Cuddly Knitted Cape Pattern

Knit a cozy cape with a simple cable pattern for texture and a pretty, Norwegian-inspired color work band at the hem.

| Fall 2019

Photo by Michael Ruder

This easy-to-wear cape is oversized for extra comfort on chilly days, with large armholes that help hold the cape on your shoulders without restricting your arms. The finished cape is 49-1/2 inches wide and 27 inches long. The garment pictured here was made with Lang Yarns Carpe Diem, using #26 Nature (Color A), #148 Dusty Pink (Color B), and #368 Brown (Color C).

Essential Stitch Patterns

  • Stockinette stitch: Knit on right side (RS), purl on wrong side (WS).
  • Garter stitch: Knit on both RS and WS.
  • Ribbing pattern: In RS rows: Alternate k1, p1, ending with k1 on rows with an odd stitch count.
  • In WS rows: Work all stitches as they appear (knit the knits and purl the purls).
  • Norwegian colorwork motif: In RS and WS rows: Work in Stockinette according to Colorwork Chart . When changing colors, cross strands in back of work to avoid holes. Repeat the chart (27 stitches wide) across the row. Work Rows 1 through 31 once.
  • Cable pattern: Work from Cable Chart. Only RS rows are shown; in WS rows, purl all stitches. Start with the stitch before the pattern repeat, work the pattern repeat (6 stitches wide) across the row, and end with the stitch after the pattern repeat. Repeat Rows 1 through 8.

Photo by frechverlag GmbH


Step 1: In Color C, cast on 203 stitches and work 12 rows in Ribbing pattern, then continue as follows:

Step 2: 2 rows in Color C: 7 stitches Ribbing pattern, 189 stitches Stockinette, 7 stitches Ribbing pattern.

Step 3: 2 rows in Color B: 7 stitches Ribbing pattern, 189 stitches Garter, 7 stitches Ribbing pattern.



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