The Gray Lady's Cloak by Bethany Hick

The Gray Lady's Cloak

July 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
690 - 920 yards (631 - 841 m)
49.5(56.25, 63) in
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Called the Ghostly Cloak in Knitting Wizardry.

This garment pays homage to a Harry Potter character who may have been overlooked in the beginning but who became vital at the end of the series, the Ravenclaw ghost known as the Gray Lady. She was supposedly beautiful and wore a floor-length cloak. The cloak was updated to be a more modern length, and made diaphanous to reflect her ghostly status.

49½ (56¼, 63)“ circumference at lower edge, 20¾” neck circumference, and 17½ (18½, 20¼)“ tall. Cloak shown measures 49½” lower edge circumference.

Classic Elite Yarns Giselle (64% kid mohair, 25% wool, 11% nylon; 230 yd 210 m/1¾ oz 50 g): #4193 porcelain blue, 3 (3, 4) skeins.

Size 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Markers (m); 2½ yds 1” navy satin ribbon; 2½ yds ¼“ silver ribbon; tapestry needle; school glue.

13½ sts and 26 rows = 4” in St st; 22 st lace rep measures 6¾“.


  • The hood is worked the same for all sizes.
  • For nonhooded version, BO after the 4 St st rows following Neck Eyelet chart
  • If you are between sizes, make the smaller size.

Making a cape for myself and am finding I like wyf sl kwise for the beginning of each row. And the sts in the Neck Eyelets charts over the double YO should be a knit and purl.