Felted Floral Capelet - Nicky Epstein
Nicky Epstein knows that a little embellishment goes a long way in adding pizzazz to small projects. In this collar-***-capelet, she
has knitted a simple stockinette stitch base, then added colorful knitted flowers (and leaves), knitted I-cord scrolls, simple ties that end in
generous bobbles, and a tidy fold-over collar. After the pieces are sewn together, the whole project is felted in the washing machine.
Finished Size 42" (106.5 cm) circumference at lower edge, 171⁄2" (44.5 cm) circumference at neck edge, and 7" (18 cm) long from base
of neck to lower edge, after felting.
Yarn Jamieson’s Double Knitting (100% Shetland wool; 82 yd [75 m]/25 g): #525 crimson (MC), 8 skeins; #684 cobalt (dark blue),
#660 lagoon (medium blue), and #764 cloud (light blue), 1 skein each; #425 mustard and #365 chartreuse, small amounts each.
Yarn distributed by Simply Shetland.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight and 2 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Stitch holder; tapestry needle.
Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st, before felting.