This cape/shawl was designed to have a simple silhouette and construction while also allowing for a gentle curve around the back. This is a nearly infinitely customizable pattern: multiple options exist for closures, and the more adventurous knitter is encouraged to play with stitch patterns and lace borders in the main stockinette sections.
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Skills needed: Knit, purl, K2tog (knit two together), SSK (slip two, then knit them together), YO (yarn over). Cape has alternating garter and stockinette stitch sections; more advanced knitters are encouraged to spice things up with additional patterns if desired.
Size: (One size given) 24in (60cm) neck hem, 77in (192.5cm) waist hem, 16in (40cm) height
Gauge: 13 stitches and 18 rows to make a 4in (10cm) square in stockinette stitch.
- 7 skeins Knit One Crochet Too Tartelette (50% cotton, 40% Tactel nylon, 10%nylon) Color 209 Sorbet[50g/1.75oz to 75yd/68m] OR 525yds/480m worsted weight yarn, such as a ribbon yarn.
- 1 set US9 (5.5mm) 24-36in circular needles, OR size needed to match gauge.
- 10 stitch markers
- Closures in style desired (see pattern for suggestions)
- Tapestry needle
Many thanks to pattern Moilulu for testing this pattern!