On the Fringes
Add a plethora of fringe and this basic capelet suddenly becomes a funky conversation starter!
Shoulder circumference: 31 inches Bottom circumference: 411/2 inches Length: 14 inches (excluding collar)
• Berroco Remix (worsted weight; 30% nylon/27% cotton/24% acrylic/10% silk/ 9% linen; 216 yds/100g per ball): 3 balls old jeans #3927 • Size 8 (5mm) 24-inch or longer circular
needle or size needed to obtain gauge • Size 7 (4.5mm) crochet hook (for fringe) • Removable stitch markers
20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/10cm in 2x2 Rib (slightly stretched). To save time, take time to check gauge.
Make 1 (M1): Insert LH needle from back to front under horizontal strand between last st worked and next st on LH needle; knit into front of resulting loop.
2x2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2) Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat.
Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches; do not join.
Cast on 210 sts.
Work in 2x2 Rib until piece measures 9 inches, ending with a WS row. Dec row (RS): K2, *p2tog, k2; rep from * to end of row—158 sts.
Knitting the knit sts and purling the purl sts, work even until piece measures 12 inches, ending with a WS row; pm at each end of last row worked. Shape Shoulders Dec row (RS): K2, *p1, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2—107 sts.
Work even until piece measures 14 inches, ending with a WS row. Collar Inc row (RS): K2, *p1, k1, M1; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2—158 sts. Next row (WS): P2, *k1, p2; rep from * to end of row.
Work even until piece measures 17 inches, ending with a WS row.
Bind off loosely in rib.
Sew center back seam, reversing seam from markers to bound-off edge so that inside seam does not show when collar is folded down.
Weave in ends. Fringe Cut 138 34-inch strands of yarn. *Hold 2 strands tog and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw folded end through center of back seam from RS to WS (see page 95). Pull loose ends through folded section. Draw knot up firmly. Rep from * across lower edge, working fringe in between each pair of 2 knit sts. Trim even.