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Name: Cyndilou :)
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Thursday, August 22, 2002

*Happy joy dance* I finally found a cloak pattern that is as close to what I was looking for as I'll find, I think. The pattern is actually to just below the knees, but I can easily lengthen it. My big concern is that it not be too heavy, so I am looking for a lighter weight yarn (but it has to be a bulky thickness yarn) rather than the wool the pattern calls for. Lion Brand Jiffy meets the lightness and thickness, but I'm told it pills very easily. The search continues. Valencia is a wonderful light ribbon, but not very historically accurate for making a renaissance cloak. I'll have to ponder on this for a while.

The ribbon fashion scarf is coming along nicely -- I now have about 19 inches done. That's about a 1/3rd of the length I was hoping to get to, so it is working up pretty quickly. Last night I also got a couple more rows done on the filet table runner - there are now two out of six letters completed in my pattern. I want to have this finished by Christmas as well, and so far I may be on target.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there... im also looking for patterns for cloaks re: harry pooter. would you be so kind enough to give me instructions thru email on how to do it? is appreciat it...thanks...


February 12, 2008 2:18 AM  

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