Just Enough Cape

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Just Enough Cape

designed by Kimberley K. McAlindin
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For those fall and spring days where a winter cape is too warm and a summer capelet too cool, this brightly coloured cape has you covered, just enough.

Sizes

S
32" [81.5 cm]
48" [122 cm] & 15" [38 cm]
M
36" [91.5 cm]
52" [132 cm] & 15.5" [39.5 cm]
L
42" [106.5 cm]
56" [142 cm] & 15.75" [40 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $36.67

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • S
  • M
  • L
To Fit Chest:
32" [81.5 cm]
Finished Edge & Finished Length (not including collar)
48" [122 cm] & 15" [38 cm]

Step 2:

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Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 24"

Size 8/5mm
$8.49

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needle 29"

Size 9/5.5mm
$8.75

Quicksilver Single Point Knitting Needles 14"

Size 10/6mm
$5.45

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg
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Tapestry Needle Set

3/Pkg
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The materials for this project cost $36.67

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

K = knit

P = purl

P2tog = purl two stitches together

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rnd(s) = round(s)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To Fit Chest:
S 32" [81.5 cm]
M 36" [91.5 cm]
L 42" [106.5 cm]
Finished Edge & Finished Length (not including collar)
S 48" [122 cm] & 15" [38 cm]
M 52" [132 cm] & 15.5" [39.5 cm]
L 56" [142 cm] & 15.75" [40 cm]

MATERIALS

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Size U.S. 8 (5mm) circular needle, 24 "/60cm long, or size to obtain gauge Size U.S. 9 (5.5mm) circular needle, 24"/60cm long Size U.S. 10 (6mm) circular needle, 24"/60cm long Stitch marker. Yarn needle.

GAUGE

In Stockinette stitch, 18 sts and 24 rnds = 4"/10cm, using size 8 (5mm) needle.

INSTRUCTIONS

Garter Ridge Pattern: (any number of sts)
Rnds 1, 3, and 5: Purl.
Rnds 2, 4, and 6-8: Knit.
Repeat Rnds 1-8 for Garter Ridge pat.

2x2 Rib: (multiple of 4 sts)
All Rnds: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end.

CAPE
With size 8 (5mm), CO 216 (234, 252) sts. Join, taking care not to twist sts; placing marker at beg of rnd.
Work in Garter Ridge pat until piece measures 9.5 (10, 10.5)"/24 (25.5, 26.5)cm from beg, ending ready to work a purl rnd.

Dec Rnd 1: [P4, p2tog] 36 (39, 42) times - 180 (195, 210) sts rem.
Work even until piece measures approximately 12.5 (13, 13.25)"/32 (33, 33.5)cm from beg, ending on a knit rnd.
Dec Rnd 2: [P3, p2tog] 36 (39, 42) times - 144 (156, 168) sts rem.
Work even until piece measures 14 (14.5, 14.75)"/35.5 (37, 37.5)cm from beg, ending with a knit rnd.
Dec Rnd 3: [P2, p2tog] 36 (38, 40) times, [P2tog] 0 [2, 4] times - 108 (116, 124) sts rem.
Work even until piece measures approx 15 (16.5, 18)"/38 (42, 45.5)cm from beg, ending with Rnd 6 of Garter Ridge pat.

COLLAR
Change to 2x2 Rib; work even for 5 rnds.
Change to size 9 (5.5mm) needle; work even for 35 rnds.
Change to size 10 (6mm) needle; work even for 10 rnds.
BO all sts in 2x2 Rib pat.

FINISHING
Block piece to measurements.

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.