Lesley's Carry Cape by Elizabeth Lovick
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Lesley's Carry Cape

September 2013
ColourMart 3/14 fingering weight cashmere
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in net cluster lace
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1000 - 1440 yards (914 - 1317 m)
0 - 6 months and 6 - 12 months

Whether it is used for special occasions or everyday, a carrying cape is a an easy way of keeping a baby warm! The bonnet (and bootees) can be used separately.

If you want the cape to be used every day and washed frequently, use a superwash wool - sock yarns are ideal!

Note that the pattern will work with other fingering yarns from ColourMart, and also those from other companies but you must check your tension.

200 (300) g ColourMart cashmere fingering for the set
3.5mm and 4mm (US 4 and 6) needles for the 1st size, 4mm and 4.5mm (US 6 and 7) for the 2nd size
ribbon about 1½ yard/m, of about 1” wide for the cape
ribbon about 1 yard/m, of about ¾ ins wide for the bonnet; about 1 yard/m of about ¼ ins wide for the bootees

to fit birth to 6 months (6 to 9 months)

About 20 sts and 34 rows to 10cm/4in over the Net Cluster pattern on 4 mm needles and 16 sts and 27 rows on 4.5 mm needles after washing and blocking. Tension is not critical to the design but will affect the yardage used.