You can slip Minuano on anytime you feel a chill. The cozy fit and warm alpaca fiber will restore your sense of well-being. It is knit is stretchy garter stitch with short rows to shape the fit at the shoulders. The work is done sideways, beginning with a provisional cast on. Once the knitting is done, the live stitches from the cast on are Kitchener stitched to the final row of stitches for a seamless join. You can choose from among four sizes with finished measurements of 37.5 (39.5, 41.5, 43.5)" around the lower edge and lengths of 19.75 (20.5, 20.5, 21.5)". Minuano can be hand washed and dried flat. Berroco rates the skill level required for this design as intermediate.
At a glance, you might mistake Aero for a brushed mohair. It has that same fluffy volume and warmth but its main component is alpaca, which is mixed with nylon and wool. It has been dyed in a long color repeat, so the knitted fabric has wide bands of color that blend from one color into another. Light and lofty, Aero is a bulky weight yarn and is knit in this project at 3 stitches per inch in garter stitch.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 29" circular needle in US size 13 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
- spare circular needle in US size 13 or smaller
- waste yarn for provisional cast on
- tapestry needle
Minuano is shown in Aero color 8016 Nimbus. If you would like your capelet to be in this color, simply order the kit above. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Aero page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.