Monday, October 3, 2011

Knitting Pattern: Pullip Anthropologie-Inspired Capelet

Based on Julia Allen’s Anthropologie-inspired Capelet (Peony Knits designs), available on Ravelry.  For more information, see Julia Allen’s blog at

Pullip "Anthropologie-Inspired" Capelet

A brooch used to close this made from an old earring would be a nice touch.
You will need:
  • Size 1-US needles: Two DPN’s, straights, or a circular
  • Size 10 crochet cotton
    • Used for example: Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread (100% mercerized cotton, 350 yd/320m per ball) color 0420 Cream
  • 4 very small stitch markers (best bet: tiny jewelry jumprings, available in the jewelry section of many craft stores)
  • Stitch holders (preferably 2 large safety pins)
  • A small button or pin, or other closure for the front
  • Scissors, ruler, & darning needle
You will need to know:
  • How to knit and purl, and 1x1 rib
  • How to yo
  • How to place stitches on a holder and rejoin yarn
  • How to BO in 1x1 rib
Gauge: 11 sts/per inch in stockinette stitch on size 1-US needles.  To ensure accurate sizing, be sure to check your gauge.

You will need to have a separate ball of yarn for working the sleeves and body, or two ends from the same ball.  Since I work from a ball of crochet thread, I wind about 10 yards of thread onto a bobbin (the small Susan Bates kind, in my favorite color – purple) to hold aside for the sleeves.  Cut the yarn, begin the sweater, and you won’t have to break the yarn to work the sleeves and then rejoin it to work the body.

CO 23 sts.  K in 1x1 rib for 3 rows.
Place markers: k5, pm, k4, pm, k3, m1, k3, pm, k4, pm, k4.

Begin raglan increases:
Increase row: k2, *p to marker, yo, slip marker, p1, yo, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Next row: K all sts.

Repeat the above two rows until you have 72 sts on the needles.

Next row: slip 11 sts onto a spare DPN or stitch holder. 
*Rejoin yarn and p 15, turn and k15, then work 3 rows of 1x1 ribbing and BO in rib.

Slip 20 sts onto spare DPN or stitch holder.  Repeat above step (from *) for second sleeve.

Rejoin all remaining sts onto one needle.  Continuing with unbroken yarn:
K2, p to 1 st before gap, p2tog, p to 1 st before next gap, p2tog, p to last 2 sts, k2.
K one row; p one row.
Work 3 rows of 1x1 ribbing and BO in rib.
Seam sleeves to underarm.  Weave in all ends.  Block if desired.
Place a button or pin to close the front of the capelet.


  1. Working on it! I'm busy as all get out this week but I will try to have it up as soon as I can. :)
    This is not the capelet I posted on my Facebook, by the way.

  2. How sweet!! Thanks!! :-D
    I intend to make them to my Blythes...