Cozy Capelet

I knit the super fast Noelle Capelet last month but forgot to share it with you, the weather was so nice I just put it away.  Today was the perfect day to pull it out, chilly and rainy and ideal for my Lima Capelet.

I love the versatility of these little capelets.  I think they are easy to wear and nice to pop on for some quick and stylish warmth!

I used the beautiful Rowan Lima in a light brown, color #888.  Lima is worsted weight and has a chain construction out of baby alpaca and merino wool.  It's lofty and lovely to knit up.


I have used Lima previously for the Hourglass Sweater (GREAT pattern!!!)  Only after just a few wears the sweater grew in length and I had to pass it on to my daughter who after a year gave it back to me.  It's still in great shape and I was able to thread a thin elastic into the neck hem and bring it back up to the correct size.


So, knowing that, I would not use this yarn for something that has to really "fit".  But the yarn is so soft and lofty and warm that I knew I would be OK with this capelet.  If it grows it won't matter.

Really must make Hourglass again, but right now I'm finishing two projects (Water's Edge and a shawl) and started a third, (Creature Comforts Cardi out of Kid Classic) and have several Christmas gifts started or in my head.  I will be posting another project very soon, until then, happy knitting!


6 comments:

  1. love your capelet and I agree about lima - as pretty and soft as it is, it's "accessory yarn", not good for sweaters!

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  2. The caplet is very nice! I was thinking of knitting one, and now will be even more inclined to do so. As always, thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!!

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  3. I've never checked out the Rowan Lima, but your post makes me want to! Super cute capelet, and such a pity your beautiful hourglass sweater grew :-(

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  4. Thanks for sharing. Am making the large and just finished the last increase 11 times. Am confused wiht next directions - knit 1 round, purl 1 round till capelet meas 39 inches. Doesn't make sense. Shouldn't I continue kniting without increase?

    ejones5361@sbcglobal.net

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  5. I am trying to make this capelet but I can't seem to even get started. I am making the XL and it says cast on 116 sts and I am down to the increase (sizes M, L, XL only. If I am reading this correctly I should have 144 sts after I do this. I don't
    The way I read is rib 12st M1. across and that is not 144sts. I am in the US and not really use to UK pattern.
    horsebarn405@cox.net

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  6. I'm having difficulty with the UK style pattern could you Help?

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