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I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the ...

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Comfy Cape

from Katherine Vaughan Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Comfy Cape
Comfy Cape
Comfy Cape

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, & yo stitches

Pattern Description:

Shawls and capes are such comfort clothes, with their gentle drape and ease of both wear and creation. However, many shawls are created in a triangle shape... which for those of us with (ahem) derrires isn't the most flattering of looks. Who wants an arrow pointing right at their largest body part?

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.


13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size: 24in neck hem, 77in waist hem, 16in height


  • 450 - 525 yards (411 - 480 m) ribbon (or worsted) yarn
  • US9 (5.5mm) needles
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers