Frenchman’s Bay Cape

My new design, the Frenchman’s Bay Cape, is simple, reversible, knit top down, and finished with a wide 5 stitch i-cord edging that gives it a sense of substance. I especially like that cast-off with the Gansey-inspired diamond stitch pattern. The skills are rated at intermediate but would be achievable by an enthusiastic beginning knitter.

This photo shows the “wrong” side out.














This is the detail of the “right” and “wrong” side of the stitch pattern. I thought that the original yarn I used, the green, a Colourmart yak and mohair blend, didn’t show the stitch definition enough so I made another, in a Shelridge Classic worsted wool in Ice Blue, in a smaller size.

I hope you knit this pattern and enjoy it.  I’d love to know what you think.



18 Replies to “Frenchman’s Bay Cape”

  1. I love it. I was looking for this type of pattern and it is perfect.. Top down and in the round. Could not get better. Thanks so much..

  2. This is so beautiful! It manages to look sleek and streamlined, while also being full of interesting texture. It looks great on both sides too – a big bonus.

  3. Just the perfect thing for “front porch” knitting in the evening where I live (just up the street from Frenchman’s Bay…LOL). Love the lake views there and the quiet walks….watching the sailboats on the lake. Thanks for the pattern!!

  4. Absolutely love it. I’d love it even more if I could figure out how to make it open enough to not have to slip it over my head. I get cold, then hot, then cold. I usually use a shawl for that reason but can’t resist your stunningly gorgeous pattern.

    Thanks for the coupon code.

    1. I certainly understand that problem! You could knit back and forth, not in the round, add I-cord and I-cord button loops to each front edge, to button up or not.
      Does make sense?

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