Make a Twisted Scarf Capelet

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This cute project is excerpted from our Big Knits: Hollywood Style booklet (The Taunton Press, 2015) by Linda Zemba Burhance. Every princess ought to have a stylish scarf to keep out the winter chill, unless, of course, she prefers the glamour of a capelet. Whether you're royalty or just want the look of nobility, you can combine the scarf and capelet with this two-in-one piece.

MEASUREMENTS
Finished center-back neck length: 9 inches

NOTIONS
U.S. size 50 (25 mm) straight needles
Crochet hook or yarn needle for finishing

YARN
Approximately 480 yards (CYCA 6) Super Bulky chunky wool or wool-blend yarn (240 yards each of a variegated yarn and a solid-color yarn)

SHOWN IN
Lion Brand Hometown USA: 100 percent acrylic (81 yards/74 meters, 5 ounces/142 grams),
#135-216 Anchorage Ice and
#135-150 Chicago Charcoal

GAUGE
Using 2 strands on size 50 needles
5 stitches = 4 inches
5 rows = 4 inches

To Make Scarf Section

1. Holding 1 strand of solid color yarn and 1 strand of variegated yarn together, cast on 20 stitches using the long-tail cast-on method (see next page), leaving a tail of approximately 12 inches. Purl across next row (see next page).

2. Next Row: K2tog across row (see next page). You now have 10 stitches. Continue in stockinette stitch, where every stitch on the front or "face" of the work is knitted across, and every stitch on the back side or reverse of the work is purled across, for 40 more rows or 32 inches (see next page). Cast off (see next page). Make a second one exactly the same way.

To Make Capelet Back Section

1. Holding 1 strand of solid color yarn and 1 strand of variegated yarn together at the same time, cast on 40 stitches using the long-tail cast-on method and leave a tail of about 12 inches. Purl across the next row.

 

VARIATION
This project can be even more glamorous depending on the yarn. I can imagine a beautiful white-colored bouclé yarn evoking the look of an ice princess. You will never be frozen with this stunning garment wrapping you in warmth and luxury.

TIP
To wear the capelet, place it on your back and throw the scarf pieces over your shoulders.You'll have timeless glamour for your time-traveling adventure!

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