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Blackcap Pattern


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Blackcap Blackcap
Blackcap Blackcap
Blackcap Blackcap
Blackcap Blackcap
Blackcap Blackcap

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round, yo, k2tog

Pattern Description:

Inspired by the squishy warmth of a bulky-weight yarn, I wanted to design a simple capelet-style "hug-me" shrug to wear over anything- from jeans and a tee to a fancy party dress. When I tried it on for the first time, it reminded me of a sweet and tidy blackberry. Its name- Blackcap- is inspired by the local nickname for the little wild blackberries found throughout the fence rows and fields of my rural childhood.

The pattern PDF includes an illustrated greeting card of a mother black bear gathering berries with her young cub. My husband Eric illustrated this card for your enjoyment- please print and use the card as often as you like.


13 sts. = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 32-52 inches around chest


  • Bulky weight yarn, circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker, ribbon or i-cord

Suggested yarn:

330 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fibre Company Tundra

About Designer

About Designer

Joanna Johnson on

I am a children's book writer. My husband Eric illustrates our storybooks, which we publish independently from our home-based studios at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We have three children, who offer continual inspiration for our stories. I learned to knit and sew from my mother and grandmother as a girl, and love being able to include knitting and sewing patterns in our storybooks.

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