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Great Gift Ideas: Knitting and Crochet Patterns
By: Jodi Snyder for Red Heart Yarn
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A lacy knit capelet is a great way to wrap up in the transition to warmer months and the construction is a snap. Follow this capelet knitting pattern for a lovely addition to your wardrobe. This pattern is for intermediate level knitters.
SIZE: Directions are for size Small/Medium; changes for sizes Large/Extra Large are in parentheses.
GAUGE: 17 sts = 4”; 23 rows = 4” in St st with larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.
LACE BORDER PATTERN (multiple of 8 sts):
NOTE: Garment is worked in one piece from the neck down. Circular needles are used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth in rows. Do not join.
CAPELET: Begin at top edge with smaller circular needles, cast on 86 sts. Work in Garter st (K every row) for 1”.
Size L/XL Only: Repeat Row 4 for 1½” more, end wrong side row.
All Sizes-Establish Border Pattern (Right Side): K5, work Row 1 of Lace Border Pattern over next 272 (288) sts, K5. Keeping 5 sts at each end in Garter st, work Rows 2-26 of Lace Border Pattern over center sts. Change to smaller needle. Work in Garter st for 1”, end wrong side row. Bind off all sts.
FINISHING-I-cord (Make 2): With double pointed needles, cast on 3 sts. * K3, do not turn work. Slide sts to right end of needle, pulling yarn to tighten. Repeat from * until cord measures 16”. Cut yarn leaving a 4” tail. Thread yarn tail onto yarn needle and draw through 3 sts on needle to secure. Sew I-cord to garment, placing one at each side ½” from top edge. Make knot at other end of cord. Weave in ends.
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