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Home : Patterns : Ponchette / Capelet

Free Knitting Pattern: Ponchette / Capelet

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 40693
Rating: ****3.5 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Medium, Large
Circumference 52 (56)" [132 (142) cm] at lower edge
Length 14 (15)" [35.5 (38) cm], without fringe
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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Size 10 [6 mm] 24-inch [60 cm] circular needles or size to obtain gauge

Ponchette / Capelet

Lion Brand® Homespun®


10 sts + 18 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st (k every rnd). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Cast on 130 (140) sts. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 1 Knit.

Rnd 2 Purl.

Repeat these two rounds until piece measures 3 inches [7.5 cm]

Change to rnds of St st and decrease 10 sts evenly spaced around – 120 (130) sts. Work even in rnds of St st until piece measures 9 (10) inches [23 (25.5) cm] from beg.

Decrease Rnd *K 1, k2tog; repeat from * around as many times as possible; k any remaining sts – 80 (87) sts.

Work even until piece measures 11˝ (12˝) inches [29 (32) cm] from beg.

Repeat Decrease Rnd – 54 (58) sts.

Work 2 rnds even.

Repeat Decrease Rnd – 36 (39) sts.

Work even until piece measures 13 (14) inches [33 (35.5) cm] from beg.

Next Rnd Purl.

Next Rnd Knit.

Repeat last 2 rnds for 1 inches [2.5 cm].

Bind off all sts loosely.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together

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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.5 (based on 8 reviews)
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Ponchette / Capelet Reviewed by Mary on 2015-09-25 ***
Wish I had read reviews before I was almost done as I had to take off and not decrease the second time because it wasn't big enough to go over a head. So am at it again, but feel it will turn out better this way.

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