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Capelet Knitting Patterns

by | Mar 10, 2016 | Accessories, Clothing, Cowls, Featured, Shawls

Knitting patterns for capelets from romantic to lace to casual

Knitting patterns for capelets from romantic to lace to casual

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for The Pale Lady Shawl

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

Free knitting pattern for Lacy Waves Poncho

Lacy Waves Poncho

Sue Childress designed this class lace capelet for woman’s small (medium, large) sizes for Creative Knitting magazine.

Free knitting pattern for Cloos capelet cabled poncho


This capelet designed by Norah Gaughan for Berroco Design is knit in the round with cables and dropped stitches.

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Free knitting pattern for Chunky Cabled Capelet

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.

Free knitting pattern for romantic capelet and other knitting patterns inspired by Claire's time travels

Romantic Capelet

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.

Free knitting pattern for Dobbs Ferry Cowl can be worn as poncho or capelet

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Ruffle or Not Capelet

Ruffle or Not Capelet

Ann Regis designed this adorable lace wrap with optional ruffle.

Free knitting pattern for Yana's Lace Shawl

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.

Free knitting pattern for Summer Rose Capelet

Summer Rose Capelet

Louise Fitzpatrick’s capelet is decorated with knitted roses and a crocheted scalloped edge in three sizes.

Free knitting pattern for Library Capelet

Library Capelet

Lion Brand Yarn’s design features a seed stitch panel and border with a folded collar.

Free knitting pattern for Shoulder Cowl scarf

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.

Free knitting pattern for Kansas City Cowl

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.

Free knitting pattern for Hantsuki lace shawl capelet


Berroco’s shawl capelet is constructed of chevron lace in three different sizes.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Solstice Capelet

Solstice Capelet

Graceful pullover capelet in cables and lace. Designed by Monika Sirna

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Knitting Pattern for Calypso Cowlet

Calypso Cowlet

This easy openwork design can be worn two ways — as a lovely, open capelet, or slouched up as a generous cowl.

Knitting Pattern for Lace Trio Capelet

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.

Knitting Pattern for Summer Parfait Capelet

Summer Parfait Capelet

Lace capelet wrap with front ties and short row shaping. Knit in worsted weight on larger needles.

Knitting pattern for Quick Knit Capelet

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”).

Knitting pattern for 1950s Capelet

1950s Capelet Stole

PDF of vintage knitting pattern for cape with shawl collar and button frong.

Knitting pattern for Crocodile Stitch Capelet Cowl

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.

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Terry Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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