what seems like forever and I needed a fairly mindless marathon piece to relax with.

Green Circular Cloak

Of course, this would have been done in half the time if I bothered to figure out gauge and pattern stuff because my first version of this cloak was based on a triangular shawl pattern I saw, but I failed to make that work. So I found this circular cloak pattern and just added a simple hood on there.

Green Circular Cloak

I probably won’t wear it for months and months, but I’m excited to have that with me when a cold faire comes around.

Or… you know… around the house when the heat fails.

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