I have been wanting to make this capelet pattern into a skirt for EJ for about a year now. In the Fall, I was taunted a bit when one of her friends wore a version of it all in pastel colors. But for some reason, I was uninspired...I could not figure out the colors I wanted to use. Most of the finished projects on Ravelry are in bright color mixes, but they just weren't what I wanted to do.
The Lion Brand Yarn introduced their new neon colors and I knew exactly what I wanted to do! I did the body of the skirt in my favorite gray worsted weight yarn (Impeccable in True Gray) and then did the ruffles in Vanna's Choice in Radiant Orange, Radient Lime and Radiant Yellow. I love how the gray really makes the neon ruffles pop and I love how the dark color also shows the detail in the ruffles so clearly. Adjusting the capelet to a skirt was pretty simple as well. I made the band big enough to fit EJ's waist and then adjusted the first few rounds (I started with 72 single crochets off the band and therefore did not do the increases in round 1, but the rest is the same). I used a J hook throughout (but should note that I crochet pretty tightly and was using a thicker weight yarn than the pattern suggests).
You can see by EJ's new shoes that she is also a fan of the neon these days, so she is in love with this skirt. She wore it to school yesterday and said it was comfortable to play in. It was cool to see how proud she was that I had made it for her as well. I should note that I kept her outfit pretty simple as accessories and school don't usually work too well for her, but she chose to add a necklace of her own design. I have no idea what she is doing in the photo below (all her pose there), but I included it because you can see the skirt ruffles quite well.
I still have yarn left in all the colors and am trying to decide what to make next. I'm kind of obsessed with neon lately (just did some neon painting this week as well), so I hope I can come up with something fun for this great yarn.