Horae Capelet by Patricia Martin

Horae Capelet

March 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern before (after) blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
927 yards (848 m)
S (M, L)
This pattern is available from knitnowmag.co.uk for £3.00.

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This pretty capelet, featuring a geometric lace design, is a great knit for spring - it’s perfect for covering up over a nice dress.

The Horae or Hours were Greek goddesses of the seasons, natural justice and the general orderliness of life. There were different versions of the Horae – some related to justice and order, some to seasons, and some to the passing of the hours through the day. The stitch pattern in this capelet is based on the Four Sisters Medallion from Barbara Walker’s 2nd Treasury so I chose the name Horae to reference these mythical sisters of the Ancient World.

Unblocked gauge: 24 sts x 30 rows in lace pattern = 10cm
Blocked gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows in lace pattern = 10cm

Sizes S, M, L
Neck to bottom edge: 43 (51, 58) cm
Neck/ top edge: 68 (78, 88) cm
Cast off/bottom edge: 195 (220, 54) cm