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I had the idea to make a short capelet to wear alone as a short wrap, or over a jacket or coat. This pattern is the result. I love the pointed edging, which seems to give the piece a Victorian feel.
This 9-page pdf pattern uses Lion Brand Wool-ease worsted weight yarn to knit a sweet, short capelet with a pointed edging. Edged with a crocheted picot trim, it fastens with a button. The capelet can be worn alone as a short wrap in warmer weather, or as a decorative accent over a coat in cold weather.
The pattern contains both written instructions and charts for the capelet, as well as written instructions for the crocheted trim, lots of photos of the finished product, including detail close-ups, and a Technique Feature photo tutorial on a crochet technique to keep the front edges of the capelet from rolling.
8 1/2 sts and 11 rows = 2 inches in stockinette stitch, worked with size 8 needles
I was taught the basics of knitting, crochet, embroidery, and sewing by my grandmother when I was young. I have found that I enjoy doing a variety of fiber related crafts, and have over the years learned to spin yarn, weave, tat, braid, felt and bead. But the greatest satisfaction for me comes from using my God-given creativity to create my own designs and techniques.