Marina Di Chioggia Capelet by Kristen Jancuk

Marina Di Chioggia Capelet

September 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in st st in the rnd
US 6 - 4.0 mm
500 - 600 yards (457 - 549 m)
48” around at largest point, 22” neck circumference and 16” deep

Since the first time I worked a knit pleat, I wanted to include pleats in a design. Like turning a sock heel, working pleats seems to take just a bit of magic--which is kicked up a notch when you hide a bit of lace behind them.
This capelet is worked in the round from the bottom up, with a simple honeycomb lace pattern hiding behind front pleats and repeated at the back. Basic stockinette and garter stitch let the pleats take center stage in a cozy accessory that will stay put around your shoulders when fall’s chill arrives.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished circumference 48” at largest point, 22” neck circumference and 16” deep.

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rnd = 4” 10 cm in St st after wet blocking
18 sts and 28 rnds = 4” 10 cm in Honeycomb Lace stitch after wet blocking

Yarn: Harrisville Designs flyWHEEL (100% pure virgin wool; 170 yards 155 meters/50 grams): #965 Driftwood, 4 skeins

Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) 32” and 16” circular needles

Notions: Markers in 4 different colors or styles, 2 spare DPNs, tapestry needle