Pure Ivory Capelet

This design is meant to be worn off the shoulders and hanging over the arms. The drop stitches and gradual increases toward the bottom allow for an ease of movement. If knitting in the round on circular needles scares you a bit, check out our tutorial to get started!

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Cast on edge = 19”; Bind off edge = 30”; length = 11”

Gauge: Not crucial to pattern

Materials

Yarn: Nuna Mirasol (40% wool, 40% silk, 20% bamboo-sourced viscose; 195 yards [178 meters]/50 grams): #1012 (2 skeins)
Needles: US size 4 circular needles

Pattern

Cast on 175. Join to work in round. Place marker at beginning of round.
Rnd 1: K.
Rnd 2: P.
Repeat previous 2 rounds four times more.

Drop Stitch Rows

(Yo 3 times, k next stitch), repeat to the end of the round.
(Take the 3 yarn overs off the needles, k next stitch), repeat to the end of the round.
Purl one round.

Small Garter Band Rows

Rnd 1: K.
Rnd 2: P.
Repeat previous 2 rounds once more
Work Drop stitch rows (as described above), small garter band rows (as described above), and drop stitch rows again.

Large Garter Band Rows

Rnd 1: K.
Rnd 2: P.
Repeat previous 2 rounds two times more
(K 10 sts, kfb), repeat to last 10 stitches. Knit 9, kfb. Total of 16 increases.
Purl one round.
[Work Drop stitch rows  and small garter band rows] twice, work drop stitch rows again.
Knit one round.
Purl one round.
Repeat previous 2 rounds 2 times more.
(K 10 sts, kfb), repeat to last 4 stitches, knit to end of round. Total of 17 increases.
Purl one round.
Work Drop stitch rows and small garter band rows, work drop stitch rows again.
Knit one round.
Purl one round.
Repeat previous 2 rounds 3 times more.
Bind off loosely.

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