Cape Mod by Melissa Lim

Cape Mod

September 2004
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch using larger needles
US 15 - 10.0 mm
US 17 - 12.0 mm
5.5 mm (I)
685 - 722 yards (626 - 660 m)
Finished length 20 inches (all sizes)
low vision format available
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Pattern Description from Stitch ‘N Bitch: “Don’t worry, this isn’t that plaid number they wore in the seventies--it’s an updated, hip take on the poncho, knit top-down with a chunky yarn and accented with furry trim and pom-poms. The turtleneck adds extra style and warmth. you can pair it with your favorite jeans, dress or skirt for a quirky, chic look. ; I love the simplicity of this garment, which knits up quickly on large needles, and the fact that it can be easily adapted to suit different styles and tastes. You can experiment with various necklines, widths, and other details, like adding fringe or mini pom-poms to the hem.”


  • Small (Medium, Large)
  • Finished length 20 inches (all sizes)
  • Finished lower edge 120 (128, 136) inches around

Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, knit in the round, change color, increase, yarn over, pom-poms, crochet chain


  • MC: Rowan Big Wool (100% merino wool; 100g/87yds), 5 (6, 6) skeins #008 Black
  • Gedifra Techno Hair (100% microfiber; 50g/100yds)
  • A: 1 (1, 1) skein #44
  • B: 1 (1, 1) skein #18
  • US 15 (10mm) 16” circular needles
  • US 17 (12mm) 24” circular or double-pointed needles (set of 4-5)
  • US 17 (12mm) 29” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook

Note: “When using Tecno Hair, which is knit with 2 strands held tog, work from both ends of the skein, wind up another ball using half the skein, or purchase 2 skeins each of A and B”

Pattern on pages 201-202.

Low Vision: This book is available from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled in a digital audio format.