Saturday, July 7, 2012

Shoulder Cape

I wanted to make a cape that was warm, but left ones arms free to move so one could still do crafts.....

I made this pattern a while ago, I forgot to get a yardage count on the edging....I've been meaning to remake it, to get the count and do a test knit......don't see having the time to do it anytime soon.....I did use less than half of a skein of Red Heart's super saver yarn......if that helps
It just turned out so comfy I still wanted to share it :D

 

                                                       
Shoulder Cape
Size 10 US circular needles 
Gauge 4 rows by 3 stitches per 1 inch approximately 
278 yards bulky weight yarn
Half skein of Red heart’s worsted yarn  
I used size 11 seed beads strung along the bottom, and a few antique beads sewn on to the trim ( see photo ) this is optional 
one button and size you like

K = knit
Kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
Pm = place a stitch marker 
Psso = pass slid stitch over
P = purl
P2tog = purl 2 stitches together
Sl 1 = slide one stitch  purl wise
Tbl = through the back loop 
Yo = yarn over needle
*  * = repeat instructions between as many times as indicated 

Notes
It is very helpful to use a different color or type of marker for the center stitch as well as for each side of the cape. It makes the increasing much easier to not only spot, but also to know if you should be increasing  “before or after” the marker. Always be sure to slide your markers along as you work until indicated. You can use small pieces of scrap yarn as markers, just tie them into a loop. You need 4 on each side and 1 for the center.

Cast on 60 stitches with main color

1 - 5) knit to end

6) k4,  pm,  kf/b,  k12,  pm,  kf/b,  k2,  pm,  kf/b,  k8,  pm,  kf/b,  pm using different color( center stitch ),  kf/b,  pm,  k8,  kf/b,  pm,  k2,  kf/b,  pm,  k12,  kf/b,  pm,  k4

7) k4,  purl to the last 4 stitches,  k4

8) * knit to first marker slide marker, kf/b * repeat 3 more times, knit to center stitch marker ( there are no increases around the center stitch marker ) knit to one stitch before marker,  kf/b,  continue in this manner until last four stitches, k4

9) k4,  purl to the last 4 stitches,  k4

Repeat rows 8 and 9 until you have 156 stitches on your needles ( 12 repeats )

Remove stitches markers # 2 and 3 on the first half and # 7 and 8.

Continue in the same manner as before ( doing 4 increases instead of 8 per repeat ) until you have 212 stitches ( 14 repeats )

Lace Trim

Change to trim color
Knit the lace section on the loose side, you might want to go up a needle size if having trouble with tension. 

1 & 2) Repeat rows 8 and 9 from main body of pattern

3) k4,  *yo,  k1 tbl,  yo,  sl 1,  k1,  psso,  k5 * repeat to last 4 stitches,   k4

4) k4, * p4,  p2tog tbl,  p3 * repeat to last 4 stitches,   k4

5) k4, * yo,  k1 tbl,  yo,  k2,  sl 1,  k1,  psso,  k3 * repeat to last 4 stitches,  k4

6) k4, * p2,  p2tog tbl,  p5 * repeat to last 4 stitches,  k4

7) k4,  * k1 tbl,  yo,  k4,  sl 1,  k1,  psso,  k1,  yo * repeat to last 4 stitches,  k4

8) k4,  *p1,  p2tog,  p6 * repeat to last 4 stitches,  k4

9) k4,  * k5,  k2tog,  yo,  k1 tbl,  yo * repeat to last 4 stitches,  k4 

10) k4,  * p3,  p2tog tbl,  p4 * repeat to last 4 stitches,  k4    

11) k4,  * k3,  k2tog,  k2,  yo,  k1 tbl,  yo  * repeat to last 4 stitches,  k4

12) k4,  * p5,  p2tog,  p2  * repeat to last 4 stitches,  k4 

13) k4,  * yo,  k1,  k2tog,  k4,  yo,  k1 tbl * repeat to last 4 stitches,  k4

14) k4,  * p6, p2tog,  p1  * repeat to last 4 stitches,  k4

15) knit 

16) knit 

bind off, weave in ends and sew on beads if you like

I placed the button a bit low, instead of at the collar.....I made a simple crochet  chain stitch loop to slip over the button.




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