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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.
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 [340 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 Darlene Dunn on 29th Mar 2016
I gave it a 5-star because the instructions were easy to follow and is actually a very pretty 'little' caplet. Plus, if you use the right colors, it is very fashion trendy.
I'm a 49" chest person. I followed the instructions to the 'T''. This is VERY small caplet on me so, the pattern is flexible enough that I converted it into a button-cowl using 2 buttons.
I will make another one for me one day, but for my size, I will have to repeat the pattern 2 more times. I hope this will help other people like me who are of the larger sizes.
This pattern will definitely fit someone who is petite.
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.