Braid Detail Cape

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Braid Detail Cape

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Warm cape with an exciting appliqued braid detail. Shown in Patons Classic Wool Roving.

Sizes

XSmall/Small
28-34 ins [ 71-86.5 cm ]
Medium/Large
36-42 ins [ 91.5-106.5 cm ]
XLarge/2XL
44-50 ins [ 112-127 cm ]
3/5Xlarge
52-62 ins [ 132-157.5 cm ]
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The materials for this project cost $88.26

Step 1:

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Size:

  • XSmall/Small
  • Medium/Large
  • XLarge/2XL
  • 3/5Xlarge
Bust Measurements
28-34 ins [ 71-86.5 cm ]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Roving | Dark Grey, 77040Edit Color
$67.92

Patons Pattern Book:

Anti Freeze | Anti Freeze, 500880Edit Version
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Takumi Bamboo Double Point Knitting Needles 7" 5/Pkg

Size 9/5.5mm
$9.99

Aluminum Stitch Holder

4-3/4" 1/Pkg
$5.40
The materials for this project cost $88.26

Abbreviations

Alt = alternate(ing)

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

K = knit

K2(3)tog = Knit next 2(3) stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.

Sl1P = Slip next stitch purlwise.

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Bust Measurements
XSmall/Small 28-34 ins [ 71-86.5 cm ]
Medium/Large 36-42 ins [ 91.5-106.5 cm ]
XLarge/2XL 44-50 ins [ 112-127 cm ]
3/5Xlarge 52-62 ins [ 132-157.5 cm ]

MATERIALS

Braided Cape
Classic Wool Roving (100 g/3.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
SizesXSmall/SmallMedium/LargeXLarge/2XL3/5Xlarge 
Main Color (MC)
Dark Grey (77040)
89910
Sizes 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) and 6.5 mm (U.S. 10½) knitting needles. Size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long for lower edging. Pair of size 5.5 mm (U.S. 9) doublepointed needles for i-cord ties or size needed to obtain tension. 4 stitch holders.

GAUGE

14 sts and 18 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

BACK
**With larger needles, cast on 48 (58-82- 96) sts.
Work in stocking st for 2 (2-6-6) rows.
*next row: (RS). (Inc row). K2. M1. Knit to last 2 sts. M1. K2.
Work 3 (3-5-5) rows even.*
Rep from * to * 13 (13-8-8) times more. 76 (86-100-114) sts. Place markers at each end of last row.
Work a further 2 rows even.**
Dec 1 st each end of next and every following 6th (4th-4th-4th) row 5 (10-7- 3) times more. 64 (64-84-106) sts.
Dec 1 st each end of every following 4th (2nd-2nd-2nd) row 3 (1-8-16) time(s) more. 58 (62-68-74) sts.

Shape shoulders: Cast off 2 (4-4-4) sts beg next 2 (2-6-12) rows.

Sizes XS/S,M/L and XL/2XL only: Cast off 3 sts beg next 10 (10-6) rows.

All sizes: Leave rem 24 (24-26-26) sts on a st holder.

FRONT
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Dec 1 st each end of next and every following 6th (4th-4th-4th) row 3 (4-4-3) times more. 68 (76-90-106) sts.

Size 3/5XL only: Dec 1 st each end of every following alt row 3 times more. 100 sts.

All sizes: Work 1 (3-3-1) row(s) even.

Size XS/S only: Shape neck: next row: (RS). K30. K2tog. K2 (neck edge). turn.
Leave rem sts on a spare needle.

Sizes M/L, XL/2XL and 3/5XL only: Shape neck: next row: (RS). Work 2tog. K(32-39- 44). K2tog. K2 (neck edge). turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.

Sizes XS/S, M/L and XL/2XL only: Dec 1 st at neck edge on every following alt row 5 (10-4) times more, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at side edge on every following 6th (4th- 4th) row from previous dec 2 (5-2) times more. 26 (21-37) sts rem.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on every following alt row 6 (1-8) time(s) more, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at side edge on every following 4th (2nd-2nd) row from previous dec 3 (1-3) time(s) more. 17 (19-26) sts rem.
Purl 1 row.

Sizes XS/S andM/L only: Shape shoulder:
Cast off 2 (4) sts beg next row.
Purl 1 row.
Cast off 3 sts beg next and every following alt row 4 times more.

Size XL/2XL only: Shape shoulder: Cast off 4 sts beg next and every following alt row twice more.
Purl 1 row.
Cast off 3 sts beg next every following alt row twice more.

Size 3/5XL only: Dec 1 st at neck edge on every following alt row 12 times more, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at side edge on every following alt row from previous dec 12 times more. 24 sts rem.
Purl 1 row.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 4 sts beg next and every following alt row 5 times more.

All sizes: With RS facing, join yarn to rem sts.

Size XS/S only: Shape neck: next row: (RS). K2. ssk. K30.

Sizes M/L, XL/2XL and 3/5XL only: Shape neck: next row: (RS). K2. ssk. K(32-39-44).
Work 2tog.

Sizes XS/S, M/L and XL/2XL only: Dec 1 st at neck edge on every following alt row 5 (10-4) times more, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at side edge on every following 6th (4th- 4th) row from previous dec 2 (5-2) times more. 26 (21-37) sts rem.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on every following alt row 6 (1-8) time(s) more, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at side edge on every following 4th (2nd-2nd) row from previous dec 3 (1-3) time(s) more. 17 (19-26) sts rem.

Sizes XS/S andM/L only: Shape shoulder:
Cast off 2 (4) sts beg next row.
Knit 1 row.
Cast off 3 sts beg next and every following alt row 4 times more.

Size XL/2XL only: Shape shoulder: Cast off 4 sts beg next row and every following alt row twice more.
Knit 1 row.
Cast off 3 sts beg next and every following alt row twice more.

Size 3/5XL only: Dec 1 st at neck edge on every following alt row 12 times more, AT SAME TIME, dec 1 st at side edge on every following alt row from previous dec 12 times more. 24 sts rem.
Shape shoulder: Cast off 4 sts beg next and every following alt row 5 times more.

GARTER STRIPS(make 2).
With larger needles, cast on 8 sts.
Work in garter st (knit every row) until Strip measures 30 (30-32-32) ins [76.5 (76.5- 81.5-81.5) cm] (when slightly stretched).
Leave sts on a st holder.

STOCKING STRIP
With larger needles, cast on 9 sts.
1st row: (RS). Sl1. K8.
2nd row: Sl1P. P8.
Rep last 2 rows until Strip measures 21 (21- 23-23) ins [53.5 (53.5-58.5-58.5) cm]
(when slightly stretched), ending on a 2nd row. Leave sts on a st holder.

SIDE TRIANGLES (make 2).
With larger needles, cast on 63 (63-67-67) sts.
1st row: (RS). Purl.
2nd row: Knit.
Cont in reverse stocking st, dec 1 st each end of next 7 (7-11-11) rows, then on every following alt row until 3 sts rem.
next row: (WS). K3tog. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder/side seams to markers.
Place markers on each side of neck edge 6 ins [15 cm] down from shoulder seam.
Collar: With RS facing, smaller needles and beg at right front neck edge marker, pick up and knit 22 sts up right front neck edge to shoulder. K24 (24-26-26) from Back st holder. Pick up and knit 22 sts down left front neck edge to marker. 68 (68-70-70) sts.
Beg with a knit row (WS), work 12 ins [30.5 cm] in reverse stocking st, ending with a purl row. Cast off knitwise.
Fold Collar in half to WS and sew cast off edge in position to edge. Sew sides of Collar tog.
i-Cord ties (make 2).
With pair of double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts.
1st row: K4. Slip sts to opposite end of needle.
Rep last row until I-Cord (when slightly stretched) measures 14½ins [37 cm]. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through 4 sts. Fasten off.

Braid Appliqué
Block Stocking St Strip to prevent edges from curling. Beg at lower edge, position 3 Strips as shown in photograph. Braid Strips loosely to measure length to fit up center front to beg of V-neck, noting Braid should measure approx 5 ins [12.5 cm] wide and should end with Stocking St Strip underneath Garter St Strips as shown.
Garter St Strips will cont up neck edge to shoulder seam. When correct lengths are determined, unravel strips if necessary and cast off. Sew Strips tog at intersecting points on WS. Pin in position to Front and sew through all thicknesses at lower edge.
Sew Braid to Front at outer curves and center front. Sew cast off ends of Garter St Strips to shoulder seam edge.
Place markers on shaped edge of Front 5 ins [12.5 cm] and 12 ins [30.5 cm] up from lower edge for slash opening. Place corresponding markers on Side Triangles along front edges.
Sew Side Triangles in position matching top markers, leaving open from top marker down to lower edge.
Slash edging: With RS facing and smaller needles, pick up and knit 46 sts between lower markers on Front and Side Triangle.
Cast off knitwise (WS).
Sew Side Triangle to Front edge below lower markers.
Lower edging: With RS facing and circular knitting needle, beg at seam of left back Side Triangle, pick up and knit 46 (56-80- 94) sts across lower edge of Back, 59 (59-63-63) sts across lower edge of Side Triangle, 46 (56-80-94) sts across lower edge of Front (working through all thicknesses of Braid Appliqué) and 59 (59- 63-63) sts across lower edge of Side Triangle. 210 (230-286-314) sts. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
next rnd: Purl.
next rnd: Knit.
Cast off purlwise.
tassels: (Make 2). Cut a piece of cardboard 4 ins [10 cm] wide. Wind yarn around cardboard 20 times. Break yarn, leaving a long end and thread end through a needle.
Slip needle through all loops and tie tightly.
Remove cardboard and wind yarn tightly around loops ¾ inch [2 cm] below fold.
Fasten securely. Cut through rem loops and trim ends evenly. Sew one tassel to end of I-Cord Tie. Sew ties to Front under Collar approx 3 ins [7.5 cm] up from Collar edge.