It’s been awhile since I’ve done any mosaic knitting. This was a fun reintroduction to the technique. The slipped stitches are through the center section of the capelet and the knits and purls in the bottom section echo the mosaic section. It’s Kelly Jensen’s Winter’s Rhythm, available on her website or on Ravelry.
My tame denim blue and natural brown version is worked up in worsted weight Berroco Ultra Alpaca. The yarn is a soft blend of 50% Peruvian Highland wool and 50% alpaca. Seventy-two colorways are available, in solids, natural heathers and dyed heathers. I only lightly steamed mine, but may still wet-block it to wrestle a few unruly sections into place.
Check out Jensen’s pattern, in bright turquoise and fire engine red, for a more bold use of color. I’m very pleased with mine. Lately I’ve enjoyed knitting and wearing different styles of “sort of” shawls–ones that don’t need pinning or precise shoulder placement. So, keyhole shawls, tied shawls, and now my first capelet.
Here’s a closer look at some of the details: