Easy Poofy Capelet (Archived) by Marie-Christine Mahe
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Easy Poofy Capelet (Archived)

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September 2004
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
141 - 188 yards (129 - 172 m)

from the designer: “Capelets are related to ponchos - they’re essentially knit like a simple circular yoke, only you don’t have the hassle of attaching the sweater :-). This one is really a poof, goes fast as the wind and feels like a soft warm cloud when you’re done! It’s the winter version of our lacey capelet. It’s completely reversible, although the wonderful texture of the yarn doesn’t show much else, we can hardly tell one side from the other. This based on the yokes of circular sweaters pioneered by Elizabeth Zimmermann in the 60s.”

Level of difficulty

Finished measurements:
M-L: 23” (58cm) around the neck. 50” (125cm) at the bottom edge. 14” (36cm) high.
XL-2X: 24” around the neck. 54” at the bottom edge. 15” (38cm) high.
3X-4X: 25” around the neck. 58” at the bottom edge. 16” (30cm) high.


3 (3,4) balls Crystal Palace Poof (50g, 47yd) color 9377 (walnut), 100% microfiber nylon.
Circular knitting needle size 11 (7mm), or whatever will give you the gauge. Length near 24” (60cm) is most suitable.

Gauge On stockinette, 4 ½ st = 4” (10cm).

Medium-large, (XL-2X, 3X-4X).