Cape May by Axelle de Sauveterre

Cape May

January 2004
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 35 - 19.0 mm
231 - 264 yards (211 - 241 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

from the designer:
“Instant elegance! Well, almost instant. This cape can be knit in the morning and worn in the evening!

”Wear it to dress up a simple sweaterdress or add a touch of elegance to a t-shirt and jeans. An alternative to the poncho, this downy soft cape not only provides plenty of freedom of movement, but, worn with the bow to one side, the cape’s pointed front edge creates a welcome optical illusion: a slimming line from neck to waist that flatters any shape. Now, who can argue with that?

“The moss stitch hem prevents the roll-up that may sometimes occur from stockinette stitch on its own. The satin ribbons may be tied together directly or woven through the knitted fabric as necessary and then tied together in order to adjust the width of the neckline to suit the wearer.

”And oh! The name? The cape made its first public debut for this photo shoot on the shores of a quaint Victorian seaside town called -- you guessed it -- Cape May.“

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Length: 1818 inches

Width at top: 3846 inches

Width at bottom: 5656 inches

32 inch/80cm US #36/20mm circular needle

1 US K-10.5/6.5mm crochet hook for binding off

2yds or 2m of wide satin ribbon (knitted samples shown use 3.5in/70mm wide polyester satin ribbon)