Robin Capelet by Sue Peterson
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Robin Capelet

February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1100 - 1300 yards (1006 - 1189 m)
XSmall - XLarge
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A lightweight capelet that offers the perfect coverage as a Spring poncho. And, light enough for indoor wear. Throw it on over a t shirt and look pulled together. The cape features two colors but you can easily knit it in one color. Two versions that offer different hems; Garter Stitch hem( easy) or a Knitted Hem (more advanced). Directions are given for both and are pictured to the left.

Skills Needed
Casting On
Knitting, Purling, all options
Option 1 Sewing a seam, Option 2- picking up stitches, sewing a seam
Binding off
Knitting Tutorials are provided at
Yarn and Sizes
The Plucky Knitter’s Traveler DK 65% merino, 20% mulberry silk, 15% yak) 275 yards
XS/S/M/L/XL 3/3/3/4/4 skeins main color (Burlap), 2/2/2/3/3 skeins contrast color (Dive Bar)
Supplies Needed
Tape measure
Tapestry Needle
About 8 yards of thin scrap yarn. Dental floss will work quite well.
Needles - #7, 40 inch Circular Needle to accommodate large number of stitches. Option 2: two spare #7 needles needed for picking up stitches for the hem. Please remember that after knitting up your swatch, your needle size may change.

Gauge 4.5 stitches = 1” or 18 sts. = a 4 in square in Stockinette Stitch using a #7 needle
Shoulder to hem = 24/25/26/27/29 in.”, Length from neck to waist = 22/22/23/24/25 “ Width at neck (with a drape)= 25/25.5/27/28.5/30 “ Width at bottom = Minimum of 60” all sizes