Bellissimo! Rosita is a chevron-striped capelet that pays homage to Rosita Missoni, the founding mother of the famed Italian fashion house (she also happens to share my name!).
Instructions are included for random striping (top pics) or a regular sequence of stripes (fourth pic). Rosita is quick to knit in aran weight yarn and is worked from the bottom-up, with the body and collar knit in once piece. The front bands are then picked up along the sides. This pattern is for the advanced beginner.
SIZES TO FIT BUST
S (M, L, XL) 32-34 (36-38; 40-42; 44-46) inches
APPROXIMATE FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
19 (20; 21; 22) inches in length
25 (27; 29; 31) inches at neck circumference
53 (60; 67; 73) inches at hem circumference
--90 (100; 120; 150) yds aran-weight yarn in MC for bottom edge,
--total of 425 (500; 575; 650) yds aran-weight yarn in different CCs for stripe sequence
Medium sample shown used Rustic in Medieval (gray) for MC and CCs in Sticky Toffee (orange), Sweet Nothings (purple), Sweet Petunia (blue-purple), Oz (green), Bisque (light tan), and Edwardian (light blue).