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February 2017

Linea Pura 10

CAPE • Il Puro
Size 36 to 46

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Materials:
650 g of Lana Grossa Il Puro (100% silk; 100 m/50 g) in Caramel (col 23). Size 5 and 5.5 mm circular needles, each 80 cm long; size 4.5 mm circular needle, 60 cm long.

Slip garter selvage:
Slip first st of every row as if to knit and knit last st of every row.

Main pattern:
Work according to chart. Number at right edge of chart indicates RS row, number at left edge of chart indicates WS row. Beg chart pat with sts before first arrow, work 12 sts between arrows for pat repeat, end with sts after 2nd arrow. Repeat rows 1 and 2 throughout. Note: 1 st and 1 yo are treated as 1 st.

Full-fashion decreases:
At beg of RS row, SK2P (slip 1 st as if to knit, k2tog, pass slipped st over knitted st), 3 sts in from edge; at end of RS row, k3tog, 3 sts in from edge =2 sts decreased at each edge.

Gauge:
18.5 sts and 28 rows = 10 x 10 cm in main pat on size 5.5 mm needles.

Back:
With size 5 mm circular needle, cast on 141 sts. Next 2 rows: Work in main pat according to chart, working the 12-st pat rep between arrows 10 times. Change to size 5.5 mm circular needle and cont in main pat until back measures 36 (34) cm from cast-on. Place marker at each end of last row to indicate beg of armholes. Cont until back measures 16 (18) cm from markers, ending with a WS row. Shape shoulders/overarms: Working full-fashion dec, dec 2 sts at beg and end of next row, then every other row 28 times. Firmly bind off remaining 25 sts.

Left front:
With size 5 mm circular needle, cast on 69 sts. Next 2 rows: Work in main pat according to chart, working the 12-st pat rep between arrows 4 times. Change to size 5.5 mm circular needle and cont in main pat until left front measures 36 (34) cm from cast-on. Place marker at right edge to indicate beg of armhole. Cont until left front measures 16 (18) cm from marker, ending with a WS row. Shape shoulder/ overarm at right edge same as for back = 11 sts remain for front band extension. Cont in pat as established on these 11 sts for 7 cm more, then bind off all sts.

Right front:
Work same as for left front, reversing all shaping.

Finishing:
Pin pieces to measurements and block. Sew shoulder/overarm seams. Sew left and right front band extensions tog, then sew side edges of front band extensions to back neck edge. With size 4.5 mm circular needle, pick up and knit 59 (67) sts between armhole markers at fronts and back. Beg with a WS row [= chart row 2], work in main pat according to chart for 3.5 cm, then bind off all sts in pat. Sew side seams.

Note:
Cape will stretch approx. 7 cm in lenght when worn.



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