Scarlet Capelet

This cropped cape is modeled after old-fashioned cloaks with a hood and features textured stitch edgings and a rich red color.

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Hooded cloaks were popular outerwear during the beginning of the Regency era. The cloaks in Britain were traditionally red in color, were made of wool or broadcloth and lined with fur or silk, and reached almost to the ground. I've attempted to update this fashion by designing a hooded capelet. The pattern starts at the front of the hood and is worked down toward the neck using short-rows and clever shaping. The semicircular capelet extends seamlessly from the base of the hood to the elbow.
Finished Size: About 32 (36, 40, 44, 50)" bust circumference and 42 3⁄4 (47 3⁄4, 53, 58 3⁄4, 66)" lower edge circumference, with 3" front edgings meeting in center. Capelet shown measures 36" at bust. 
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash (100% Merino; 218 yd [199 m]/100 g): #46 red (MC), 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins. Plymouth Yarn Mulberry Merino (52% silk, 48% merino; 99 yd [91 m]/50 g): #2060 red (CC), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins. 
Yarn Weight: #4 - Medium 
Needles:  Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32" circular needle (cir) and set of 2 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; two 1 1⁄8" buttons.
Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4" in St st.   
Originally Published:  Jane Austen Knits, 2011

SKU: EP5068

Author/Speaker/Editor: Heather Zoppetti

Format: eProject

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