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ConnieLene on craftsy.com
Miranda, Waikato, New Zealand

I am a knitter with a passion for colour and freeform intarsia. I design, knit and create written patterns as well. These are available on etsy (Unique Boutique Knits) and ravelry (Connielene) as ...

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Kiwi Cape

from ConnieLene Knit Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kiwi Cape
Kiwi Cape
Kiwi Cape
Kiwi Cape
Kiwi Cape
Kiwi Cape

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Garter stitch knit every row
  • Stockinette Stitch (stocking) knit 1 row, purl 1 row

Pattern Description:

The Maori people of New Zealand created cloaks using the feathers of their birds. One of the birds is the kiwi, a flightless brown feathered bird.

This cape is the closest I could ever get to owning and wearing a Kiwi Cloak. A great cape for a night out on the town, stunning over jeans and camisole. Very very sexy.

My cape is knitted with 3 strands of yarn together 1 strand faux fur & 2 strands of Mist Mohair. It is knitted from the neck edge in one piece. BUT any combination of yarns to match the tension will create a wonderful cape. One yarn should be a faux fur to get that feather feel.

To adjust for individual sizes is easy as the cape is knitted from the neck down. Simply add more rows to fit or reduce the number of rows for a petite fit.


Tension: Not critical - approx 11 stitches and 20 rows to 10 cm in garter stitch with US 15 (10mm) needles


  • Naturally Mist 25gm col.1 x 2 balls
  • Naturally Mist 25gm col.2 x 2 balls
  • Naturally Mist 25gm col.3 x 3 balls
  • Sullivan's Plumes 50gm or other fur fibre x 8 balls

You Will Also Need:

  • Circular needle size US 15 or 10mm
  • 3 x Stitch Markers

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