Elegant Knit Caplet
This cute caplet is a great cover-up for brisk days--as a coat or over a sweater.
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Needle & Extras:
Size 7 (4.5 mm) 20¿ and 29¿ circular needles OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Blunt-end yarn needle
Lion Brand Lion Suede (Art. 210)
100% polyester; 3 ox. (85 g)' 122 yds. (110 m); bulky weight
4 balls #124 Mocha (MC)
Lion Brand Trellis (Art. 500)
100% nylon; 1 3/4 oz. (50 g); 115 yds. (105), bulky weight
2 balls #303 Champagne (CC)
12 sts and 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st (knit on RS, purl on WS) with MC. TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
M1=Work an increase by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Work the new stitch through the back loop.
With MC and shorter circular needles, using the backward loop method, cast on 30 sts. Work in St st.
Row 1 (RS): K1, M11, k to last st, M1, k1—32 sts.
Row 2 (WS): P1, M1, p to last sts, M1, p1—34 sts.
Rows 3-9: Rep Rows 1 and 2, ending with RS row—48 sts after Row 9 in finished.
Rows 10-14: Word even in St st.
Row 15 (RS): K12, place rem sts on holder.
Shape right shoulder—Rows 16-20: Work even in St st on 12 sts.
Row 21 (RS): K 12 sts, cast on 12 sts—24 sts.
Row 22: P2, k1, p1, k1, p to end of row.
Row 23: K to last 5 sts, p1, k1, p1, k2.
Row 24: P2, k1, p1, k1, p to last 2 sts, p2tog.
Row 25: K2tog, k to last 5 sts, p1, k1, p1, k2.
Row 26-32: Rep Rows 24-25—15 sts rem after Row 32 (WS is finshed).
Place sts on holder. Cut yarn, leaving a 6: tail.
Shape left shoulder: Place yoke sts from holder onto needle, ready to work a RS row.
Row 15: Join yarn and bind off 24 sts for back of neck, k to end of row—12 sts rem.
Rows 16-20: Work even in St st on 12 sts.
Row 21: Cast on 12 sts, k to end of row, pm—24 sts.
Row 22: P to last 5 sts, k1, p1, k1, p2.
Row 23: K2, p1, k1, p1, k to end of row.
Row 24: P2tog tbl, p to last 5 sts, k1, p1, k1 p2.
Row 25: K2, p1, k1, p1, k to last 2 sts, ssk.
Rows 26-32: Rep Rows 24-25—15 sts rem after Row 32 is finished. Do not cut yarn.
Row 1: K2, p1, k1, p1, k10, pick up and k 26 sts evenly around left shoulder, pick up and k 30 sts across cast-on edge, pick up and k 26 sts evenly around right shoulder; remove 15 sts from holder and place on needle, k10, p1, k1, p1, k2—112 sts.
Row 2: P2, k1, p1, k1, p10, pm, p8, pm, p10, pm, p8, pm, p30, pm, p8, om, p`0, om, p8, pm, p10, k1, p1, k1, p2.
Shape body—Inc row (RS): K2, p1, k1, p1, *k to next marker, M1, sm; rep from * 3 more times, k to last 5 sts, p1, k1, p1, k2—120 sts. Change to longer circular needle as necessary to accommodate extra sts.
Cont in St st, keeping first and last 5 sts in pat throughout, rep Inc row every 4th row 12 more times—216 sts. Work 2 rows even. Maintaining first and last 5 sts in pat, change to Garter st (knit every row) for 6 rows. Bind off kwise on WS row.
With WS facing and MC, pick up and k 48 sts evenly spaced around neck opening. P 1 row. Cont in St st, inc 1 st each end of row every 4th row 5 times—58 sts. Work 2 rows even (24 rows total including pick-up row). Cut yarn, leaving a 4" tail.
With RS facing and CC, pick up and k 20 sts evenly along side edge of collar, k 58 sts, pick up and k 19 sts evenly spaced along the other side edge of collar—97 sts.
Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7 (WS): Knit.
Row 2: K 4, yo, k5, yo, (k3, yo, k1, yo) 19 times, k3, yo, k5, yo, k4—139 sts.
Row 4: K4, yo, k6, yo, (k5, yo, k1, yo) 19 times, k5, yo, k6, yo, k4—181 sts.
Row 6: K4, yo, k7, yo, (k7, yo, k1, yo) 19 times, k7, yo, k7, yo, k4—223 sts.
Row 8: K4, yo, k8, yo (k9, yo, k1, yo) 19 times, k9, yo, k8, yo k4—265 sts.
Row 9: Knit. Bind off all sts kwise. Weave in loose ends.