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Darrieux Capelet

KnitDesign by Caroline
Patternfish
Knitting
February 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1030 - 2250 yards (942 - 2057 m)
XS-5XL - To fit bust size: 30 (34, 38, 42) [46, 50, 54, 58] 62" / 76 (86, 96.5, 106.5) [117, 127, 137, 147] 158 cm
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The puff-shouldered Darrieux Capelet is named for French actress Danielle Yvonne Marie Antoinette Darrieux, who wore a similar garment in the 1954 film “The Earrings of Madame De …”. Hers was of woven fabric and unadorned except for the brooch she used to fasten it. This knitted, lace-trimmed version is worked from the top down with a knitted on lace border and contains instructions for 9 sizes.

Knit in a rich tone like “Chocolate Lily” as shown, the capelet is elegant for any formal occasion. Worked in cream or white, it would be a lovely vintage-style wrap for a bride or other member of the wedding party. Fasten it with a button, brooch or shawl pin.