December 29, 2011

Small Style: Hand-Knit Cape with Vintage Buttons

cape with vintage buttons




While searching Ravelry for patterns that would accommodate my new celery-green Manos Del Uruguay yarn (bought for a different project that didn't end up working out), I found Amanda Keeys' Squishy Love Cowl. I pinned it on Pinterest "to make" and then actually made it in just about a day. 




Hand-knit cape


I added vintage flower buttons from one of my many button jars. It's delightfully Victorian and so very Ivy.


Squishy Cowl


Also on Ivy- Matilda Jane top via Zulily


[Linking up with our favorite Small Style

38 comments:

  1. Oh, that's darling. I think I'm going to have to make one for my girls.

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  2. That is so gorgeous (and, so is beautiful Ivy, of course)! I am so impressed by your talent, Steph! I'm even more impressed that you actually made something you pinned. I've pinned a lot, but I don't think I've actually made one thing yet. Whoops!

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  3. Gorgeous! The buttons and color are perfect on her. And good for you for following through on a project so quickly. I love that feeling!

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  4. I just started knitting. And this is why. Super cute projects. (on super cute kiddos.) Great job!

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  5. Your kid, your taste, your crafting--you just blow my mind with the gorgeous.

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  6. I am in awe; so gorgeous, and I can't believe you MADE it.

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  7. that came out great! the color is beautiful on her.
    happy 2012!

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  8. So lovely!! It is just amazing. And love those sweet little vintage buttons.

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  9. Soooo darling! I'm a brand-spanking-new knitter and pics like these are powerful motivation to keep plugging!

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  10. This is just darling! Almost enough to get me interested in knitting. Almost! ;)

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  11. Ooh purdy. I bet Gretchen would dig one of these! *hops over to Ravelry*

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  12. Stunning. I must know - is there a special technique you use to keep your children from using your knitting needles as swords? Because we have trouble with empty paper towel rolls and chopsticks at my house... I'm not courageous enough to bring knitting needles across my threshold. But this cape? Makes me ache to change my mind.

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  13. One stunningingly beautiful kiddo there!!! Incredible!!!

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  14. That first picture makes me want to just weep. She is so incredibly stunning. The cape is beautiful, too!

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  15. that is beautiful! nice job! love those buttons, too!

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  16. LOVE.

    I am always blown away by her beauty.

    Seriously, she is stunning. :)

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  17. Beautiful girl...beautiful creation!

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  18. Love this! And I want one! :-O

    Nev

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  19. LOVE it! But not nearly as much as Ivy's sweet smile. :)

    Also, I AM going to learn to knit. One of these days.

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  20. steph, beautiful job! and ivy is the perfect little model.

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  21. wow! i love that cape!

    i need to spend some time knitting for Isla.

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  22. Are your talents never-ending?

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  23. Oh my ......that is gorgeous and looks perfect on Ivy!
    l o v e it!

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  24. Ok, I have to ask: how long have you been knitting? Because I just started a couple of days ago, and that ADORABLE little cape looks about as easy as building a car out of cardboard and potatoes. Please tell me it gets easier, and I will soon have more to show for my efforts than some little squares!

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  25. I've been knitting about 7 years now or so and it DOES get so much easier! I did take a few classes at the local yarn shop that really helped me get a good grasp on reading patterns. And then just go for it! You will surprise yourself. :)

    Steph

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  26. Oh, I love their yarns and this is so adorable! The buttons are beautiful too!

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  27. Beautiful color on Ivy and just a lovely little cape. If only I could knit!

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  28. Oh my! I just love seeing Ivy's Small Style every week. Such a sweetie!

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  29. Gorgeous and makes me long for the day when my daughter outgrows her "I will only wear dark pink" phase.

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  30. Beautiful, Steph. You are so talented.

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  31. OMG Steph! It's just gorgeous. Can you make one in my size? Pretty please? {batting eyelashes}

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