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Swoop Cape Cardigan

Aug 3, 2009
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Woman’s easy cardigan with cape-like silhouette and short sleeves. This oversized sweater will fit a range of sizes. The drastic shaping is worked with increases and decreases at the side edges. In a chunky yarn, this jacket makes for quick knitting.

Designer Marie Connolly
Sizes 35 (41, 45, 51)" hem circumference and 69 (79½, 89, 99½)" bust circumference, to fit 32–36 (38–42, 44–48, 50–54)" actual bust; sweater shown in smallest size on 34" actual bust (see Notes for choosing a size) 
Yarn ShibuiKnits Highland Wool Alpaca (80% wool, 20% alpaca; 246 yd [229 m]/250 g): mulberry, 4 (5, 5, 6) skeins
Gauge 16 sts and 20 rows = 4" with smaller needle in 2×2 rib; 12 sts and 16 rows = 4" with larger needle in double seed st
Tools
• Size 9 (5.5 mm): 29" circular (cir) needle
• Size 10¾ (7 mm): 29" cir needle
• Nine 1" buttons (shown: medium Jul Silver Spiral buttons)
• Stitch holders
• Yarn needle


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