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DROPS 98-32 by DROPS Design

DROPS Cape and head band in Alpaca

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CAPE:
Size: one-size

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
50 g color #0100, off-white
100 g color #0501, light gray

DROPS HOOK size 4.5 mm/US 7 – or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge.

DROPS silver button, #534: 5 pcs.
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HEAD BAND:
Size: one-size

Materials: DROPS Alpaca from Garnstudio
100 g color #0501, light gray

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 3.5 mm / US 4 – or the size needed to obtain the correct gauge.

Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
CAPE:

Crochet gauge: 15 dc x 7 rows with 2 strands Alpaca = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Stripe Pattern: See chart M.1.

Crochet info: Replace the first dc at the beg of row with ch 3. Finish the row with 1 dc in the 3rd ch from beg of previous row.
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CAPE: The cape is crochet from the top down. Loosely ch 93 with 2 strands light gray Alpaca. Crochet first row as follows:
1 dc in the 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, *skip 1 cn, 1 dc in the next 3 ch*, repeat from *-* = 69 dc (incl 4 dc's for front edge each side).
Now crochet 1 dc in each dc – read Crochet info – at the same time crochet stripes following chart M.1. After 5 rows of dc beg the inc (continue chart M.1 as before):
1st row: 1 dc in each of the first 9 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *-* until there are 9 dc left on row and crochet 1 dc in each of these = 80 dc, turn the piece
2nd row: 1 dc in each of the first 10 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in each of the next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from *-* until there are 9 dc left on row and crochet 1 dc in each of these = 91 dc, turn the piece
Continue the inc like this, i.e. 1 more dc between each inc on each row until there are 168 dc on row (= 14 rows with dc and 1 repeat of M.1). Fasten off.

BORDER
Crochet a border round the whole cape (i.e. along bottom edge, front edges and the neck) with 2 strands light gray Alpaca as follows: 1 sc in first dc, *ch 1, skip approx 0.5-1 cm / 1/4-½ inch, 1 sc in next dc*, repeat from *-* and finish with ch 1 and 1 sl st in the first sc from beg of round.

TASSEL
Put tassels along the bottom edge of the cape with approx 4 dc in between each as follows: *2 light gray tassels, 1 off-white tassel*, repeat from *-* all the way round.
1 tassel: cut 8 strands of Alpaca measuring approx 15 cm / 6'' each.
Fold them double and pull the loop through the last row of dc, pull the ends through.
Sew the buttons on left front edge, the top one approx 1 cm / ½'' from the neck line and the bottom one approx 1 cm / ½'' from the bottom. Use dc’s on the right front edge as button holes.

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HEAD BAND:

Knitting gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 with 2 strands Alpaca in stockinette sts = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Garter sts: Knit all rows.

Pattern: See chart M.2. The pattern in the chart is seen from the RS.
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HEAD BAND
Cast on 52 sts on needle size 3.5 mm / US 4 and 2 strands Alpaca.
Work as follows (from lower edge towards the top): 1 st in garter sts, K5, chart M.2 (= 34 sts), K3, P3, K5, 1 st in garter sts.
Continue in pattern like this until piece measures approx 54-57 cm / 21 1/4"-22½" – adjust to after a full or half repeat of chart M.2. Bind off.

ASSEMBLY
Sew tog the seam mid back. Fold the outermost 6 sts each side towards the WS and attach.

Diagram

= 2 threads off-white
= 2 threads light grey
= 1 thread off-white + 1 thread light grey
= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= put 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, P1, K3 from cable needle
= put 1st on cable needle behind piece, K3, P1 from cable needle
= put 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K3, K3 from cable needle
= put 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K3, K3 from cable needle.

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