Picturesque Cape by Sharon Fuller

Picturesque Cape

October 2011
Lace ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1000 - 1500 yards (914 - 1372 m)
to fit bust size 29 (33, 37, 41, 45)”
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This romantic layered cape is named in honor of Catherine Morland, the heroine of Northanger Abbey. Perhaps she would wear it to the dance at the Lower Rooms where she meets Henry Tilney, or on their walk around Beechen Cliff as he instructs her in the picturesque.

For all its femininity, the design is actually inspired by a man’s garrick - an overcoat with layered capes around the shoulders. I wanted to create a woman’s cloak that would be similarly dashing, warm and generously cut – suitable for a young lady who appreciates the finer things, but has only just grown out of rolling down hills.

The last photo shows construction detail and stitch counts for shoulder shaping. You will probably find this an extremely helpful visual addition to the written instructions.