Dolores #2 Sensuous Ewe Caftan and Turban by Franklin Habit

Dolores #2 Sensuous Ewe Caftan and Turban

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
436 yards (399 m)
one size

Who says dressing in style means sacrificing comfort? Swathed in the generous folds of a striped caftan, and crowned with a matching turban, Dolores Van Hoofen is ready for a fancy dinner, a tropical cruise, or just an afternoon on the couch with Poldark, a martini, and a fresh stack of gossip magazines. Devoted fans will recognize the design as an homage to Van Hoofen’s seductive costumes in the groundbreaking 1970s feature film “Emanuelle Goes to Maryland Sheep and Wool.” Elegant touches include a two-tone tie at the waist, an alluring openwork panel at the bust, and a simple yet exuberant floral decoration for the turban. Both the caftan and turban are knit flat from the bottom up. The lacy front panel is worked separately and sewn into place on the caftan.