Hausgebacken Cape by La Maison Rililie

Hausgebacken Cape

Knitting
December 2023
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1330 - 1756 yards (1216 - 1606 m)
XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL (see below for details)
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The whole garment is worked flat from the top down in rows in two main sections as shown in detailed schematics, folded and seamed under the arms before working the sleeves in rnds.

This beginner-friendly CAPE-CARDIGAN is as easy to wear as it is to knit and a perfect piece to quickly throw over your shoulders when feeling chilly while working at your desk (or while knitting)!
It has a beginner-friendly, straightforward construction based on rectangles in garter stitch. The final shape comes together when folding the project and seaming the front edges to the back rectangle.
Short rows allow for a better fit around the neck and give the hem a slightly tailored cut, while a shaped underarm section provides for a natural sleeve position.
A neckband lining in a contrasting colour, short sleeves in basket weave stitch and striped sections at the underarms give this basic design a refined touch.
You can wear the finished piece either with the neckband on the top or upside down, or with the stripes on your chest (both ways are shown on the left). It’s very versatile and works as a casual or elegant item that finds itself in between a garment and an accessory.
Both options can also be worn open or held closed at the front with a shawl pin, brooch or even cufflinks (as shown in the last picture on the left).

This pattern was​ designed exclusively for the Nature’s Luxury Gourmet Knitting Resort in October 2023 (This gourmet-food related resort that takes place in Germany, together with the name of the yarn inspired the name for this cape).
You can find already prepared kits in the original yarn for this project - in all sizes and various colours - by clicking here for the english site] and here for the german one]1.

A big Grazie to Michela LaMicky for translating this pattern into Italian!

★ SIZING (to fit bust size ranges)
XS/S (78,5cm or 31” to 86cm or 34”),
M/L (94cm or 37” to 101,5cm or 40”),
XL/2XL (109cm or 43” to 116cm or 46”),
3XL/4XL (124,5cm or 49” to 132cm or 52”).
Note that ease is already built into the pattern (more in smaller sizes and less in larger sizes): Shown in a size XS/S with approx. 66 cm / 26” positive ease at bust.
Detailed measurements can be found in the schematic on p. 3

★ YARN
Homey Nature’s Luxury (100% wool)
(click here to find kits in the original yarn for this pattern)
5 • 6 • 6 • 7 skeins (MC Homey Nature: colourway Natur - Mittelgrau)
or approx. 1175 • 1307 • 1410 • 1561 yards
or 1075 • 1196 • 1290 • 1428 metres.
1 skein (CC Homey Colour: colourway Zimtstärn)
or approx. 155 • 170 • 181 • 195 yards
or 142 • 155 • 166 • 179 metres.
…or any other worsted weight yarn (at 235 yards
or 215m / 100 grams) which gives you the proper gauge.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate!

★ NEEDLES (at least 120 cm/47” long)
TWO 5mm/US8 circular needles.
4.5mm/US7 circular needles.
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

★ OTHER
Tapestry needle, stitch markers (4), stitch holders or
smooth scrap yarn to put sts on hold.

★ GAUGE
17 sts and 36 rows in 10 cm/4” in Garter stitch
on 5 mm/US 8 needles.
18 sts and 26 rows in 10 cm/4” in Stocking stitch
on 5 mm/US 8 needles.
17 sts and 34 rows in 10 cm/4” in Basket ribbing (sleeves)
on 4.5mm/US 7 needles.
Measured after light blocking.

★SKILL LEVEL
Beginner to Intermediate