Olivia's Cape by Amy Gunderson

Olivia's Cape

Knitting
May 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
2640 - 2860 yards (2414 - 2615 m)
24.5" neck circumference, 64.5 (69, 73.25)" circumference 9 (10, 11)" below neck, 91 (95.5, 100)" lower circumference, and 31 (32, 33)" long
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

O, how a colored cape looks beautiful / Designed to catch the perfect suitor’s eye / The worsted wool held fast with leather fine / Heads turn at every passing of her gait

Olivia’s Cape features stranded herringbone, leather closures, English style, and a touch of fantasy. This stunning piece of outerwear is worked in the round from the top down and steeked. The hood is worked separately in the round and also steeked. The I-cord finishing hides all the raw edges for a polished look.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 24.5” neck circumference, 64.5 (69, 73.25)“ circumference 9 (10, 11)” below neck, 91 (95.5, 100)“ lower circumference, and 31 (32, 33)” long. Cape shown measures 64.5”; modeled on a 34” bust.

Yarn Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Naturals (100% wool): #40004 pewter (brown; MC), 6 (7, 7) skeins and #40002 millet (cream; CC), 6 skeins.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 40” circular. Size 7 (4.5 mm): 24” and two 40” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; stitch holder; tapestry needle; waste yarn for provisional CO; sewing needle and thread; 2 leather strap closures, each .75” wide with 4.5” long strap.

Gauge 18 sts and 20 rnds = 4” in charted patt on larger needle.