I started swatching with the silk I showed in my last blog post and decided it wasn’t right for what I had in mind. So it went back into the stash room and I started something else.
This is the beginning of the Triquetra Capelet which appeared in the Winter 2012 issue of Interweave Knits.
I am knitting mine from Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed in “Black Welsh Mountain.”
And of course I am incorporating some mods. I am making mine much longer. I’ve got lots of yarn, so I can easily add a lot of length to it.
The capelet has a large Celtic knot in each panel around, and the knot spans the length of the piece. Here’s the start of a knot:
Because I am making mine longer, I need to add some length to the knot motif. I’m adding a series of repeats of circles. Well, it’ll be easier to describe when I have a bit more done. And I won’t start the decreases for a while.
That means I currently have 658 stitches on the needles.
Lucy is impressed.