Filmstrip Cape

This cape is a show-stopper of bold, graphic blocks and lines inspired by the abstract geometric paintings of Piet Mondrian, but it’s way less abstract. The cape is simply a square with a front slit and rounded corners, but the three-color stitch pattern requires concentration at the outset. The resulting fabric is spectacular, and the cape has an invitingly soft, dense drape. Style with the big button at the front, or wear it as an asymmetrical wrap with one end thrown over a shoulder.


FINISHED SIZE Width 48″ (with trim); back length 23″ (with trim); blocked.

YARN Filatura di Crosa Zara (distributed by Tahki-Stacy Charles Inc.) (100% superwash merino wool; 136 yd [125 m]/1¾ oz [50g]): #1628 dark teal heather (A), 8 balls; #1634 cocoa heather (B), 5 balls; # 1494 light gray heather (C), 5 balls.

HOOK Sizes H/8 (5mm), G/6 (4mm) for button only. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Stitch markers (m); tapestry needle; plastic ring 1½” diameter for a 1¾” finished button, or purchased oversized button.

GAUGE 14 sts = 4″ and 16 rows in Filmstrip stitch pattern = 5″


Filmstrip Cape Filmstrip Cape Button
Filmstrip cape arm Filmstrip Cape Back
Filmstrip Cape Front

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