Shimmering Sapphire Capelet

The Shimmering Sapphire Capelet, inspired by the heroine of Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera, is a shimmery, elbow-length capelet perfect for evening wear. It can be worn over a dress or blouse for show-going, stargazing and moonlit walks.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 11” deep, 30” inner circumference, 96” outer circumference after wet blocking

Gauge: 20 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Super Fine Weight Yarn Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer (70% fine superwash merino wool, 25% nylon, 5% stellina; 231 yards [211 meters]/50 grams): #25485 Stroll Glimmer (4 balls)

Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm) hook

Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle, shawl clasp 

Special Stitches

V-st: (Dc, ch 1, dc) in same st.
A-shell: [(tr, ch 1) 4 times, tr] in same st.
Q-st (quintuple-st): YO 4 times, insert hook in st, YO, pull loop through, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) 5 times.
Picot: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.
B-shell: (dc 4, ch 4, dc 4) in same st.
C-shell: (tr 4, ch 4, tr 4) in same st.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in rows from the top down. After turning, place first stitch in the same stitch as the turning chain unless otherwise noted. In this pattern, the last stitch of a round is often worked into the turning chain of the previous round.

Pattern

Ch 153.
Row 1: Dc in 4th st from hook, dc in each st across. (150 dc)
Row 2: Ch 4, dc in first st (counts as V-st), *sk 1 st, dc in next st, sk 1 st, V-st in next st; rep from * across row.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc of V-st, sk 2 sts, A-shell in next st, sk 3 sts, sc in next st, *sk 3 sts, A-shell in next st, sk 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across to last 7 sts, sk 3 sts, A-shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in 3rd turning ch of previous row.
Row 4: Ch 11, turn, sc in 3rd tr of A-shell, *ch 10, sc in 3rd tr of next A-shell; rep from * across row, ch 6, Q-st in last st.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, (sc in next 2 sts, picot) 3 times, sc in next st, *(sc in next 2 sts, picot) 5 times, sc in next st; rep from * across row to the sc before the turning ch, (sc in next 2 sts, picot) 3 times, sc in next 2 sts.
Row 6: Ch 4, turn, sc in next picot, *ch 6, sk 5 sts, (dtr, ch 4, dtr) in next st, ch 6, sk 5 sts, sc in next picot; rep from * across row, ch 3, sc in last st.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc, ch 4, sk 1 ch-sp, sc in next ch-sp, *B-shell in next ch-sp, sc in next ch-sp, C-shell in next sc, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across row, ch 4, sc in 3rd turning ch of previous row.
Row 8: Ch 5, turn, work 2 Q-st in same st as turning ch, *ch 6, sc in next ch-sp, ch 6, work 3 Q-st in next sc; rep from * across row, except place last 3 Q-sts in first sc of previous row instead.
Row 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 7 sts, *sk 5 sts, dc in next 11 sts; rep from * across row, sk 5 sts, dc in last 7 sts.
Rows 10-25: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across row, dc in top of turning ch.
Row 26: Ch 3, turn, work 3 dc in first st, sc in next st, *sk 2 sts, dc 7 in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across row, work 7 dc in turning ch.
Row 27: Ch 4, turn, sk st of turning ch, dc in next st, ch 1, dc in next st, *sk 3 sts, (dc in next st, ch 1) 4 times, dc in next st; rep from * across row, sk 3 sts, (dc in next st, ch 1) 2 times, dc in turning ch.
Row 28: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st *sc in next 3 sts, (sc, picot, sc) in next st, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * across.
Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Soak capelet in water for at least half an hour. Lay flat to dry, patting the lace section to lay mostly flat and pinning the ends straight. If desired, sew on a clasp. yarn ball

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