Knitting Capelet Pattern
A capelet is most often needed for fashion purposes. Plus know that a capelet is also referred to as a cape or collar. If you want to knit capelet then you can design your own type of capelet using your favorite yarn, color. There are different patterns for making caplets. And you can vary the length of the capelet or you can add a collar to any capelet and you will get a different type or style.
Pattern for a Capelet
Here is a simple pattern for a hand knit capelet. Note for this project, you will have to knit from neck to hem down. For this purpose you will need a circular needle. If you want a collar caplet, then you can attach roll collar of about 1.5". To design this capelet, you have to measure basically three lengths which are neck opening, shoulder width and front length.
This caplet needs approximately 20 gram balls of mohair yarn in which each ball has about 90 meters of yarn. For knitting you should have minimum: one circular needle which must be sufficiently long so as to hold all the stitches at the hem of the cape and for this purpose you need 16" near the neck and around 24" near the hem.
The main steps of this caplet project are as follows:
While knitting, you have to knit from neck to hem in down word direction with the help of a circular needle. For this cape collar thatís optional, attach one near about 15" around the top. Now close it tightly with cord. Stitch the ending of edge, front and border. Level front and back by short shaping near the border. The back of the neck must be raised with the same shaping method, according to your body or fitting (you have to take proper measurements.)
To give the pattern or shape to your caplet enter your stitch as well as row gauge. When you are well worth with the knitting the try for these patterns but yet this is the simplest pattern among the all.
This pattern has around 8 increased rays and about 2 shoulder darts. On back side also you have to knit around 4 decreased rays. Place around 10 stitch markers to locate the rays. For further reference label them as 1f, 2f, 3f for front side and same for back side as 2b, 1b, etc. while knitting down you have to increase about one stitch on both the sides for each stitch marker for every 6 rows.
For this just go on stitching across the unit, the stitch left before the marker. Skipping this marker again go on stitching and continue it. For this task, learn to stitch odd numbers - now increase knitting from both the sides as well as purl side of the fabric. For purl, the same procedure is what you have to repeat as mentioned above.
When your cape becomes sufficiently long to cover up your shoulders, then stop lengthening it further. Continue knitting for the border side. But just before you hem it, you have to knit short rows so as to level or even up the back and front properly. In this pattern the back is longer than front.
After completing this short row you will complete the knitting for your capelet and your new pattern caplet is ready to use.