Dragon Cape by Donna Estin

Dragon Cape

February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Dragon Illusion Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1250 - 1750 yards (1143 - 1600 m)
Women’s S (M, L, XL)
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Skill Level: Easy

Women’s S (M, L, 1X) Shown in Size S
To fit actual chest at underarm: 34 (38, 42, 46)”/86 (96.5, 106.5, 117)cm

Finished Measurements
Circumference at chest: 46 (50, 54, 58)”/117 (127, 137, 147)cm
Length: 23 (23, 25, 25)”/58.5 (58.5, 63, 63)cm

Materials and Equipment
Stonehedge Fiber Mill, SHEPHERD’S WOOL (4oz, 250yds, 100% Worsted Spun Fine Wool), 3 (3, 3, 4) hanks Black (MC), 2 (2, 3, 3) hanks Lime (CC)

Size 5 (3.75mm) circular needles, 24” or longer
Size 7 (4.5mm) circular needles, 36” or longer
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
1 clasp

Within this striking medieval cape lurks a hidden dragon, visible only at an angle. Illusion knitting, or shadow knitting, is surprisingly easy to do. The entire piece is worked in a combination of stockinette and garter stitches. The chart is different from regular knitting and special instructions for working the chart are listed. There are no armholes and the front is secured with a clasp.

Body of cape is worked sideways from right to left with Dragon Chart worked in the middle. Piece is then turned on its side and stitches are picked up along the top of the cape then the neckline is worked from the cape upwards.