This Harry Potter inspiration from Knitting Wizardry is sure to please any witch, wizard, or even Little Red Riding Hood fan. Fascination with Ignotus Peverell’s Cloak of Invisibility prompted the Designer to create a garment reminiscent of the unassuming piece of fabric with great magical powers. The blend of alpaca and silk yarn creates a wonderfully fluid drape, and its name, Metalico, aptly describes its seemingly metallurgical shimmer, which is a key component of this design. With a nod to Ignotus Peverell’s thirteenth-century roots, the unisex cloak mimics chain mail, and is suitable for an advanced beginning knitter.
This cloak is worked seamlessly in one piece from the hem up and is secured with a single button at the neck. If you wish to make the cloak longer, you may do so as indicated in the instructions.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Metalico by Blue Sky Fibers (50% Baby Alpaca / 50% Silk; 50g/147yds): 8 (9, 11) Skeins. Shown in Platinum. Metalico is made from natural colors only.
ALTERNATE YARN: Alpaca Silk by Blue Sky Fibers (50% Alpaca / 50% Silk; 50g/146yds): 8 (9, 11) Skeins. Alpaca Silk is the dyed version of Metalico on standard alpaca/silk yarn.
ALTERNATE YARN: Catania by Schachenmayr (100% Cotton; 50g/137 yds); 9 (10, 12). With a nice sheen and good drape provided by cotton, this inexpensive option may be a great consideration for a day of frolicking amongst the pumpkins and witches.
SIZE: S (M, L)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Chest Circumference- 37.75 (41.5, 45.75)", Neck Circumference- 20 (22.5, 25.5)", Hemline: 46.5 (50.25, 54.25)", Length- 28"
YARDAGE: 1176 (1323, 1617) yds
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
NEEDLES: Size US 5 / 3.75mm 24" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, 1 button measuring .5" diameter
GAUGE: 22 sts x 29 rows = 4" in pattern stitch
Images courtesy of Interweave Press. Yarn photos by Blue Sky Fibers and Yarn Loop