Unexpected Red Capelet by Nguyen Le

Unexpected Red Capelet

Knitting
July 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
411 - 548 yards (376 - 501 m)
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

from knitscene: “Whimsical and daring, this capelet is worked in an alpaca yarn that has a gold thread running through it--a bit of unexpected glam. A dashing velvet ribbot ties at the throat like a man’s tie…or in a bow if you’re in a gentler mood.”

sizes 87 (98)“ circumference at lower edge and 11.5 (13)” high

yarn Nashua Handknits Ivy (50 % alpaca, 45 & merino, 5% estellina; 137 yd 125 m/50g): #2070 red, 3 (4) balls. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers

Gauge 18 sts and 26 rows = 4” in St st on larger needle

Tools

size 8 (5mm): 29” circular needle

size 6 (4mm): 29” circular needle

markers

yarn needle

sewing needle

red thread

2/3 yd 1.5” wide dark brown velvet ribbon