Fall is almost here and it's time to introduce a new knit along! The Colette Capelet is my new favorite seasonal piece and a fave of the NobleKnits Yarngirls, too! Wear it over a suit for the work week, then pivot to your favorite jeans or khakis for weekend style and comfort. Think fall leaves, hot mulled cider, and apple strudel.
A Little About This Knit Along
This is a quick knit project constructed with simple vertical ribs and faux cable stitches. Colette will expand to your individual shilouette, and the direction of the ribs will counter balance the subtle horizontal striping making this a slimming piece. Simply put, figure flattering fun!
Colette Capelet is one size fits all. Measuring in at a 44" circumference (at rest), it can expand up to an amazing 82.5" (fully stretched). Length measures 14" and reaches almost to the elbow.
Knitting Doctor Tip: You can also choose to make Colette longer, just purchase an extra ball.
The Right Yarn
This KAL features Plymouth Gina Chunky yarn. It's a lofty, slightly thick and thin, roving yarn (100% hand washable wool). Not only are the color combos unique and intruiging, they also meld together beautifully. An added surprise is although the fiber is rustic in appearance, it softens as worked and produces a beautiful halo. What's not to like?
What Materials Will I Need?
- 3 skeins of Plymouth Gina Chunky Yarn
- New Street Knitter Colette PDF Knitting Pattern
- Stitch marker
- Size US 10.5 circular needle 24" or greater
- Finishing needle
What Will I Learn?
- Cable cast-on
- Joing for knitting in the round
- Rib set-up and knit
- Wet splice invisible yarn join
- Faux Cable stitch
- Rib neckline decreases
What Skill Level?
Beginner and above. As always, this is a "no-think" knitting project. Just have fun and enjoy the knitting process, I'll help you through all the tricky parts! We'll include lots of images and tips you'll use often to make your projects enjoyable and a success!