Capelet Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for capelets from romantic to lace to casual
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Free Knitting Patterns
The Pale Lady
This lace openwork capelet wrap is designed to use a single 100g skein of fingering weight yarn. The shawl is just wide enough to go around the shoulders and be fastened with a shawl pin. Designed by Noora Laivola
Lacy Waves Poncho
Sue Childress designed this class lace capelet for woman’s small (medium, large) sizes for Creative Knitting magazine.
This capelet designed by Norah Gaughan for Berroco Design is knit in the round with cables and dropped stitches.
Chunky Cabled Capelet
Brian Smith’s cozy capelet / poncho has a simple basket weave cable pattern and a stocking stitch top with garter stitch bands.
Cathy Payson designed Red Heart’s version of Claire’s capelet. Sizes from X-Small to XX-Large. Knit in super bulky for a quick, cozy project.
Dobbs Ferry Capelet
This capelet is worked with 3 strands of super bulky yarn held together and can be worn as a cowl or poncho.
Ruffle or Not Capelet
Ann Regis designed this adorable lace wrap with optional ruffle.
Yana’s Lace Shawl
The designer, Yana Hripalov Langer, calls this a shawl but it appears to be what I would call a capelet worn in one piece over hte shoulders.
Summer Rose Capelet
Louise Fitzpatrick’s capelet is decorated with knitted roses and a crocheted scalloped edge in three sizes.
Lion Brand Yarn’s design features a seed stitch panel and border with a folded collar.
Shoulder Cowl Scarf
Romantic capelet created from a seamed and gathered rectangle of fisherman’s rib. Consider using boucle or novelty yarn for a wonderful textured effect.
Kansas City Cowl
Kim Guzman designed this stunning capelet that can transform into a cowl or scarf as temperatures change.The capelet features a gorgeous cabled center panel plus an intriguing drop stitch detail.
Patterns for Purchase
This easy openwork design can be worn two ways — as a lovely, open capelet, or slouched up as a generous cowl.
Lace Trio Capelet
This Lady Capelet features two lace patterns and a lace decorative edge. Knit in worsted weight on larger needles. I think I would choose a yarn with more stitch definition. Available in English and Spanish.
Summer Parfait Capelet
Lace capelet wrap with front ties and short row shaping. Knit in worsted weight on larger needles.
Quick Knit Capelet
Knit in super bulky yarn so it’s super quick. Great for multi color yarn. Capelet / poncho design by Kellie Mac. Sizes: small/medium(36-42”) and large/Xlarge)(44-48”).
1950s Capelet Stole
PDF of vintage knitting pattern for cape with shawl collar and button frong.
Knit Crocodile Stitch Capelet and other Accessories
Finally a knit crocodile stitch! This capelet is one of three patterns including a headband and fingerless mitts.
Leaf themed wrap in bulky or super bulky yarn. Easily made larger or smaller.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!