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Horseshoe Cabled Cape


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Designed with origami-like construction techniques, this cardigan requires minimal shaping. Start with a rectangle, and end with a T shape that is folded in two places and secured with ribbing! Stitches are picked up around the collar and the horseshoe cable is attached seamlessly as you knit it. The best way to get an idea of what size you'll want to make is to have someone put a tape measure around your body and both arms in the various finished measurements given, and see which one is most comfortable to you. It will obviously be quite a lot bigger than your usual size, since it has to go around your arms as well...and you want to be able to move! I suggest standing with your hands on your hips while being measured, to ensure ease of movement. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY cast on knit purl cast on stitches in the middle of a row basic cables (explained in pattern) picking up stitches along an edge bind off GAUGE 15 sts and 22 rows = 4" in stockinette SUGGESTED YARN 700 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Tahki Yarns Cora Color COLORWAY #011

Recommended with this pattern

  • Tahki Yarns Cora Color (50% wool, 50% alpaca; 92 yd 84 m/13/4 oz 50 g): #011 color, 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) balls.
  • One 11/2" button
  • Size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook

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Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Designs by The Sexy Knitter
Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, crewel, plastic canvas, weaving, knitting, crochet, beading, jewelry making...the list goes on. These days, I am a full-time knitwear designer whose work has been seen in publications like Interweave Knits,, Knitscene Magazine, The Knitter, Your Knitting Life, and more! You can find me online at, or on social networking sites (like Twitter, Ravelry, and Etsy) as TheSexyKnitter.