Frenchman's Bay Cape by Gayle Clow

Frenchman's Bay Cape

September 2017
Shelridge Classic Worsted
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Knit 5, purl 1 stitch pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
850 - 1050 yards (777 - 960 m)
Small/Medium and Medium/Large
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This will apply to all of my patterns for the foreseeable future.

This is a time when racism in all its horrors is staring us all in the face and we need to address it in our own ways, most notably by examining it in ourselves.

Frenchman’s Bay is a reversible cape worked in the round, top down, from the cowl neckline to the Gansey textured knit and purl body.

The cape is cast on provisionally and worked in a knit 5, purl 1 rib that widens to a knit 15, purl 1 rib past the shoulder. A knit and purl stitch pattern creates the Gansey-inspired diamond shapes of the body. I-cord cast-off finishes both the hem and the neckline.

Carefully weaving in ends ensures that the cape may be worn either right or wrong side out… your choice.

If using a hand or kettle dyed yarn, avoid pooling by alternating between two skeins of yarn and hiding the skein change in one of the purl stitches.

The small/medium size is shown in kettle dyed Ice Blue Shelridge Classic Worsted yarn; the medium/large size is shown in Verde Colourmart Yak/Mohair/Silk/Merino 2/9NM Fingering Weight, doubled.