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I knit, crochet, sew, quilt, take photos, draw, and do other crafts as well. I adore alpaca wool and other natural materials (cotton, feathers, gourds, wood, and even coconut shells!) and try to do ...
I knit, crochet, sew, quilt, take photos, draw, and do other crafts as well. I adore alpaca wool and other natural materials (cotton, feathers, gourds, wood, and even coconut shells!) and try to do some crafting every day.
A couple of years ago, I began designing knit and crochet items (I confess that I am somewhat addicted to hats...love, love, love hats and have made many for gifts, to donate, and once in while for myself). Small items that work up quickly and travel easily, like hats, wrist warmers, and scarves, seem to be on many people's lists, although I also love making shawls and larger fashion items, as well as toys and dolls. Really, I suppose I haven't come across anything I won't at least try, and I hope you are adventurous in your work, too!
This cape is worked side to side, so you keep going until it's big enough to fit the way you want! Models are worked in DK/sport (the stockinette version) and worsted (the garter version). Yardage given is an estimate--you'll need about 70 yards of DK/sport for each panel or about 80 yards of worsted for each panel. Model shown is a women's size medium: stockinette version has 13 panels and worsted version has 11 panels + hood and used about 985 yards.
Worked in short rows that give it almost circular shape, the cape is worked first and the hood is worked from picked up stitches along the neck edge in one piece. One seam along the top finishes it off!
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch for DK
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4" in garter stitch (before blocking) for worsted
980 yards of DK weight