I am a knitter with a passion for colour and freeform intarsia. I design, knit and create written patterns as well. These are available on etsy (Unique Boutique Knits) and ravelry (Connielene) as ...
I am a knitter with a passion for colour and freeform intarsia. I design, knit and create written patterns as well. These are available on etsy (Unique Boutique Knits) and ravelry (Connielene) as well as here on Craftsy.
My mother and aunts taught me to knit, embroider, sew and to cook. I have attended classes in fabric and paper marbling and basket weaving. I taught myself to crochet, tie dye fabrics, and other crafts including origami.
I have been knitting since about age 7.
I have taught a freeform intarsia class in the Netherlands and one on one teaching whilst working in a haberdashery in Howick, NZ - where my work included building up a fantastic yarn collection and helping customers with their knitting issues.
My unique pieces have been included in exhibitions in New Zealand and Hawaii and I have participated in several art exhibitions. My solo "Colour Play" exhibition was held in 2007.
This gorgeous multicolour Capelet is knitted from one front edge to the other in one piece in garter stitch. The shaping is created using short row knitting.
The Capelets pictured were created with a range of yarns including faux fur fibres, 100 % wool including Naturally Vero & mohair.
Your capelet will be great worn over jeans and a Tee or Camisole or over a party number. Warm and interesting with unique colour and fibre combinations. There will never be another exactly like the one you knit. It is a great pattern for creating from your stash yarns.
The Capelet could also be created with a variegated yarn providing the colour change interest without the finishing required when using many yarns.
16 Sts and 22 rows to 10cm (4in) measured over Stocking Stitch using 5.5mm needles and 12 ply yarn or equivalents