Monday, December 8, 2008

Handknits and Leather

Just in time for the holidays! Here is a quick knit that I designed and made this past week. It was inspired by something we saw on the Paris trip. Using 4 balls of Colinette yarn One Zero in colorway Velvet Bilberry I cast on 127 stitches on size 6.5mm needles. Work in k1, p1 rib for 22 inches or until yarn is almost finished. Cast off in rib. Block the rectangle fanning it out slightly towards the bottom. Fold the top edge down 9 inches. I created a closure using purple leather and a pewter colored buckle from my stash.
The capelet can be worn off to the side, centered in front or any number of ways.