Midnight Rendezvous Capelet


Midnight Rendezvous Capelet

Midnight Rendezvous Capelet
Midnight Rendezvous Capelet

Tip-toe behind alleys and hide yourself in the cloak of darkness in this mysterious knit cape pattern. The Midnight Rendezvous Capelet is a gorgeous cropped cape pattern with a button down front. This is an easy knitting project for novice knitters, and it makes a great addition to your autumn wardrobe. Even though this little cape would be perfect for clandestine meetings, we don't recommend wearing it if you're trying to blend in. It's so cute, you're sure to be noticed.


Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)


  • Bernat® Alpaca (100 g/3.5 oz; 110 m/120 yds)
  • Sizes: XS/M (L/2XL-3/5XL)
  • #93045 (Stone): 4 (5-7) balls
  • Size 6 mm (U.S. 10) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 2 buttons

GAUGE: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

To fit bust measurement
28-38 ins [71-96.5 cm]
Large/2 Extra-Large
40-50 ins [101.5-127 cm]
3/5 Extra-Large
52-62 ins [132-157.5 cm]

Note: Cape is worked in one piece from neck edge down.
Cast on 42 (46-50) sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K2 (Left Front). *yo. Knit next st. Place marker on last st. yo. K6 (7-8) (Sleeve). yo. Knit next st. Place marker on last st. yo.* K22 (24- 26) (Back). Rep from * to * once more. K2 (Right Front). (4 marked sts).
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: (Knit to next marked st. yo. Knit marked st. yo) 4 times. Knit to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 23 (25-27) times more. 242 (262-282) sts.
Next row: Purl.
Work in (K2. P2) ribbing for 3 ins [7.5 cm], ending with a WS row. Cast off loosely in ribbing.
Collar: (RS). Pick up and knit 42 (46-50) sts evenly across cast on edge.
Next row: (WS). Purl, inc 8 sts evenly across. 50 (54-58) sts.
Work 6½ ins [16.5 cm] in (K2. P2) ribbing ending on a WS row. Cast off in ribbing.
Button Band: (RS). Pick up and knit 74 (78- 82) sts evenly down side of Collar and Left Front. Work 9 rows in (K2. P2) ribbing. Cast off in ribbing. Place markers for 2 buttons on band having top button 4 ins [10 cm] below neck edge and bottom button 1½ ins [4 cm] above cast off edge.
Buttonhole Band: Work as for Button Band, working buttonholes to correspond to button markers as follows:
4th row: (RS). (Rib to marker. Cast off 2 sts) twice. Rib to end of row.
5th row: Rib, casting on 2 sts over cast off sts.
Sew on buttons.

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I am wondering...after each yarn over, knit one, do I slide marker and then yarn over or is yarn over done first? No where in pattern does it mention moving marker.

You never move a marker in a pattern unless the pattern tells you to, so you will work the stitches keeping the marker in place.

Does anyone have a finished picture of this? I find it easier to make if I have a visual.

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I love this one. I am thinking how great it will look if I make it in the black light weight yarn with the silver flecks running thru it and then using my large acrylic buttons that look like emerald shaped diamonds. It's to go over a black dress. I think it will be fantastic. Thank you so much for offering this.

I luv this pattern, but how can I make this a little longer? Not sure what rows to continue to do so. Thanks

To lengthen the garment you will follow the directions that say "repeat last 2 rows 23(25, 27) more times, this is the section that can be repeated as many times as you like to add more length.

My favorite kind of pattern! I love this look, and will add to the length when I knit the project in cotton yarn that will give the capelet a flowy fitted to one's figure appearance. Cotton yarn can maintain a fresh new look by using starch and fabric softener when washed, then iron. The finished item is worth the effort.

Very nice pattern. For the button/buttonhole bands, do you pick up stitches from the top of the collar (all 6.5 inches) to the front bottom? The yarn is a little dark to tell. Thanks.

Love this pattern! What size buttons would you recommend? Never knit button holes before, so will need to look that up? Any help or suggestions are appreciated. Thx. Hart 3

The buttonholes are part of the pattern, no need to look them up, just follow the pattern exactly.


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