Capolette is the lighter-weight version of my original Capo layering top! Part capelet, part poncho, this little layering top is easy to make and fun to wear. And knit up in a lighter sport/DK-weight, it makes a great warm-weather-friendly layering piece.

It’s worked seamlessly in the round from the bottom up and uses sport/DK-weight yarn – I used Berroco Remix Light which is a lovely yarn because it’s super light and drapey, perfect for the warmer months. Check out my Capo Tips page for resources & tips. Prefer using a bulky-weight yarn? Check out my original Capo!

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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: 47 (53, 59, 65, 71)”/ 119 (135, 150, 165, 180) cm

Picking a Size: I suggest picking a size whose Finished Circumference is approx. 9-15”/23-38 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 14”/36 cm of positive ease at the bust.

Gauge: 20 sts & 32 rnds = 4”/10 cm in St st in the rnd.

Yarn: Approx. 775 (915, 1070, 1260, 1440) yds of sport/DK-weight yarn, shown in Remix Light by Berroco (30% Nylon, 27% Cotton, 24% Acrylic, 10% Silk, 9% Linen; 100g = 432 yds), 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins; Nightfall.

Needles and other supplies:

  • US 6/4 mm 32”/80 cm circ needle (for body), or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • US 6/4 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.

Looking for tips & tutorials specifically for this pattern?

Click here for the Capolette Tips Page.