Caped Crusaders! These charming little toppers are once again a hot fashion accessory, filling a void between the crisp days of fall and the bone-chilling days of winter by adding a layer of insulation over the back and shoulders without restricting movement. A crossover between a cowl and a poncho, the capelet sits softly in place devoid of ties or buttons, as an easy-to-wear piece with minimal fussing.
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Cast on and knit to your heart’s content! Two well-proportioned cable panels are worked sideways on this shoulder capelet finished off with a flattering wide ribbed turtleneck designed to keep the chill out. Knit in Blue Faced Leicester by Debbie Bliss, a pure wool from British soil, stocked in shops now in sixteen shades including- ‘stone’, ‘chocolate’, and ‘charcoal’ (shown above).
Chill chaser! Knit in Softspun Chunky from Sirdar, a well-fitting capelet designed with beginners in mind and sized from four years to adult. Take your pick from a dozen silvery shades including- ‘flossie’, ‘gracie’, and ‘nest’ (shown above).
Colour buzz! Noro delivers irresistible pizazz with this welted capelet, knit in Iro, a natural wool fibre dyed in seventeen delicious colourways. This design is a real head turner and just one of thirty quick knit projects featured in Knit Noro Accessories.
Capped in style! This capelet design is knit from side-to-side for a close fit along the shoulder line. Knit in Big Bamboo from Sirdar, a soft and silky polar weight yarn that is remarkably warm. Select from a range of sixteen earthy hues including- ‘moss’, ‘dunn’, or ‘roan’ (shown above).
Sleeves are optional! An inventive version of a capelet, this design can be knit with sleeves added or without. Knit in a fresh and fun quality from Sirdar- Montana DK, a washable mix of wool and acrylic in striking colourways that mimic the terrain of the Southwest. ‘Rodeo’, ‘monterey’, ‘hideaway’, and ‘big sky’ (shown above).
A polished look! Looking for an evening wrap that stays in place? This design is an easy pull on style with the option of a cowl or open neckline. Accented with bobbles and rib detail, and a side opening which allows for a full range of motion. Knit in Softspun DK, a luxury yarn from Sirdar’s F/W collection highlighted with a shimmery translucent casing. Have a look at the full range of shades- ‘frostie’ (shown above).
Spice up an outfit! A walk in the fresh Autumn air, may have been the inspiration behind this lovely design by Louisa Harding. Knit in Amitola, a brand new self-striping wool/silk mixture available in ten zesty colourways- ‘salsa’, ‘tango’, and ‘marmalade’ (shown above) are just a few.
Pink parfait! A simple lace stitch and two skeins of bulky yarn make this short and sweet capelet a great weekend project. Knit in Bolivia from Katia, a novelty yarn with the slubby texture of a homespun wool. Take a peek at the soft powdery shading in this colour range.
All the trimmings! Euro styling shines the spotlight on fringes this season and this stunning capelet gets high marks for being right on trend, and for being a project that knits up on 12.00 mm needles in record time. Knit in Manhattan from Katia, a blend of micro modal, merino and acrylic spun into an innovative self-fringing yarn. Ten fashion forward colour picks are on shelves now at your LYS.