Monday, May 12, 2014

Mink Stoles Knitted in Mohair

This afternoon I was working on Design Pattern 828, when I had another one of those 'I know that pattern' moment.   (Now, I've processed close to 2800 patterns for the shop, so, believe me, these moments are starting to happen more and more frequently).    The case at hand today is a knitted stole or capelet pattern.
A quick browse through the shop quickly identified the similiarities.

Now, each of these stole are the same knit / purl pattern stitch, knit in either knitting worsted or mohair, with the emphasis being on the mohair.  When knit in mohair, you are instructed to brush briskly to duplicate a mink look.   All are knit on big needles with two strands.

Easy Jiffy Knit Stole Pattern in Mohair Yarn
Laura Wheeler 584 - A simple stole wrap.

Soft Mohair Knitted Cape Pattern is Mail Order Design 828.
Laura Wheeler 828 - This capelet has the appearance of a loop closure - it's actually a hook and eye.

Mohair Stole Knitting Pattern, Mail Order Design 7112
Alice Brooks 7112 - This design has a lovely fold over shawl collar.

Laura Wheeler 902 (not in my collection) is more cape like with a small roll collar and button front.  

Now, this is quite a typical thing for designers to do.  Start with a base pattern and then make a change to the closure or the collar, or the length and there you go ... a new pattern.   And, remember that both Alice Brooks and Laura Wheeler are the same designers.  

Okay, my "I know that pattern" moment is over ... back to work.  

Thanks for dropping by, 
Lorrie  

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