Wednesday, January 16, 2008
These colors were purchased as an homage to Cadbury's Mintchoc candy bars. Sizing may be a bit off, so I will post updates when the recipient puts on the capelet.
Mintchoc Striped Capelet
Size: 6-12 months
Gauge: 8 st/in, 9 rows/in
-Size 2 needles (circulars are easier), or as needed for gauge
-1 each 50gm balls Knit Picks Palette in mint and bark (will have plenty leftover for booties or other small project)
yo: yarn over
pm: place marker
k2tog: decrease by knitting 2 stitches together
ssk: decrease by slip knitwise, slip next stitch knitwise, place back on L needle, knit 2 together
p2tog: decrease by purling 2 stitches together
p2tbl: decrease by purling 2 stitches together through back loops
kfb: increase by knitting into front loop as usual, then knitting into back loop of same stitch
Cast on 120 st with bark
Row 1-2: k all
Row 3: k2, yo, k2tog, k to end
Row 4: k 27, pm, k10, pm, k46, pm, k10, pm, k to end
Rows 5-30: Alternate Rows A+B total 13 times, changing colors at row 7 and 21, and place buttonhole on row 23 (first 4 st are [k2, yo, k2tog], instead of plain k)
Rows 31-42: Alternate Rows C+B total 6 times, changing colors at row 33 and 41
Rows 43-50: Alternate Rows D+B total 4 times, changing colors at row 47
Rows 51-58: Alternate Rows D+E total 4 times, changing colors at row 51, 54, 56, 57, 58.
Rows 59-62: k all
Bind off loosely.
-Row A: k to 1 st before marker, kfb, sl marker, kfb. Repeat with other 3 markers. K rest.
-Row B: k4, p to last 4, k4
-Row C: k4, k2tog, k to 1 st before first marker, kfb, sl marker, kfb. Repeat with other 3 markers. K to 6 before end, ssk, k4.
-Row D: k4, k2tog, k to 3 st before first marker, ssk, kfb, sl first marker, kfb, k21, ssk, k2tog, k21, kfb, sl second marker, kfb, k2tog, k to 3 st before third marker, ssk, kfb, sl third marker, kfb, k21, ssk, k2tog, k21, kfb, sl fourth marker, kfb, k2tog, k to 6 before end, ssk, k4.
-Row E: k4, p2tbl, p to 6 before end, p2tog, k4
Weave in ends. Block, smoothing out front panels. Attach 2 buttons along R front edge at rows 3 and 23.