33yds / 30m per repeat of heavy fingering to light worsted weight yarn (the yarn used is very lofty and fills in the spaces when knit loosely, use a yarn that gives you a fabric you like at the correct gauge). Shown in Imperial Stock Ranch Sock (100% wool, 545yds / 498m, 4oz / 113g) in natural.

Needles and notions

US 7 / 4.5mm needles.

Stitch markers, 3 small buttons.


17 sts and 36 rows = 4˝ / 10cm in garter st.

The simplest way to size the capelet is to knit until you’re happy with the fit, but in case your intended wearer isn’t handy for constant try ons a table of the number of repeats to work for bust sizes between 30 - 56˝ / 76 - 142cm is given. Length is 13˝ / 33cm but can easily be altered by changing the number of sts cast on and working according to the pattern. Up to 8 sts can be removed before there will be problems with the shaping.

Version Information


The most recent update contained only changes to the layout, the previous version (emily.1.3.pdf) is also correct.

Helpful links

Technique Thursday - One row buttonholes 
Technique Thursday - Cabling without a cable needle 
Technique Thursday - Wrapless short rows 
Blog post - Using charts 
Technique Thursday - Yarn overs