Sunday, September 20, 2009

Little Bee Capelet



This is very quick and easy capelet for kids.

The pattern stitch here is from the repeats of only 4 rounds; 2 rounds with garter stitches to create horizontal stripes and 2 rounds with stockinette stitches plus some slip stitches to create checkered squares.


The pattern looks a little more complicated than it says, because we are going to switch three colors every 2 rows in order, independently to the pattern stitches. You will see the same color/texture combination only every 12 rows.

I named this “Little Bee” because of my color choice, but I hope you all have fun to pick your favorite color combinations!
PDF file will be available at Ravelry shortly.



SIZE
child 2 [4, 6, 8, 10, 12]

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
middle shoulder: 26 [27, 28.75, 30.5, 32, 33.5] inches
Length: 9.5 [10.5, 11.5, 13.5, 14, 15] inches

MATERIALS
[MC] Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash [100% Superwash wool; 220 yd/200 m per 100g skein]; color: Aran; 1 [1, 2, 2, 2, 2] skeins
[CC1] Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash [100% Superwash wool; 220 yd/200 m per 100g skein]; color: Mocha; 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1] skein
[CC2] Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash [100% Superwash wool; 220 yd/200 m per 100g skein]; color: Daffodil; 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1] skein

16[16, 24, 24, 24, 24] length-inch US 8/5.0mm circular needle
16 length-inch US 6/4.0mm circular needle
6x stitch markers
tapestry needle

GAUGE
24 sts/40 rows = 4" in pattern stitch without decreasing
22 sts/24 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

PATTERN NOTES
When you work slip stitch, move yarn to WS. ( i.e. wyb on RS and wyif on WS)

PATTERN
Using larger needle, with MC, CO 192[204, 220, 236, 252, 268], join in round, pm.

Rnd 1: P all sts.

Rnd 2: K all sts.

Rnd 3: K all sts.

Rnd 4: P all sts.

Cont. in St st (k all sts) until it measures 2[2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4] inches from CO edge.

Next rnd: P all sts.

Next rnd: Join CC1, k1, [slp(slip purlwise)2, k2] to last 3 st, slp2, k1.

Next rnd: K1, [slp2, k2] to last 3 st, slp2, k1.

Next rnd: Join CC2, k all sts.

Next rnd: P32[34, 36, 40, 42, 44 ], pm, p32[34, 38, 38, 42, 46], pm, p32[34, 36, 40, 42, 44], pm, p32[34, 36, 40, 42, 44], pm, p32[34, 38, 38, 42, 46 ], pm, p32[34, 36, 40, 42, 44] , slip marker.



Next, start pattern sts with decrease round as foll (AT THE SAME TIME, change the color every 2 rnds starting from MC, CC1, then CC2);
Note: After pm, pattern sts repeat will be disrupted by markers during most of dec rnds (depend on sts numbers). In the cases, just stop patt sts before each markers, and restart the repeat (k1, [slp2, k2]) after each markers (you can also see more detailed explaination and example in comment section).

Rnd 1: change to new color, *k1, [slp2, k2] to marker* rep * 5 more times.

Rnd 2: *K1, [slp2, k2] to marker* rep * 5 more times.

Rnd 3: Change to new color, k all sts.

Rnd 4: [p to last 2 sts before marker, p2tog] total 6 times.

Repeat rnd 1-4 11[13, 15, 17, 19, 21] more times, 120[120, 124, 128, 132, 136] sts rem.

Cont patt sts without decreasing until it measures 8[9, 10, 12, 13, 14] inches from CO edge.

Break CC1, CC2.

Neckband ribbing
Switch to smaller needle, with MC, work k2 x p2 ribbing until neckband measures 1.5 inches.

BO loosely.

FINISHING
block and weave in all ends.



13 comments:

  1. This capelet is darling! Perfect for my granddaughter waiting for the bus. Can't wait ti knit it up!
    Andrea

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  2. Such a darling little girl too! How precious she looks in her Little Bee Capelet!
    Thanks Yumiko for getting back to me on the abbreviation :-)
    I'm going to cast on this evening.
    ~Vicki
    (nonaofsav on Ravelry)

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  3. I have a questions about the pattern. I am at the point of working the pattern (just after placing all my markers). I have 34 stitches in each section. But if I K1 (slp2, k2) I have an odd number of stitches and thus one extra I'm not sure what to do with at the end. If I keep with the pattern it looks like I should slip two and then continue slp 2, k2 until the very end where I would k1. Is this correct? Thanks for your help. Love the pattern!

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  4. Hi,
    Thank you for your comment and sorry that it was confusing.
    I will add a note to my patten so others can understand,too.

    After you place the marker, the pattern sts will be disrupted by the markers. Because you will work decrease rounds (rnd 1-4) and loose one stitch before the marker every 4 rnds, your pattern repeat [slp2, k2] will not be able to complete in most rnds, and you will reset and start over with k1[] after each markers.
    You can see, in the third picture, that the pattern sts are merging where decreasing occurs.

    For example, if you are working on size 4, in first dec round (you have 34 sts) your pattern sts will be disrupted by marker after slp1 and you will start over k1[slp2, k2] after each markers. In 2nd dec rnds, the sts number is now 33, then patt st will be completed this time, but next rounds will be 32 sts and you will have to stop patten sts after 1st k, and so on.

    Hopefully it helps,
    Happy knitting,
    ym

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  5. Ciao Tiziana!
    Thank you for your comment,
    ym

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  6. I have a question. When doing the slip purlwise, do I move yarn to the front, like I am really about to purl, or do I leave the yarn where it is? I have moved it forward on the knitting I have done so far. I have just added the 3rd color yarn and knitted one round. Please give me an answer asap. I can't wait to knit this.

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  7. Hi!

    When you slip the stitch, please leave the yarn as it is (in this case on back) and slip as you purl.

    Thank you for making this^^)/
    ym

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  8. Hi... Just love your pattern ! Since I am new to knitting ~ reading patterns still makes me question my work... I am ready to start the pattern and reading thru all the pattern many times my question to you is [slp2, k2] ~
    am I slipping those two stitches ( I know to slip purlwise ) and the go grab those 2 stitches and knitting them together? Thank you so much for your help in advance !!!
    Gale O.

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  9. Hi Gale,

    Thank you for making the capelet!
    After you slip 2 stitches, please knit next 2 stitches (4 stitches worked without decreasing)^^)/
    ym

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  10. I am ready to start the decrease rounds. I am making size 12. The pattern says to repeat k1slp2k2 a total of 6 times and my mind tells me your instructions do not apply to the larger sizes since 6 times 5 equals 30 and I have 44/46 between markers. Am I right?

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    1. Hi there, Thank you for making the caplet! So after markers, there are 6 sections. Each section will start with k1, then repeat of [slp2k2] until it reaches to the next marker. Some section or round don't necessary end with k2 since we now start decreasing round. Just stop at the marker and start anew wit k1 after the next marker. It is also mentioned in above comment and also in the text (in re). Sorry for the confusion~ ym

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  11. Hi there, Thank you for making the caplet! So after markers, there are 6 sections. Each section will start with k1, then repeat of [slp2k2] until it reaches to the next marker. Some section or round don't necessary end with k2 since we now start decreasing round. Just stop at the marker and start anew wit k1 after the next marker. It is also mentioned in above comment and also in the text (in re). Sorry for the confusion~ ym

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