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Unexpected Red Capelet

Racy menswear-inspired accessory

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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 ribbon ties at the throat like a man's tie . . . or in a bow if you're in a gentler mood.
Finished Size: 87 (98)" circumference at lower edge and 11 1/2 (13)" high
Yarn: Nashua Handknits Ivy (50% alpaca, 45% merino, 5% estellina; 137 yd [125 m]/50 g): #2070 red, 3 (4) balls. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4" in St st on larger needle
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm): 29" circular needle; Size 6 (4 mm): 29" circular needle
Notions: Markers (m); Yarn needle; Sewing needle; Red thread; ? yd 1 1/2" wide dark-brown velvet ribbon
Originally Published: Knitscene, Fall 2007

SKU: EP0969

Author/Speaker/Editor: Nyugen Le

Format: eProject