Friday, January 11, 2013
River in Winter
I purchased the yarn, Debbie Bliss' Riva, some time ago, when Debbie Bliss was in town on one of her tours. Riva is a lovely, self-striping bulky yarn with subtle gradations of colour. This particular combintion of blues and greys, with a hint of cranberry and pink, reminded me of the colours along a riverbank in winter.
Combined with a chevron pattern which gives the colour stripes movement and flow, the yarn was the perfect contender for this project.
Any bulky yarn would work, of course. A solid colour would bring out the stitch pattern even more, with its defining Garter Stitch ridges.
River in Winter is worked flat from the bottom up. Just before the shoulder decreases, it is joined and the remainder of the piece is worked in the round. It ends with a turtle neck collar which can be lengthed to form a rolled collar, if you like that better.
Using 7.00 mm. (US 10.75) needles and a bulky yarn, you can work this capelet up quickly, ready to wear during the cold weather months.
Wear it over a jacket or heavy woollen sweater--as it is pictured here--with the vent at the side or in the front or back, if you prefer.
Have fun with this one!