Starboard Cape

Swingy capelet shrug with i-cord button clasp and garter stitch edging. Worked in short-rows from side to side and seamed in finishing.

Designer Courtney Kelley
Yarn The Fibre Company Canopy Fingering (50% alpaca, 30% merino, 20% bamboo; 200 yd [183 m]/50 g):
• macaw, 3 (4) skeins for shorter length; 4 skeins for longer length Yarn distributed by Kelbourne Woolens
Gauge 20 sts and 37 rows = 4" in St st on largest needles; 22 sts and 59 rows = 4" in garter st on size 3 (3.25 mm) needle
• Size 5 (3.75 mm) needles
• Size 3 (3.25 mm): 24" or longer circular (cir) needle
• Size 2 (2.25 mm): 2 double-pointed needles (dpn)
• Two 1" shank buttons
• Waste yarn for provisional CO
• Markers (m)
• Yarn needle

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4 thoughts on “Starboard Cape

  1. I am having trouble getting the gauge right with substitute yarn.  I’ve tried both a 4ply and a 5ply yarn and neither come anywhere near 20 sts to 10cm on 3.75mm needles, and I am a loose knitter.  If a DK yarn usually gives 24sts to 10cm, how does a finer yarn on finer needles give less stitches?