#19 Cabled Cape by Joan Forgione

#19 Cabled Cape

August 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch using size 8 (5mm) needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
1800 - 2300 yards (1646 - 2103 m)
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This pattern is available from store.vogueknitting.com for $4.00.

Pattern description from Knit.1, Fall 2007: “Your friend in marching band who has to wear that polyester cape on game days? She’s gonna be jealous when she spies your gorgeous thigh-grazing topper, knit in one piece in variegated “Waterlily” by Classic Elite Yarns. Joan Forgione put a cabled motif on the front and buttoned on separately stitched I-cord closures.“


  • 18 (23) balls in #1927 Bramble of Vaterlily by Classic Elite Yarns, 1¾oz/50g balls, each approx 100yd/91m (extrafine merino wool)
  • One each size 8 (5mm) circular needles, 24”/60cm and 32”/80cm length or size to get the gauge
  • Two size 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles (dpns)
  • One size H-8 (5mm) crochet hook
  • Cable needle (cn), stitch markers, eight ½“/12.5mm buttons & four sets of hook/eye closures

The Measurements:

  • Small/Medium (Large/X-Large)
  • Lower edge 53 (57)“/134.5(145)cm
  • Length 30½ (32¼)“/ 77.5 (82)cm