It took 2 years from this post to finish said capelet. Then another year to actually write about it.
As previously mentioned… The plan was to cut up a charcoal grey, felted wool circle skirt and make a capelet. I had just enough for the body of the cape but not enough for a collar and facing. Luckily, I had a mountain of cashmere sweaters at my disposal. The plan was to use McCall’s 5764 and modify it to include a lining (why are all of my patterns unlined?)
The key to using cashmere as a collar and facingwas to back it with fusible knit“ interfacing to make it more stable. The other option would be to felt the cashmere (I only had one grey sweater to work with so I chose interfacing).
The lining was new. I didn’t have anything that worked so I bought a remnant from JoAnn’s. I used frogs for the closure.