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Time Travelling Mantle:)

Added Oct 2, 2013

by Oksana Starz...

Mykolayv, Ukraine






It’s hard to say either the cape warms me or I warm the cape but anyway I’m ready to wear it all days and nights:-)
I needed a new raincoat this year, selected several patterns but as I couldn’t choose the only one, I decided to make a cape:-)
In fact, I was thinking of making a cape quite a long time and looked through many models and projects but yet I chose this practical pattern. It can be made of any length, doesn’t constrain movements, lets me use my hands without having them cold and I can wear underneath as many warm sweaters as I want and still look slim:-))

I processed the cape with the lining fully both for warmth and for better look and fit. I left the holes for hands – 12 cm from shoulder seams and prolonged the side seams for 40 cm not to give a chance to the wind to play with my outfit:); top-stitches are made along the side and bottom edge for 2.5 cm; I also added one more button in front and omitted the one on the collar: to keep the neck in warmth I crocheted a short cowl of the matching colour ( the pattern was taken here http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90438AD.html)

I guess the self-crocheted hat completes the outfit well:)
The pattern is from Burda11/2005, #106A.

Material Notes

Thin wool for the cape and viscose for lining.




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Ethnic, Romantic, Victorian, Vintage
Cashmere, Corduroy, Flannel, Knits/Jersey, Velvet, Wool


The hat

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    Oct 3, 2013, 09.52 AMby liliv-1

    Very nice and practical project! But most of all I love your cute hat, it’s very sweet and girly, really adorable!

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      Oct 3, 2013, 05.23 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, liliv! The hat is really cute – not any knitted or crocheted hat suits me but this one is a good choice, indeed:-)

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    Oct 3, 2013, 06.42 AMby thewallinna

    You are woman of many talents: look at your beautiful cowl and hat! This cape is fantastic cape! Ви на фонi квiтiв сама вигладаэте, як квiточка :)

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      Oct 3, 2013, 05.21 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Дякую, так приємно почуватися квіточкою – осінні квіти досить вишукані:-)

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    Oct 2, 2013, 10.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    WOW! Nice Cape – you look wonderful in this color and I like it very much :) The hat suits you too! I have to wish one for X-mas :)

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      Oct 3, 2013, 05.20 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Ellen, very much:-) Hope you’ll be lucky with your Christamas wish:-)

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    Oct 2, 2013, 09.03 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh wow!! This is one fabulous cape, the colour’s lovely and it is so well made oksana. I’m starting mine to.morrow yikes!!! Lol. I’m not doing stripes as its to much work and to much of a headachr. I love how you styled your cape and the hats fab. Love this x

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      Oct 3, 2013, 05.18 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Mary, I’m glad you like it and I’m sure your cape will be very special as all of the clothes you make:-)

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    Oct 2, 2013, 05.24 PMby rita61

    I like your whole ‘outdoor’ outfit. The pockets are awesome, just the right placement to keep hands warm. The hat is great. The fabric looks so comfortable.

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      Oct 2, 2013, 05.38 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you very much for a nice comment and yes, the fabric is very soft although it’s quite thin for cold days but I hope our this year abnormal cold autumn is just an exeption:)

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    Oct 2, 2013, 04.40 PMby kisses

    Love the colour and the shape of the coat…it reminds me of ponch tops which are very fitting for autumn/winter days

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      Oct 2, 2013, 04.47 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, kisses, and yes, it reminds a poncho to some degree. I actually was going to knit a poncho at first but then something inspired me to make this cape or a mantle or what it is:)

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    Oct 2, 2013, 04.23 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    I love it’s cute shape! The colour is gorgeous too and I love your knitted cowl detail.

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