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“A Fall Affaire” is a design adapted from an 1844 pattern for a”ruff” or collar. It provides a surprising amount of warmth worn over a sweater for fall, without adding the bulk of a cowl or scarf. A Bonus pattern for matching cuffs is included.
The first photo shows the collar worked in a sport or fingering weight alpaca/wool/polyamide blend yarn with a long colour change, Lana Grosso’s Alta Mode Fine “Degrade” or Print — which, though it has 160m in 25g, has a suggested needle size of 5mm! This collar is worked using 3mm needles for the centre band, and 7mm needles for the lace on either side.
The pattern for the crochet Fuchsia Flower with leaf is included, as a lovely finishing touch to the chain cord fastener. It is reworked from a pattern from 1850.
This version is knit in Patons Classic Wool, “Harvest”colour; 1 -100g ball was exactly enough to make the collar and cuff set, without an inch of yarn leftover! The last few yards were used to make the cute tassels.
The cuffs provide a little warmth in cooler fall weather, perfect to use while doing some yard work and gardening chores. To fasten them, a small button that fits through the yarn overs in the band makes them adjustable, up to a 7.5″ – 8″ wrist.
The collar provides a splash of colour if you are wearing neutrals.