So a long time ago I said to myself ‘do you know what I need, I need a hooded cloak.’ So I went searching for a pattern on ravelry and found this one http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hooded-cloak I fell in love with it instantly. Next I had to find a yarn that I like the sort of matched the weight required, I found a yarn called Moda Vera – Jester – 50grams, composition 70% acrylic, 30% Wool, which had a purple mix (yay)
This is the primary yarn I used for the cloak, I edged it with a turquoise mix of the same brand which you can’t quite see in the pictures.
I had to buy over 40 balls of this yarn to complete the project which was rather costly, but completely worth it. The pattern worked up surprisingly quickly for how large the project was, it came out to be 2 kilograms which makes it a really heavy wearable blanket, which is so warm that it makes Australian winter feel like summer. when you wear it because it is so heavy it fells like a big warm cozy hug, I wear it when I need comforting or when it is super cold. I did have a bit of trouble hiding ends as the weave is a little loose so the ends pop out sometimes making it look a little dishevelled at times. Overall this was a beautiful project to make and wear, I don’t have many places to wear it to, but I’m glad I made it.
If you look hard enough you can see me sporting my favourite pug pyjamas
The cloak comes out to being about 3.5metres wide and 1.6metres tall not including the hood. I apologize for my dirty kitchen floor, it’s the only room in my house with enough floor space to lay the cloak flat.
Happy hooking – Tessa