Is it a caplet with armholes or a poncho? I think it’s a little bit of both so I named it “Capo”! This simple sleeveless top is a fun layering piece that is super cozy and really easy to make too.

It’s worked seamlessly in the round from the bottom up and uses bulky-weight yarn – I used Woolfolk Luft which is a perfect yarn because although it’s bulky-weight it feels light as air when it’s knit up (due to its chainette construction). Prefer using a lighter sport/DK-weight yarn? Check out my Capolette!

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Sizes: XS/S (M/L, XL/2X, 3X/4X, 5X/6X)

To Fit Bust Size: 32-38 (38-44, 44-50, 50-56, 56-62)”/ 81-97 (97-112, 112-127, 127-142, 142-157) cm

Finished Circumference: 48 (53.5, 59.5, 66.5, 72)”/ 122 (136, 151, 169, 183) cm

Picking a Size: I suggest picking a size whose Finished Circumference is approx 10-16”/25-41 cm larger than your actual chest circumference (you can use the “To Fit Bust Size” as a reference). Shown in size XS/S, being worn with 15”/38 cm of positive ease at the bust.

Gauge: 14 sts & 22 rnds = 4”/10 cm in St st in the rnd.

Yarn: Approx 575 (680, 790, 940, 1070) yds of bulky-weight yarn, shown in Luft by Woolfolk (55% Merino, 45% Pima Cotton; 50g = 109 yds), 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) skeins; L19.

Needles and other supplies:

  • US 10.5/6.5 mm 32”/80 cm circ needle (for body), or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US 10.5/6.5 mm 24”/60 cm and 16”/40 cm circ needles (for yoke), or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 3 stitch markers (1 a different color or style than other 2).
  • Tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Visit my Capo Tips page for more resources & tips!