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Picturesque Cape

This beautiful yet simple layered cape is finished with a seed stitch collar and sweater clip.

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This romantic layered cape is named in honor of Catherine Morland, the heroine of Northanger Abbey. Perhaps she would wear it to the dance at the Lower Rooms where she meets Henry Tilney or on their walk around Beechen Cliff as he instructs her in the picturesque.
For all its feminity, the design is actually inspired by a man's garrick, an overcoat with layered capes around the shoulders. The designer wanted to create a woman's cloak that would be similarly dashing, warm, and generously cut—suitable for a young lady who appreciates the finer things but has only just grown out of rolling down hills.
Finished Size: 67 1⁄4 (73, 81 1⁄2, 87, 91 3⁄4)" lower edge circumference, with front edges meeting at center. To fit bust size 29 (33, 37, 41, 45)" or 37 (41, 46, 50, 54)" circumference around outside of upper arms at bustline. Cape shown measures 81 1⁄2" at lower edge. 
Yarn: Schulana Kid Seta (70% kid mohair, 30% silk; 230 yd [210 m]/25 g): #1 silver (MC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins; #33 light gray (CC1), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) skeins; #31 charcoal (CC2), 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) skeins.   
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light 
Needles:  Cape layers—size 7 (4.5 mm): 40" to 60" circular (cir) needle. Collar—size 4 (3.5 mm): straight or 24" cir. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. 
Notions: Smooth waste yarn; markers (m); locking markers; tapestry needle; size E/4 (3.5 mm) and G/6 (4.0 mm) crochet hooks; sweater clip (optional).  
Gauge: 19 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st on larger needle before blocking; 17 sts = 4" (10 cm) in St st on larger needle after blocking; 19 sts and 38 rows = 4" in seed st on smaller needle with two strands of yarn held together. 
Originally Published:  Jane Austen Knits, 2011

SKU: EP5094

Author/Speaker/Editor: Sharon Fuller

Format: eProject

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