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Rio Capelet

Knitting
August 2011
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches in stripe pattern on larger needles; 16 sts & 16 rows in lozenze pattern on larger needles
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1392 - 1566 yards (1273 - 1432 m)
14¼ (16, 17¾)" neck circumference
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Finished Size
14¼ (16, 17¾)” neck circumference,
96 (108, 120)” lower edge circumference,
20¼ (21¼, 22¼)” long, excluding turtleneck.
Capelet shown measures 14¼”.

Yarn Tahki Yarns Rio
(50% alpaca, 35% merino wool, 15% silk; 87 yd [80 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]):
#6 flint (gray; A), 8 (8, 9) skeins
#13 lake (blue; B), 4 (4, 5) skeins
#9 grape (C) 2 skeins
#1 ivory (D), 2 skeins
4 colors, 16-18 balls total

Needles
Size 11 (8 mm): 16” and 40” circulars (cir).
Size 9 (5.5 mm): 16” cir.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions
markers (m)
waste yarn for provisional CO
tapestry needle

Body is worked first, from the top down. Turtleneck stitches are picked up from provisional cast-on and worked to finish. Design features short-row shaping.