What does a mysterious, fancy lady-about-town wear with her cocktail dress during a cold-weather excursion? Surely not a parka. Knit yourself an incredibly luxurious cape for all those times you want to dress up and be cozy. Cape Vertigo also compliments jeans, skirts and boots, you name it– a versatile piece for the cooler months. The large gathered collar keeps the chill away from your neck (it’s like a built-in scarf) while the patterned cape surrounds you in swishy coziness. Very simple colorwork pattern, and a good beginner steeking project. Pure knitting pleasure!
Finished Sizes: S/M (L/XL). Shown in both Berroco Flicker and Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed in size S/M.
Measurements: 20 (22.5)” neck, measured at collar fold, 58 (66)” at bust over arms, 26” length from back neck, should fit oversize.
Yarn: Berroco Flicker, 87% baby alpaca, 8% acrylic, 5% other, 1.75 oz/50g, 189 yards/ 175 meters each skein, Odile 3312 (A) 8 (9) skeins, Violette 3339 (B) 4 (5) skeins.
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed, 80% Peruvian Highland Wool, 20% Donegal Tweed; 110yds / 50g, Farmhouse Heather (A), 13 (16) skeins, and Thirst Heather (B) 6 (8) skeins.
Needles: US size 9 (5.5mm) 24” circular (cirs) and US size 10 (6mm) 32”+ cirs needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Notions: 17 (19) stitch markers, one of which is a different color for round marker, tapestry needle, crochet hook (I, 5.5mm), sharp sewing needle, sewing thread, approx. 10 yards worsted-weight scrap yarn, sharp scissors.
Gauge: 18 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on larger needles.
Notes: All Make Ones (m1l, m1r) are made into the Color A floating strand in between stitches except the color B increases on rounds 6 and 22, which are made into the Color B strand.
“Continue in pattern” means knit color A sts with color A, knit color B sts with color B.
Stretchy Bind-off is done with smaller size needles.
The L/XL size has the same length as the S/M size but is fuller around the body. More length can be added as long as you have the yarn for it!
The Designer: Born and raised in Madison, WI. My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 4 and I’ve been making things with yarn ever since. I’ve been designing on and off for about 3 years, and have recently made it my full-time job since moving from Los Angeles to Chicago– people actually need knitwear here! I’m glad to be back in the midwest where the wool is plentiful and people are friendly. Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram, Craftsy, etc: RubySubmarine. rubysubmarine.com. Facebook page. For questions about this pattern, please contact Leah at Leah.CS@gmail.com.