Saturday, March 7, 2015

Claire's "Gone Hog Wild" capelet

I am a big fan of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander. I have been watching the show on Starz and really enjoying the knitted items. I was thrilled when I found this pattern for the capelet Claire wore in the episode entitled, The Gathering. 

I knitted this pattern on size US 11 circular needles with Bernat's Softee chunky yarn. This yarn is super bulky in the Pumpkin colorway. I used 2 skeins to knit this. I learned a new stitch, The kfb (knit in front loop, then back loop) this was a way to increase and very easy stitch. The pattern is a top down pattern. You start with the collar in seed stitch, k1, p1 (knit 1, purl 1), in seed stitch you knit the purls and purl the knits.  

I love this pattern, it was easy and quite fast to knit. Everytime I see this capelet, it makes me smile.

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