Bernadette Capelet by Kelli Slack

Bernadette Capelet

Knitting
September 2018
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
575 - 850 yards (526 - 777 m)
S, M, L, XL, XXL (Large measured 15 inches deep by 37 inches across the width after blocking and is meant for a 22 inch neckline)

I just love looking at old knitting patterns, pamphlets, books, magazines, or any crafting items I can put my hands on. Part of my time is spent scouring antique stores and flea markets for knitted items and crafting things to “rescue.” The inspiration for this capelet came from just such a find.

With a simple ribbed neckline, and a repeating pattern of lace and texture that grows with your chart, I hope you’ll enjoy knitting this somewhat challenging knit as much as I enjoyed designing it. If you need a larger or smaller size, it is very easy to add or subtract repeats of the charts. Add (or subtract) 3 repeats of the Edging Chart for every 1 repeat of the Increasing and Body Charts.

This pattern is meant for an intermediate to advanced knitter and all those in-between.

Both written and charted directions are included in this pattern. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.
Yarn: 1 skein Blazing Fibers, 80% superwash wool, 20% nylon, supersize skein; 700 yards, color Indian Hay (Approximately 575, 650, 700, 775, 850 yards needed)

Needle: US 4 (3.5 mm) Signature DPNs or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 6 stitches per inch (spi) and 10 rows per inch (rpi) OR 24 stitches and 40 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: S, M, L, XL, XXL (Large measured 15 inches deep by 37 inches across the width after blocking and is meant for a 22 inch neckline)

To alter the size: Add or subtract stitches OR adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the length of the capelet as needed.