Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mayan Garden Cape - Finished!

All done and blocking!  Blocking circular shawls, or capes, is always challenging, but I try not to get too obsessive about it.  I lay out the shawl as closely as I can and start pinning, always listening to the fabric and not forcing it to do anything it really doesn't want to.  Take that keyhole where the front edges don't meet - I believe that is a result of the way the increases are done in this pattern and perhaps also partly due to the fact that I did not increase my needle size until the last couple of charts.

Pattern:  Mayan Garden by Kitman Figueroa, modified to be a cape
Yarn:  The Unique Sheep Luxe in custom colorway Mayan Garden
Needles:  US 4 (3.5 mm), US 5 (3.75 mm)


  1. So beautiful. Bet you didn't know I read these posts like some people watch the news, eh? :-) This looks like it's made of feathers and moss. Would love to see it on mannekin or Carokin to see how it drapes. You inspire me! Hugs from Liz

    1. Hi Liz - it is so great to hear from you! And I'm glad to know that you are reading my posts :-). As soon as the shawl has dried I'll get some beauty shots. Thanks and hugs. Don't be a stranger, we miss you.