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Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, ...

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Priscilla Vintage Capelet

from Designs by The Sexy Knitter
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Priscilla Vintage Capelet
Priscilla Vintage Capelet
Priscilla Vintage Capelet
Priscilla Vintage Capelet
Priscilla Vintage Capelet
Priscilla Vintage Capelet

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast On
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Make a yarn over
  • Bind off
  • Knitting or purling stitches together to decrease

Pattern Description:

Inspired from a pattern in an early 1900's stitch dictionary, what was originally intended to be a dainty border worked on minuscule needles and crochet thread turns into a big fashion statement when worked with chunky yarn on large needles. Go bold and stay warm in style!

This capelet is worked from side to side in a semicircle; it is shaped through the use of short rows. If you have never worked short rows before, don't be intimidated! All you need to do is work partially across a row, then turn the work where indicated and begin working the next row. Stitch counts are given are given at the end of each row
to let you know how many stitches should be left unworked.

4-page PDF includes row-by-row instructions for each section of the capelet.

Huge thanks to Emily Brewer of www.brewerstudios.com for the amazing photos!

Note - yarn is held doubled throughout.


15 sts/18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 15 inches long from shoulder
  • 74 inch circumference at bottom hem


  • 1200 yards DK weight yarn; shown in sample: America's Alpaca Blend DK (70% alpaca, 30% merino; 200 yards per 100 gram ball); Color: Rosegray; 6 skeins
  • US 8/5mm needles
  • Pompom Maker
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors