Clara's Cape by Helen Stewart
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Clara's Cape

Knitting
December 2017
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
7.0 mm
261 - 392 yards (239 - 358 m)
Medium (Large)
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This pattern is part of Knitvent 2017 available for purchase here.

The costumes in The Nutcracker’s opening scene immediately draw us into another time and place. Whether your production sets the party in 18th century France, Imperial Russia, or turn of the century London, you know you’re somewhere special in history, swiftly approaching the fairy-tale beginning of “a long time ago.” The clothes are more formal, adults and children alike, but they’re also so much more fun: bonnets and breeches, top hats and tailcoats, ruffles and petticoats. Entirely enchanting and completely impractical for 21st century life.

Combining a dollop of old-fashioned Edwardian charm with a dash of modern simplicity, Clara’s Cape captures a bit of that timeless magic and makes it utterly accessible. Wear it as a lovely shoulder-warming cape or loosely as an oversized statement cowl: it dresses up and down instantly. The wide stripes of simple ribbing and super bulky yarn means that this is an incredibly fast knit, perfect for an impressive last-minute gift.

Finished Measurements
Medium

Length 33cm (13”)
Neck circumference 71cm (28”)
Lower edge circumference 127cm (50”)

Large
Length 42.5cm (17”)
Neck circumference 71cm (28”)
Lower edge circumference 150cm (59”)

Yarn
Medium

Purl Soho Super Soft Merino (100% Merino Wool, 80m/87yds per 100g) 3 x 100g skeins
Colour: Heirloom White

Or
Approximately 300g (240m/261yds) of super bulky weight yarn

Large
Purl Soho Super Soft Merino (100% Merino Wool, 80m/87yds per 100g) 5 x 100g skeins
Colour: Heirloom White

Or
Approximately 450g (360m/392yds) of super bulky weight yarn

Needles
7mm (closest US size is 10.5, 6.5mm), 80cm (32”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Notions
Tapestry needle