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Library Capelet
Pattern Number: 80394AD
Rating: ****
3.4 (based on 33 reviews)
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Library Capelet Reviewed by Artemis Louloudias on 2015-03-31 ****
I finished the capelet and I want to add that I believe the gauge is way off for the suggested needle size. If you want an accurate gauge, I suggest using smaller needles than 6mm. Sth like 4 or 4.5mm. This would explain some of the reviews stating that the capelet was small. I followed the pattern with the suggested yarn and 6mm needles and I am happy with the outcome. The size is perfect. I would definitely knit this pattern again.

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Library Capelet Reviewed by noemia francen on 2014-01-28 ****
Love it!I knitted this capelet in Jan 2012. Using the yarn & needles recommended for this pattern. The outcome was a little small for me. I think it will drap nicely if you're a size 7-10(small. I'm planning to knit another one.This time I'll add more stitches.
It's quick and easy too.

Library Capelet Reviewed by tdavismelvin on 2013-11-17 ****
I love this capelet! I read the reviews before making it and made a few modifications making it longer. It drapes beautifully. I used antique buttons from my grandmothers stash. I

Library Capelet Reviewed by Heidy Jamis on 2013-10-04 ****
I'm happy with the results, but I couldn't have done it without other reviewers' comments. The directions aren't very good. - Thank you, Elizabeth Payne, for explaining the decrease directions. - I used 10.5 needles to match the gauge and the yarn color used was Pearl.

I've included photos from when I blocked it. Note the finished width is 43" and the finished length is 22". The collar (at the top of photos) is folded in half. I did tack the collar down so it would stay in place. I made a frog clossure (not shown) which looked terrific, but was a pain to make. Also shown in the picture is the remainder of the second skein of yarn.

This capelet is designed to be semi-fitted, which keeps it from looking frumpy. My results fit a medium woman (and would also fit a small woman).

This capelet is especially good for someone who is sick or bedbound, because of the elbow length and because the soft, silky yarn is washable.

I plan to make two more. One as written and another larger. - Does anyone know why the collar is picked-up along the edge instead of worked at the same time as the rest of the cape?

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Library Capelet Reviewed by Kathy Fouty on 2013-02-18 ****
This is a great pattern that is quick and easy, and makes a very cute capelet, much cuter than is shown in the photo. My mother absolutely loves the one I made her (I used a different yarn, a 100% wool, single-ply, loosely twisted). I thought the pattern was well-written and easy to follow. But I won't bother with two buttonholes another time. One does the trick quite nicely.

Reviewed by rubelea on 2013-02-17 ***
I used a white sport weight yarn with a thin sparkly silver yarn. The effect is wonderful and will be a gift for a bride.
Having said that, the pattern is poorly written. It needs more clarity. I also added additional stitches to the neckline to make it lay better.
All in all, I am very happy with the results.

Library Capelet Reviewed by Mrs. Dianne Mulkey on 2012-10-19 *****
I love shawls; I've made quite a few. This one is nice because it's just long enough and is held together with the button. I gave one to our Pastor's wife. Thank you Lion Brand for all your A-one patterns!

Library Capelet Reviewed by JOAN F BROWN on 2012-03-13 ****
I just finished kinitting this lovely capelet. However, I feel that 100 stitches is NOT enought to pick up and have it drape as nicely as it could with a little fullness in the back.

I plan to make one for each of my daughters-in-laws for thie birthdays this year.

Joan Brown

Library Capelet Reviewed by Twyla Gerdes on 2012-02-20 *
POORLY written pattern. It does not clearly state the decrease as a pattern starting with the 18 degrees, etc. I ended up with way to long a cape to get down to 8 stitches and had to ripe the entire project. Very disappointed, as I spend money for the printed book, not a free pattern!

Reviewed by Elie Quick on 2012-01-11 ****
I knitted this with size 11 needles since I tend to knit with very tight tension. It came out fine. As another reviewer mentioned, put a marker after each decrease. Then you just decrease before the marker every fourth row. I agree the instructions can be written better. This my first project that needs picking up stitches. It would be nice to include a link or an explanation on that. As for the buttonholes, I think you can do without. Just find a nice big brooch or pin and pin it together and it will look great. Mine turned out similar to the picture, quite happy with the results overall.

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