A capella by Kristi Porter
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A capella

December 2002
Mondial Asia
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
12 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
294 - 392 yards (269 - 358 m)
This pattern is available for free.

from the designer: “Call it a capelet or a mini-poncho, an ironically retro scarf alternative or even a big dickey.

”Call it ridiculous; call it sublime.

“Whatever you call it, this garment is quick fun to knit and is the perfect antidote to the cold shoulder.

”Unlike a real poncho though, this one won’t mess up your hairdo! Wear it buttoned up the front, side or back, or unbutton it and fold down the collar. If you’re really feeling bold, you can even wear it as a skirt!

“A Capella is knit side to side in one piece and uses garter-stitched short rows for shaping. I did not wrap my short rows and there are no visible holes. Depending on the yarn you use however, you may wish to wrap the turning stitches.

”If you have never used short rows before, don’t worry. Simply knit the number of stitches called for, turn your work and knit back as if you had reached the end of the row. After all the short rows are worked, you will knit back and pick up all the orphaned stitches.“


S/M (L/XL)


Mondial Asia (60% wool, 9% Alpaca, 5% Nylon, 26% Acrylic. 72 yds/100 grams); color: #147; 45skeins/260(320)yards.

Or try:

3(4)] skeins of Colinette Graffiti

10(12) skeins of Noro Big Bebe

3(4) skeins of WoolEase Thick ‘n’ Quick

1 set US #10/6mm straight needles

large crochet hook

5 buttons