Learn How To Knit An Easy Short Row Capelet
There has been a surge in capelet knitting. Perhaps because of a certain very popular TV show featuring loads of lovely knitting garments (thank you, Outlander, for the inspiration).
With this technique, you only will learn how to knit a capelet of many lengths, but also learn knitting with short rows, which is quite and useful technique for knitting circular works, triangle shapes, or wedges.
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There are three versions how this capelet on our YouTube channel, but the classic is the
For each version of this capelet we have different yarn and knitting needle suggestions.
I personally like using yarn with good weight, like Vanna’s Choice yarn ( grapefruit, silver blue and mustard are quite nice).
Knitting with cable needles is really the way to work. They allow you to turn around your work easier, not to mention that you won’t have any stitches slipping out on you.
If you’re totally new at knitting capes, I suggest you start with the classic. Once you’re hooked like many of us were, you can continue with the other versions.
Having a nice interchangeable needle set is also a great idea. We love our newest set from the Mindful Collection by Knitter’s Pride: The Gratitude Set has all the basic regular sizes and the Explore Set has many lace needles.
//// Instructions for The Knitted Capelet:
#4 (Worsted) yarn ( I used Yarn Bee Denim in Color). A little thicker than most #4’s .
Red heart also has a nice one.
Cast on 36 stitches (I used the Cable Cast On)
Knit 2 rows
Knit 12, turn and wrap, knit 12
Knit 24, turn and wrap, knit 24
Knit 36, knit them back
Repeat these 6 rows, 60 times
Weave in ends