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Vintage Irish Cable Knit Cape #322
Directions are for small [6 -10] & medium [12-16].
Changes for medium sizes are in brackets.
Knitting worsted, 6 - 4 oz pull skeins
1 Circular Knitting Needle #11:
1 Pair #8 Knitting Needles
1 Cable Needle
1 #G Crochet Hook
4 sts = 1”;
11 rows = 2”
Small - 32 ½”;
Medium - 38”
With circular needle, cast on 331 . Do not join, work back & forth:
1st row [right side]: P 4 , k 8, p 4 , * k 2 tog, yo, k 1, sk, p 4 , k 8, p 4 , rep from * across.
2nd row & all even rows: K 4 , p 8, k 4 , * p 5, k 4 , p 8, k 4 , rep from * across.
3rd row: P 4 , sl next 4 to cable needle & hold in back, k next 4 then k the 4 from cable needle to twist cable, p 4 , * k 5, p 4 , twist cable, p 4 , rep from * across.
5th row: Rep 1st row.
7th row: P 4 , k 8, p 4 , * k 5, p 4 , k 8, p 4 , rep from * across.
9th row: Rep 1st row.
11th row: Rep 7th row.
12th row: Rep 2nd row.
Rep these 12 rows for pattern, working until 2nd cable twist row has been completed.
Work 1st 46  sts, drop yarn but do not break off; join 2nd skein of yarn & work to last 46  sts, drop skein; join 3rd skein & work to end.
Working 3 separate sections with 3 skeins of yarn, continue in pattern until 5th cable twist row has been completed. Break off 2nd & 3rd skeins.
Next row: On wrong side with remaining skein work across all 331  sts to complete arm slits.
1st dec row: P 2 , p 2 tog, k 8, p 2 , p 2 tog, * k 2 tog, yo, k 1, yo, sk, p 2 , p 2 tog, k 8, p 2 , p 2 tog, rep from * across; 32 decs. Work 11 rows on 299  sts.
2nd dec row: P 2 tog, p 1 , k 8, p 2 tog, p 1 , * k 2 tog, yo, k 1, yo, sk, p 2 tog, p 1 , k 8, p 2 tog, p 1 , rep from * across. Work 11 rows on 267  sts.
Next row: Dec 1 in each p 2  rib. With 1  sts in dec ribs, work 11 more rows on 235  sts.
Dec 1 st in each p 2 rib.
With 1 st in each dec rib, work in pat on 235 sts, end with 9th cable twist row.
Change to #8 needles.
P 1, [ p 2 tog] 4 times, p 1, * p 2 tog, p 1, p 2 tog, p 1, [p 2 tog] 4 times, p 1, rep from * across: 141 sts.
2nd row [right side]: K 1, * p 3, k 1, rep from * across.
3rd row: P 1, * k 3, p 1, rep from * across.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more then rep 2nd row once more, end on right side.
11th row: P 1, * k 1, k 2 tog, p 1, rep from * across: 106 sts.
With 1 st less in each dec rib, work 9 more rows, end on right side.
21st row: P 1, * k 2 tog, p 1, rep from * across. Continue in ribbing on remaining 71 sts to 6” above start of yoke, end on right side.
K next row for turn.
K 1 row & p 1 row for 7 rows for facing. Bind off.
Turn facing to wrong side & sew.
On right side starting at neck edge, crochet 84 sc on left front edge, ch 1, turn.
Work 4 more rows of sc. Fasten off.
On right side, starting at lower edge crochet 84 sc on right front edge, ch 1, turn.
Work 1 more row, ch 1, turn.
1 Sc in each of 1st 2 sc ch 3, sk 3, [1 sc in each of next 8 sc, ch 3, sk 3] 7 times, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc, ch 1, turn.
Work 1 sc in each sc & in each ch st, ch 1, turn & work 1 more row, end at neck, ch 1, do not turn, work sc across top of button band, fasten off.
On back edge of arm slits, starting on right side work 28 sc, ch 1, turn & work 6 more rows.
Sew short edges in place.
On right side work 1 row of sl st on front edge of arm slits.
Cut 3 - 14” strands.
Fold in half & draw loop thru st at lower edge.
Draw ends thru loop & tighten.
Make 9 fringes to each pattern.
* repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* * repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat from a given set of instructions
Bl back loop(s)
Bp back post
Bpdc back post double crochet
Bpsc back post single crochet
Bptr back post treble/triple crochet
Ca color A
Cb color B
Cc contrasting color
Ch chain stitch
Ch refers to chain or space previously
made: e.g ch-1 space
ch-sp chain space
Dc double crochet
Dc2tog double crochet 2 stitches together
Dtr/Dtrc double treble/triple crochet
fl front loop(s)
Fp front post
Fpdc front post double crochet
Fpsc front post single crochet
Fptr front post treble/triple crochet
Hdc half double crochet
Mc main color
O over (yarn over)
P picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc popcorn stitch
Pm place marker
PSSO pass slip stitch over
Rs right side
Sc single crochet
Sc2tog single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sl st slip stitch
Tch or t-ch turning chain
Tbl through back loop
Tr or Trc treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc triple treble/triple crochet
Ws wrong side
YB yarn back
YF yarn forward
Yo yarn over
Yoh yarn over hook