Hardly seems worth posting a picture of this as I made it in black and you can’t pick out the details in the photo but I finished knitting this piece and I’m quite pleased with it so I thought I’d share.
This is the Flamingo Capelet from Berta Karapetyans’s Runway Knits and it took me forever to knit. I love this book, I’ve made a few things just fine from it and a few like the Springtime in Paris shrug which haven’t come out quite as expected but I’ve adapted the way I wear it. The Flamingo Capelet took me 2 attempts. Even though it looked to me like my gauge was a match, the first time I finished it, it turned out huge. So I unraveled it and started again, this time going down a size and going down to 4mm needles. I still think it’s a bit big through the shoulders and in the arm, but it’s much more wearable. The only other change I made was ditching the cable needle for left and right twists.
I don’t normally knit in black, even though it’s my favourite colour to wear I try to avoid it when crafting. However sometimes your wardrobe just needs a black cardigan to go over some more boldly patterned dresses etc and this pattern seemed to me like it would go with a lot. Up close the stitch pattern creates a lovely texture so even though you can’t really see it in the photo I’m glad I used this pattern for my basic black cardi. This cardigan is also really really warm. I knit it using some Sirdar Country Style DK that I got on sale over the summer which is mainly acrylic, but is soft and washes well in the machine and is easy to knit with. So I think it cost me about £10 to knit this and I think I will get quite a lot of wear out of it.
Here is the image from the book so you can see the detail a bit more clearly.