Snowcap Cape by Kyoko Nakayoshi
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Snowcap Cape

December 2012
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches in Stitch pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
475 - 604 yards (434 - 552 m)
S, (M, L)
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Whether you’re out for a winter walk, watching TV or chopping veg in a chilly kitchen, this unique garment is perfect for keeping your neck and shoulders warm, but leaving your arms and hands free!
The Snowcap Cape can be popped over a shirt or a sweater anytime - with no buttons to be fastened – providing a trendy extra layer in seconds!
Inspired by the bumps and dips of a snow-covered ski-ing piste, the Snowcap Cape features an unusual cable-like stitch, created by twisting a set of stitches. The cape is knitted from the bottom-up with circular knitting on circular needles. And as the piece is worked, the pattern repeat decreases to create the fabulous shape naturally!

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Bottom circumference
109 120 131cm
43 47 1/4 51 2/4in
46 46 46cm
18 18 18in
Neck circumference
54 58 61cm
21 1/4 22 3/4 24in

Artesano Aran (aran weight; 50% superfine alpaca, 50% Peruvian highland wool; 132 m/100g skein)
SFN10 Strathy 4 4 5 x 100g skein

22 sts and 25 rows to 10 cm over the first 16 rows of the pattern.
18 sts and 23 rows to 10 cm over stocking stitch.

Needles & Accessories
1 set 4.5 mm (UK 7/US 7) 60 cmcircular needles
1 set 5 mm (UK 6/US 8) 60 cm circular needles
1 straight cable needle (cn)
You can also work in magic-loop method with much longer cir neecdles.