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Machine Knitting 1 Polygon x 4 = 1 Cape
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Apr 3, 2013 03:05:11   #
Entity
 
I had a cape that I machine knitted awhile back. I've often wore it except for when it was in the laundry. Being in a wheelchair, I noticed that wearing a cape was so much easier to put it on and take it off. So, I decided to make another one.

This lace cape was of my own design. It was machine knitted on a standard gauge knitting machine using tension 9 for this yarn (Tamm Sport 2/7, 100% acrylic).

It consisted of 4 polygons seamed together using the “sew as you go” technique. By using the Knit Leader, I drafted half of the polygon outline. Each completed polygon measured 4-inch at neckline x 20-inch hem edge x 18-inch in height.



At completion of the cape, I found out that the cape sat a bit tight with my broad shoulders. Next time, I will make a slight curve (instead of straight), at the shoulder to yield more room.

The lace pattern on the body was picked from a Japanese Pierrot Yarn hand knitting pattern (http://www.rakuten.co.jp/gosyo/461397/713923/714197/714650/). Whereas, the pointed lace edge pattern was taken from this website: http://newlace.blogspot.com/ I modified both lace stitch charts to easely apply for machine knitting. The lace patterns were hand-manipulated on the knitting machine.

The trimmings were hand crocheted all around.

 
Apr 3, 2013 05:17:08   #
crossettman
 
Beautiful....
Apr 3, 2013 06:46:15   #
suemoo00
 
Lovely work great colour :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Apr 3, 2013 09:06:43   #
susieknitter (a regular here)
 
Entity it is absolutely wonderful. My hat goes off to you.
To think that you designed the shape, incorporated the beautiful stitch pattern and then hand tooled it is amazing.
This I know would have taken a lot of thought/working out.
You should be looking at writing and selling your patterns.
Apr 3, 2013 09:47:12   #
KarlaHW
 
Wonderful. Hope you bring it to the next meeting.
Apr 3, 2013 11:36:32   #
ksojerio
 
Amazing!
 
Apr 3, 2013 13:12:40   #
KateWood (a regular here)
 
Truly Very Nice, I really like it.
Apr 3, 2013 15:52:43   #
tpmcgoo2 (a regular here)
 
WOW!!! It is wonderful!! You are soooooo talented!! I love it. Maybe someday I will learn to do things like this..gotta practice more though!! thanks so much for sharing!!
Apr 3, 2013 19:33:57   #
Entity
 
Thank you all. :oops:

KarlaHW wrote:
Wonderful. Hope you bring it to the next meeting.

Thanks Karla. If I can make it, I'll bring it. Please do the same with your beautiful sweaters :)

tpmcgoo2 wrote:
WOW!!! It is wonderful!! You are soooooo talented!! I love it. Maybe someday I will learn to do things like this..gotta practice more though!! thanks so much for sharing!!

If you have either a knit leader, knit radar, knit tracer or a design software, you sure can do the same. You're talented (I've seen your works), and eager to learn, I don't see any reason why you can't do these type of things even now :thumbup:
Apr 3, 2013 21:48:14   #
tpmcgoo2 (a regular here)
 
thanks Entity...all I have used is my 260 so have not used any of the knit leader etc stuff either but I will!! I am working on getting another machine into working order..it is a 930e but my h has been pretty sick lately so I have not knit. I don't even know what it will do...,LOL...gotta learn!!
Apr 3, 2013 22:50:06   #
Helgajr1
 
that is absolutely beautiful..
 
Apr 4, 2013 02:19:34   #
LUCYMARIE
 
What a talented lady you are. This is a beautiful peice of work. Shirley
Apr 4, 2013 05:37:34   #
bettyirene (a regular here)
 
Absolutely stunning!
Apr 4, 2013 07:04:51   #
roseknit (a regular here)
 
A lovely cape, well done
Apr 4, 2013 07:12:54   #
Torticollus
 
In a word - magnificent!
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