Tasselled mittens

For a fun finish, add several tiny matching tassels to the cuff edge of a pair of basic Mittens. These tassels are made from 12 strands of chunky yam.

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capelet with marabou trim

Wear this delightfully feminine capelet over a floaty summer dress and fasten it with ribbon ties (see Bluebell, page 74) or use a glamorous, sparkly pin or clasp.

YOU WILL NEED
  • 3 50g balls of pure wool double knitting yam with approx 120m (131yds) per 50g ball
  • Pair of 6mm (size 10) and 6.5mm (size 10V2) knitting needles or size needed to achieve tension
  • 2.75m (3yds) of marabou trim
  • Sewing thread to match yam
  • Sewing needle
  • Yam needle

NOTE

Yam is used double throughout.

FINISHED SIZE

Capelet measures 15cm (6in) deep and 107cm (42in) along lower edge from front to back.

TENSION

15 stitches and 20 rows to 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch using 6mm (size 10) needles.

KNITTING THE CAPELET

Using yam double, knit and finish the capelet following the basic pattern on page 27, omitting the ties.

3 Continue pinning trim around capelet in same way until you reach starting point, then overlap ends of trim by about 2cm fAin).

1 Pin marabou trim around capelet on right side, starting at centre back seam of lower edge and inserting pins at right angles to edge of knitting.

2 At comer, allow for a little extra trim to go around angle, making sure trim lies flat in wear.

applying marabou trim

3 Continue pinning trim around capelet in same way until you reach starting point, then overlap ends of trim by about 2cm fAin).

4 Stitch trim down by sewing core of it carefully to right side of knitting using sewing thread that matches yam colour. Take stitches through trim from back of knitting at right angles to core, pulling feathers free when making each stitch. Secure thread ends neatly on wrong side.

1 Pin marabou trim around capelet on right side, starting at centre back seam of lower edge and inserting pins at right angles to edge of knitting.

2 At comer, allow for a little extra trim to go around angle, making sure trim lies flat in wear.

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