Felted Floral Capelet
Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2005: “Nicky Epstein knows that a little embellishment goes a long way in adding pizzazz to small projects. In this collar-cum-capelet, she has knitted a simple stockinette stitch base, then added colorful knitted flowers (and leaves), knitted I-cord scrolls, simple ties that end in generous bobbles, and a tidy fold-over collar. After the pieces are sewn together, the whole project is felted in the washing machine.”
Finished Size: 42” (106.5 cm) circumference at lower edge, 17½” (44.5 cm) circumference at neck edge, and 7” (18 cm) long from base of neck to lower edge, after felting.
Yarn: Jamieson’s Double Knitting (100% Shetland wool; 82 yd 75 m/25 g): #525 crimson (MC), 8 skeins; #684 cobalt (dark blue), #660 lagoon (medium blue), and #764 cloud (light blue), 1 skein each; #425 mustard and #365 chartreuse, small amounts each. Yarn distributed by Simply Shetland
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight and 2 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Stitch holder; tapestry needle.