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Poster: Pam Hodson
March 12, 2019

I love this cape! However, the picture looks like it ends with some garter stitch rows, but the pattern suggests otherwise. Should the last few repeats be plain knit?
Poster: Lisa Ogilvie
August 24, 2021

If you read the pattern until the end, you will find that the last 6 rows are garter stitch between the border stitches.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
November 21, 2013

I think you need super chunky.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 5, 2014

The last raglan increase is made on row 33. To make the cape bigger continue to make increases as established for 6-8 more rows. Then continue to follow pattern
Poster: Billie Wright
May 29, 2015

Answer to question about how to put in

slits for arm holes.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 13, 2014

4 sts in each row, total 8 sts
Poster: Elaine Phillips
April 22, 2015

M1 is an increase, not a stitch yet.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 22, 2013

k - knit
p - purl
m1 - make 1, increase for 1 st
Poster: Johna Wrzosek
October 15, 2017

"One size" never works for me - too small. Across my shoulders is 20 inches. Can you tell me what the measurement is of the pattern? How can I increase across shoulders? I can always add rows for the length.
Poster: elena
November 19, 2016

can i have the explanation for each letter of the pattern ?

sl sl1, m1, k1, m1, p1, k1, p1, m1, k11, m1, k1, m1, p1, k1, p1, m1, k1
Poster: June
May 20, 2016

The stitch cast on doesn't seem accurate am I right!
Poster: Julie
November 15, 2015

Can you suggest how I could amend the pattern if I wanted to use a smaller needle for a finer appearance? I hope to make two versions of this, the original for me, a finer version for a friend.
Poster: Katie Cordell
February 1, 2016

How to amend pattern to use a smaller needle?
Poster: June
September 11, 2015

How and where can I put in slits for arms in this pattern? And how do you do it?
Poster: Elaine Phillips
September 19, 2015

To make slits you have to work from 2 balls of yarn (3 balls for 2 slits). YOu can start 1-2 inches below last raglan increase and 10-12 stitches from the beginning and the end of the row.
Poster: June Hardy
September 21, 2015

ok, but using 3 balls of yarn how is it done? I never tried anything like this before. Please help me.
Poster: Barb
May 25, 2015

i just started to knit this and I see several errors to begin with. The stich count seems to be off.
I cast on 33 stitches then purl the the count doesn't work if you knit 11 stitches? I'm I reading this wrong?
Poster: Lori
October 26, 2015

Hi barb to respond to your question is don't count the m1 then the count will be right ..... Lots of people make that mistake..... I've done it myself a few times......
Poster: Lisa Ogilvie
August 24, 2021

when counting stitches for a pattern repeat, you cannot count stitches that have not bee created yet, in this case the M1, to count correctly you must count how many stitches will be used that are already on the needle.
Poster: Charlotte Rosseel
April 6, 2015

I have printed the pattern and was excited to start. I have cast on the 33 sts and purled the 1 row. Now where do I go? The Row 1 is for alot more sts than 33... Did so something get missed in the pattern or am I missing something in the Direstions? Please help!! Thanks
Poster: Lisa Ogilvie
August 24, 2021

Nothing has been missed in the pattern, it is extremely well written, row 1 is the increase row, you will increase 10 stitches on this row by following the stitch by stitch directions in the pattern. M1 is the increase, it means to make one stitch at each place it is specified in the row of the pattern.
Poster: Pam Julin
February 19, 2015

I just finished this cape. It is the largest project to date. I'm a novice. My girlfriend taught me to knit after three surgeries the past 30 months and many wks in bed, a godsend. Now for the I cords and complete. I am 5'6" and wanted it longer so I did extend the length. I knitted the collar add on backward but left it, a different twist. Turned out fabulous, surprised myself. Go for it, not as hard as you think.
Poster: Holl The Doll
February 7, 2014

LOVE this cape! The bottom looks like it is several rows of garter stitch- are my eyes seeing it incorrectly, or is the cape "anchored" in garter? I do not see that indication in the pattern. Also, both sides of front opening look a bit like garter stitch also, is it? if not- how do you keep the stockinette edging from rolling?
Poster: Luella Cole
January 7, 2014

How many total stitches decreased in the collar? Is it a total of 4 stitches, or 4 stitches in each of the two rows ?
Poster: Lisa
January 6, 2014

This looks lovely! Any idea on how one would be able to slip some arm holes in? Just like slits. Like the Victorian/Edwardian cape coats. I'm guessing around row 30ish... maybe 40 but I don't know what I'd need to do.
Poster: Patricia Burnett
December 19, 2015

I too would like to knmit in arm holes
Poster: June sarazen
July 16, 2016

How to make slits for armholes
Poster: Carol Dieterman
November 29, 2016

Would like the answer to this question, Slits for arms would be so much more convenient.
Poster: laura browning
October 21, 2021

I also would like directions for making slits for the arms. Could you please offer directions for this as some sore of amendment to the original pattern, an added section maybe, entitled Making Arm Slits"? There are a lot of viewers who an answer to this question and who need step-by-step directions. Thank you.
Poster: susan massey
December 3, 2013

I can't wait to make this cape, I have been looking for a pattern and this one caught my eye. However, I am bigger than "one size fits most". How do I figure in how many stitches to add to make the cape fit? I am size 2X across the shoulders and chest...
Poster: Pauline spensley
November 8, 2013

Im from UK can you tell me if yarn I need is super chunky or just chunky? Thanks
Poster: Pauline spensley
November 3, 2013

Cant download the pattern can anyone help me?
Poster: ems
February 25, 2013

Do you have a link or a how-to on "picking up stitches." I don't understand what that means when you get to the neckline. Thanks!
Poster: Danielle
January 14, 2013

Thank you very much beautiful model
Poster: Britta
January 13, 2013

Love the look of the cape but what do your abbreviations in the pattern mean?
Poster: laura browning
October 21, 2021

There is a list of abbreviations and their definitions earlier in the pattern.
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