Cotswold Capelet by Teresa Gregorio

Cotswold Capelet

June 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needle
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
900 yards (823 m)
11.25 (12.25, 14.25)" across back from center of pleat to center of pleat
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Warm your shoulders while keeping your hands free with this dashing capelet. Pleats at the neck and shoulders and colorwork on the inside hem add flair (and flare!). The glowing color calls to mind Cotswold stone, a naturally yellow limestone native to the Cotswolds.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 11.25 (12.25, 14.25)“ across back from center of pleat to center of pleat. Cape shown measures 11.25”; modeled on a 33” bust.

Yarn Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (100% superwash merino wool): Buffalo Grove (yellow; MC), 3 skeins; #612 Cornelia (multi; CC), 1 skein (see Notes).

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): 24” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Removable marker; tapestry needle; waste yarn for provisional CO; two size 7 (4.5 mm) or smaller double-pointed needles; spare size 4 (3.5 mm) or smaller 24” circular needle.

Gauge 19 sts and 23 rows = 4” in St st on larger needle.

Notes This cape is worked back and forth from the bottom up, beginning with 4 rows of simple colorwork that form the inside of the turned hem. About 7 (8, 9) yards of contrasting color are used for the hem.