Olivia's Cape by Amy Gunderson
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Olivia's Cape

Knitting
May 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt on larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2640 - 2860 yards (2414 - 2615 m)
24.5" neck circumference, 64.5 (69, 73.25)" circumference 9 (10, 11)" below neck, 91 (95.5, 100)" lower circumference, and 31 (32, 33)" long
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

O, how a colored cape looks beautiful / Designed to catch the perfect suitor’s eye / The worsted wool held fast with leather fine / Heads turn at every passing of her gait

Olivia’s Cape features colorwork herringbone, leather closures, English style, and a touch of fantasy. This stunning piece of outerwear is worked in the round from the top down and steeked; the hood is worked separately in the round and also steeked. The I-cord finishing hides all the raw edges for a polished look.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 24.5” neck circumference, 64.5 (69, 73.25)” circumference 9 (10, 11)” below neck, 91 (95.5, 100)” lower circumference, and 31 (32, 33)” long. Cape shown measures 64.5”; modeled on a 34” bust.

Yarn Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Naturals (100% wool): #40004 pewter (brown; MC), 6 (7, 7) skeins and #40002 millet (cream; CC), 6 skeins.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 40” circular. Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” and two 40” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holder; tapestry needle; waste yarn for provisional CO; sewing needle and thread; 2 leather strap closures, each .75” wide with 4.5” long strap.

Gauge 18 sts and 20 rnds = 4” in charted patt on larger needle.