This super bulky pattern crochets up very quickly and has excellent styling with large kimono style sleeves and waist shaping. Created for advanced beginners, this pattern is very straightforward with increases at the lower hem. The sweater is easy to adjust for all sizes and is noted in the pattern. Clements has updated the pattern to use a size P/Q hook which is available here from Addi, ChiaoGoo and Knitter's Pride.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Magnum by Cascade Yarns (100% Wool; 250g/123yds): 5 (5) Skeins. Shown in Ecru. This 100% Wool yarn is warm, very popular, and beautiful! Please notes that it does shed substantially during the knitting process so you may want to work over a table or cover yourself with a towel. PRE-ORDER available in any color. Please allow at least 10 business days for pre-order shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Burly Spun by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 226g/132 yds): 5 (5) Skeins. Burly Spun is available in gorgeous colors on 100% American wool. It does not tend to shed as badly as Magnum because of its tighter twist. PRE-ORDER is now available in all colors, including handpaints! Please allow at least 7 business days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Bulky by Blue Sky Fibers (50% Alpaca / 50% Wool; 100g/45yd): 13 (14) Skeins. This luxurious yarn has an amazingly soft hand and is available in natural or pastel colors. This yarn will have more drape than Magnum. Alpaca is very much like cashmere in its qualities of warmth and silkiness and is quickly becoming a favorite among knitters. If you haven't yet tried alpaca, now is the perfect opportunity to try this luxurious and beautiful yarn! PRE-ORDER is now available in all colors, including handpaints! Please allow at least 7 business days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Outer by Spud & Chloë (65% Superwash Wool / 35% Certified Organic Cotton; 100g/60yds): 10 (11) Skeins. This hard working yarn is surprisingly soft and squishy and perfect for the stitch definition needed in this pattern, and it is machine washable! Pick a bold color to frame your face and pair with a neutral jacket for a stunning winter look. Use for warmer climates along the southern coast. PRE-ORDER is now available in all colors! Please allow at least 7 business days for shipping to your location.
SIZE: S/M or L
YARDAGE: 550-615 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
HOOKS: Size Q / 15.75mm or size P / 15mm
GAUGE: 4 SC x 5 rows = 5"
Capelet images courtesy of Karen Clements, Peirce Schmidt Photography.