Codex Capelet by Carina Spencer

Codex Capelet

March 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
500 - 620 yards (457 - 567 m)
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A reversible capelet with a double-breasted collar and cable detail. Knits up super fast in worsted or aran weight yarn and can be worn layered over a sleeveless dress in spring, or pulled up on top of your shoulders like a cowl in cooler weather. On windy days, you can even wear it as a wimple making it a wonderful accessory for transitional weather!


Pattern is written for two sizes to fit an adult female: XS/SM (M/L). Sample shown is XS/SM on 32” bust circumference (or 41” full bust circumference including upper arms).

Measurements are taken post-blocking with the fabric laying flat and unstretched. The fabric allows for a lot of stretch when worn. You should choose the size that corresponds with your usual t-shirt size.

Top Neck Opening, buttoned: 19 (21)” / 48 (53) cm
Full Bust / Hem Opening: 45½ (54)” / 116 (137) cm
Length: 19 (21)” / 48 (53) cm

16 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in blocked stockinette

cast on & bind off
knit & purl
knitting in the round
basic cabling techniques
increase (M1, YO)
decrease (k2tog)

YARN: 500 (620) yards 457 (566) m of worsted or aran weight yarn. Sample shown in Western Sky Knits Superwash Merino Aran (183 yards/3.5 oz.) in Fireburst.

NEEDLES: 24” circular needle and one double pointed needle (DPN) in US 9 (5.5 mm) OR size required to obtain gauge and two sizes smaller. Cable needle (cn).

NOTIONS: 2 mkrs, 6 buttons ¾-1” (2-2½ cm) in diameter, darning needle for weaving in ends