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Comments About "American Girl Doll Cape with Hood"

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Poster: Barbara Coffy
October 9, 2016

What is an I-cord?
Poster: Janine
December 15, 2016

An I-cord is where you knit a tube with 2 double pointed needles. Cast on like normal and then knit the first row. Now instead of transfering the work to the other hand you move the work to the other side of the needle. So you will knit the next row with the yarn coming from the left hand side instead of the right. Doing this will make a small tube that can be used as drawstrings.
Poster: Mary
December 13, 2013

SC is "single crochet". There are good youtube videos showing how to sc around a knitting project, that will help you.
Poster: JeannineG
December 8, 2013

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.

Hope this helps!
Poster: wima thibodeau
December 10, 2013

please explain row five
Poster: Noreene Adam
October 13, 2014

unable to print this pattern
Poster: Emily
November 30, 2012

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.
Poster: Joan Burgess
January 21, 2015

My cape came out nice but hood does not look like picture. Must be an error in instructions for hood. Has anyone tried this in a larger size needle than the size 4 .
Poster: Amanda
January 14, 2015

Thank you, I can't believe how easy this is. I just got back into knitting and was worried about the turning but it wasn't so bad. Thank you again.
Poster: Julie Hilton
September 30, 2014

Lovely pattern- easy to follow - Thank You!
Poster: Mary Dultmeier
December 15, 2013

I have tried to print this pattern & it has been unsuccessful..Would you tell me another way to print it.
Poster: Diane
December 5, 2013

I would like to crochet this. How do you change pattern to crochet? Thank you.
Poster: Mary Hirsch
November 15, 2013

There appears to be an error in the instructions for the hood. It says repeat rows 3-10 3 more times. Then it starts with row 27. These numbers work if you only repeat rows 3-10 twice. I haven't sewn it together yet. Did anyone else find this error?
Poster: Rose
November 8, 2013

Beautiful! My granddaughter is very eager for me to make this for her doll. I love your patterns, and appreciate the helpful videos. Thank you!
Poster: Sandra Bright
November 7, 2013

I have knitted for 40 plus years, BUT I CANNOT figure out this pattern. I so wanted to make it for my granddaughter. When you get to row 5, do start to knit to the last 5 stitches then do the wrap stitch or do you start right at the beginning slip a stitch, knit 5 then turn? go to end and do that again before you go to row 6. Thanks for any help.
Poster: Imelda
September 29, 2013

As I don't know how to crochet, can I use a garter stitch? What does "sc" mean?
With the yarn B crochet 3 rows of sc along all edges of the cape and the hood.
Poster: crystal
February 21, 2013

Does anyone have a pic of the tuke layed out i cant figure how it is worked and confused about the pateren. Please help me..
Poster: Marilyn Wallace
January 1, 2013

I have made 9 of these capes.... I use Bernat Boa for the trim... Some capes I cover entirely with the boa..... They turn out beautifuly;;;
Poster: Pat
November 25, 2012

I loved the one I made and am working on a 2nd one but I wonder if there is a typo on the hood, short row 6. Should it read purl short row 6, knit row 3 and purl row 4?that way when you start short row 1, you have only 2 ridge rows like the body of the cape? Or does the cape have 3 ridges?
Poster: Judy Howell
November 6, 2012

Has anyone made this cute cape?
There is a place that is confusing to me. The pattern says to repeat rows "5 to 8 including 2 sets of short rows." It seems as though it should be easy enough, but if anyone has found it a little confusing and has figured out the pattern with different slant, I would love to hear what you did.
Poster: Ellisen
October 26, 2012

Fantastic Cape! My granddaughter will love it. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
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