Pattern: Ruby Red Riding Hood

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This pattern was taken from Once Upon a Knit by Genevieve Miller, published by Potter Craft (£17.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)


Ruby Red Riding Hood

This cosy cloak is a grown-up version of the classic Little Red Riding Hood cape, but it can be sized to fit little girls just as well. The checkerboard boarder complements the gingham pattern of Little Red’s Basket (page 14).

— DESIGNED BY GENEVIEVE MILLER —


SKILL LEVEL

Easy


SIZES

Child (Adult)


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Shoulder width: 62½ (76¾)” (159[195]cm)

Length: 24 (32)” (61 [81]cm)

Hem width: 32 (36¾)” (81 [93]cm)


MATERIALS

  • SimpliWorsted by HiKoo (55% superwash merino, 28% acrylic, 17% nylon; 1¾ oz/50g, 117yd/107m): 9 (16) skeins in 016 Gypsy Red Medium
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) 32″ (80cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Matching thread and sewing needle
  • 2 buttons, ¾” (2cm) in diameter

GAUGE

20 stitches and 28 rows – 4″ (10cm) in stockinette stitch


SPECIAL SKILLS

3-needle bind-off (page 135)


Fairy Facts

Vampires, meet fairy tales. In both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and True Blood, characters dress as the iconic girl in the red cloak.


Cloak

Cast on 160 (184) stitches.

Row 1 (RS): K4, p4, k4, pm, *p4, k4; repeat from * to the last 12 stitches, pm, p4, k4, p4.

Rows 2–4: *K4, p4; repeat from * to end. Rows 5–8: *P4, k4; repeat from * to end.

Rows 9 and 11: *K4, p4, k4, sm, kfb, knit to marker, kfb, sm, p4, k4, p4—2 stitches increased.

Rows 10 and 12: *K4, p4, k4, sm, purl to marker, sm, p4, k4, p4.

Rows 13 and 15: *P4, k4, p4, sm, kfb, knit to marker, kfb, sm, k4, p4, k4—2 stitches increased.

Rows 14 and 16: *P4, k4, p4, sm, purl to marker, sm, k4, p4, k4.

Repeat Rows 9–16 18 (24) more times, then Rows 9–12 once—316 (388) stitches.

Buttonhole Row 1: *P4, bind o 2 stitches, k2, p4, sm, kfb, knit to marker, kfb, sm, k4, p2, bind o
2 stitches, k4.

Buttonhole Row 2: *P4, cast on 2 stitches, k2, p4, sm, purl to marker, sm, k4, p2, cast on 2 stitches, k4.

Work Rows 1–16 of pattern—320 (392) stitches.

Decrease Row 1 (RS): K4, p4, *k2, k2tog; repeat from * to the last 8 stitches, k4, p4—244 (298) stitches.

Decrease Row 2: K4, p4, *p1, p2tog; repeat from * to the last 8 stitches, k4, p4—168 (204) stitches.

Next row: K4, p4, k4, bind o 144 (180) stitches snugly, p4, k4, p4.


Hood

Setup row (WS): K4, p4, k4, pick up and k70 (94) stitches purlwise evenly across the bound-o stitches, p4, k4, p4—94 (118) stitches.

Row 1: *P4, k4, p4, pm, knit to the last 12 stitches, pm, k4, p4, k4.

Row 2: *P4, k4, p4, sm, purl to marker, sm, k4, p4, k4.

Row 3: *P4, k4, p4, sm, kfb, knit to marker, kfb, sm, k4, p4, k4—2 stitches increased.

Row 4: *P4, k4, p4, sm, purl to marker, sm, k4, p4, k4.

Row 5: *K4, p4, k4, sm, knit to marker, sm, p4, k4, p4.

Row 6: *K4, p4, k4, sm, purl to marker, sm, p4, k4, p4.

Row 7: *K4, p4, k4, sm, kfb, knit to marker, kfb, sm, p4, k4, p4—2 stitches increased.

Row 8: *K4, p4, k4, sm, purl to marker, sm, p4, k4, p4.

Repeat Rows 1–8 14 (14) more times, then Rows 1–4 0 (1) more times—154 (188) stitches. The hood measures approximately 17 (21)” (43 [53.5]cm) from the setup row.

Divide the stitches evenly onto 2 needles and bind o using the 3-needle bind-o method.


Finishing

Weave in ends. With thread and a sewing needle, attach the buttons, one inside and one outside so that the fabric of the cape overlaps.

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  • Date 9th May 2017
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