Modern Little Red
The tale of Little Red Riding Hood was first published in the late 17th century. At the time it would have seemed perfectly normal for women and girls to wear hooded capes, for warmth and protection from the elements.
Now in the 21st century, capes are no longer a regular piece of attire.
We have modern equivalents; sweaters and coats have replaced the beautiful but historic capes, and for special occassions, shawlettes are worn as an alternative way to warm a modern girl.
Modern Little Red is a top-down half circle shawlette, with a stocking stitch body, and simple butterfly eyelet lace edging. The pattern has been written in two sizes (child and adult) and for three weights of yarn (4ply/fingering, 8ply/dk, and 10ply/worsted)
4ply/fingering weight - Red Riding Hood Chic (100g/347m)
CHILD – 60g/210m ADULT – 120g/420m
8ply/dk weight - Red Riding Hood Belle (200g/433m)
CHILD – 80g/175m ADULT – 160g/350m
10ply/worsted weight - Red Riding Hood Riche (200g/336m)
CHILD – 100g/170m ADULT – 200g/336m
This pattern is available exclusively to members of the Red Riding Hood Yarns Winter Yarn Club 2012 until February 2013, at which time it will be for sale to the general public on Ravelry.