Fair Isle Capelet (and Gauntlets) by Michele Rose Orne
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Fair Isle Capelet (and Gauntlets)

June 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in pattern from capelet chart worked in the round
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1647 yards (1506 m)
48"(122cm) circ at lower edge and 16"(40.5) neck, 20" (51cm) long from top to bottom. Gauntlets: 12" circ at lower edge, 8" circ at hand above thumb opening, 14" long overall.

Page 41. One skein (183 yds. per) each of 9 colors for both capelet and gauntlets.

Designer Notes: “For this design, I wanted to capture the classic styling of the traditional Shetland Fair Isle yoke sweater in the heathered, natural shades of the autumn landscape. I blew up the scale of a typical Shetland sweater, deconstructed it to just the patterned yoke, and translated it into a tweedy, marled yarn in the vegetable-dyed colors of dried fields and fallen leaves. Then I made a pair of unfinished sleeves, or gauntlets, to wear with it.” --Michele Rose Orne

Finished Size: 12” circumference at hand above thumb opening, and 14” (35.5 cm) long overall

Yarn: Aran weight (#4 Medium). Tahki Stacy Charles Donegal Tweed (100% wool; 183 yd 167 m/100 g): #892 apple green, #863 red, #848 oatmeal, #846 maize, #869 brown, #874 burgundy, #895 charcoal, #839 olive, and #8933 pumpkin, 1 skein each for capelet and gauntlet set.

Needles: Size 9 (5.5 mm) set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; small stitch holders for gauntlets.

Gauge: 16s X 24 rounds=4” in gauntlet chart pattern.