Pattern for Winged Cape

The English version of my knitted Cape. A PDF version can be downloaded from Ravelry.
Please let me know if you find any errors and feel free to leave a comment or send a message if you have any questions.

Techniques used

Knitting and purling
Yarnovers, increases and decreases
Short rows with wrapped stitches
Applied i-cord
Provisional cast-on and grafting

Materials

Drops, Air (70% alpaca, 23% polyamide, 7% wool, 50g/130m)
550g = 11 balls in Fog (505g were used in total)
5.5mm circular knitting needle (at least 100cm long)
two 8mm double-pointed needles
stitch markers
tapestry needle

Tension

15 sts and 21 rows to measure 10×10 cm over Main pattern using 5.5mm needles

Measurements

Width across back: ca. 120cm
Total length: ca. 120cm
Width across front: ca. 55cm
Length of back: ca. 50cm

Patterns

Main pattern

(multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS) 1 selv st, * yo, k2, pass yo over k2; repeat from *, 1 selv st.
Row 2 Purl.
Row 3 1 selv st, k1, * yo, k2, pass yo over k2; repeat from *, k1, 1 selv st.
Row 4 Purl.
Repeat Row 1–4 for Main pattern.

Selvedge stitch

Slip 1st st purlwise with yarn in front, knit last st.

Abbreviations

selv st – selvedge stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarnover
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
w&t – wrap and turn
tbl – through back loop

Cape

Right Front and Back

Outer short row section

Using 5.5mm needles cast on 182 sts, placing a stitch marker after the first 30 sts.
Cut yarn.
Slip the first 30 sts onto the free end of the needle and place a stitch marker.
Rejoin yarn to the stitches on the left needle and work 122 sts (until you reach the stitch marker), w&t.
* Purl 1 WS row, working 2 more sts than in the previous row, w&t.
Work 1 RS row in Main pattern, working 2 more sts as in the previous row, w&t.
Repeat from * until all 182 sts from cast-on have been worked [182 sts].
Work 25cm (10”) (ca. 50 rows) even in Main pattern. When working across wrapped stitches, work the stitches and their respective wrap together as 1 st.
Finish with a WS row.

Inner short row section

* Work 1 RS row in Main patt.
Purl 1 WS row, working 2 sts less than in the previous row, w&t.
Repeat from * 14 more times [152 sts].
Work 1 RS row.
In the next WS row purl the wrapped stitches and their respective wraps together.

Neckline

At beginning of next RS row, cast off 97 sts, continue in Main pattern until the end of the row.
Continue in Main pattern and AT THE SAME TIME decrease for the neckline at the beginning of the RS rows as follows: 1x 2 sts, then 1x 1 st.
Work 13 rows even, starting with a WS row.
Increase for the neckline at the end of the RS rows as follows: 1x 1 st, then 1x 2 sts.
At the end of the next WS row, cast on 97 sts [182 sts].
Cut yarn.

Left Front

Inner short row section

Slip the first 30 sts onto the free end of the needle.
Rejoin yarn to the left needle [152 sts].
* Work 1 RS row in Main pattern.
Purl 1 WS row, working 2 sts more than in previous row.
Repeat from * until all cast on stitches have been worked [182 M].
Work 25cm (10”) even in Main pattern. When working across wrapped stitches, work the stitches and their respective wraps as 1 st.
Finish with a RS row.

Outer short row section

* Purl 1 WS row, working 2 sts less than in the previous row, w&t.
Work 1 RS row, working 2 sts less than in previous row, w&t.
Repeat from * 14 more times [152 sts].
Purl 1 WS row, purling all wrapped stitches and their respective wraps together.
In the next RS row, cast of all sts and AT THE SAME TIME knit all wrapped stitches and their wrap together.
Weave in all ends.

Applied i-cord

Note: To reduce the number of yarn ends to be woven in (and because I didn’t know how much yarn I would need for the i-cord), I used two new balls of yarn.
Using the double-pointed needles and a provisional cast-on of your choice, cast on 3 sts with yarn held double.
Start at one of the back corners and pick up and knit 1 st [4 sts].
* Slide sts to the other end of the needle, k2, k2 tbl, pick up and knit 1 st from the edge;
repeat from *.
Graft the last row and the sts from the provisional cast-on.
Weave in all ends.

To make up

Block the cape and carefully steam it (or cover it with damp cloths).

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