Cape Alava by MarySue French

Cape Alava

May 2020
both are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with smallest needles and Sulka Nina yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
450 - 500 yards (411 - 457 m)
one size
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Inspired by the Cape Alava Loop trail in the Olympic National Park, which is two hikes in one, a stroll through the forest and a walk on the beach, this cozy capelet starts with a soft ring of cables nestled on your shoulders and then cascades to a soft open cape reminiscent of the moss that the Pacific Northwest is so famous for, with just a hint of sparkles, like the sun peeking through the branches of the forest.

Difficulty Level: medium

Size: one size fits most

Yarn: Mirasol, Sulka Nina, Primrose (color 7118), 50g, 164yds, Wool, Alpaca, Silk (60%/20%/20%) (1 skein) – Yarn A
Trendsetter Yarns, Icon, Saffron (color 156), 50g, 165yds, Alpaca, polyamide, Silk, Cotton (36%/35%/15%/14%) (2 skeins) – Yarn B
Approximate yardage used – 494 yards total (Yarns A&B)

Needle: cabled band: Size 6 (4mm); Caplet – Circular needles (24” to 40” as desired) – Sizes 6(4mm), 8 (5mm), 10 (6mm), 11 (8mm)

Gauge: in Mirasol Sulka Nina, on size 6 needles, 22-24 st x 30 rows /4in in stockinette. Using Trendsetter Icon: Getting an exact gauge Is not critical

Notions: Cable Needle, Yarn needle, Crochet hook (size E or F)