I love the idea of knitting my own sweaters--especially this time of year--but I'm not quite ready skill-level-wise to take on that challenge. This capelet/poncho was completely doable, however.
You'll need to know some intermediate knitting techniques (or you can look them up on YouTube and learn them)--namely, knit 2 together (k2tog) and yarn over (YO).
Let's get started!
Step 1: Materials Needed
Any yarn will do, but I love chuckier yarns because they make any knitting project go by faster. I used Lion Brand Super Bulky yarn in this beautiful purple. I needed 2.5 skeins for a poncho/capelet of this length.
Follow the package for needle size. You can go larger but never smaller. I used size 17, 36-inch circular needles.
2 place markers.
24- to 28-inch circular needles