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Sally Melville on craftsy.com
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I have been knitting and designing for over 50 years.
My favourite thing to do is to draft and knit garments that are classic-with a-twist, that will fit, that I will wear proudly, that will be ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : L'Enveloppe

Pattern Description:

Every time I wear this and everywhere I go, I've had it commented onby strangers on the street, by shop owners or customers, by knitters or non. And each time they say something like "I love that . . . thing you're wearing!" No-one knows what to call it, andfranklyneither do I. Because one arm goes through (as does the neck) but the other arm is free, it's not a cape, not a poncho, not a shrug, not a shawl, not a cowl. It's small enough to wear under a coat but big enough to wear instead of one. And it envelops us in style. And so here's its moniker: l'enveloppe. (As you might imagine, this is French for envelope. Its style led me there. . . . I suppose its name could have been "That thing you wear on an airplane in case the AC is turned too high," but that didn't sit as well on the page.)

Because I want everyone to knit this in whatever yarn they like, I offer this in 4 gauges (13, 14, 15, and 16 stitches to 4" [10cm]) and in 2 stitch patterns (seed or the easier garter). Lots of choices! And speaking of choices, I keep finding different ways to wear mine: over a coat, under a coat, over a sweater or light blouse, over my jammies when I just need a to give myself a hug!


14 stitches and 30 rows = 4"

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Mountain colors Monarch


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