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Knit Capelet Pattern

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I managed to knit another quick project over the Christmas holiday while spending time with friends and family. I knit this little fur capelet with the eyelash novelty yarn that I had leftover from the Slouchy Beanie Hat. Scroll down to get the free knit capelet pattern.

knit capelet pattern

I couldn’t believe how cheap this yarn is to use. I bought four skeins, and after the hat and this little fur capelet, I still have one and a half skeins in my stash. I made two projects with this yarn for less than US$9 in material costs; wow, that’s incredible.

You will also need about a yard of ribbon, 8mm knitting needles, sewing thread, and a needle to sew the ribbon together.

This is a beginner-friendly capelet pattern. All you need to know to make this shoulder-warmer little fur capelet is to knit (K), purl (P), and knit 2 stitches together (K2tog).

I completed this fur capelet in about 2 hours while watching TV. The capelet pattern comes in two sizes: a little girl or kid size and an adult size. You can make a mother/daughter set by making a pair.

capelet knitting pattern

Before I get started on the capelet knitting pattern, I’d like to wish all of my readers and fans a very “Happy New Year” and all the best in the coming years. May your new year begin on a positive note that makes you happy every day!!! There will always be joy, peace, and hope where there is love!!!

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knit capelet pattern

Capelet Knitting Pattern

Yield: Fur Capelet
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: $10 - $15

This shoulder warmer little fur capelet can be done pretty fast and all you need to know is knit (K), purl (P) and knit 2 stitches together (K2tog).

I was able to finish this fur capelet in about 2 hours while watching TV. I designed the fur capelet pattern in 2 sizes, a little girl or kid-size, and an adult size. You can make a pair to get a mother/daughter set.

Enjoy knitting them!

Download and print separately: Dimension Diagram (in pdf)

Materials

  • Yarn: Bella Baby, Spoil. Super Bulky, 50g / 45m, 100% Polyester, Eye lashes type, qty = Kid / 1 skein, Adult / 2 skeins
  • Ribbon, Kid = 1 1/2″ x 16″, 2 pcs., Adult = 1 1/2″ x 20″, 2 pcs.

Tools

  • Knitting needle: 8mm
  • Sewing needle

Instructions

Knit Tension
11 sts x 14 rows (10 cm x 10 cm / 4″ x 4″) stockinette stitch



Dimension
knit little shrug dimension
Download the printable version in PDF document.



Abbreviations
· K – Knit
· P – Purl
· st(s) – stitch(es)
· tog – together
· RS – Right Side
· WS – Wrong Side


MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO KNIT LITTLE FUR CAPELET

Knitting Pattern - Toddler Size

Row 1 : Cast on 82sts on 8mm needle.
Row 2-3 : Starting with a P row (WS), work in stocking/stockinette st for 2 rows.
Row 4 : (WS) P19,*P2tog, P19* repeat 3 times. (79 sts)
Row 5-6 : Starting with a K row (RS), work in stocking/stockinette st for 2 rows.
Row 7 : (RS) K19,*K2tog, K18* repeat 3 times. (76 sts)
Row 8 : P row
Row 9: (RS) K18,*K2tog, K17* repeat 3 times,K1. (73 sts)
Row 10: P row
Row 11: (RS) K18,*K2tog, K16* repeat 3 times, K1. (70 sts)
Row 12: P row
Row 13: (RS) K7,*K2tog, K7* repeat 7 times. (63 sts)
Row 14: P row
Row 15: (RS) K7,*K2tog, K6* repeat 7 times. (56 sts)
Row 16: P row
Row 17: (RS) K11,*K2tog, K9* repeat 4 times, K1. (52 sts)
Row 18: P row
Row 19: (RS) K10,*K2tog, K8* repeat 4 times, K2. (48 sts)
Row 20: P row
Row 21: (RS) K8,*K2tog, K8* repeat 4 times. (44 sts)
Row 22: P row
Bind off, fasten and hide yarn end.
Sew ribbons to the capelet.

Knitting Pattern - Adult Size

Row 1 : Cast on 110sts on 8mm needle.
Row 2-4 : Starting with a P row (WS), work in stocking/stockinette st for 3 rows.
Row 5 : (RS) K21,*K2tog, K20* repeat 4 times, K1. (106 sts)
Row 6-8 : Starting with a P row (WS), work in stocking/stockinette st for 3 rows.
Row 9 : (RS) K18,*K2tog, K20* repeat 4 times. (102 sts)
Row 10-12 : Starting with a P row (WS), work in stocking/stockinette st for 3 rows.
Row 13: (RS) K20,*K2tog, K18* repeat 4 times,K2. (98 sts)
Row 14: P row
Row 15: (RS) K18,*K2tog, K18* repeat 4 times. (94 sts)
Row 16: P row
Row 17: (RS) K18,*K2tog, K17* repeat 4 times. (90 sts)
Row 18: P row
Row 19: (RS) K8,*K2tog, K7* repeat 9 times, K1. (81 sts)
Row 20: P row
Row 21: (RS) K8,*K2tog, K6* repeat 9 times, K1. (72 sts)
Row 22: P row
Row 23: (RS) K11,*K2tog, K10* repeat 5 times, K1. (67 sts)
Row 24: P row
Row 25: (RS) K10,*K2tog, K9* repeat 5 times, K2. (62 sts)
Row 26: P row
Row 27: (RS) K10,*K2tog, K8* repeat 5 times, K2. (57 sts)
Row 28: P row
Bind off, fasten and hide yarn end.
Sew ribbons to the capelet.

capelet knitting pattern

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Alison Dent

Monday 10th of March 2014

hopefully this will come through to you here is a photo of my niece at her wedding with her sister and flower girls wearing shrugs made from your pattern. it was quick and simple to do! https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1/1798672_10202109377393705_1109880140_n.jpg

Craft Passion

Tuesday 11th of March 2014

Oh... Alison, they are adorable and lovely!!! Thanks for showing me the photo of your precious pieces :)

Michele

Monday 20th of August 2012

I, too, have a ten year old in mind for this sweet shrug. Any help in a mid range number of stitches would be so helpful, so it will turn out right....anyone help?

Thank you! Your daughter is so cute...how nice to have willing model!

Ingrid

Sunday 19th of August 2012

Hi, I love this but my grand daughter is past the toddler stage but at age 10 I can not make the adult size for her. Are there a certain no. of stitches to start with to make a formula for the size? Like divisible by 9 etc etc.

Thank you

Ingrid

Craft Passion

Sunday 19th of August 2012

I do not have other size on the fur shrug since I only made 2 sizes, 1 for adult and 1 for toddler. You may adapt the patterns for sizes in between.

Heather Brown

Tuesday 7th of August 2012

Hello, I am from Queensland Australia & would like to know if this shrug patter can be done in non fur yarn & would it be about a 12ply yarn or 8 ply to use 8mm needles. Can the length of garment be extended or would it throw it all out? Many thanks in advance Heather Brown.

Craft Passion

Tuesday 7th of August 2012

This shrug is best done with fur yarn because it is a loose-knit. I haven't done it with 8 - 12 ply yarn but I could imagine that it will be thick. Yes, you could extended the length by repeating the increment stitch at intervals.

Linda Prieur

Sunday 29th of January 2012

I love this pattern, but I cannot find the right yarn. Can you make any suggestions or substitutions? Thank you Linda Prieur

Craft Passion

Sunday 29th of January 2012

Hi Linda, there are some brands in the market that you may find something similar, for example, Lion Brand's Fan Fur yarn. Happy knitting :)

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