Thursday, August 23, 2012

One Skein Ruffled Capelet

You may think that knit/crochet is my greatest passion. It's not, thrift shopping is. I'm not the type to buy something just because it is cheap, I know what I want and I love getting it super cheap.
This week I found a full skein of Lion Brand Homespun yarn. I am not one to leave poor yarn all alone so I took it to the counter and the lady only charged me 50 cents for it. DEAL :)

What you need:
I skein of Lion Brand Homespun
(or 185 yards or so of a bulky 5 yarn)
Size 15 circular or straight needles
Yarn needle
Fun vintage pin

Directions are for a right handed knitter
Ruffle is 4x the number of stitches of garment -3

Cast on 413, this really works best with circular needles so you have the extra length. 
Do not join rows.

 I don't have a pair of 15 circulars so I had to thread the first 200 stitches onto a scrap of yarn. It was difficult but after the first few rows it was less so. 

After finishing this capelet I am thinking about getting a pair of circulars in this size.

Sorry, back to the project.

Row 1: K1, *K2, slip first stitch over second stitch on right needle, repeat from *
Row 2: P1, *P2tog, repeat from *
Row 3: K
Row 4: P
Repeat rows 3 and 4 till you have worked 30 rows
Row 31: K1, *K2tog, repeat from * 
Rows 32-35: K
Cast off.
Weave in ends.

close up of ruffle

Instead of making a loop and adding a button I used a cute vintage pin. 
I am thinking of giving this capelet to one of my Grandmothers but I want to make one for me too. I have several nice brooches that would be lovely on one.

This capelet should fit most sizes, it is about 48 inches around but can stretch. I am a size 12 with broad shoulders and a large bust and this fits me just fine. I also think this would fit one of my family members that is an 18 W petite. 

Ruffled Capelet on Ravelry

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