Romeo and Juliet Capelet
I knit the original capelet in my ooak handspun, but you can substitute any bulky yarn. Here’s what I used: Written for 5 different handspun yarns, but would look lovely in just one or two. All yarns are bulky singles. I chose smooth thick and thin yarns for A and B, a fleecy corespun for C, a multicolor autowrapped single for D and a similar-to-C but deeper colored corespun for E.
Yardages: Allow 55 yds A, 85 yds D, 35 yds C, 35 yds D, and 25 yds E. total: approx 235 yds. May take more or less depending on yarn and knitting tension.
Needles: US 10 ! circular for capelet, pair of size 8 double points for I cord. Tapestry needle to run in ends. One large and two smaller stitch markers. Large marker marks center back, smaller marker marks shoulder line.
Gauge: Capelet, 11 sts over 4 inches. I Cord, just knit a reasonably firm cord. Notions: shawl pin to hold on flower.
Finished Measurements: 11 inches long and approx, 32 inches around at neck and approx 51 inches around at hem.
Notions; one large marker indicates center back, two small markers indicate shoulder line.
Want more easy patterns for your bulky handspun? See my patterns for Lynx, Lynx Headband, Two Way Street and Rose is a Rose.
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