Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Knit for Victory: The Cape.

Hello everyone! Remember me?
 I have been feeling rather sorry for myself over the past couple of months, and still am rather. So, as you can imagine, blogging has been the last thing on my mind.
Seeing as I have totally missed the whole “Happy Christmas” and “Happy New Year” wishes on here, I hope and trust you all had a good’un anyway. My Christmas whizzed past and, as usual, ended up in a blurry mess of exhaustion. Then there was New Years… well, that was simply non existent!
 Not been up to much myself, so have little to report on great and exciting happenings. I have, however, finished one of my ‘Knit for Victory’ knits… Hurrah for a positive!
I’m extremely pleased with the outcome and swiftness of its completion. I’m pretty sure it took me a week to knit, and I’m in no doubt that it could have been finished in a weekend if I had set my mind to it!
To be honest, there’s not much to write about. The knitting went smoothly and the sewing up was a doddle! Unlike my other KforV knit, which is a right pain in the never mind.- honestly, I have never had so much trouble with sewing a knitted up before!
The only troubles I remember encountering were to do with the tension (the astrakhan yarn from my stash came up a tad too fine in comparison to the original), and a dodgy row (I was such a plonker and did two rows the same, and only noticed three inches later!), but apart from that, it was easy-peasy.
The whole garment was knitted in Stocking- stitch with garter stitch boarders, and comprised of only three pieces- the hood and two sides.

I was rather impressed with how the cape knitted up. The main part is just two pieces with a centre back seam. There was something very pleasing with the shoulder shaping- I loved how a flat piece of knitting was transformed into a boxy marvel with just a few decreases here and there!
Oh and I totally forgot to take a snap of the hood. Mind you, it was just a long strip of knitting, so hardly a visual treat!
 And the finished article...
I chose some super vintage glass buttons from my stash for the neck fastening. I decided to use something a bit more special for this just to lift the whole thing a wee bit- well, otherwise it's a bit bland being all black!
All in all, I'm extremely pleased with my little cosy cape. I consider it a great success (in my eyes!) and have plans on doing another when funds permit.. It's just so nice to have something that actually has turned out how it should. Of late I have had so many knitting failures! (more on these at a later date!)

Little Miss Pixie Hood! Oh how I love the hood!
Anyway, that is enough from me.
Hope you are well ....
Tickety xxx



  1. so pretty! I dearly love this, it looks so fun. I have to say, I've never owned a cape so I might just have to try this. Just discovered your blog and I have been having fun looking around. I love all your knitting projects! They are very inspiring. I cant find hardly any vintage clothing where I am, so I have to make most of it. Have a great day :)

  2. Oh it's absolutely gorgeous!!! Capes are something I always wonder about how to wear, thinking it's never quite the temperature in my climate to wear it over a dress, but the light bulb just went off in my head seeing you style it over a coat. Brilliant!

    Also, I'm so happy to see you joined along in the fun. Nice to see you post again! :)

  3. Gorgeous, Tupney! It will look lovely for the winter :)

  4. Your cape certainly turned out lovely! The texture looks divine. I just finished knitting my very first sweater and it turned out a treat!

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  5. i was wondering where you are gone........
    but that little cape is super cute - very good job!

  6. It looks fantastic! I want one now :) x

  7. Oh my, this is stunning! Like Joe says, I want one too! Love that you added the little violets corsage as well. X

  8. Sorry to hear you aren't feeling so good, hope things improve for you soon.
    Great photos and well done on the knitting front, looks great. As a violet fanatic I adore the corsage, too.

  9. Lovely to see you back blogging, and I LOVE the cape! So nice to see something different knitted up. May it keep you warm for many winters to come ;-) x

  10. Oooh, that looks cosy. Just the thing for the coming cold snap.

    I'm sorry to hear you've been out of sorts. It is good to see you blogging once more.

  11. I'm sorry to hear you have been feeling out of sorts, I'm sure this horrible wet and cold, wet and grey, wet and even more wet weather can't have helped. Your cape is magnificent especially the pixie hood. I also love your gloves! what a gorgeous shade they are.

  12. Falling in love with the pixie hood! How great does it look on you and it looks so comfy and warm too! It will definitely keep you warm for many winters ;) I want, I want, I want, I wa....... love, GonnieMarie

  13. So pretty! I love capes and this one is so stylish!

  14. This is marvelous! I'm a huge fan of capes and of hoods so this is perfection! Great job!


  15. This cape is fantastic, such a lovely knit and it looks great on. Very nice buttons, they do lift it a bit. Hope you are getting on better with your troublesome sewing up.

  16. Tups honey, that is such an immensely beautiful cape. I'm in love with it - really and truly, smitten. You are the picture of sophisticated vintage winter elegance here.

    ♥ Jessica

  17. Sorry you have been feeling a bit naff :( Happens to us all :(

    Delicious cape :)

  18. Gorgeous! Both you and your cape!

  19. Oh, I LOOOOOVE your new cape!!! It came out so wonderful and you look so elegant and feminine in it! Could you, perhaps post the pattern of it on the blog? I would love to try it -- I am a beginner knitter and it seems it would be easy. Plus, it is just so beautiful!
    Take care.

  20. this cape is so fantastic. ... if i could knit i would love to make one for myself. it would be a perfect piece in my berlin winter wardrobe.

  21. Your cape certainly turned out lovely! The texture looks divine. I just finished knitting my very first sweater and it turned out a treat!
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  22. Such a beautiful work, you look so pretty !!!

  23. Absolutely gorgeous! Would you consider sharing your pattern? I would love to try it!


Ta very much for your messages folks!

Tickety Boo Tupney xxx

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