Kveta Capelet by Monika Sirna

Kveta Capelet

April 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st on bigger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 640 yards (183 - 585 m)
Kids S, M, L, XL; Adult S, M, L
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Would you like to have a princess cape or cowl to match your little one’s flowery hat? Ask any little girl and you will hear “Yes, yes, yes!”. And to satisfy your inner girly girl you can make one for yourself too; the capelet sizing goes up to size adult!
The capelet is meant to hug your shoulders gently without adding any bulk for adult sizes; yet there is a room to grow for children sizes.

Too hot for a sweater, but too cold to go without one? Capelet gets you covered!
Perfect accessory whether you need to keep out the morning chill or cover your shoulders while wearing summer dress, fully buttoned or partially open at the neckline or bottom edge :)

The pattern includes options for button or snap closure, and detailed directions on how to attach ribbon (snaps) and decorate the capelet with flowers.

Kveta is a Czech girl’s name (=bloom, flowers).

Sizing is based on measurement around shoulders:
(the pattern include chest measurements as well, just in case you don’t have measurement around shoulders at hand)

KS - toddler, 18m-3T (22-26” / 56-66cm)
KM - small child (26-29” / 66-74cm)
KL - child, 6-8 (28-32” / 71-81cm)
KXL - teen, 9-14 (32-36” / 81-91cm)
AS - small adult (38-42” / 97-107cm)
AM - medium adult (42-46” / 107-117cm)
AL - large adult (48-52” / 122-132cm)

This pattern is suitable for any DK weight merino yarns, perfect for semisolid or variegated color ways!!!!
Note: if substituting merino with cotton blend yarn, add one increase row in the same manner as established in the pattern.

Sample (size L) shown in Dream in Cashmere SW DK by Green Strings, In These Hands colorway.

200(240, 280, 380) {500, 580, 640} yds
180(220, 260, 350) {460, 530, 600} m

Yardage is generous estimate. You will need approx. equal amounts of each color for kids sizes if 2 colors are being used, or being approx. 10-15% more of MC for teen and adult sizes. Flowers are included in total yardage.

Difficulty level:
3 out of 5

US 2/2.75 mm DPNs
3-6 locking stitch markers
3-6 Jumbo Nylon Snaps (0.5”/14mm) or 3-6 buttons (1”/2.5cm)
darning needle
approx.20-35”/50-90 cm of ribbon, pins, sewing thread in color matching CC, sewing needle or sewing machine

Pattern includes:

  • option for button-closure or snap closure
  • detailed instructions for 3 flower options
  • detailed instructions on how to attach snaps/ribbon
  • 4 kids sizes, 3 adult sizes
  • tips on how to make a cowl, or cape

Please read the pattern before printing, there is a chance you don’t need to print everything.
As the sizes are color coded printing in full color is recommended. Please highlight the numbers that apply to your size to avoid any confusion.