A beautiful draping cape with a different texture achieved by using two different sized needles (making an odd pair) and using plain garter stitch - just knit, no purl!. 

French Cape

  • You can make it in two different sizes. The large size is the one shown in the photo and is for tall or well built people. The small size is for 5' nothings like me. Materials 300gms of Mohair Large size: One size 9mm knitting needle and 1 size 15 Small size: One size 9mm knitting needle and 1 size 12 Pattern Cast on 5 sts onto the larger needle. Increase each end of each row (ie. first stitch and last stitch) until you have 41 sts. Increase each end of every second row until you have 81 sts. Knit 40 rows. Next row: Knit 40 sts. (Leave remaining sts on needle and use spare needle to continue your work). Turn work and knit one row. Continue with these 40 sts. Knit 20 rows. At end (outside edge)of next and every alternate row, knit two sts together until you have 20 sts left. Knit two sts together at each end of next and every alternate row until you have 4 sts left. Cast off. Return to remaining 41 sts. Knit first two sts. Pass 1st knitted st. over the second one (like casting off. Knit to end of row. Knit 20 rows. Beginning of next (commencing on the outside edge) and every alternate row, knit two sts together until you have 20 sts left. Knit two sts together at each end of next and every alternate row until you have 4 sts left. Knit one row, Cast off.
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