Winter Wonderland Cape (a hooded poncho)
A fun cape for winter walks … this one has a big cozy hood and a perfect length to keep you comfy on those bright, but crisp, winter days.
Starting at the generously cozy hood, the braided cable follows the shoulder line (with increases either side) down to the broken-rib hem. You will work an applied i-cord edging on the hood as you go. Once the hood is finished, you'll work the poncho in the round. If you'd like to make a cape (that opens), don't join and continue the i-cord edging that you've established
Knit using about 680 yards of heavy worsted (sample used 2 skeins of Duo, a gorgeous acrylic from Swedish Yarns), on US #11 needles, the cape works up quickly as you knit in the round with the cables on either side keeping the knitter’s interest. If you would like to make this cape longer, just work-even after the final inc (on 214sts) to desired length (you will need to increase the amount of yarn you'll need).
Directions are charted and round-by-round. A fun a