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Basketweave Cape
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: VK25CapeAD Basketweave-pattern cape with ribbed collar, side arm slits and one-button closure at neck. Designed by Vladimir Teriokhin.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)
SIZE: One Size
Lower edge (closed) 74"/188cm
Length 23"/58.5cm

PUBLISHED IN: Vogue Knitting


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

640-149 Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick Yarn: Charcoal

Dark gray


Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 15 [10 mm]
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Additional Materials
One large decorative button
GAUGE:
9 sts and 15 rows = 4"/10cm over basketweave pat foll chart

Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK

Cast on 83 sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 6 rows.

Work in basketweave pat as foll: Work first
4 sts of chart, work 8-st rep 9 times, work last
7 sts. Cont in pat as established until piece
measures 6.5"/16.5cm from beg.

Side shaping

Dec 1 st each side on next row, then every 4th
row 6 times more-69 sts. Work even until
piece measures 14"/35.5cm from beg. Dec 1
st each side every other row 13 times-43 sts.
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 4 rows, 4 sts at
beg of next 4 rows. Bind off rem 15 sts.
LEFT FRONTCast on 43 sts.

Row 1 (RS) Work in k1, p1 rib to last 3 sts,
work 3 sts in garter st (for front band). Cont in
pats as established for 5 more rows. Work in
basketweave pat as foll: Next row (RS) Work
8-st rep of chart 5 times, cont last 3 sts in garter
st. Cont in pats as established, work decs at
side edge (beg of RS rows) as for back, AT
SAME TIME, when 12 rows of basketweave
pat have been worked-piece measures
approx 5.25"/13.5cm from beg, work as foll:


Divide for arm slits

Next row (RS) Work to last 18 sts, work next
3 sts in garter st (for edging), place rem 15 sts
on a holder. Keeping 3 sts in garter st, work
rem sts in pat (cont side dec) for 21 rows
more. Place sts on a 2nd holder. Work sts
from first holder as foll:

Next row (RS) Pick up 3 sts behind the
3 border sts, work to end-18 sts. Keeping
picked-up sts in garter st, work for 21 rows
more.

Joining row (RS) Work sts from first
holder to last 3 sts, with sts from 2nd
holder behind sts on first holder, *k
next st on first holder tog with first st on
2nd holder; rep from * twice more,
work rem sts on 2nd holder. Cont over
all sts until piece measures 20"/50.5cm
from beg, end with a RS row.


Neck shaping

Next row (WS)Bind off 5 sts (neck
edge), work to end. Cont to bind off
from neck edge 2 sts once, dec 1 st
every other row twice.


RIGHT FRONT

Work to correspond to left
front, reversing all shaping
and placement of garter st
border and arm slits. Work a
buttonhole 4 rows before neck
shaping as foll:


Buttonhole row (RS) K3,
bind off 2 sts, work to end. On
the foll row, cast on 2 sts over
bound-off sts.

RIGHT FRONT

Work to correspond to left
front, reversing all shaping
and placement of garter st
border and arm slits. Work a
buttonhole 4 rows before neck
shaping as foll:


Buttonhole row (RS) K3,
bind off 2 sts, work to end. On
the foll row, cast on 2 sts over
bound-off sts.


COLLAR

Cast on 39 sts. Work in k1, p1
rib for 2 rows. Cont in rib,
binding off 2 sts at beg of
next 6 rows, 3 sts at beg of next 4 rows-15
sts. Work 2 rows even. Cast on 3 sts at beg of
next 4 rows, 2 sts at beg of next 6 rows. Work
2 rows even. Bind off loosely in rib.


FINISHING

Sew side seams. Fold collar in half widthwise
and sew folded edge around neck. Sew
button to left front opposite buttonhole.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)


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