montepulciano capelet by Lori Law

montepulciano capelet

September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
670 - 750 yards (613 - 686 m)
s-m / l-xl
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Designed for the September 2016 Luxe Yarnbox.

This lace capelet is just the sort of thing one might throw on to take in the flag-throwing or the barrel rolling races in sunny Montepulciano, where majestic Tuscan castles date from the 15th century. Featuring an asymmetrical lower edge for a hint of flare, it is constructed in the round from the top down.

sizing: S/M (L/XL) - bosoms up to 40” (40” and up) - adjustable neck opening with generous ease along the bottom edge.

Top-neck circumference : 27 (34)“ 68.5 (86.5) cm - neck opening may be seamed on one shoulder for a custom fit; Lower circumference : 144.5 (153)” 367 (388.5) cm

YARN 2 skeins Camelspin, 125g / 375 m 410 yds, 70% Silk, 30% Baby Camel; or 670 (720) yds 615 (660) m of fingering weight yarn
NEEDLES 40 cm 3.25 mm (US3) circular needles and 3.75 mm (US5) circular needles in sizes 40-120 cm (16-48”), which will accommodate the smaller circumference of the neckline up to the larger circumference of the lower edge; or needle sizes required to obtain gauge. If you are familiar with magic-loop style knitting in the round, you may only need one longer circular instead of multiple lengths of the 3.75 mm needles.
OTHER 3 stitch-markers, tapestry needle for weaving ends
GAUGE 4 sts & 9 rows per 1-inch square in stockinette on 3.75 mm needles

Thanks to Lisa Whiting for photos.