Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1951 Short Cape Stole #342 Knit

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Vintage 1951 Short Cape Stole #342

A clever needle worker will quickly create this lovely cape…then commence another in a different color…a perfect top for your outfit & a season-spanning wardrobe favorite to keep or gift!

MATERIALS: 
Bear Brand Tricolaine
OR
Fleisher’s Silhouette, 8 skeins
1 Pair #4 Knitting Needles
#4 Steel Crochet Hook

GAUGE: 
7 sts = 1”

ALTERNATE VERSION WITHOUT FRINGE TRIMMING: 
Work as shown below, but work 2” even before 1st dec row, instead of 1” even on back, left front & right front. 

Upon finishing garment, work 2 rows sc around all edges, keeping work flat.  Omit fringe,

CAPE:  BACK: 
Cast on 228 sts. 

Work Stockinette st for 1”. 

Dec 1 st each side of next row; 226 sts. 

Work 1” even. 

Always include dec row in part worked even, end on wrong side.

1st dec row:  Dec 1 st each side & 12 more sts evenly spaced across row; 212 sts. 

Work 1” even.

Dec 1 st each side of next row; 210 sts. 

Work 1” even.

2nd dec row:  Same as 1st dec row; 196 sts. 

Rep 1st dec row every 1” 5 times more; 126 sts; place marker each side of last row for beg of shoulder shaping.

SHOULDER SHAPING: 
Dec 1 st each side every 2nd row 4 times; 118 sts. 

P 1 row. 

Rep 1st dec row once; 104 sts. 

P 1 row. 

Dec 1 st each side of next row; 102 sts.

P 1 row. 

Bind off 3 sts at beg of each of next 6 rows; 84 sts.

9th dec row:  Bind off 3 sts at beg of next row, dec 12 sts evenly spaced across remainder or row; 69 sts.

Bind off 3 sts at beg of each of next 11 rows. 

Bind off remaining 36 sts for back of neck.

LEFT FRONT: 
Cast on 114 sts. 

Work st st for 1”, end with p row. 

Dec 1 st at beg of next row. 

Work 1” even, end with p row.

1st dec row:  Dec 1 st at beg of row & 6 sts more evenly spaced across row.  

Keep front edge even & continue shaping side edge to correspond to back, rep 6 decs across row 2” above 1sdt dec; then every 1” 5 times, end at front edge; 63 sts. 

Place a marker at beg of last dec row for beg of shoulder shaping.

NECK SHAPING: 
Bind off 10 sts at beg of next row, p to end. 

Dec 1 st each side of next row. 

Rep decs at each side every 2nd row 3 times more; 45 sts. 

P 1 row.

8th dec row:  Dec 1 st at beg & end of row & 6 sts spaced evenly across; 37 sts. 

P 1 row. 

Dec 1 st each side of next row; 35 sts. 

Rep dec at neck edge every 2nd row twice more; at the same time bind off 3 sts at beg of each of next 3 k rows; 24 sts. 

P 1 row.

9th dec row:  bind off 3 sts, dec 6 sts evenly spaced across remainder of row; 15 sts.  

Bind off 3 sts at beg of every k row until all sts are bound off.

RIGHT FRONT: 
Work to correspond to left front, shaping side edge at end of k rows & neck edge at beg of k rows. 

COLLAR: 
Cast on 100 sts for lower edge. 

P 1 row. 

Work st st, inc 1 st each side every row 6 times; 112 sts. 

Work 10 rows even. 

On next row, dec 16 sts evenly spaced across row; 96 sts. 

P 1 row.  Bind off. 

From right side, work 1 row sc on side & lower edges.

FINISHING: 
Sew side seams. 

From right side, work 1 row sc around all edges, keeping work flat. 

Sew on collar. 

Make a small button loop at neck edge. 

FRINGE: 
Wind yarn on 2 ½” cardboard; cut one end. 

Knot 4 strands in 1st & every 2nd st on lower edge of cape & around collar.

ENJOY!

HANDY ABBREVIATIONS:

*                                   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
”                                   inch(es)
Alt                              alternate
Approx                      approximately
Beg                             begin/beginning
Bet                             between
Bl                                back loop(s)
Bo                               bobble
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
Cl                               cluster
Cm                              centimeter(s)
Compl                                    complete
Cont                           continue
Dc                               double crochet
Dc2tog                      double crochet 2 stitches together
Dec                             decrease/decreases/decreasing
Dtr/Dtrc                   double treble/triple crochet
fl                                front loop(s)
Foll                            follow/follows/following
Fp                               front post
Fpdc                           front post double crochet
Fpsc                           front post single crochet
Fptr                           front post treble/triple crochet
G                                 gram
Hdc                            half double crochet
Hk                               hook
Inc                               increase/increases/increasing
Incl                             inclusive
K                                 knit
lp(s)                           loop(s)
M                                 meter(s)
M                                 mesh
Mc                               main color
Meas                          measure
Mm                              millimeter(s)
O                                 over (yarn over)
Oz                               ounce(s)
P                                 picot or purl
Pat(s) or patt          pattern(s)
Pc st or Pc              popcorn stitch
Pm                               place marker
Prev                           previous
PSSO                         pass slip stitch over
Rem                            remain/remaining
Rep                             repeat(s)
Rnd(s)                        round(s)
Rs                               right side
Sc                               single crochet
Sc2tog                      single crochet 2 stitches together
Sdc                             short double crochet (half double crochet)
Sk                               skip
Sl st                           slip stitch
Sp(s)                          space(s)
St(s)                           stitch(es)
Tch or t-ch               turning chain
Tbl                              through back loop
Tog                             together
Tr or Trc                  treble/triple crochet
Trtrc or T Trc         triple treble/triple crochet
Ws                              wrong side
YB                               yarn back
Yd(s)                          yard(s)
YF                               yarn forward
Yo                               yarn over

Yoh                             yarn over hook