Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Anthropologie-inspired Capelet - FO and Tutorial!

Here are some photos of my interpretation of Anthropologie's First Frost Capelet, and the pattern. It's really easy (I completed it in a few hours).

I used 1 ½ balls of Rowan Polar on size 11 needles. (gauge = 12 st and 16 rows over 4”)

CO 49 st (this makes a S-M with 16" neckline - I'm not good enough to do sizes!)*
*For exact sizing, measure around your neck at the collarbone, and multiply the gauge (per
inch!) by that measurement. If that number is even, add one st to get your CO amount.

Knit in 1 x 1 rib for 2 inches to create neckline

Raglan Increases: (you will need 4 stitch markers to separate the body into 5 sections: left front, left sleeve, back, right sleeve, right front)

Row 1 (RS): k2, p6, yo, pm, p1, yo, p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p15, yo, pm, p1, yo,
p7, yo, pm, p1, yo, p6, k2 (57 st total, 8 have been increased)
Row 2 and all WS rows: knit all stitches
Row 3 and all RS rows: k2, *p to next marker, yo, sl marker, p1, yo* repeat from * 3 more times, p until last 2 st, k2
Continue raglan increases until sleeve measures the circumference of your upper arm.
End with a WS row.

Split sleeves and body:
RS: k2, p to 1st marker, move all st from 1st to 2nd marker onto scrap yarn (right sleeve). P to 3rd marker. Move all st from 3rd to 4th marker onto another piece of scrap yarn (left sleeve). P to last 2 st, k2.
WS: Knit all st
Continue in reverse stockinette stitch for 4 more rows (with k2 at each edge of the row)
Switch to 1 x 1 rib, for 5 rows. BO all st

Sleeves:
Pick up all st, one sleeve at a time from scrap yarn.
Work back and forth in 1 x 1 rib for 5 rows.
BO all st
Seam ribbing on sleeves

That’s it, you’re done! This is easy, I swear!
Finish with a pin at the neck, or sew a button on, whatever you want! The other cool thing about this, is it’s reversible! I like the reverse st side better, it’s more vintage looking.

ETA: Corrected stitch count, added ways to fit to your body, 8/1/08.

Here are some detail shots:

74 comments:

  1. Oh my god, I LOVE that! That's excellent! Nice job!

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  2. you did a wonderful, wonderful job. so cute, and it looks like a relatively quick knit. i see this as a holiday gift ...

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  3. Julsey you are amazing!! I love this sweater and love the fact that you keep figuring these things out! Such talent! I might have to try this after I finish the Phildar sweater... hummm.

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  4. That's really cute. I've got to put that on the list for spring. Winter's already here where I am. Great job on the pattern!

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  5. I just love it!!
    All your works are beautiful.Would like to knit one too, but think it can be a bit difficult with a pattern in english. Maybe I'll try it out some day.
    Nice to read your blog!!

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  6. How clever you are to knit that! It turned out great too.

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  7. Thank you for sharing that! I saved it, and hope to knit it too one day soon.

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  8. Hi I am from new zealand and I stumbled onto your site by accident. There is a lot to see on here and would like to knit and crochet some of these garments, what ply wool are u using for the oh so big needles. Cheers mate from lyn

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  9. HI! This is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you for taking the time to share the knitting instructions. Your capelet looks fabulous!

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  10. hi - i love the pattern, but what dress size is this? i wear a size XS or S and would like to know if i need to make adjustments to have it fit!

    thanks

    my blog is eknit.myspace.com and my photos are eknit.myphotoalbum.com

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  11. Thank you for figuring out this pattern. My new daughter, 30 years old but new to me, loves that store. I have been going to make her a shrug type thing for christmas and this looks easy. Should be able to crank out a couple!!!

    If I am sittin I am knittin!! Alice

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  12. Great stuff! Thanks for a beautiful pattern, just enough work for a couple of late evenings. Have a look at my finished capelet at http://yarnlove.blogspot.com/

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  13. I finally made one. THANK YOU, thank you!!

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  14. Very cute, I love the itty bitty 50's style cardigans!

    Great little pattern, I look forward to trying it out!

    (FYI, it's a bit of a misnomer to call it a "capelet", a proper capelet would not have sleeves.)

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  15. This is exactly what I'm looking for! Thank you so much for figuring out this pattern. I love Anthropologie, but they're so expensive.

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  16. Thank you sooo much for posting this! I was just wondering - how many stitches did you increase to? or how many inches was it from the top of the caplet to the bottom of the sleeve? It's hard for me to tell the circumferance of the sleeve because it's all bunched up on the needle. Thanks!!!

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  17. Thanks Peony for this pattern. It's really beautiful. I think I'll try it as soon as I could. ;D

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  18. Hi! I found your pattern on crafster, and I decided to knit it! It's wonderful and turning out to be very cute. Thanks so much!

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  19. Just a quick note to say that I think I found a mistake in row one. You say to cast on 49 stitches, but the stitches in row 1 add up to 50. I fixed it by only knitting 15 in the back section instead of 16. Just FYI.

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  20. I knitted one of these up last week using your pattern. I thought it was really easy to follow, and not too intimidating for a novice knitter. This was my first knit garmet, and it turned out great. My 9 year old even asked me to make her one!

    Thanks for sharing your pattern!

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  21. Amy (from work!)June 14, 2006 2:04 PM

    Hi J! I'm finally leaving you a comment. Love the capelet--I'm definitely going to make it. But I may end up bugging you for help ;-)

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  22. I just want to say thank you so much for posting this wonderful pattern - especially for free! The internet knitting community needs more people like you! Thank you so much, I love my capelet :)

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  23. Hi, I just wanted to thank you for this pattern, I knitted it for myself in a wonderful alpaca silk yarn with a venetian glass button I had had forever- but gave it to my best friend- she so needed it- she asked for another- and then I did 4 other versions in fluffy/ feature yarns for my nieces as presents - I just change the size up or down- THNANK YOU!!!!!

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  24. Yeah! I just finished and I thought I would share the pictures with you, they are online at
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/87599389@N00/sets/72057594103076902/

    or my blog:
    http://woollypomelos.blogspot.com/

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  25. I saw this last year in Anthropologie and thought it would be perfect for my sister who loves that store. I had tried to find a pattern then because there was no way I was going to pay the 70 plus dollars! now I will pay that for yarn...go figure.:)

    Thanks so much for figuring it out.AND sharing it!! I will make it this year for Christmas and I know that she will love it. I will start looking now for a neat vintage pin.

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  26. Thank you soo much for posting that pattern. I couldnt wait to try it, in fact, I made one the other weekend with varigated brown to burnt orange yarn and it turned out awsome! Everytime I wear it people comment on how cute it is.
    ty :)

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  27. I've made this twice. First, for my teenage niece who loved it, then for my baby niece 1 yrs old. I used the same stitch count both but used Bernet Soft N Chunky in pink and Caron silky in lavender. I did lengthen the baby's to cover more of her back. My older niece wears her to work at American Eagle!

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  28. Thank you!!! I started to make this one on my own without a pattern, but it wound up being quite bathrobe-ey. I know what I'm doing this weekend!

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  29. Thanks for the great pattern! I've posted some photos on my blog of the one I knitted last year:

    http://katarinawiberg.blogdrive.com/archive/198.html

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  30. Thanks for this pattern- I have made myself one in a lovely purple colour...

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  31. Thanks so much for the pattern, I've just finished mine and have posted about it on my blog:
    http://tangelledangel.blogspot.com (soon to be www.tangelledangel.com)

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  32. I love this capelet. Could someone figure the stitches for an x-large size?

    Thanks so much.

    Nancy
    niteing@aol.com

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  33. Thank you very much for the pattern. Now I have my own anthropologie-inspired capelet and I'm soooo proud of it! I've put a picture on my blog yesterday and my sister-in-law & best friend already want one! (er... don't know if I thank you actually ;-)

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  34. Just made one of these and love it! I used almost four 50g balls of Rowan Starlight in a very light lavender, more than I expected but I'm happy with the lovely glitter in the yarn. When I went back to the shop for one more ball of Rowan I got seduced into buying a mother-of-pearl clasp for the top.

    Thanks for getting me back into knitting after a long break from it!

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  35. hello! i love this and i'm thinking about starting it as my new project. what are they sizing adjustments? what size is the pattern created for?

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  36. thank you for posting this! I am going to make it for my daughter and she is going to love it.

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  37. I have two questions about your pattern. When it says "Continue raglan increases until sleeve measures the circumference of your upper arm." do I repeat again starting with Raglan Row 1 or does my repeat begin with Raglan Row 2? Do I have to keep taking off my stitch markers and moving them?

    when you say slip marker, do you mean slip the stitch that holds the marker?

    thanks!!

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  38. hi! wonderful job with the sweater! I love it, and I substituted the yarn and needles and matched the guage. My needles are regular size, but now that i'm about 3/4 into the increases of the sleeves etc. i'm running out of room. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    THX!!!

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  39. Good job!! Its adorable.. Recently, I bought very good quality of sweater from Armani Exchange store by using coupon...It is so comfortable...rohktbei

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  40. Absolutely adorable. I just saw this sweater on flicker.com and was so inspired to knit one for myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. the pattern said to co 49 stitches, yet the first pattern row uses 50? Did anyone else run into problems here? I had to knit 2 into my final first pattern row stitch to get the amount needed.

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  42. The pattern says to co 49? The first pattern row uses 50 stitches. Did anyone else run into this? And, are there any more errors I should know about in advance? I had to knit 2 into my final knit stitch on my first pattern row to make up for this. Thanks!

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  43. Hi, i love this shrug and have asked my mother in law to knit it for me for a wedding. She has followed the directions to make it a bit bigger but is having trouble figuring out how much to increase the stitches when it spilts into the five sections, can anyone guide me any guidance.

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  44. I am having a lot of trouble on the first row of raglan increases. I CO 49 and the 1st row I ran out of stitches to knit? That row knits 55 sts? I really do not want to start over since my size I need to do is small after guaging. I thought I would just go with they recommended to CO. If anyone can help me please email me at Shanklet@aol.com I found the pattern on ravelry and fell in love with it. It is adorable and I am making it for my little girl to have for back to school.

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  45. Thank you for sharing this. I found the pattern through Ravelry, and cast on this morning. I have an antique cast-silver pin I'm having reset with bloodstones; it'll be a perfect clasp for the red yarn I'm using!

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  46. Thanks for the pattern - it's perfect, just what I was looking for!

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  47. i have been trying to knit this damn thing for OVER A YEAR!

    is there something wrong with the directions?

    where do i find correct ones?

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  48. I'm still loving your design especially after trying on this little gem of a sweater in my Anthropologie
    in Tucson, AZ! It was made in China from acrylic in Ecru, on sale for $39.99.
    Thanks! Lynn

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  49. are they circular needles??

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  50. I love this pattern! I have the perfect yarn for it. Thank you so much!

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  52. This is an amazing little sweater - I am really excited to try this. I am a bit of a new knitter, so hopefully this won't be to big of an undertaking. One embarrassing question though - what is meant by moving all the stitches onto scrap yarn... I can't quite put that together in my mind. If anyone could offer some assistance I would be so grateful!

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  53. What a cute cape. It's absolutly adorable. Thanks for sharing your pattern. I came across it last night and now I'm knitting. Love it :o)

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  54. Your directions are more clear then some on other websites. I felt like I was driving in the fog trying to figure this other pattern out. I'm just a begginner, but have knit socks & did some cable, but on this other pattern they had Pick up all stiches from scrap yarn for the sleeves & knit. They didn't say do one sleeve at a time. For a begginer, that could be confusing. Vi

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  55. I finished the capelet, but it doesn't fit even though my gauge was right. Wish they would put a sizing on the pattern. I'll give it to my granddaughter for a birthday gift. Grandma

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  56. Hi there! I love, love, love this pattern! It came out beautifully and it makes me feel prepared to take on a full-size cardigan soon!

    For anyone who wants the capelet to turn out a bit bigger, I sized it on my own blog, with photos, at www.lucysilag.com.

    Thanks again for writing a gorgeous pattern and making it available for us. You rock!

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  57. When I spotted this beautiful pattern I knew that it would be perfect for my 11 year old daughter. I had to order wool from out of province and now am in the process of making it.... however; I do not know how much to increase the stitches before splitting off for the sleeves. I would appreciate some guidance here as I am a beginner knitter and I don't want to have to start all over again!

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  58. Going to make this in ladder ribbon as a summer cover for the office. if it's as quick as advertized, I'll be making several. thanks!

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  61. Thanks for sharing this. I'm impressed you can look at a sweater and work out the pattern for it! I just finished my capelet last night in a chunky deep purple yarn and I'm thrilled with it. I'm already planning on knitting a second in a less chunky yarn with a deeper rib on the body to ring the changes. Thanks again for sharing your pattern :-)

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  62. hi Julie...I want to knit your capelet and was wondering if you knitted this in the round? I really like the look of this and the fact that it is fast and easy. thanks for posting! deb MDeb50@yahoo.com

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  63. Wow, I came across your caplet while I was searching for an earwarmer pattern. I have the anthro caplet and let me tell you, yours is MUCH nicer. You are really talented. You have a great blog too.

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  64. not sure why people had so much trouble. I am a new knitter and whipped up in a day. Love it thank you. Noticed others selling patterns exactly the same, on line, and yours in graciously free and it is a gem - kewl knock off. You did an amazing job - thank you!!!

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  66. Gracias por permitir la traducción,voy a ver si me sale.
    Garcias nuevamente.
    GABY_MANOJITOSDEIDES

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  67. Thank you very much for your GREAT pattern!

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  68. Could someone please forward me the directions for this capelet? I cannot get the download (or the pics), but I think this is a shrug I've been looking for. Thanks for any help you can give.
    Auntlynnbo@gmail.com

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  69. .*♥*.Gabrielle.*♥*.February 20, 2010 4:22 PM

    Do you think you could knit this with worsted weight yarn?? And for the p6, k2, is it actually P6, yo, k2??

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  70. .*♥*.Gabrielle.*♥*.February 20, 2010 4:38 PM

    BTW- You can email me at ginnyweasley213@aol.com -

    OR

    elizabethrose14@gmail.com

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