Knitted Silver Cape

Whether you need a evening cape for that ball or a cape for a mystical setting, fancy dress or perhaps a witches convention then this cape is a wonderful project.

by craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

31 oz. thread in silver.
No. 8 and No. 9 knitting needles (USA: sizes 6 and 5)
One crochet hook International Standard Size 4.00
No 12 Needles (USA size 2)

To fit bust size 32-40 in. length 60 in.

TENSION 11 sts. and 14 rows to 2 in. on No. 9 needle


Abbreviations used in this pattern

y.r.n Yarn Around Needle
St stitch
K. Knit
P. Purl
Rep. Repeat
Ch. Chain
D.c. Double crochet
Alt. Alternate.
Tbl. Through back of loop.
PU. Pick up

MAIN SECTION (make 3 pieces alike)
Beg. at neck and with No. 12 needles
cast on 57 sts. and work 4 rows in
k.1, p.1 rib.
Next row: rib 4, * y.r.n., k.2 tog., rib
2; rep. from * to last 3 sts., rib 3.
Work a further 5 rows in rib.
Next row: work twice into every St.:
114 sts.
Next row: k
Change to No. 9 needles and patt.
1 st row: k.
2nd row: k.
3rd row (right side): k.1, y.r.n.
twice, (k.1, y.r.n. 3 times) 5 times,
* k.6, (k.1, y.r.n. 3 times) 6 times; rep.
from * to end, winding y.r.n. only
twice for last st. of row.
4th row: k., dropping extra loops on
long sts.
5th row: k.
6th row: k.
7th row: k.6 *(k.1, y.r.n. 3 times)
6 times k.6; rep. from * to end.
8th row: as 4th these 8 rows from patt. continue in patt. until work is 30 in.
then change to no 8 needles and cont. until work is 60 inch. from beg. ending with 2 k rows cast off loosely knit wise.

With No. 9 needles cast on 126sts and work in patt. beg with 2 K rows until work is 10inch. ending with 2 k rows.
Cast off tightly knitwise.

Do not press. Join. sides of ribbed neckbands of 3 sections ; with crochet hook join remaining edges of 3 sections sections working d.c through both edges. Work a 2nd row d.c along joining seams to form a ridge fold hood double and join doubled cast on edge to form back seam. Sew side edge of hood to cast on edge ribbed neckband, leaving 1 in. of band free at front edges.

With 4 strands of yarn crochet a CH. 60 in. long and thread through neck holes to make a tie.

Note: This is a Vintage Pattern that has not been recently tested if you find an error or have successfully knit this pattern then please let us know so we can note it down.

There has been some discussion as to if this pattern is complete, this pattern was published in a 1970 magazine and is copied directly from there.

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