You can make this little Jumbo Capelet in about the time it takes to say “Jumbo Capelet,” but its one-of-a-kind impact will linger for much longer!

Jumbo Capelet | Purl Soho

We love this Jumbo Capelet for ourselves and for quick, big-statement gifts, too. Knit one up on the eve of a friend’s birthday, the friend who has everything… except an amazing capelet handknit by you!

Jumbo Capelet | Purl Soho

The key to all this style lies in our new Jumbo Andean Handspun, a gorgeous merino-alpaca blend. Strikingly bold (and incredibly cozy), it knits up in big, graphic, unmistakably handmade stitches. And once this yarn is gone, it’s gone, so make sure to pick up your Jumbo Andean Handspun before the next cold front rolls in!

Jumbo Capelet | Purl Soho

This pattern designed for Purl Soho by Jamila Modeste.

Materials

Jumbo Capelet | Purl Soho

NOTE: We knit used the 32-inch circular needles to cast on and knit up to the neck, then switched to 24-inch needles to finish, but if you prefer, use the magic loop method and 47- or 60-inch circular needles throughout!

Gauge

3¾ stitches and 5 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizes

38½ (42½, 47)

Finished circumference around bottom hem: Approximately 38½ (42½, 47) inches

Finished circumference around cowl opening: Approximately 17 (21¼, 18½, 25½) inches

Finished height from bottom edge to bottom of cowl: 12¾ (14, 15¼) inches

Finished height from bottom edge to top of cowl: 16¾ (18, 19¼) inches

SAMPLE: Size shown here is 38½.

Notes

Slip all stitches purlwise with yarn in back.

This yarn does not wet splice easily. Instead use your fingers to weave in loose ends.

Pattern

Using a Long Tail Cast On, cast 36 (40, 44) stitches onto the longer circular needles.

Place a scrap yarn stitch marker and join for working in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches.

Foundation Round: K18 (20, 22), place a different colored stitch marker, k18 (20, 22).

Round 1: *Slip 1 (see Notes), k1, repeat from * to end of round.

Round 2: *K1, slip 1, repeat from * to end of round.

Knit 8 (9, 10) rounds.

Next Round: *K1, [ssk] 2 times, knit to 5 stitches before next stitch marker, [k2tog] 2 times, k1, repeat from * to end of round. [8 stitches decreased]

Next Round: Knit to end of round.

Repeat last 2 rounds. [20 (24, 28) stitches]

Switching to shorter circular needles…

Next Round: *K1, ssk, knit to 3 stitches before next stitch marker, k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end of round. [16 (20, 24) stitches]

Knit 5 rounds.

Loosely bind off knitwise.

Weave in ends (see Notes) and enjoy!

Jumbo Capelet | Purl Soho