Finished Object – Black Alpaca Cape


You would think a cape knit from chunky yarn would be a relatively quick knit.  And yet somehow this took me a year.  To be fair – I did stop working on it when it got warmer.  Then I picked it back up this fall with the goal of finishing it by Christmas.  I was close with that goal.  I bought this yarn for myself as a Christmas present last year with the goal of having a warm heavy cape, especially for work.

Moving on.  My Rav project page is here.


Pattern – I didn’t use a pattern for this cape – basically I just “winged” it.  I didn’t take very good notes either.  In general, I knit this as a top down raglan but without any sleeves.  It comes down to just past my elbows.  Somewhere past the shoulders I quit doing the raglan increases.  Around the cast on edge (I cast on 50 stitches) and the bottom I did a seed stitch border (6 rows).  After binding off I picked up stitches on each edge for the button band and knit about 10 rows (maybe a few more) of seed stitch.  My pick-up ratio was 3 stitches for every 4 stitches on the edge.   There are more detailed notes on the Ravelry page.

Yarn –  I used Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky (Rav link) in black.  Baby Alpaca Chunky is a bulky weight 100% alpaca merino plied yarn that is solid.  It’s wonderfully squishy and soft, and does knit up fast.  I used 538 yards of yarn.




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