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Lacy capelet pattern?

Does anyone know of a knitting pattern for a simple lacy capelet that would be suitable for a friend of mine who is confined to bed? I have found a couple of bedjacket patterns, but since she has paralysis in one arm, I’m looking for something without sleeves, so it will be easier to put on. I know there are also heaps of lovely shawl patterns, but shawls won’t work as well as they can slip off shoulders and bunch up too easily, and my friend has limited movement to rearrange things. A front-opening capelet that is shaped to sit nicely over the shoulders, with a button or two at the front, would be ideal. If anybody can suggest anything, I’d be grateful – I’d prefer a pattern that’s downloadable from the web, as I’d have to order in knitting books (in a small town, there’s not many on the bookshelves of our shops).

In project updates, I have about 20 rows to go on the gansey sleeves. I haven’t weighed what’s left in the yarn yet – I’ll wait till the sleeves are finished, then weigh the back, and what’s left over. I have a busy day ahead today, but hope to finish the sleeves tonight, and then I’ll have the burning question answered!

4 Responses to Lacy capelet pattern?

  • Bev in SC says:

    Yes… try the Interweave Knit site. They have some free patterns, one of which is the Summer Shawlette. It’s sort of like a capelet and is shaped to stay on your shoulders. It’s a free pattern in pdf format. They’ve changed their website a little, but you should be able to find it under wraps/shawls, etc. If not, if you email me, I’ll send you the file. The one I have is a little better anyway, I think, because it shows more views of the shawlette.

  • astrbear says:

    Also, on the Knitty (dot) com site, go the archives, click on”wraps” and the A Capella and Bloom patterns look like they would fit your needs. They are free, downloadable patterns.

    I sent this yesterday with the actual links, but I think the spam blocker ate it!


  • Bron says:

    Thanks Bev, for that suggestion.

    Astrid and Jen, yes your comments did come through yesterday, but they went on the Bliss post below. Not sure if that was a glitch or not. Thanks for the suggestions, both of you – I’ll go and have a look at the patterns!

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