Friday, December 31, 2010

A Winter Cabled Capelet

Tired of making cowls??? Extend the cowl out into a beautiful winter capelet. Great for Apres-ski in front of the fire.

To fit bust measurement
28-42 ins [71-106.5 cm]
Extra-Large/5 Extra-Large
44-62 ins [112-157.5 cm]

Patons® Classic Wool Roving (100 g/3.5 oz; 109 m/120 yds) (77010 Natural)
XS/L 5 balls
XL/5XL 7 balls
Size 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) knitting needles.
Size 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) circular knitting needles 24 ins [60 cm] and 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension. Cable needle.
14 sts and 18 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

C12B = Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K6, then K6 from cable needle.

Cable Band
With pair of needles, cast on 15 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd and alt rows: P12. K3.
3rd and 5th rows: Knit.
7th row: K3. C12B.

9th row: Knit.
10th row: As 2nd row.
These 10 rows form Cable Pat.
Cont in Cable Pat until work from beg measures approx 46 (54) ins
[117 (137) cm], ending with a 10th row. Do not cast off. Break
yarn leaving a long end. Using end, graft sts to cast on edge to form
ring (center back seam).
Capelet Body
With RS facing and longer circular needle, beg at center back seam, pick up and knit 160 (192) sts evenly around top garter st edge of
Cable Band. Join in rnd, placing a marker at first st.
Next rnd: Purl.
Cont in stocking st (knit every rnd) until work from pick up edge
measures 8 (9) ins [20.5 (23) cm].
Dec as follows, changing to shorter needle where appropriate:
Dec rnd: *K8 (10). K2tog. Rep from * around. 144 (176) sts.
Knit 4 rnds.
Dec rnd: *K7 (9). K2tog. Rep from * around. 128 (160) sts.
Knit 4 rnds.
Dec rnd: *K6 (8). K2tog. Rep from * around. 112 (144) sts.
Knit 4 rnds.
Dec 16 sts evenly around next rnd and following 5th rnd (as before).
80 (112) sts.
Next rnd: Purl.
Next rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
Cont in (K2. P2) ribbing until collar measures 9 ins [23 cm].
Cast off in ribbing.

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