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Topic: Shetland Summer capelet  (Read 1250 times)
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« on: June 07, 2010 03:30:30 AM »

I made this as a french seaming tutorial - full step-y-step instructions details and more pics at that link too.

I really love shawls but it's getting too hot to wear handknit ones, so I sewed this light cover-up instead. I used a Shetland shawl construction, with shaped shoulders. Shetland shawls are great for staying put!

I cut two right-angled triangles and cut wedges out of the top of the right-angles and seamed them to shape the shoulders. I then sewed one triangle to each side of a strip the width of the base of my neck, which runs down the centre of the back. This makes a shaped elongated triangle which doesn't keep slipping off.

As I just used one layer of fabric for coolness, all the seams are French seamed so it doesn't matter if they show when the shawl is worn unpinned. I finished the edges by rolling and whipstitching, though I did contemplate a lace trim instead.

« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010 05:56:32 AM »

I really like this idea!  I have some fabric that would work perfectly for something like this.  Very nice alternative to hand-knits in the summer.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010 07:48:37 AM »

Really pretty. i love it.

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