Capelet? Cape-what? Think short, open poncho - a retro Hollywood Glamour mini-cape for a very “now” sophisticate look.
Just right to fight the nip in the air, this versatile flared capelet is the perfect shoulder-draping accent when you need just a little warmth with your style. Secured about the neck, the opening of this lovely capelet dramatically reveals the layer you’re sporting beneath. This classic little garment is knit in one piece from the top down and requires minimal finishing. Although engineered for mostly easy, auto-pilot stitching, this project does use one or two techniques that might teach you something, too. In addition to featuring a knit-in hem collar, it uses picked-up stitches for a snug ribbed collar , delicate yarn-over increasing, and feminine short-row layers about the sides. Much of this capelet’s character is defined by the closure: although we suggest options - it’s ultimately up to you to get crafty with the closure in order to make this leading lady your own.
NOTE:The download version of this pattern includes 2 sets of knitting instructions: one for the capelet in worsted weight yarn (shown in Blue) the other featured in DK weight yarn (shown in Red). The printed (mailed) version of this pattern is for the worsted weight version of the pattern only.
Skill Level Description
Basic stitches, short row shaping, picking up stitches, simple finishing
Directions are for sizes XS (S/M, L, XL). Size S/M is pictured.