Pattern published on Peony Knits. My version is on super bulky yarn that I had originally bought in a fit of whimsy a couple of years ago to make Teva Durham’s Round the Capelet. I don’t know what I was thinking. I walk or ride my bike everywhere and wear a shoulder bag or backpack constantly. I never wore the capelet because I couldn’t get something over my shoulders with it. I also just hated the bulky look with crochet. I did love the baby blue of the Tahki Baby yarn I bought, so I unraveled it, and the yarn sat. And sat. And gathered dust. I’ve been trying to either work up my yarn or get rid of it in preparation for my move cross country in a few weeks. So this project looked like something fun and functional. After washing, the yarn bounced right up and the color is just lovely. I am using a vintage brooch to close it.
Mine is custom sized, and I used size 17 needles with size 15 DPNs for the sleeves. I made the ribbing on the sleeves a little bit more shallow than called for because 5 rows just looked way too big. I think it would be great for layering and it’s very warm and cozy.
So there you have it. A 100% wool, thick capelet…. just in time for spring.