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Sophisticated Knitted Capelet

This knit cape pattern is perfect for days in and nights out.

Sophisticated Knitted Capelet
Sophisticated Knitted Capelet
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There's no better way to accentuate your lovely shoulders and class up an outfit than with a capelet. This Sophisticated Knitted Capelet is perfect for all occasions. It features a simple, repeated stitch design that adds a layer of interest to your outfit, but doesn't take away from the beauty of the person wearing the capelet. A knitted shoulder wrap such as this one is also a simple way of covering up during a wedding, or layering for volatile spring and autumn weather. Knit this in a few different colors to match any outfit!

NotesCapelet is worked in the round on circular needle, beginning at the bottom edge and worked up to neck edge. Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large, X-Large are in parentheses.


Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge15 sts = 4" [10 cm]; 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Ridge stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeFinished Measurement around bottom edge: 44 (48, 52, 56)" [112 (122, 132, 142) cm]; Finished Measurement around neck edge: 34 (38, 42, 46)" [86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117) cm]; Finished Length: 13" [33 cm]

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Treasure™: 3 balls 1913 Spectrum
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needle: 6.5 mm [US 10.5], 29" [40 cm] long
  • Stitch marker


Pattern Stitch

Ridge Stitch

Rounds 1-5: Knit.
Round 6: Purl.

Repeat Rounds 1-6 for Ridge st.


Cast on 165 (180, 195, 210) sts. Join to work in rounds, taking care not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round.

Purl 1 round. Knit 1 round. Purl 1 round.

Beginning with Round 1, work in Ridge st until piece measures 12½" [31.5 cm] from beginning, end with Round 4.

Decrease Round: K6 (14, 3, 10), [k2tog, k2 (2, 3, 3)] 38 times, end K7 (14, 2, 10) – 118 (132, 146, 160) sts remain.


Weave in ends.


knit 2 sts together
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work directions in brarckets the number of times specified
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I love the elegant simplicity of the above. I would begin with knitting flat and then try the circulars. I there a flat version please? "Retired", not keen on new-fangled things, sorry. Smiley.

This pattern cannot be knit flat, the way it is written. for the pattern to turn out correctly it is dependent on being knit in the round.


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