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Wild Flower

fern knits
Knitting
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in colorwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
564 - 1049 yards (516 - 959 m)
XS {S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X} (shown in size XS with 5” / 13 cm of ease) 47 {51, 56, 61, 65, 70, 75}” / 119 {130, 142, 155, 165, 178, 190} cm
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Wild Flower is a stranded capelet worked in the style of Fair Isle knitting.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate: Pattern uses stranded knitting, working from colorwork charts, decreases, and knitting in the round.

Materials Needed

Yarn: Approximately 564 {662, 758, 856, 952, 1049} yards / 516 {605, 693, 782, 870, 960} meters in DK weight yarn in 7 colors.

Yarn used in capelet pictured:
Jamieson’s Doubleknitting (DK weight, 100% wool, 170 yards / 155 meters per 57 gram (2.01 ounces) skein)
- For Main Color 1 (MC1): 195 Moorland colorway
222{260, 296, 334, 370, 407, 445} yards / 203 {238, 271, 305, 338, 372, 407} meters - - 2 {2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3} skeins
- For Main Color 2 (MC2): 102 Sheala colorway
70 {82, 94, 106, 118, 130, 142} yards / 64 {75, 86, 97, 108, 119, 130} meters - - 1 {1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1} skein
- For Main Color 3 (MC3): 1390 Highland Mist colorway
50 {58, 66, 74, 82, 90} yards / 46 {53, 60, 68, 75, 82} meters - - 1 {1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1} skein
- For Contrasting Color 1 (CC1): 01 Shetland Black colorway
20 {24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44} yards / 18 {22, 26, 30, 33, 37, 40} meters - - 1 {1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1} skein
- For Contrasting Color 2 (CC2): 106 Mooskit colorway
80 {94, 108, 122, 136, 150, 164} yards / 73 {86, 99, 112, 124, 137, 150} meters - - 1 {1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1} skein
- For Contrasting Color 3 (CC3): 105 Eesit colorway
66 {78, 90, 102, 114, 126, 138} yards / 60 {71, 82, 93, 104, 115, 126} meters - - 1 {1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1} skein
- For Contrasting Color 4 (CC4): 104 Natural White colorway
56 {66, 76, 86, 96, 106, 116} yards / 51 {60, 69, 79, 88, 97, 106} meters - - 1 {1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1} skein

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 6 (4mm) circular needles at least 29” / 74 cmin length, double pointed needles in smaller size as needed

Gauge: 24 stitches x 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in colorwork chart and using larger needles, after blocking. Take time to check gauge.

Notions: stitch markers (14)

Sizes: XS {S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X} (shown in size XS with 5” / 13 cm of ease)
Chest: 47 {51, 56, 61, 65, 70, 75}” / 119 {130, 142, 155, 165, 178, 190} cm
Length: 13 {13.5, 14, 14.5, 15, 15.5, 16, 16.5}” / 33 {34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42} cm
Neckband: 28 {28, 28, 32, 32, 32, 36}” / 71 {71, 81, 81, 81, 91} cm
To size, measure the circumference around the widest part of the chest plus arms, and add 5” / 13 cm of ease. If you are between sizes, go up a size for a more roomy capelet and down for a more snug capelet.