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Home : Patterns : Silky Turtleneck Cape

Free Knitting Pattern: Silky Turtleneck Cape

Lion Brand® Silky Twist
Pattern #: L20623
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumferences: About 50 in. (127 cm) at lower edge; about 24 in. (61 cm) at top edge; about 17 in. (43 cm) at narrowest point.
Finished Height: About 24 in. (61 cm)

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Silky Twist

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 927-205: Silky Twist Yarn: Teal
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Silky Twist
Olive Linen Paradise Pink Ash Mist Teal Cactus Oatmeal Java
Cherry Red Ocean Hyacinth Purple Haze Amethyst Tangerine
*Silky Twist (Article #927). 99% Acrylic, 1% Polyester; package size: 5.00oz/140.00 gr. (130yds/119m) pull skeins

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•  927-205 Silky Twist Yarn: Teal
$ 15.38  
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Silky Turtleneck Cape

Lion Brand® Silky Twist


8 1/2 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in pattern.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal strand lying between needles and placing it onto the left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop – 1 st increased.


Cowl is worked in rnds, beg at lower edge with circular needle, then changing to double pointed needles when sts have been sufficiently decreased.

With longer circular needle, cast on 108 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts. Slip marker as you come to it.
Rnds 1-23: *K6, p6; rep from * around.
Rnd 24 (Decrease Rnd): *K6, p4, p2tog; rep from * around - 99 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 25-27: *K6, p5; rep from * around.
Rnd 28 (Decrease Rnd): *K4, k2tog, p5; rep from * around - 90 sts.
Rnds 29-33: *K5, p5; rep from * around.
Rnd 34 (Decrease Rnd): *K5, p3, p2tog; rep from * around - 81 sts.
Rnds 35-37: *K5, p4; rep from * around.
Rnd 38 (Decrease Rnd): *K3, k2tog, p4; rep from * around - 72 sts.
Rnds 39-43: *K4, p4; rep from * around.
Rnd 44 (Decrease Rnd): *K4, p2, p2tog; rep from * around - 63 sts.
Rnds 45-47: *K4, p3; rep from * around.
Change to double pointed knitting needles (dpns) while working the next rnd.
Working with one dpn at a time, work 18 sts onto each of 3 dpns.
Continue working in the rnd with the 4th dpn.
Rnd 48 (Decrease Rnd): *K2, k2tog, p3; rep from * around - 54 sts.
Rnds 49-53: *K3, p3; rep from * around.
Rnd 54 (Decrease Rnd): *K1, k2tog, p1, p2tog; rep from * around - 36 sts.
Rnds 55-66: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
Rnd 67 (Increase Rnd): *K1, M1, k1, p1, M1, p1; rep from * around - 54 sts.
Rnds 68-79: *K3, p3; rep from * around.
Bind off loosely in pattern.

Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Silky Turtleneck Cape Reviewed by Sylvia on 2014-09-23 *****
I loved this pattern! This is a GREAT pattern for beginners. I was looking to create poncho with an easy pattern and THIS IS IT!

Instead of using size 11 needles, I used size 10.5 (6.5mm) circular needles. Also, instead of using the Silky Yarn, I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Quick & Thick.

To bind off, I used a technique called “Grandma’s Favorite Bind Off” to ensure the turtleneck was “elastic” and stretchy:

I loved the results!

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