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InstructionsThese capelets are knitted in the round, using 1 skein each of Knittique's Scraplet Skeins. Version 1 starts with the "ruffly" yarn and ends with a picot bind-off on the contrast neckband; Version 2 omits the ruffle trim and picot bind-off, and has a closer-fitting neckband. (Instructions for both versions are included in this pattern.)
You need to know how to: Cable cast on, knit ...
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Type of item: Accessory
Style: Retro / Vintage, Funky, Hipster, Casual
Version 1: 1 skein each: Knittique's Scraplet Skeins (120 yd. size), Crystal Palace Yarn's "Tutu" and Blue Sky Alpaca's "Whipped-Up Alpaca Techno"; Version 2: 1 skein each: Knittique's Scraplet Skeins (120 yd. size), Madelinetosh "Tosh Merino".
What was your inspiration?
I'm a long-time admirer of Missoni, the high-end Italian design house that specializes in knits, and is particularly known for their multicolored chevron patterns. This capelet is a tribute to Missoni!
What are you most proud of?
When working on Version 1, having never worked with any of these "ruffling" yarns before, I figured out how to use this yarn as a substitute for casting on! (This incidentally makes it very easy to keep the lower edge from being too tight.)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The yarns I used for my samples, particularly the Scraplet Skeins, really do most of the work for you-- the knitting itself is fairly simple. (The Chevron Stitch is a 2-row repeat; worked in the round, this means no purling in this section!) If you'd like to substitute something else for the Scraplet Skeins, I'd recommend a bulky-weight self-striping yarn-- the better to show off your Chevron Stitch! Also, especially for Version 2, make sure you choose a yarn for the neckband that will feel really good next to your skin.