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Handspun Alpaca Capelet
Handspun Alpaca Capelet

Size: Ladies Medium, 36-40” bust

Finished measurements:
Neck Circumference 23”
Bottom Circumference 72”
Length 12”

Materials:
MC – Main Colour (dark hue), any handspun 100% 2 ply alpaca yarn (5.9oz/161gm approx. = 292 yards/267 metres)
CC – Contrast Colour (light hue), any handspun 100% 2 ply alpaca yarn (3.3oz/94gm approx. = 163 yards/149 metres)
(Handspun Alpaca for this capelet was spun by Joanne Seiff)
One 4.5mm and one 5mm 40”/101.5cm circular knitting needles or size to obtain gauge
2 small vintage brooches, one darning needle

Gauge: 14.5 sts and 22 rows = 4"/10cm over pattern with 5mm needles

Special notes: This capelet may be knit in one colour instead of two,(9.2oz/255g approx. = 455 yards/416 metres would be required). To make the cape smaller or larger around the bust, decrease or increase by 11 sts when casting on.

Terms:
k - knit
k2tog - knit 2 stitches together
kf&b - knit into front, then back of stitch
p - purl
RS - right side
ssk - slip 2 stitches separately to right needle as if to knit. Knit these 2 stitches together by inserting left needle into them from left to right.
st(s) - stitch(es)
WS - wrong side

Instructions:
With CC and 4.5mm needle, cast on 101 sts.

NECK
Row 1 (WS): P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 2 (RS): With MC, k.
Row 3: P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 4: With CC, k.
Row 5: P1, k to last st, p1.

Change to 5mm needle.

Handspun Alpaca CapeletBODY
Row 1: With MC, k1, *k2tog, k2, kf&b twice, k3, ssk, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: P.
Rows 3-4: Repeat Rows 1-2.
Row 5 (increase): K1, *k2tog, k1, kf&b 4 times, k2, ssk, repeat from * to last st, k1. 119 sts
Row 6: P.
Row 7: With CC, k.
Row 8: P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 9 (increase): With MC, k1, *k5, kf&b twice, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1. 137 sts
Row 10: P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 11: With CC, k.
Row 12: P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 13 (increase): With MC, k1, *k2tog, k3, kf&b 4 times, k4, ssk, repeat from * to last st, k1. 155 sts
Row 14: P.
Row 15: K1, *k2tog, k5, kf&b twice, k6, ssk, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 16: P.
Row 17 (increase): K1, *k2tog, k4, kf&b 4 times, k5, ssk, repeat from * to last st, k1. 173 sts
Row 18: P.
Row 19: With CC, K.
Row 20: P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 21 (increase): With MC, k1, *k8, kf&b twice, k9, repeat from * to last st, k1. 191 sts
Row 22: P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 23: With CC, K.
Row 24: P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 25 (increase): With MC, k1, *k2tog, k6, kf&b 4 times, k7, ssk, repeat from * to last st, k1. 209 sts
Row 26: P.
Row 27: K1, *k2tog, k8, kf&b twice, k9, ssk, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 28: P.
Row 29 (increase): K1, *k2tog, k7, kf&b 4 times, k8, ssk, repeat from * to last st, k1. 227 sts
Row 30: P.
Row 31: With CC, k.
Row 32: P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 33 (increase): With MC, k1, k11, kf&b twice, k12, repeat from * to last st, k1. 245 sts
Row 34: P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 35: With CC, k.
Row 36: P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 37 (increase): With MC, k1, *k2tog, k9, kf&b 4 times, k10, ssk, repeat from * to last st, k1. 263 sts
Row 38: P.
Row 39: K1, *k2tog, k11, kf&b twice, k12, ssk, repeat from * to last st, k1.
Row 40: P.
Rows 41-42: Repeat Rows 39-40.
Row 43: With CC, k.
Row 44: P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 45: With MC, k.
Row 46: P1, k to last st, p1.
Row 47: With CC, k.
Row 48: P1, k to last st, p1.
Rows 49-54: Repeat Rows 39-40 3 times.
Rows 55-66: Repeat Rows 43-54.
Rows 67-71: Repeat Rows 43-47.
Bind off all sts knitwise.

FRONT EDGES
With 4.5mm needle and CC, *pick up and k 3 sts for every 4 rows along right front edge, bind off knitwise, repeat from * for left front edge. Weave in all ends. Clasp front edges together at neck with vintage brooches.

Copyright © 2005 Brenda Zuk
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