Sand Dollar Belted Lace Cape
Inspired by the geometric pattern of sand dollars along the beach, I set out to create an overlapped fabric that incorporated slits for armholes or belt loops. The result is this cape, which is shaped as a large circle with a front opening. The yoke is a beautiful, easy-to-memorize flower petal lace pattern that is worked from the neck down. To form the slits, the yoke is divided into strips that are knitted individually, then over-lapped and joined in a garter-stitch band at the bottom. A simple picot bind-off adds a delicate look to the hem. Wear this piece as a traditional cape or use the slits as armholes or belt loops to create wide flowing sleeves.