By: Jodi Snyder for Red Heart Yarn
We are adding the craft to your Craft Projects.
The project was added to your Craft Projects.
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.
- RED HEART® “Soft Yarn®”: 2 (3) Balls 9520 Seafoam.
- Circular Knitting Needles: 4mm [US 6] and 5mm [US 8] 32”.
- 2 Double Pointed Needles: 4mm [US 6].
- stitch markers
- yarn needle
SIZE: Directions are for size Small/Medium; changes for sizes Large/Extra Large are in parentheses.
To Fit Bust: 32-40 (42-50)”.
Length: 12½ (14)”.
GAUGE: 17 sts = 4”; 23 rows = 4” in St st with larger needles. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.
M1 (make one stitch) = Insert left hand needle into left side of stitch directly below last stitch worked and Knit into back of this thread.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) = Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, to right needle; insert point of left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together from this position – 1 st decreased.
sk2p = Slip 1, K2tog, pass slipped st over the K2tog – 2 sts decreased.
LACE BORDER PATTERN (multiple of 8 sts):
Row 1 (Right Side): K4, * K2tog, yo, K6; repeat from * to last 4 sts; K2tog, yo, K2.
Row 2 and all Wrong Side rows: Purl.
Row 3: K3, K2tog, * yo, K1, yo, ssk, K3, K2tog; repeat from * to last 3 sts; yo, K1, yo, ssk.
Row 5: K2, K2tog, yo, * K3, yo, ssk, K1, K2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 4 sts; K4.
Row 7: K1, K2tog, yo, K2, * yo, ssk, K1, yo, sk2p, yo, K2; repeat from * to last 3 sts; yo, ssk, K1.
Row 9: K1, yo, ssk, K1, * [yo, ssk] twice, K1, yo, ssk, K1; repeat from * to last 4 sts; [yo, ssk] twice.
Row 11: K2, yo, ssk, * K1, [yo, ssk] twice, K1, yo, ssk; repeat from * to last 4 sts; K1, yo, ssk, K1.
Row 13: K3, yo, * ssk, K1, [yo, ssk] twice, K1, yo; repeat from * to last 5 sts; ssk, K1, yo, ssk.
Row 15: K1, yo, ssk, K1, * yo, ssk, K1, [yo, ssk] twice, K1; repeat from * to last 4 sts; yo, ssk, K2.
Row 17: K2, yo, ssk, * K1, yo, ssk, K1, [yo, ssk] twice; repeat from * to last 4 sts; K1, yo, ssk, K1.
Row 19: K1, yo, ssk, K1, * K2, yo ssk, K1, yo, ssk, K1; repeat from * to last 4 sts; K2, yo, ssk.
Row 21: K4, * K2tog, yo, K1, yo, ssk, K3; repeat from * to ast 4 sts; K2tog, yo, K2.
Row 23: K3, K2tog, * yo, K3, yo, ssk, K1, K2tog; repeat from * to last 3 sts; yo, K3.
Row 25: K1, yo, sk2p, yo, * K5, yo, sk2p, yo; repeat from * to last 4 sts; K4.
Row 26: Purl.
Rows 1-26 form Lace Border Pattern.
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”.
Change to larger needles.
Row 1 (Right Side): K5, pm, K to last 5 sts, pm, K5. Slip markers every row.
Row 2: K5, P to last 5 sts, K5.
Increase Row 3: K5, [K2, M1, K1, M1] 24 (21) times, [K2 (1), M1] 1 (11) times, K7 – 49 (53) sts inc - 135 (139) sts.
Rows 4-8: Keeping 5 sts at each end in Garter st, work even in St st over center sts.
Increase Row 9: K5, [K3, M1, K2, M1] 24 (20) times, [K2, M1] 1 (13) times, K8 – 49 (53) sts inc - 184 (192) sts.
Rows 10-16: Repeat Row 4.
Increase Row 17: K5, [K4, M1, K3, M1] 23 (19) times, [K3, M1] 3 (15) times, K9 – 49 (53) sts inc - 233 (245) sts.
Rows 18-32: Repeat Row 4.
Increase Row 33: K5, [K5, M1, K4, M1] 22 (18) times, [K4, M1] 5 (17) times, K10 – 49 (53) sts inc – 282 (298) sts.
Row 34: Repeat Row 2. Piece measures approximately 7”.
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.
Your Recently Viewed Projects
Love these projects? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!
Report Inappropriate Comment
Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.
Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.
- 11 Crochet Shawl Patterns: Crochet Poncho Patterns, Free Easy Crochet Patterns and More
- 12 Knitted Scarf Patterns: Fabulous Free Knitting Patterns for Beginners
- 14 Free Crochet Patterns for Babies and Toddlers
- 16 Free Crochet Hat Patterns, Scarves, and Gloves
- 22 Free Crochet Patterns: Afghan Patterns, Crochet Hats, and More
- 24 Quick and Easy Knitting Patterns
- 7 Adult Coloring Pages
- 8 Free Apron Sewing Patterns
- Easy Lace Knitting Patterns
- Quick & Easy Decoupage: 12 Fabulous Mod Podge Projects for Your Home
Our Newest Projects & Articles
- Best Yarn for Blankets
- Japanese Creations
- Japanese Creations Chigiri-e Washi Paper Art Kits
- Turn Broken Flip Flops into DIY Stamps
- Gorgeous DIY Button Bracelets
- Dancing Sheep Basket
- Bib and Burp Cloth
- Crochet Coasters for Beginners
- Wood Burning Guide for Beginners
- Retro Round Ripple Pillow