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the Delaware River Valley, NJ USA

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Escallop Hooded Capelet

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Escallop Hooded Capelet
Escallop Hooded Capelet
Escallop Hooded Capelet
Escallop Hooded Capelet
Escallop Hooded Capelet
Escallop Hooded Capelet

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Techniques & Skills Used: longtail CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, easy lace, beading (crochet hook method), short rows, grafting, I-cord, pompoms; edging instructions are both written and charted.

Pattern Description:

A garter stitch hooded capelet with an elaborate beaded and scalloped lower edge, the Escallop Capelet is knit from the bottom up beginning with the beaded edging, then shaped to hug the shoulders with decorative raglan decreases. A shallow hood frames the face, and features a pointed top shaped with short rows and grafted; pompom I-cord ties complete the whimsy.


Gauge: 20 st and 40 rows/4" in garter st, after blocking. Gauge is not critical for this project; however, a different gauge may result in a smaller or larger finished capelet and different yardage requirements.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: S/M (M/L); 8 (12)" from neck to bottom of scalloped edge; 58 (74)" lower edge circumference.


  • Yarn: Madelinetosh tosh merino light (100% merino wool, 420 yards/112g); 2 (3) skeins. Size S/M shown in Alizarin.

You Will Also Need:

  • Other Materials: US 7 (4.5mm) 32" circular needle, or size to match gauge; US 6 (4mm) dpns or circular needle for making I-cord; 336 (480) size 6/0 seed beads; 1.15mm crochet hook for placing beads; Stitch markers (8); Yarn needle.

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