Avenger Cape by Monika Evans

Avenger Cape

April 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
530 - 890 yards (485 - 814 m)
One size - teen to adult
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Have you always wanted to pay homage to your favorite superhero, but without wearing spandex? Or do you know someone who is a superhero, but is really missing a cape? Well, here you go! :-)

This cape will work for any type of hero from Avenger to Little Red Riding Hood – one size fits most. It can be made with a collar, a hood, or without either.

My grandmother Inge is my creative superhero – amongst other fun things, she taught me how to knit and crochet, and still knits and paints herself. This pattern is dedicated to her on her 88th birthday. Happy Birthday, Omi!

The cape is a fly-away style that closes at the neck, but the bottom edges do not touch at the front. It can be made with a collar, a hood, or without either. If you want to subtly show off your Avenger Fan-ness, you can knit the optional ‘A’ logo lace panel with the center back.
The cape can also be modified for more coverage by adding more short rows for both shoulders. Please be aware that this will require additional yarn.

If you would like a cape that matches a particular Avenger more strongly than the general Marvel-tastic blend that is ‘Assemble!’, I picked out a few Lorna’s Laces colors that I thought might look cool:

Black Widow: ‘Grand Street Ink’
Captain America: ‘Liberty’
Falcon: ‘50 Skeins of Grey – Christian’, or ‘Incredible’ if you prefer the comic version of the character
Hawkeye: ‘Rippey’
Hulk: ‘Ascot’
Iron Man: ‘Cornelia’
Quicksilver: ‘Devon’
Scarlet Witch: ‘Lincoln Park Zoo’
Thor: ‘Embers’
Ultron: ‘Daley’
Vision: ‘Hawthorne’
War Machine: ‘Argyle’

The collared sample is in ‘Assemble!’; the sample with the hood was made in another limited edition color called ‘Craigh na Dun’. Unfortunately, both are now sold out, but two quite similar permanent colors to ‘Craigh Na Dun’ are ‘Twilight’ and ‘Black Purl’.

Yarn requirements:

  • Cape with collar: 3 skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport (70g / 2oz = 200yds) or approx. 530yds of sport weight yarn
  • Cape with hood: 4 skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport (70g /2oz = 200yds) or approx. 750yds of sport weight yarn
  • Adding more coverage: 1 additional skein or 140 additional yards of sport weight yarn