Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Banana Leaf Capelet

Inspired by the banana plant that spends the summer in our backyard and the fall, winter and spring in our dining room, I give you the Banana Leaf Capelet!

Each leaf is knitted separately, then seamed using Maie Landra's brilliant "two needles and a crochet hook" seaming technique. Ties adorned with tiny leaves connect to applied i-cord along the top of the leaves. The pattern calls for two glorious hanks of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Mediumweight, one of my most favorite yarns. Knitting each leaf separately, knitting applied i-cord across the top and seaming the leaves with the aforementioned technique gets the beautiful hand-dyed yarn going in three different directions, maximizing its beauty effortlessly.

I had loads of fun designing this and knitting it, and I hope you enjoy knitting it, too! The pattern is available on Ravelry for $6.

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