DK weight (#3 Light).
Green Mountain SpinneryComfort Cotton (20% organic cotton,80% fine wool; 180 yd [164 m]/2 oz):#6714 maize, 10 skeins.
Size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm): 16" and 32"(40 and 80 cm) circular (cir). Adjustneedle size if necessary to obtain thecorrect gauge.
Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestryneedle.
21 stitches and 20 rows = 4" (10 cm)in lace pattern, blocked.
About 50" (127 cm) in diameter and22" (56 cm) long.
Inspired by the geometric pattern of sand dollars along the beach,I set out to create an overlapped fabric that incorporated slits for arm-holes or belt loops. The result is this cape, which is shaped as a largecircle with a front opening. The yoke is a beautiful, easy-to-memorizeflower-petal lace pattern that is worked from the neck down. To formthe slits, the yoke is divided into strips that are knitted individually, thenoverlapped and joined in a garter-stitch band at the bottom. A simplepicot bind-off adds a delicate look to the hem. Wear this piece as a tra-ditional cape or use the slits as armholes or belt loops to create wideflowing sleeves.
• When blocking the cape into a large flatcircle, utilize the picot hem for accuratepinning.• To make working this pattern easier, placemarkers after each repeat on the first row,then slip markers every row as you cometo them.• See the accompanying DVD for a demon-stration on working the overlapped panelsand picot bind-off.