Twinkle Soft & Chunky is the name of Classic Elite Yarn’s super-bulky 100% virgin wool yarn. Available on our online shop and in our store, Twinkle is the thickest yarn that we offer. It’s also one of the softest–you have to feel it to believe it! This capelet is a great example of what can be done with Twinkle. It’s the perfect thing to wear around the house to keep your shoulders warm while you knit (or sew, or crochet, or whatever your thing is!), but it’s also absolutely cute enough to wear out in the cold weather in lieu of a jacket. Super chunky knits are in vogue this season, and what better way to showcase your talent than by sporting your own handknit creation?
The pattern is called Pepper and is available for free online through the Daily Knitter site. The yarn that the pattern calls for is lighter weight, but we thought we’d make the capelet extra warm and use our bulkiest wool. We matched the gauge (7 sts=4″), and were really happy with how it turned out! It’s a fun knit: using size 15 needles, you cast on and join in the round. Although the capelet is mostly stockinette, rows of purls and rows of dropped stitches add interest. All in all, this project took 3 skeins of Twinkle and a few evenings to knit. Because this is made to drape over the shoulders, this pattern is one size fits most. With all the delicious colors this yarn comes in, you could go with either a cheery bright or a classic neutral–you really can’t go wrong!