Striking and versatile Fair Isle wrap to ward off chill Highland breezes.

Sixareen Cape is available for £3.45

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The wrap is fitted by the wearer’s total shoulder circumference and should be worn with 2 inches of positive ease.
Finished circumference:45 (47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 59) ins / 112.5 (118, 124, 129, 135, 141, 146) cms
To fit shoulder circumference: 43 (45, 48, 50, 52, 54, 57) ins / 110.5 (116, 122, 127, 133, 139, 144) cms

Yarn requirements

Jamieson and Smith Shetland Heritage in the following shades:
3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls of MC (Berry Wine)
All sizes: 1 ball of each of the following shades: CC1 (Indigo); CC2 (Peat); CC3 (Madder); ; CC5 (Auld Gold).
First to fourth sizes: 1 ball of CC4 (Fluggy White).
Fifth to seventh sizes: 2 balls of CC4 (Fluggy White)

Other materials

2.75mm (US 2) circular needle in the following length: 1 x 80cm / 32in
2 x 3.00mm (US 3) circular needle in the following lengths: 1 x 80cm / 32in and 1 x 60cm / 24in.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends. Two stitch markers.


5 thoughts on “sixareen cape

  1. I am really enjoying knitting a sixareen cape. However I have run out of 3 CC of wool (I bought a kit and am knitting the smallest size) in the third design repeat. This is NO problem as J&S are sending out more and the total price is still peanuts compared to knitting a woolen jersey. Just hope you get no actual complaints if others find the same.
    Or maybe my technique is at fault?
    I love this design. And the location shots – Rannoch Moor in February! What better test for a warm cape?
    Hope you are fully recovered. Liz.


  2. I knitted a manu cardigan for my daughter who now lives in Australia. She was thrilled with the garment but equally so with the photos of you modelling it in her beloved Grassmarket!
    I am now knitting her the sixareen cape (wonderfully straightforward once started). I live by the west end of Loch Rannoch and wonder if the photos for this pattern were taken around Rannoch Moor?
    When you are feeling better (soon I hope) I would be most grateful if you could let me know?
    THANK YOU for your wonderful designs. (I get them in kit form from Jamieson and Smith). The rams and yowes blanket and tams helped me through some very long winter evenings and the blanket is a thing of great beauty. I forget how many owls jerseys I have knitted for folk! Always a winner.
    Get well soon. Yours most sincerely, Liz.Synge.


    1. Hello Liz,
      indeed yes, the photographs were taken above Rannoch Moor, of which I’m really very fond. We had camped the previous night near the Bridge of Orchy before finding a good location for those photos. It was February and really rather cold!
      Glad you are enjoying the designs and kits from J&S.


  3. Beautifully designed cape. Reminds me of the “mini-capes” the lead lady wore in Outlander tv show. Where did you learn to knit? I’d love to learn but need some guidance (am located in Virginia near the DC area). Keep up the fantastic work! Sincerely yours, Kitty Petroff


  4. I love this – it will be my next project. I am just finishing the Funchal Moebius and about to embark on the Tir Chonaill …. I am a friend of Sharon at Great British Yarns (she went to school with my sister). I live in Madeira and that was what attracted to to your pattern. I have never attempted anything as complex but I am getting braver!


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