Yarn Along: Soldier's Wrap

I'm linking up with Ginny for this week's Yarn Along. 

A friend of mine owns a LYS and she doesn't particularly care for one color of yarn she carries. Well, that color just so happens to be my favorite - rust. She gave me a challenge this past week: make her like the yarn. So I picked out a variegated yarn that complements the color and got to knitting. 

Knitting: Autumn Capelet
Two bulky yarns held together and knit on size 35 needles. I knit a capelet like this in the past but in a single color. I like how this one turned out better.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky in Colorway 580 Spice and Plymouth Yarn Bazinga in Colorway Raz Chocolate
Pattern: My own creation

Reading: The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy
This is our book club pick for December. I'm only on page 17 so I don't have much to say on it yet. Have you read it? Did you like it?

And here's the finished capelet! I really love how the variegated yarn toned down the rust color. I hope my friend loves it too!

What are you knitting/reading this week?

Update: I wore the wrap to a presentation at our library and seven different people commented on how beautiful it is. Three people asked me if I knit them to sell because they would buy one if I did. And, the best part, my friend loved it and now it's proudly on display in her LYS. I guess it was a success!


Oh, it's so pretty! I love the colors!
Donna said…
That looks great on you. Very nice colors too.
karen said…
that is adorable! who wouldn't like that?? It's in my favorite colors so I am biased I guess...
Amy said…
I love the color, it looks great on you! It would be a color I gravitate towards too!
EMMA said…
I'm sure your friend will love it, it looks great.
Kelli said…
Love the pattern and the colors!! It's beautiful!
Alisa said…
so pretty and I agree the color is great!!
Deb Hickman said…
Oh my gosh, your wrap is gorgeous. I love the colour, your friend will definitely be a convert, perfect autumnal colour. Deb x
Lori Ann said…
What a great shoulder wrap - the colors are beautiful!
Leigh k said…
Adore this wrap!! Would love for you to write a pattern.. Would be wonderful with chunky and hand spun..!! *whispers* please write a pattern.. ~ xo

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