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Fashionable Knitted Cape

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This Fashionable Knitted Cape from Red Heart Yarn is an accessory that can warm up any wardrobe.  Stick to neutral shades and this women's fashion cape can be enjoyed no matter what the style trend. 

Fashionable Knitted Cape

Materials:

  • RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 2 Skeins 334 buff for Short Cape; 3 Skeins for Long Cape
  • Circular Knitting Needles: 6.5mm [US 10½] for Small/Medium or 8mm [US 11] for Large/X-Large, 29” long
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

     

Instructions:
Size:  Directions are for size Small/Medium; changes for size Large/X-Large are in parentheses.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Short Cape - Circumference at Bottom Edge: 72 (84)”; Length: 19 (21½)”
Long Cape - Circumference at Bottom Edge: 90 (105)”; Length: 31½ (33)”
GAUGE: 14 sts = 4”; 18 rows = 4” in St st using smaller needles for Small/Medium. 12 sts = 4”; 16 rows = 4” in St st using larger needles for Large/X-Large. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.


SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:

  • Central Double Decrease: (2-st dec) Slip 2 sts together KNITWISE, knit 1 st, pass slipped stitches over.
  • Decrease slanting left (ssk): Slip next two stitches one at a time knitwise from left hand needle to right hand needle. Insert tip of left hand needle into the front of these stitches and knit them together. Left slanted decrease made.
  • Decrease slanting right (k2tog): Knit next two stitches together as one. Right slanted decrease made.

 

NOTE: Cape is worked back and forth in rows. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of stitches. Different sizes are made by working with different size needles. Cape is worked in two pieces from Neck edge down to lower edge. Pieces are sewn together along center of Back.
 

SHORT CAPE
Left Body:

  1. With smaller (larger) needles, cast on 30 sts.
     
  2. Work in St st for 1”, end with a right side row.
     
  3. Knit 1 row on wrong side for turning row.
     
  4. Work in St st until piece measures 1” from turning row, end with a wrong side row.
     
  5. Row 1 (Right Side): K7, yo, k1, place marker for Eyelet st, yo, * k5, yo, k1, place marker for Eyelet st, yo; repeat from * 2 more times, k4 – 38 sts.
     
  6. Row 2 and All Wrong-Side Rows: K1 for Back Seam, purl across to last 4 sts, k4 for Front Border.
     
  7. Row 3: K4, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, * CDD, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2; repeat from * 2 more times, k2tog, k1.
     
  8. Row 5: * Knit to 1 st before Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo; repeat from * 3 more times, knit to end of row – 46 sts.
     
  9. Row 7: K4, ssk, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, * CDD, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3; repeat from * 2 more times, k2tog, k1.
     
  10. Row 9: Repeat Row 5 – 54 sts.
     
  11. Row 11: K4, ssk, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, * CDD, place marker for Decrease st, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4; repeat from * 2 more times, k2tog, k1.
     
  12. Row 13: Repeat Row 5 – 62 sts.
     
  13. Rows 15, 17 and 19: K4, ssk, * knit to 1 st before Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to 2 sts before Decrease st marker, CDD; repeat from * 2 more times, knit to 1 st before last Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
     
  14. Row 20: Repeat Row 2.
     
  15. Repeat Rows 13-20 for pattern st 7 more times, then Row 13 once – 126 sts.
     

Border:

  1. Row 1 (Wrong Side): K1, p1, *knit to marked Decrease st, p1; repeat from * 2 more times, knit to last 5 sts, p1, k4.
     
  2. Row 2: K4, ssk, * knit to 1 st before Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to 2 sts before marked Decrease st marker, CDD; repeat from * 2 more times, knit to 1 st before last Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
     
  3. Row 3: Repeat Row 1.
     
  4. Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
     
  5. Row 5: Repeat Row 1.
     
  6. Bind off knitwise.


Right Body:

  1. Work as for Left Body for 2”, end with a wrong side row.
     
  2. Row 1 (Right Side): K4, yo, k1, place marker for Eyelet st, yo, * k5, yo, k1, place marker for Eyelet st, yo; repeat from * 2 more times, k7 – 38 sts.
     
  3. Row 2 and All Wrong-Side Rows: K4 for Front Border, purl across to last st, k1 for Back Seam.
     
  4. Row 3: K1, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, * CDD, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2; repeat from * 2 more times, k2tog, k4.
     
  5. Row 5: * Knit to 1 st before Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo; repeat from * 3 more times, knit to end of row – 46 sts.
     
  6. Row 7: K1, ssk, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, * CDD, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3; repeat from * 2 more times, k2tog, k4.
     
  7. Row 9: Repeat Row 5 – 54 sts.
     
  8. Row 11: K1, ssk, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4, * CDD, place marker for Decrease st, k4, yo, k1, yo, k4; repeat from * 2 more times, k2tog, k4.
     
  9. Row 13: Repeat Row 5 – 62 sts.
     
  10. Rows 15, 17 and 19: K1, ssk, * knit to 1 st before Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to 2 sts before Decrease st marker, CDD; repeat from * 2 more times, knit to 1 st before last Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4.
     
  11. Row 20: Repeat Row 2.
     
  12. Repeat Rows 13-20 for pattern st 7 more times, then Row 13 once – 126 sts.


Border:

  1. Row 1 (Wrong Side): K4, p1, *knit to marked Decrease st, p1; repeat from * 2 more times, knit to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
     
  2. Row 2: K1, ssk, * knit to 1 st before Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to 2 sts before marked Decrease st marker, CDD; repeat from * 2 more times, knit to 1 st before last Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4.
     
  3. Row 3: Repeat Row 1.
     
  4. Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
     
  5. Row 5: Repeat Row 1.
     
  6. Bind off knitwise.

 


LONG CAPE
Left Body:

  1. Work as for Short Cape until Rows 13-20 have been repeated for 5 more times, then work Row 13 once – 110 sts.


Shape Arm Slit:

  1. Row 14 (Wrong Side): K1, p77, k4 for Slit Border, purl to last 4 sts, k4.
     
  2. Row 15: Work Row 15 as established to 2 sts before Slit Border, k2tog, k4, ssk, work to end of row.
     
  3. Rows 16-18: Repeat Rows 14-15 once, then Row 14 once.
     
  4. Row 19: K4, work as established to 2 sts before Slit Border, k2tog, k2 for Front Section, join second ball of yarn and k2, ssk, work to end of row for Back Section – 30 sts for Front Section; 80 sts for Back Section.
     
  5. Row 20 and All Wrong Side Rows: Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn, k1, purl to last 2 sts, k2 for Back Section, k2, purl to last 4 sts, k4 for Front Section.
     
  6. Working both sides at same time and keeping 2 sts at each Slit edge in Garter st, repeat Rows 13-20 for 3 more times, end with Row 19 – 142 sts total; 38 sts for Front Section; 104 sts for Back Section.
     
  7. Joining Row (Wrong Side): K1, purl to last 2 sts, k2 for Back Section, working with same yarn, k2, purl to last 4 sts, k4 – 142 sts.
     
  8. Row 13: Keeping 4 Slit Border sts in Garter st, repeat Row 13 across – 150 sts.
     
  9. Row 14-16: Keeping 4 Slit Border sts in Garter st, work in pattern st as established.
     
  10. Row 17-20: Omitting Garter st at Slit Border, work in pattern st as established.
     
  11. Row 13: Repeat Row 5 – 158 sts.
     
  12. Row 14: Repeat Row 2.
     
  13. Row 15: Repeat Row 15.
     
  14. Repeat Rows 14-15 for 7 (3) more times, then Row 14 once.


Border:

  1. Row 1 (Wrong Side): K1, p1, *knit to marked Decrease st, p1; repeat from * 2 more times, knit to last 5 sts, p1, k4.
     
  2. Row 2: K4, ssk, * knit to 1 st before Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to 2 sts before marked Decrease st marker, CDD; repeat from * 2 more times, knit to 1 st before last Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
     
  3. Row 3: Repeat Row 1.
     
  4. Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
     
  5. Row 5: Repeat Row 1.
     
  6. Bind off knitwise.


Right Body:

  1. Work as for Short Cape until Rows 13-20 have been repeated for 5 more times, then work Row 13 once – 110 sts.


Shape Arm Slit:

  1. Row 14 (Wrong Side): K4, p24, k4 for Slit Border, purl to last st, k1.
     
  2. Row 15: Work Row 15 as established to 2 sts before Slit Border, k2tog, k4, ssk, work to end of row.
     
  3. Rows 16-18: Repeat Rows 14-15 once, then Row 14 once.
     
  4. Row 19: K1, work as established to 2 sts before Slit Border, k2tog, k2 for Back Section, join second ball of yarn and k2, ssk, work to end of row for Front Section – 80 sts for Back Section; 30 sts for Front Section.
     
  5. Row 20 and All Wrong Side Rows: Working both sides at same time with separate balls of yarn, k4, purl to last 2 sts, k2 for Front Section, k2, purl to last 4 sts, k1 for Back Section.
     
  6. Working both sides at same time and keeping 2 sts at each Slit edge in Garter st, repeat Rows 13-20 for 3 more times, end with Row 19 – 142 sts total; 104 sts for Back Section; 38 sts for Front Section.
     
  7. Joining Row (Wrong Side): K4, purl to last 2 sts, k2 for Front Section, working with same yarn, k2, purl to last st, k1 – 142 sts.
     
  8. Row 13: Keeping 4 Slit Border sts in Garter st, repeat Row 13 across – 150 sts.
     
  9. Row 14-16: Keeping 4 Slit Border sts in Garter st, work in pattern st as established.
     
  10. Row 17-20: Omitting Garter st at Slit Border, work in pattern st as established.
     
  11. Row 13: Repeat Row 5 – 158 sts.
     
  12. Row 14: Repeat Row 2.
     
  13. Row 15: Repeat Row 15.
     
  14. Repeat Rows 14-15 for 7 (3) more times, then Row 14 once.
     

Border:

  1. Row 1 (Wrong Side): K4, p1, *knit to marked Decrease st, p1; repeat from * 2 more times, knit to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
     
  2. Row 2: K1, ssk, * knit to 1 st before Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to 2 sts before marked Decrease st marker, CDD; repeat from * 2 more times, knit to 1 st before last Eyelet st marker, yo, k1, yo, knit to last 6 sts, k2tog, k4.
     
  3. Row 3: Repeat Row 1.
     
  4. Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
     
  5. Row 5: Repeat Row 1.
     
  6. Bind off knitwise.


FINISHING:

  1. Sew pieces together along Back seam. Turn cast-on edge to wrong side along turning row and sew in place, leaving side edges unsewn to make Neck Cord casing.
     
  2. Cut 4 strands of yarn, each 3 yds long. Holding strands together, tie a knot at each end. Hook one end over a doorknob or hook. Keeping strands taut, twist until strands start to fold up and twist around itself. Keeping cord taut, remove end from hook or doorknob and bring both knotted ends together. Cord will twist around itself.
     
  3. Hang a weight from a hook or ask someone to hold middle of cord to keep it taut as it twists. Tie a knot at each end.
     
  4. Cut looped end and fluff ends to form small tassles.
     
  5. Thread Cord through Neck Cord casing.
     
  6. Weave in ends.


 

 

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