Ambrose Chapel Capelet by Luise O'Neill

Ambrose Chapel Capelet

September 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
760 yards (695 m)
Back Length: 15"; Hem tip to tip: 86"
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The Story
In 1956 Doris Day won an Oscar for her performance of the songQue Sera, Sera* in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much. The wardrobe for her role as ‘Jo McKenna’ in this film was designed by the very talented and celebrated Edith Head; the Ambrose Chapel Capelet was inspired by one of her creations.*

A reversible, ribbed cable edges this capelet whose construction hugs the shoulders. The pattern stitch presents a pleasant face on both right and wrong side allowing for two completely different looks from this one pattern.

Construction Notes
This capelet begins with a provisionally cast on neck tab. The ribbed cable side edgings are knit on and are turned at the front corners to work a larger ribbed cable across the live stitches of the bottom of the capelet. The bottom edging meets at the centre back where the edging stitches are grafted using a double-sided grafting technique.

Indigodragonfly MCS Worsted (75% merino, 15% cashmere, 10% silk; 190 yds / 174m per 115g skein) in Only the Exact Phrase I Used Was, “Don’t” (Inara); 4 skeins

48-inch US #8 / 5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 set US #8 / 5mm double-point needles

Provisional Cast On, cables - ribbed (4 over 4, 6 over 6), decrease, increase, short rows, grafting

2 stitch markers
1 removable stitch marker or waste yarn
Waste yarn for provisional cast on
Stitch holder
Yarn needle

Originally published in Hitch: Patterns Inspired by the Films of Alfred Hitchcock.

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