Knit cape with sleeves pattern

Cape knitting pattern free

CapeSize: S-M (L-XL)

To fit chest (cm): 81-97 (102-117)

Length at centre back (cm, excl. yoke): 31 (33)

Sleeve length (cm): 24

Yarn: Rico Alpaca Blend Chunky, shade Cream 001, 9 (10) 50g balls

Needles: 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm

Cable needle

Stitch holders

Stitch markers

Waste yarn

Tapestry needle

Tension Square

•14 sts x 19 rows

•10cm x 10cm

•stocking stitch

•6mm needles

Special abbreviations

TW2: sl 1, k1, pass slipped st aver st just knitted and k into back of it

C6F: sl next three sts onto cn. hold at front of work, k3. k3 from cn

C6B: sl next three sts onto cn, hold at back ol work, k3. k3 Irom cn

LEFT SLEEVE SECTION

Using 6mm needles, cast on 93 (111) sts

Row 1 (RS): p2, (sl 1 pwise, p1) to last st, p1

Row 2: p

Row 3: p3, (sl 1 pwise. p1) to last two sts, p2

Row 4: p to end inc one st in centre of row. 94 (112) sts

Commence patt as folls:

Row 1 (RS): k7, p7, [ TW2, p7) 3 (4) times, k12, [p7, TW2] 3 (4) times, p7, k7

Row 2: p7, k7, [p2, k7] 3 (4) times, p12. (k7, p2] 3 (4) times. k7, p7

Rows 3-20: rep Rows 1-2 nine times

Row 21: k1, C6B, * p5, [p2tog tbl, TW2, p2tog, p3] 2 (3) times, p2tog tbl, TW2, p2tog, p5 *, C6F, C6B, rep from * to * once more, C6F, k1, 82 (96) sts

Row 22: p7, k6, [p2, k5J 3 (4) times, k1, p12, k1, [k5, p2) 3 (4) times, k6, p7

Row 23: k7, p6, [TW2, p5] 3 (4) times, p1, k12, p1, [p5, TW2] 3 (4) times, p6, k7

Rows 24-30: rep Rows 22-23 three times, then Row 22 once more

Row 31: k1, C6B, p6, [TW2, p5] 3 (4) times, p1, C6F, C6B, p1, [p5, TW2] 3 (4) times, p6, C6F, k1

Rows 32-40: rep Rows 22-23 four times, then Row 22 once more

Row 41: k1, C6B, * p4, [p2tog tbl, TW2, p2tog, p1] 2 (3) times, p2tog tbl, TW2, p2tog, p4 *, C6F, C6B, rep from * to *, C6F, k1. 70 (80) sts

Row 42: p7, k5, [p2, k3] 3 (4) times, k2, p12, k2, [k3, p2] 3 (4) times, k5, p7

Row 43: k7, p5, [TW2, p3] 3 (4) times, p2, k12, p2, [p3, TW2] 3 (4) times, p5, k7

Rows 44-50: rep Rows 42-43 three times, then Row 42 once more

Row 51: k1, C6B, p5, [TW2, p3] 3 (4) times, p2, C6F, C6B, p2, [p3, TW2] 3 (4) times, p5, C6F, k1

Rows 52-60: rep Rows 42-43 four times, then Row 42 once more

Row 61: k1, C6B, * p3, p2tog tbl, [TW2, p3tog) 2 (3) times, TW2, p2tog, p3 *, C6F, C6B, rep from * to *, C6F, k1. 58 (64) sts

Row 62: p7, k4, [p2, k1] 3 (4) times, k3, p12, k3, [k1, p2] 3 (4) times. k4, p7

Cont in patt without shaping as set working TW2 on ait rows and cables on every tenth row untii work meas 31 (33) cm meas through centre, ending after a WS row

Next row: k3, k3tog tbl, k1, * p1, p3tog tbl, [TW2, p1] 2 (3) times, TW2, p3tog, p1*, [k2tog] six times, rep from * to * once more, k1, k3tog, k3. 40 (46) sts**

Cut yarn, divide sts into two groups of 20 (23) sts then slip each group onto waste yarn and leave

FRONT AND BACK (alike)

Work as Left sleeve section to **. 40 (46) sts

Cut yarn, leave sts on a holder

RIGHT SLEEVE SECTION

Work as Left sleeve section to **

Cut yarn, slip first 20 (23) sts on to waste yarn, leave rem 20 (23) sts on needle

FRONT YOKE AND COLLAR SECTION

Join side seams of all four sections

Using 5.5mm needles and with WS facing, rejoin yarn to centre of Right sleeve section and p across these 20 (23) sts, p across 40 (46) sts of Front section, p across first 20 (23) sts of Left sleeve. 80 (92) sts

Beg with a p (RS) row, work four rows m rev st st

Next row: p5 (6), [p3tog, p8] 6 (7) times, p3tog, p to end. 66 (76) sts

Work seven rows in rev st st without shaping

Change to 5mm needles

Next row: p4 (5), [p3tog, p6] 6 (7) times, p3tog, p to end. 52 (60) sts

Work seven rows in rev st st without shaping

Next row: p3 (4), [p3tog, p4] 6 (7) times, p3tog, p to end. 38 (44) sts

Cont without shaping until yoke meas 13cm, ending after a k (WS) row, inc ten sts evenly across last row 48 (54) sts

Beg with a k row to reverse collar, work in st st for 10cm

Work in garter st (k every row) for a further 3cm

Cast off very loosely

BACK YOKE AND COLLAR SECTION

Using 5.5mm needles and with WS facing, rejoin yarn to centre of Left sleeve section and p across these 20 (23) sts, p across 40 (46) sts of Back section, p across 20 (23) sts of Right sleeve. 80 (92) sts

Complete as for Front yoke and collar section

SLEEVES

Pm at each side of centre 47 (51) sts of cast-on edge of sleeve sections

Using 6mm needles and with RS facing, pick up and k 47 (51) sts between markers

Row 1: k1, [p1, k1] to end

Row 2: k2, [p1, k1] to last st, k1.

These two rows set rib

Cont in rib dec one st at each end of next row then on every foll fourth row until 27 (31) sts rem

Change to 5mm needles

Cont in rib without shaping until Sleeve meas 24 cm or desired length

Cast off loosely in rib

TO MAKE UP

Press work very lightly on WS foll pressing instructions on yarn ball band. Join seams of yoke and collar, reversing seam on upper sections of collar. Join sleeve seams. Press seams.

Knitwise

This cape is worked in four separate sections that cover the left sleeve, back, front and right sleeve. The front is then joined to half of each sleeve section, and the back is joined to the remaining stitches. This gives you one complete piece with two side seams at the top. Pick up and knit stitches for the sleeves. These are worked flat, then sewn together with the seam running along the underarm.

Design by Pat Menchini

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