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Delicata

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Design by Brooke Nico

This ethereal capelet is that something extra you'll need to ward off the chill on a brisk spring evening.

Skill Level

Experienced

Sizes

Woman's small (medium, large)
Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Finished Measurements

Circumference at hem: Approx 48 (54, 60) inches

Length: 17 inches

Materials

  • Karabella Yarns Lace Merino Silk (fingering weight; 70% extra-fine merino wool/30% silk; 250 yds/50g per ball): 1 (2, 2) ball(s) silver gray #7201
  • Size 2 (2.75mm) 24-inch circular needle
  • Size 4 (3.5mm) 24-inch circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook
  • Stitch markers
  • 4 (3/8-inch) buttons
  • Lace Chart PDF

Gauge

20 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st with larger needles (washed and blocked).

To save time, take time to check gauge.

Pattern Note

Lace pattern is worked from a chart. Chart only shows right-side rows; on wrong-side rows, knit the knit stitches, purl the purl stitches and yarn overs.

Capelet

With smaller needle, cast on 105 (117, 129) sts.

Beg and ending as indicated on chart, work rep 8 (9, 10) times, changing to larger needle on Row 11.

Loosely bind off all sts pwise on Row 128.

Finishing

Block to size, pinning points.

Edging

Mark right front edge for 4 button loops approx 2 inches apart.

With RS facing and using crochet hook, join yarn at right neck edge. Being careful to keep work flat throughout, work sc along right front, across bottom and along right front to first marker, ch 3 for button loop, *sc to next marker, ch 3; rep from * twice more, sc to front neck. Fasten off.

Sew on buttons opposite loops.

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