Escallop Hooded Capelet
Steampunk inspired garter stitch hooded capelet with beaded scalloped edge. Escallop is knit from the bottom up beginning with the beaded edging, then shaped to hug the shoulders with decorative raglan decreases. A shallow hood frames the face, and is shaped with short rows and grafted at top. Pompom I-cord ties complete the whimsy.
Size: S (L); 8 (12)” from neck to bottom of scalloped edge; 58 (74)” bottom edge circumference.
Techniques Used: Long-tail cast on, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, beading (crochet hook method), easy lace, short rows, grafting, I-cord, pompoms.
Experience Level: Intermediate; edging is both written and charted.
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino wool, 440 yards), 2 (3) skeins. Size S shown in Alizarin.
US 7 32” circular needles or size to match gauge.
US 6 DPNs or circular needles any length, for making I-cord.
US 10 (1.15 mm) crochet hook, for placing beads.
336 (480) size 6/0 seed beads.
Stitch markers, 8.
Gauge: 20 st x 40 rows/4” in garter stitch; 1 scallop at bottom edge = 4”, after blocking.
Thank you to my lovely test knitters, and my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.
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