Simple Chunky Knit Shawl with Buttons (Free Knitting Pattern)

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This super easy chunky knit cape goes great with jeans then dresses up for a night on the town!
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Skill Level: Easy
Finished Dimensions: 40" (101.5 cm) around; 13" (33 cm) wide
Yarn: Knit Collage Pixie Dust, a 50% wool, 40% mohair, 5% camel, and a bit of metallic super bulky weight handspun novelty yarn packaged in 5 oz/140 g balls containing 35 yds/32 m: 2 balls
Needles: 40" (101.5 cm) circular needle size 25 mm/U.S. 50
Other Materials: 2 large buttons, tapestry needle
Gauge: 4 sts = 5" (12.5 cm) in St st

Step 1

Loosely cast on 32 sts.
Work St st in rows until piece measures 13" (33 cm) or until 5 yds (4.5 m) of yarn rem.
Loosely bind off leaving a 20" (51 cm) tail.
Choose which side you prefer as the right side. We chose the purl side.
Using the long tail and your hands, finger sew from the top down about 6" (15 cm) to create a sleeve cap. Secure and weave in end. Weave in any other loose ends.

Step 2

Sew buttons on the sleeve cap.
Like the earthy look? You're in luck! Check out this how-to on DIY wood buttons posted by Rachel Gillett to add an even more customized look to your cape.

Step 3

This pattern is excerpted with permission from "Knitting 2014 Day-to-Day Calendar" by Susan Ripley and published by Andrews McMeel.

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