Merry Mantle

IMG_2684 (683x1024)The Mystery Class was a great hit on Thursday.  The weather co-operated and was sunny but not burning hot!

We all had a great time – everyone got the techniques and left happy with their individual progress.  I love the Summer Classes in the Courtyard – such a pleasant place to teach and learn in.

What was the Mystery?  The project was unknown to the students until the class started – the students just knew what yarn, beads and needles to bring – and you know – no one was disappointed!  At least I think that no one was disappointed!  LOL!

Merry Mantle - knit with Sweet Georgia Glitterati!

Merry Mantle – knit with Sweet Georgia Glitterati!

Gracefully draping folds accented with a bright pop of lace edging.

Gracefully draping folds accented with a bright pop of lace edging.

Meet Merry Mantle – a short-rowed capelet/poncho with lace and bead accents!  Our versions were knit with the Graduated yarn kits put together by Sweet Georgia – the Party of Five kits in Glitterati Sock or Cashlux fine or Frabjous Fibers Cheshire Cat mini skien packs.  This versatile pattern could be knit with any combination of 4-ply sock or fingering yarns.

A mantle is a small shoulder covering – just enough to cover the shoulders and the arms to the elbow.

The Merry Mantle is knit from side to side in garter stitch and the shaping is constructed with short-rows. The colours are striped through the short-row pattern.

The view straight on

The view straight on

The bottom section has an open lace beaded pattern and the edge is finished with a contrasting beaded lace edging. The beads are always optional. The mantle is closed with a heavy cord lacing that is simply pushed through the weave of the knitting.

Until June 15th – this pattern will be available on Ravelry at 25% off of the purchase price of $5.00 – just type in the code Merry Making!  And the pattern will be yours for only $3.75!

I hope that you like it!

Happy Knitting


The students colour options

The students colour options

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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