Materials: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes worsted weight yarn, color Red, 50 g / 100 m (110 yards) - 2 skeins. (A) Lion Brand Fun Fur Solid Yarn 64 yards (59 meters) / 50 gr- 1 skein. (B)
Needles: 4 (3.5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE Crochet Hook C (2.75 mm)
Gauge: 16 sts x 28 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) for stocking st
Wrap and turn (w&t) in the short rows: With yarn in front sl 1 stitch to the right needle Move yarn between the needles to the back Slip the stitch back to the left needle Turn the work and bring yarn back to the wrong side between the needles
The 1st and last stitches of the pattern are selvedge stitches. Selvedge stitches are used to make the edges of the work even and smooth 2. You should slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch.
Cape is worked sideways with short rows as one piece.
Finishing: Fold the hood in half widthwise and sew the back seam. Sew the hood to the neckline of the cape. Pick up 3 sts on the right front of the neckline. Make an I-cord 3- 4" long. Pick up 3 sts on the left front of the neckline. Make an I-cord 3- 4" long. With the yarn B crochet 3 rows of single crochet (sc) along all edges of the cape and the hood.
Hi Sandra, You will not be knitting across the whole row. Only the number of stitches indicated. For row 5. Slip the first stitch. Knit 5 stitches. Do your wrap and turn. The wrong side of your work should be facing you. You should have 6 stitches on your left needle and 29 on your right needle.
Purl back across the 6 stitches on your left needle. (Not all the stitches in the row are knitted)
Turn your work so the right side is facing you. Row 7 - slip the first stitch, knit the next 10 stitches. Do your wrap and turn. Wrong side should be facing you with 11 stitches on your left needle and 24 stitches on your right needle. Row 8 - purl the stitches on your left needle.
These are called short rows. When knitted this way, it creates a wedge.
If you are able, take a look at the video for how to do the wrap/turn.
I agree about the confusion. I have taken it back twice, and today I took it back to the beginning to see if I can make sense out of it. I now trying to do the repeat starting from AFTER the 6th row so that there are only 2 raised rows between the short rows. I am thinking that will make it look more like the picture.
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