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A strikingly cute capelet that will earn you lots of compliments. The capelet is versatile too - it can be worn buttoned up as a turtleneck or with the nice, wide collar open as shown. A great polished alternative to the poncho!
Bold woven leather buttons give it a stylish twist. Simple eyelet increases create the capelet shape. Ribbing finished the bottom edge.
It can also be worn like a cropped shawl to cover your shoulders when wearing a skimpy evening dress.
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Errata fixed 6/3/15: p.2 Right Button Band. Row 4, first line missing "p1, k1, p1," right after Sl-p.
Finished Knit Measurements: One size fits most.
Yarn Used: GGH Aspen (50% Merino Wool/50% Acrylic; 1.75oz/50g [62yds/57m] per ball): 6 balls in #26 Moss Green.
Pattern Gauge: 8 sts = 3" and 11 rows = 3" in St st on Size 11 [8mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 10 stitches = 4" on US size 10 3/4 to 11 needles..
Total Yardage Required: Approximately 372 yds [342 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Madeleine Tosh Chunky
Malabrigo Yarn Chunky
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Think and Quick
Cascade Yarns Pacific Chunky
Wendy Mode Chunky
Misti Alpaca Tonos Chunky
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: 24" (or longer) circular knitting needles in Size 11 [8mm].
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Posted by Liz on 12th Dec 2013
Exactly as advertised - loved how quickly it went - my daughter was undergoing a horrible medical procedure, and this was wonderful therapy. Finished in time for her to wear it two days later! I wanted something that would keep her warm in her wheelchair and it's fabulous.