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Like a warm embrace, this shaped cape hugs your shoulders and is then gently shaped down past your waist to drape you in wooly warmth.
It's knit from the top-down on size 11 needles, making this poncho a surprisingly quick knit.
Pretty floral panels that mirror each other embellish the fronts of the cape. Wide ribbed button bands allow you to showcase bold, beautiful buttons (like the woven leather shank ones shown here) and keep the chill out.
The versatile ribbed collar can be worn slightly down as shown, buttoned up to the neck, or buttoned all the way up and worn as a turtleneck.
The wide Garter stitch bottom border adds a simple finishing touch. This is a beautiful, timeless layer to knit and wear this season.
Finished Knit Measurements: At Bustline: 44 ¼ (49, 51 ¾, 55 ½, 58 ¼)" [112.5 (124.5, 131.5, 141, 148) cm] circumference (buttoned). Total Length: 21 (22 ½, 22 ½, 24, 24)" [53.5 (57, 57, 61, 61) cm]. TO FIT SIZES: S (M, L, 1X, 2X) or Bust Sizes 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)" [81.5-86.5 (91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127) cm].
Yarn Used: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% Wool, 15% Mohair); 4 oz/113 g [125 yds/114 m] per skein): 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) skeins in Plum Smoke #M-166.
Pattern Gauge: 11 sts and 16 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky-weight wool/mohair blend yarn with a gauge of 3 stitches = 1" on size 10-1/2 [6.5mm] needles.
Total Yardage Required: 688 (779, 817, 903, 945) yds [629 (712, 747, 826, 864) m].
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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 58-72” [147.5-183] worth of sts) .
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Posted by Beth Giorgianni on 27th Feb 2015
I enjoyed working on this piece. I added length to mine and eliminated the top buttonholes . I did not see myself ever buttoning it up that high.
The end result is a garment that will get a lot of use.
I used Lana Grande by cascade yarns.
Posted by Rocky on 24th Feb 2015
I put cables in front instead of the pattern I found too difficult