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Wrap yourself in cozy warmth and look ultra chic to boot!
This fabulous cape features bold cabled, shaped hip pockets and slit armholes. The same cable design embellishes the back. Wide lace panels run down each side. Shaping creates the easy fit and pretty drape.
This is the perfect piece to throw on top of your beautiful kimono-sleeved tops or your everyday t-shirt and jeans! Plus, it's knit from the top-down, so you can adjust the length if need be.
6-button closure, including an extra button on the collar to keep the chill off of your neck.
For the OPTIONAL Top-Down Cardigan Techniques PDF Download, please visit this page. Written instructions are included in this pattern, but the OPTIONAL download may be helpful to some.
Finished Knit Measurements: From Bust down: 83 ½"  cm circumference (buttoned).
Length: approx 24 ¾" [63 cm]. TO FIT SIZES: Fits sizes S through 1X or Bust Sizes 32 - 48" [81.5 - 122) cm]. Measure around Arms AND Bust at Bust; the Cape measures 83 ½" [212 cm] here.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Cadena (70% Peruvian Highland Wool, 30% Superfine Alpaca); 3.5 oz/100 gram [110 yds/101 m] per hank): 10 hanks in Thyme #24685.
Pattern Gauge: 17 sts = 6" [15 cm] and 17 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st on larger needle.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn in a soft wool blend a gauge of 3-3 1/2 stitches per inch on size 9-11 US / 5.5 - 8 mm needles..
Total Yardage Required: 1100 yds [1010 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 11 [8 mm] 32 - 40" [80 - 100 cm] circular knitting needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (there are too many sts when working the cape to fit on straight needles); Size 11 [8 mm] 60" [150 cm] circular knitting needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (as you get to the bottom of the cape, this length is easier to hold 82" worth of sts); Size 10 [6 mm] 24" [60 cm] circular knitting needle (for working first few inches of collar) OR NEEDLE APPROX 2 SIZES SMALLER THAN MAIN NEEDLE.
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