Grand Plan Top-Down Capelets: Cabled Turtleneck Capelet by Ann Budd
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Grand Plan Top-Down Capelets: Cabled Turtleneck Capelet

September 2005
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch worked in the round
US 9 - 5.5 mm
655 yards (599 m)
48 (54, 60)" (122 [137, 152.5] cm) circumference at lower edge
Errata available:

Pattern description from Wrap Style: “This pattern, the latest addition to Ann Budd’s Grand Plan series of project instructions, features three versions of a capelet worked in one piece from the neck down and shaped with increases along four raglan lines. Presented in easy-to-read chart form, the instructions given here are for three sizes (child, woman’s small/medium, woman’s large), five possible gauges (2,3,4,5 and 6 stitches per inch), and pullover or cardigan variations. By changing the edging , stitch pattern, or increase method, you can get a host of different looks.”

Finished Size: 48 (54, 60)“ (122 137, 152.5 cm) circumference at lower edge, 20 (21½, 24)” (51 54.5, 61 cm) circumference at neck edge, and 13¼ (15¼, 17¼)“ (33.5 38.5, 44 cm) long.


  • About 655 yd (599 m) of worsted-weight (Medium #4) yarn.
  • Naturally Merino & Fur (70% merino, 30% possum fur; 131 yd (120 m)/50 g): #06 maroon, 5 skeins

Needles: Size 9 (5.5 mm) 16” (40-cm) and 24” (60-cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

Gauge: 16 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st worked in the round.

Note: One extra stitch is increased at the base of each cable to counteract the tendency of cables to contract. Therefore, after the first cable crossing round, the stitch count for this version will always be a few more stitches than in the general instructions on pages 49-51. Also, fewer stitches are cast on to begin with to make a closer-fitting turtleneck.

Grand Plan Top-Down Capelets - 5 versions available: