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Dorrit Collar and Ruffle Cuffs


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This multi-seasonal neck adornment provides warmth and drama. Built on a breatheable structure, you can increase the fun and alter the style using ribbons or crocheted chains. You may adjust the amount of warmth using these to fill (unseen) spaces or leave them open. This crocheted ruff is inspired by the many Masterpiece Theater's British costume dramas that I enjoy. I made my first for my niece's freshman winter in college and evolved this season spanning version. Great for both indoors and outer wear, for both warmth and decoration, I like this collar both felted and nonfelted. For felting make this 1/4 larger than your neck size. This is 17 to 19" long (there's a lot of stretch) and approximately 4" collapsible/squooshable inches wide. The pattern includes suggestions for enlarging the collar. Ruffled Cuffs They were inspired, as Dorrrit collar was, by the many Masterpiece Theatre costume dramas that I enjoy. One set is shown in Knit picks Heavy Weight Gloss HWW cream, the other is in Patons Merino. This frilled, wool wristlet is both decorative and warming. Approximately 2.5" by 9" (unbuttoned, has lots of give so could fit wrists 6-8"), I think they could also work in worsted weight cotton. You could use a ribbon closure or button them, as shown. Tools needed: K hook/6.5mm, yarn needle Material needed: Heavy worsted weight yarn approximately 1.9 ounces/55 grams Buttons or Ribbon Pattern Difficulty: Easy (Advanced Beginner)-Intermediate BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Increase, double crochet

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