#03 Textured Cape by Faith Hale

#03 Textured Cape

January 2009
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in trinity stitch
US 19 - 15.0 mm
360 - 450 yards (329 - 411 m)
S/L (XL/2XL)
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Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2008/09: “The cape is, hands down, the silhouette of the season. Hale’s dolman coat version, in ‘Highland Alpaca’ by Gedifra/Westminster Fibers, is knit in one piece from the deep ribbed bottom edge up through the trinity-stitch body. The front and collar bands are picked up and worked in seed stitch, while the ‘cuffs’ around the arm slits get the stockinette treatment.”

“Loose-fitting cape worked in trinity stitch with deep rib lower edge borders and seed stitch front bands and collar.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Bust (closed) 53.5 (61.5)“/136 (156)cm
  • Length 30.5 (33.5)“/77.5 (85)cm
  • Note: Due to the oversized silhouette of this garment, it will fit a large range of sizes.


  • 8 (10) 3.5oz/100g balls (each approx 45yd/41m) of Gedifra/Westminster Fibers, Inc. Highland Alpaca (alpaca/wool) in #2905 lilac
  • Size 19 (15mm) circular needle 60”/150cm long or size to obtain gauge
  • One set (4) size 19 (15mm) dpn

Note: At the end of every pat row 1, there will be 2 less sts in the row. Then at the end of every pat row 3, there will be 2 more sts and back to the original number. Rep rows 1-4 for trinity st.