Knit Your Own Mini Capelet

Knit Your Own Mini Capelet

Knit Your Own Mini Capelet

September 25, 2014 | Crafts | No Comments

Autumn is the perfect time for sweet mini knits and what could be more perfect than this Cream Capelet?

For old-fashioned charm with a bang-up-to-date twist, this charming girl’s capelet will keep out the chill and complement all manner of outfits. It is knitted in one piece and features a lovely scalloped edge which involves nothing more than a bit of fancy binding (casting) off. I love the perpetual appeal of simple cream—but if you want something a little bolder, go wild with bright shades!

Yarn
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55% wool, 33% acrylic, 12% cashmere) worsted (Aran) yarn
3 x 1¾oz (50g) balls (98yd/90m) in shade 101 Ecru (A) Sirdar Country Style DK (40% nylon, 30% wool, 30% acrylic) light worsted (DK) yarn
1 x 1¾oz (50g) balls (141yd/155m) in shade 471 Pansy (B)

Needles and equipment
US 8 (5mm) knitting needles
US 6 (4mm) knitting needles
Yarn sewing needle
One small oval or round white button

Gauge (tension)
16 sts and 26 rows in stockinette (stocking) stitch to a 4-in (10-cm) square on US 8 (5mm) needles in A.

Measurements
The capelet is 7in (18cm) long from the neck to the lower edge and 13¾in (35cm) wide at the lower edge. It should fit an average-size girl of 4-6 years.

This project uses standard Knitting Abbreviations.

p061-CB831_35_girlscapelet-136350 copyFor the capelet
Using US 8 (5mm) needles, cast on 60 sts in A.
Beg with a knit row, work 2 rows in st st.
Row 3: K14, m1, k2, m1, k28, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (64 sts)
Row 4 and every WS row: Purl.
Row 5: K15, m1, k2, m1, k30, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (68 sts)
Row 7: K16, m1, k2, m1, k32, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (72 sts)
Row 9: K17, m1, k2, m1, k34, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (76 sts)
Row 11: K18, m1, k2, m1, k36, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (80 sts)
Row 13: K19, m1, k2, m1, k38, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (84 sts)
Row 15: K20, m1, k2, m1, k40, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (88 sts)
Row 17: K21, m1, k2, m1, k42, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (92 sts)
Row 19: K22, m1, k2, m1, k44, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (96 sts)
Row 21: K23, m1, k2, m1, k46, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (100 sts)
Row 23: K24, m1, k2, m1, k48, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (104 sts)
Row 25: K25, m1, k2, m1, k50, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (108 sts)
Row 27: K26, m1, k2, m1, k52, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (112 sts)
Row 29: K27, m1, k2, m1, k54, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (116 sts)
Row 31: K28, m1, k2, m1, k56, m1, k2, m1, k to end. (120 sts)
Row 32: Purl.
Beg with a knit row, work 2 rows in st st.
Row 35: K27, k2tog, k2, ssk, k54, k2tog, k2, ssk, k to end. (116 sts)
Beg with a purl row, work 3 rows in st st.
Row 39: K26, k2tog, k2, ssk, k52, k2tog, k2, ssk, k to end. (112 sts)
Beg with a purl row, work 4 rows in st st.
Bind (cast) off to create a scalloped edge: bind (cast) off 1 st, *slip st rem from binding (casting) off onto left-hand needle, cast on 2 sts, bind (cast) off 4 sts, rep from * till there are 2 sts rem on needle. Bind (cast) off rem 2 sts.

First side of collar
With WS facing, pick up and k 30 sts from side of neck edge to center of capelet.
Knit 13 rows.
Bind (cast) off.

Second side of collar
With WS facing, pick up and k 30 sts from center of neck edge to side of capelet.
Knit 13 rows.
Bind (cast) off.

Lower flower petals
Using US 6 (4mm) needles, cast on 15 sts in B.
Next row: K3, turn and work on these 3 sts only.
* Beg with a purl row, work 11 rows in st st.
Next row: Bind (cast) off 2 sts (1 st rem on needle).
Next row: Knit into next st on left-hand needle, then bind (cast) off 1 st and k2.* (3 sts)
Rep from * to * 3 times more.
Beg with a purl row, work 11 rows in st st.
Next row: Bind (cast) off 2 sts (1 st rem on needle).
Next row: Pick up and k into cast-on edge on the left-hand side of the base of the petal. (2 sts)
Bind (cast) off rem sts, break yarn and fasten off.

Upper flower petals
Using US 6 (4mm) needles, cast on 10 sts in B.
Next row: K2, turn and work on these 2 sts only.
**Beg with a purl row, work 7 rows in st st.
Next row: Bind (cast) off 1 st (1 st rem on needle).
Next row: K into next st on left-hand needle, then cast off 1 st and k1.** (2 sts)
Rep from ** to ** 3 times more.
Beg with a purl row, work 7 rows in st st.
Next row: Bind (cast) off 1 st (1 st rem on needle).
Next row: Pick up and k into cast-on edge on the left-hand side of the base of the petal. (2 sts)
Bind (cast) off rem sts, break yarn and fasten off.

p061-CB831_35_girlscapelet-136350To make up
Join back seam, including collar, using mattress stitch (see page 124).
Join the two rows of petals into circles. Place the smaller circle of petals on the larger one and stitch together. Stitch the button in place and the center.
Weave in all loose ends.

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This stunning caplet is just one of the delightful knits features in Scarves and Cowls by Fiona Goble, photography © Terry Benson, published by CICO Books rrp £12.99


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