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Escallop Hooded Capelet »
InstructionsSteampunk inspired garter stitch hooded capelet with beaded scalloped edge. Escallop is knit from the bottom up beginning with the beaded edging, then shaped to hug the shoulders with decorative raglan decreases. A shallow hood frames the face, and is shaped with short rows and grafted at top. Pompom I-cord ties complete the whimsy.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Romantic, Whimsical, Victorian / Steampunk
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino wool, 440 yards) 2 (3) skeins; Needles: US 7 32" circulars, US 6 dpns or circulars for I-cord; US 10 (1.15 mm) crochet hook for placing beads; 336 (480) size 6/0 seed beads; yarn needle; 8 stitch markers; Gauge: 20 st x 40 rows in garter stitch.
What was your inspiration?
Steampunky Riding Hood
What are you most proud of?
I'm not a pompom & hood type of girl . . . but that leap of faith really gave this capelet design its playfulness.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be adventurous and pick a striking combo of beads and yarn!