Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wedges Round Cape




Hello, hope you all have nice and warm indoor days. I've been living in Amman, Jordan, for more than a decade, and here, there aren't many choices of yarn. So when I found DMC yarn in my neighbourhood's main commercial street, I bought it at once.
I love the violet and light yellow combination, and since I wanted to make a project using a pattern that includes short rows method, here is what I've made, hope you like it. 

Materials


DMC, Knitty Extra Value 10; 3.5 oz/ 100 g, 90 yds/ 82 m approx.
100% acrylic.
Violet, 884 (A).
Light Yellow, 993 (B).


Size
Color (A)
Color (B)
Yardage
36-38
3 Skeins
Skein
330-335 yds / 300-305 m approx.
40-42
Skeins
Skein
350-355 yds / 315-320 m approx.
44-46
Skeins
Skeins
370-375 yds / 335-340 m approx.

Size U.S. 15 (10 mm) knitting needles.
Tapestry needle.
18" /46 cm open- ended zipper, T5 6mm, (I bought two zippers plastic moulded, matching the yarns' colors, and used one piece of each).




level: easy

knitting Terms
k = knit
p = purl
sl st = slip stitch
yo = yarn over




Notes: 
  • The instructions contain numbers for different sizes; the (40-42) and (44- 46) sizes numbers are written between brackets.
  • You can make a mono color cape, just check the yardage in materials schedule to know the yarn quantity needed.

Measurements:


  • 18" /46 cm height,
  • 22.5" /57 cm (24"/61 cm, 25.5"/65 cm) around the neck.
  • 56.5"/143.5 cm, (60"/150 cm, 63.5"/156.5 cm) bottom circumference.

Gauge:
11 sts x 16 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Single Rib Pattern.

Instructions:




With (A) yarn, cast on 46 sts (use a cast on method to get stretchy stitches). knit four rows.

Wedges Pattern:

Row 1: k 10, (p 1, k 1) to end.
Row 2: sl st, (k 1, p 1) repeat 17 times, k 1, turn. 
Row 3: yo, sl the first st purlwise, (k 1, p 1) to last st, k 1.
Row 4: sl st, (k 1, p 1) repeat 12 times, turn.
Row 5: yo, sl the first st knitwise, (p 1, k 1) to last st.
Row 6: sl st, (k 1, p 1) repeat 6 times, k 1, turn.
Row 7: yo, sl the first st purlwise, (k 1, p 1) to last st, k 1.
Row 8: k 14, k the next yo and st together through back loops, k 10, knit the next yo and st together through back loops, k 10, k the next yo and st together through back loops, k 10.
Rows 9-11: k all sts.





Repeat the wedges pattern 12 (13, 13) times, then repeat rows (1-8) once, bind on (B) yarn, and complete the pattern as follow:
Row 9: knit all in color (B).
Row 10: knit all in color (A), cut yarn (A).
Row 11: knit all in color (B).

Repeat the wedges pattern 4 (4, 5) times in color (B), knit one more row, bind off all stitches.

Sew zipper pieces on each side, you can use this method by Yarnspirations that I've found so helpful. 




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