Knitting with big needles (size 13) and big yarn (Lambs Pride Bulky) makes for a quick knit. Love how this cape turned out. Knitted using a little modification on the free pattern found on Ravelry Link.
The cape has a closure of an knit I-cord and wooden toggle. Easy on little hands and just enough to keep the cape closed.
Remember my hand-dye blog post from last week? I used Immersion Dyeing and dyed four hanks of seconds Lambs Pride Bulky yarn purchased from Sheep Shed Studio. Jon did the mixing of the dye. I told him, "I want it to match the pretty princess blue in Jesse's princess costume.". The man has an eye for color because the color is pretty spot on for the shade of blue I wanted.
I love every aspect of this cape. Beautiful blue makes it plenty versatile to be a Dorothy of Wizard of Oz or Pretty Princess or Little Blue for little ones to pretend play. It is sophisticated enough to wear out and about at hay rides and fun fall festivities.
I made Jesse a black one and this blue one lives up to the expectations I had for myself to create a fun, knit that would be happily worn by a little/big one.
James is a 5T/6T and I'm almost certain this cape will fit up to a 7T because there is plenty of room to grow. It is a 100% wool/mohair blend cape, so Hand Wash is required. Pretty sure, though, if it did accidentally get washed it would fit a 3T/4T because I've felted Lambs Pride extensively and it typically felts 3 inches in height and about an inch in width in the garter stitch (which is what the cape is knitted in).
This cape will be featured in my Etsy shop opening on September 1st if you have a hankering to have it. :)
Peace and Off to Hook And Dye Some More!!!