Undone Capelet by Elanor King

Undone Capelet

Knitting
July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
One repeat of Leaf and Ribbon Chart (31 sts x 18 rows) is 4in/10cm wide and 2.5in/6.5cm high One repeat of Leaf Lace Chart (12 sts x 20 rows) is 2in/5cm wide and 2.25in/5.5cm long
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
440 - 880 yards (402 - 805 m)
S, (M, L). Width: 39 (44, 49)in/99 (112, 124.5)cm
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Summer wedding season is here and I wanted something pretty to cover my shoulders but couldn’t face another shawl. When I held this shocking pink yarn next to a particularly purple ribbon, I HAD to use both. Once it was decided to use the ribbon as a feature, the designing part was easy!
Undone is a ribboned capelet featuring a leaf motif. The Leaf and Ribbon edging is worked first to make a collar. Large 1-row buttonholes form slits through which to thread the ribbon. The Leaf Lace body of the capelet is picked up on the WS from the edge of the collar. Finally, the capelet is finished with a picot hem. When worn, the collar folds down to make a leafy border.

Buttonholes
The steps to make a buttonhole in the pattern are based on those given in Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns for a self-reinforcing one-row buttonhole.
A video of this technique is available at http://youtu.be/_QK_XHoMjnU

Tension
One repeat of Leaf and Ribbon Chart (31 sts x 18 rows) is 4in/10cm wide and 2.5in/6.5cm high
One repeat of Leaf Lace Chart (12 sts x 20 rows) is 2in/5cm wide and 2.25in/5.5cm long

Sizes
To fit bust 34 (38, 42)in/86.5 (96.5, 106.5)cm
Width: 39 (44, 49)in/99 (112, 124.5)cm
Length (with collar folded down): 6in/15cm

Yarn
The Uncommon Thread Uncommon Everyday (4ply; 100% superwash merino; 440yds/402m/100g skein)
1 (1, 2) x 100g skein in POW! (bright pink)

Needles and Accessories
1 set 4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needles, 30in/75cm long
1 set 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needles, 30in/75cm long
Ribbon 1.25in/3cm wide, 63 (67, 71)in/160 (170, 180)cm long.

Abbreviations
BH 1-row buttonhole. Detailed instructions are given in pattern notes.
CDD Central double decrease: slip 2 together knitwise, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over
K Knit
K2tog Knit the next two stitches together
LHN Left hand needle
P Purl
P2tog Purl two stitches together
rep(s) Repeat(s)
RHN Right hand needle
RS Right side
SSK Slip two stitches knitwise one at a time, knit two slipped stitches together through back of loop
st st Stocking stitch (US stockinette stitch)
st(s) Stitch(es)
WS Wrong side
YKY YO, K1, YO
YO Yarn over