Monday, January 02, 2012

Finished - mohair capelet

Capelet, mohair, kid mohair, silk, lurex, stockinette stitch, size 8 cable needle, 24 in.

This capelet is very soft and fuzzy, with a sparkly filament going through the fabric about every fourth row to give it a little bit of shine.  I used three types of mohair: kid mohair with silk core, fine mohair boucle and mohair with a filament of lurex.  They were each a slightly different tint, and I changed yarns every row to keep a regularity about the color throughout the fabric.

I knitted it in stockinette stitch from the bottom to the top and then cast off while crocheting a row.  I added two more rows of single crochet around the neckline with the sparkly mohair and made a little picot at the very top edge.  So it evokes the idea of a necklace. At the bottom I added a gentle ruffle of double crochet using the darkest gray yarn, which was a very fine boucle.  To make the ruffle curl just a bit more I added a row of single crochet with a pattern of more frequent increase. The capelet bottom edge falls just at the elbow.

The piece measures about 50 inches around at the bottom, about 20 inches around at the top and is about 15 inches long.

This is an original design.

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