Alpaca Cape Jacket by Siobhan Brown

Alpaca Cape Jacket

December 2011
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch on 12mm needles
547 - 612 yards (500 - 560 m)
one size
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This pattern is available for £3.00.

I called this a cape/jacket because although it is shaped as a cape, it has buttons that form the wings of the cape into sleeves of sort - I only added a single button for my sleeves but you could use more to form more sleevy sleeves.

The alpaca content of Wendy’s Serenity yarn makes this lusciously soft, and gives it a gorgeous drape. It’s also great on a budget, using only 7 balls - there’s no way you could buy something like this in the shops for so little money :)

The pattern calls for 12mm circular needles because you end up with a lot of stitches - that’s also the reason it’s knitted in two pieces and then seamed at the end.

1/1/2012 - pattern re-issued with corrections