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Careen Capelet

Knitting
November 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch (stockinette)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
495 yards (453 m)
One size 120cm/47” around hem, 71cm/28” around collar
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This is an elegant capelet for colder weather. Worked in luxurious wool/silk yarn, its subtle sheen and great stitch definition make the dynamic Art Deco design stand out.

You can choose to fold the collar over twice for a vintage look (photos at top), or simply fold it once to make a relaxed cowl neck (photos at bottom).

Truly versatile, you can keep your shoulders warm at the most formal winter parties, wear it on your daily commute, or simply team with jeans.

This is an easy project, where the focus is on enjoying seeing the design develop. Worked in the round, the pattern includes charted AND written instructions.

Size
120cm/47” around hem, 71cm/28” round collar
42cm/16 1/2 tall from hem to top of collar, laid flat.
Front length 24cm/9 1/2”, collarbone to hem when worn.

Materials

  • Fyberspates Aran Scrumptious 45% silk 55% merino, 165m/180yds per 100g skein, 3 skeins 495m/540yds in shade Natural 400.
  • 5mm/US 8 needles with 100cm/39” & 60cm/24” cable
  • 4.5mm/US 7 needles with 60cm/24” cable.
  • tapestry needle to weave in ends
  • stitch markers

Tension
18.5 sts & 24rows to 10cm/4” square over stocking stitch with 5mm/US 8 needles or size required to achieve tension.

Like accessories in matching sets? See Careen ebook for the whole collection.

Thank you to Denise and KirstyLirsty