his little springtime capelet is so quick to knit! I knit mine (the one shown here) in my ooak art yarns, so if you aren't a handspinner you might have to get a little creative with your yarn choices to knit this capelet. Look for Chunky to Bulky weight soft merino or merino blend singles. Romeo and Juliet is simple and quick to knit, but it's special cuz it's shaped so that it sits on your shoulders without slipping off. Just the right little float for those air conditioned restaurants. And so fast to work up that you might knit two or three. Wear it symmetrically (photo 1) or asymmetrically (photo 4).
Yarns: Written for 5 different handspun yarns, but would look lovely in just one or two. All yarns are soft and lofty chunky to bulky weight singles. I chose smooth thick and thin yarns for A and B, a fleecy corespun for C, a multicolor autowrapped single for D and a similar-to-C but deeper colored corespun for E.
Yardages: Allow 55 yds A, 85 yds D, 35 yds C, 35 yds D, and 25 yds E. total: approx 235 yds. May take more or less depending on yarn and knitting tension.
Finished Measurements: 11 inches long and approx, 32 inches around at neck and approx 51 inches around at hem.
Notions; one large marker indicates center back, two small markers indicate shoulder line.
When I was 5, I saw a wall of wool, colors arranged in spectral order and it was all over. Mom taught me to knit soon thereafter. Both my parents were artists so they taught me all I could hold. When it comes to yarn in any form I simply cannot resist. Since then I've shown my knitted wearable art, written two books on knitting/spinnig and teach spinning on the national level.