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Grecian Edge

Joni gave me alpaca, Georgia alpaca at that.  It has one ply of natural black and one of white and it is as soft as freshly churned butter.

I started a design-it-on-the-needles raglan shaped capelette.  Alpaca is too hot for me to wear as a sweater and a capelette seemed about right.  Besides, I wanted to explore how the shaping would work.  I knitted whatever stitch pattern I felt like until I got bored and then I knit a different pattern.  Once it was long enough, I decided it had to have a special finishing at the bottom.  But I didn’t know what that would be.  I blocked it and hung it on my dress form, hoping for inspiration.

On my fall cruise I had seen Nicky Epstein showing someone else how to do an edging from one of her books and it reminded me of a picture I once took in Greece of a sculpture wearing a shawl.  Yeah, we’re talking a marble shawl here.That shawl edging had a sinewy, snakelike feel to it and the first thing I said when I saw it was, “I can knit that!”

Well, I have knitted it.  I think it really looks clever.  If I were seeing it for the first time, my words would be “How did you do that?”  In anticipation of you feeling the same way, I’ve put together a mini-tutorial.

I hope you try this and share pictures with me.


One Response

  1. Absolutely lovely! And thanks for sharing.

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