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Lace Capelet and Sleeves

A twist on tradition for boundary-breaking brides and creative guests.

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A feather-light mohair-silk capelet and elbow-length sleeves. The capelet can be worn tied in the front or back or gathered close together in the front and worn like the jabots that were popular in the eighteenth century. The sleeves are held in place with elastic at the wrist and top.
Finished Size: Capelet: 38" (97 cm) wide at lower edge, 21 1/2" (54.5 cm) wide at upper edge, and 16 1/2" (42 cm) long. Sleeves: 11" (28 cm) circumference at upper edge and 17" (43 cm) long.
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Kid Seta (70% kid mohair, 30% silk; 230 yd [210 m]/25 g): #416 white, 4 balls for both capelet and sleeves.
Yarn weight: #0 - Lace
Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rows = 4" (10 cm) in lace pattern.
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm). One needle two sizes larger for binding off sleeves. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Size E/4 (3.5-mm) crochet hook; 2 strands (50 beads each) Czech crystal beads; about 50 yd (45 m) white (1 mm fine) elastic; markers (m).
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2002

SKU: EP1866

Author/Speaker/Editor: Mari Lynn Patrick

Format: eProject