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Free Knitting Pattern

The capelet is soft with high sheen and nice drape.
Close up of the front


Party Capelet in Garter-Lace
Designed and Knit by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns

4 (5, 6) balls Crystal Palace Party,
  
color # 204, "orchid smoke"
Crystal Palace Circular Bamboo Needles:
   Size 11 and 10 - 35"
6 buttons

Finished Sizes: Small (50"), Medium (55"), Large (60")
at bottom of capelet.

Gauge: Pattern repeat at bottom of capelet 2.5 inches with size 11

Instructions
Cast on 112 (128, 144) sts with size 11 needles.
Knit 5 rows (end by working a wrong-side row).
Begin pattern:
Row 1: (buttonhole row) K3, yo, K2 tog, K3, *yo, K2 tog, K6*. Rep between * to end.
Row 2: K8, *yo, K2 tog, K6.* Rep between * to end
Repeat row 2 until there are 7 ridges on the right side above the first buttonhole (end by working a wrong side row).
Repeat row 1 (2nd buttonhole made), then repeat row 2 until there are 7 ridges on right side above second buttonhole.
Decrease row: K3, yo, K2 tog, K3 (3rd buttonhole made), *yo, K2 tog, K2, K2 tog, K2.*
Rep between * to last 6 sts, K6.
Next row: K8, *yo, K2 tog, K5.* Rep between * to last 6 sts, K6. Repeat last row until there are 7 ridges above third buttonhole on right side.
Next row: (4th buttonhole made): K3, yo, K2 tog, K3, *yo. K2 tog, K5*. Rep between *to last 6 sts, K6.
Next row: K8, *yo, K2 tog, K5.* Rep between * to last 6 sts, K6, Repeat this row until there are 7 ridges above 4th buttonhole.
Decrease row: K3, yo. K2 tog, K3, (5th buttonhole made), *yo, K2 tog, K1, K2 tog, K2.* Repeat between * to last 6 sts, K6.
Next row: K8, *yo, K2 tog, K4.* Rep between * to last 6 sts, K6. Repeat this row until
there are 7 ridges above 5th buttonhole.
Next row: (6th buttonhole made): K3, yo, K2 tog, K3, *yo, K2 tog, K4.* Repeat between
* to last 6 sts, K6.
Next row: K8, *yo, K2 tog, K4.* Repeat between * to last 6 sts, K6. Repeat this row until there are 2 ridges above 6th buttonhole.

Change to smaller needle. K4 rows. Bind off around top edge.

Finishing
Work 1 row reverse single crochet around neck, drawing and firming up neck sts.
Finish off.
Sew on buttons matching to buttonhole positions.

Designed and Knit by Gail Tanquary for Crystal Palace Yarns
Visit Gail's shop, Alameda Yarn Co., Alameda, CA if you are in the East Bay area.


copyright 2005 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns PARTY are welcome to use this free patterns for their customers.

Crystal Palace Yarns, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809