Sweetie Pie Capelet by Claire Montgomerie
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Sweetie Pie Capelet

Knitting
September 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch on 5mm needles after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
300 - 600 yards (274 - 549 m)
2-5 years, 6-12 years, Adult XS - XL

This gorgeous capelet pattern, for adults and children, was designed by Claire Montgomerie for Loop London’s 10th anniversary book ‘10’.

It is available as a printed book through Loop, London (loopknitting.com) or your local LYS.
In the States the book is distributed through Deep South Fibers, while stock lasts, after that and for the rest of the world, through Loop, London.

‘Loop’s 10’ has 12 patterns celebrating 10 fabulous years of Loop,London. All patterns are written and charted. Each printed book comes with a download code.

Claire’s design began with her memories of knitting a capelet sample for the shop in the very early days of Loop. She recalls how she saw so many customers wearing different versions of the pattern, and so knew the versatility and the current trend of ponchos would make this vintage style ice-skater cape an appropriate pattern for the book.
With her young daughter in mind, Claire has also sized ‘Sweetie Pie’ for children too. The bold fair-isle design makes this a good first colourwork project. Matched with the buttery softness of Jade Sapphire hand-dyed cashmere, it’s the ultimate winter accessory.

Note: ‘oh sweetie pie’ is a beautiful bespoke color for Loop,London. This shawl will look totally beautiful in many yarns - though oh sweetie pie is a beauty and we were honoured that Jade Sapphire dyed this for us, as well as Cloud Cuckoo.

SIZES
1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
To fit: Size 1: 2-5 years, Size 2: 6-12 years
Sizes 3-7: Adult sizes XS-XL
Measure around the chest and arms just below shoulders, and allow at least 5cm (2in) positive ease when choosing size.
Finished measurements: 90 (99, 108, 117, 126, 135, 144) cm / 35.5 (39, 42.5, 46, 49.5, 53, 56.5 ) inches around chest and shoulders
Length: 30 (30.5, 31, 32.5, 35.5, 36.5, 37)cm / 11. (12, 12 1/4, 12 3/4, 14, 14 1/4, 14.5) inches

YARN
Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 8-ply (aran weight; 100% cashmere; 91m / 100yds per 55g skein)
MC: Oh Sweetie Pie x 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins
CC: Deep Plum (57) x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needle, 60-80cm (24-32in) length
4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) circular needle, 40cm (16in) length
5mm (UK 6/US 8) circular needle, 60-80cm (24-32in) length
5mm (UK 6/US 8) circular needle, 40cm (16in) length
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

TENSION
18 sts and 28 rows to 10cm (4in) over stocking stitch on 5mm needle after blocking.
Take time to check your tension and adjust the needle size as necessary to ensure an accurate finish.

For any errata that comes to light please see our blog at LoopKnitLounge.com