When you think of capes, the first things that probably come to mind are vampires and superheroes. But capes are more than costumes. They are fashion accessories that can be worn year-round.
They come in a variety of styles and sizes. If you are looking for a unique fashion accessory to add to your wardrobe, take a look at the list of cape knitting patterns I have listed below.
23 Stylish Cape Knitting Patterns For Cold Days
Below are 25 cape knitting patterns. There are long capes, short capes, and infinity capes. There is definitely a cape style you will fall in love with. I know there are several I want to work up soon.
1. Brianna’s Knitted Capelet Pattern by KnitzyBlonde
The Brianna’s Capelet is a replica of the cape worn by Sophie Skelton on the TV show “Outlander.” It has a classy, rustic-look that can be worn with any outfit.
To complete the cape knitting pattern, you will need to know how to make the garter stitch. The cape can be completed by an advanced beginner to intermediate level knitter. As it is written, the cape will fit up to size 3X.
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2. Wynter Chill Hooded Cape Knitting Pattern by WomanOnTheWater
The Wynter Chill Cape has a unique design. You can make it with or without the optional inner cowl. The inner cowl will provide extra warmth. It buttons on the side, creating a smooth, seamless appearance. The large hood is big enough to accommodate a beanie.
Included in the PDF download are instructions for 5 sizes. The cape is knitted with a heavy Aran or Bulky weight yarn, making it warm and cosy. Only basic stitches are used throughout the cape knitting pattern.
Find the Pattern by WomanOnTheWater Here
3. Caron Just Enough Free Cape Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations
Capes are not only for winter. If you are in need of a summer capelet, Yarnspirations have you covered. This free cape knitting pattern uses CARON simply soft yarn. The pattern includes 3 sizes: small, medium, and large. Download the free pattern or order the kit.
Find the Pattern by Yarnspirations Here
4. DIY The River Flow Cabled Capelet Knitting Pattern Poncho by RosehipLaneKnits
Adorned with an abundance of cables, this capelet makes the perfect stable piece. It will look beautiful layered on top of a dress, slacks, or jeans. This cape knitting pattern is simple to complete. However, advanced beginner knitting skills are required. The pattern includes sizes small, medium, and large.
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5. Infinity Knitted Cape Pattern by HitsKnitsPatterns
Whether you are looking for a stunning winter accessory or need a capelet for a wedding, this infinity cape is a great choice. It has a chic design that will add a bit of sophistication to your wardrobe.
This is an easy level knitting pattern that works up fast on large needles. Using Phildar Phil Nounours yarn, this cape will be super soft and comfortable. Sizes are for small, medium, large, and x-large.
Find the Pattern by HitsKnitsPatterns Here
6. Highlands Free Cape Knitting Pattern by ABC Knitting Patterns
Make a traditionally styled cape to keep warm during the cold months. The thick, warm cape looks fashionable, and it is easy to wear. This is a great cape knitting pattern for a beginning knitter.
Using super bulky yarn, the cape works up quickly. To make the cape, you will need to know knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase, decrease, picking up stitches, and working with an I-cord.
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7. Shoulder Cape Knitting Pattern by GirlpowerDesigns
Part cape and part shawl, this knit accessory is warm and fun to wear. It has a high neck frame that frames the face. Add a large button to create a focal point. The cape knitting pattern works up quickly. Sizes small, medium, and large are included in the PDF download.
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8. Basic Adult Poncho Knitting Pattern by ShainaBilowDesigns
This cape is simple to knit and completely customisable. You can use your favourite DK, worsted, or chunky weight yarn. After you pick out your yarn, choose which neckline and bottom edging detail you want to use.
The cape knitting pattern is worked seamlessly in the round, starting at the neckline. Increases are used to make subtle shaping and defined points. Sizes XS through 4XL are included.
Find the Pattern by ShainaBilowDesigns HERE
9. Seamless Knitted Cape Pattern by KnitwiseDesig
Unlike a shawl, this cape was designed to fit effortlessly around your shoulders while staying in place. The yarn you pick will determine if it is a summer, fall, or winter cape.
There are three different sizes to customise your fit. The cape knitting pattern is suitable for intermediate or adventurous advanced beginners. It works great with variegated yarn.
Find the Pattern by KnitwiseDesign HereERE
10. Alice’s Capelet Knitting Pattern by VSRDesign
The Alice Capelet is practical and stylish. Wear it on a chilly walk or when just hanging out with friends. Wear it dressed down or up.
This cape knitting pattern only requires one skein of Eco Wool and 7 buttons. Finished, it will measure about 28 inches (71.12 cm) at the neck opening, 56 inches (142.24 cm) at the bottom and 15 inches (38.1 cm) tall.
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11. Bat Cape Knitting Pattern by Katebellando
Whether you have a playful gothic style or are looking for a cape for Halloween, this bat cape knitting pattern is a great choice. It is fun to wear, and it will get a lot of compliments.
The hooded cape is worked in a lacy chevron pattern with a ribbon tie at the neck. The pattern includes one size only. It will measure close to 32 inches (81 cm) in length by 133 inches (338 cm) wide at the hem. This is an advanced level cape knitting pattern.
Find the Pattern by katebellando Here
12. Dawn Cape Knit Pattern by AllAboutAmi
The Dawn Cape is a stunning statement piece. It has a lovely, ridged texture and elegant drape. This cape features tapered shoulders, a ribbed collar, and ribbed arm openings.
Using soft Truboo yarn your cape will have a silky finish and lovely sheen. Sizing includes XS/S, M/L, XL/2X and 3X/4X.
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13. Knit Hooded Cape Pattern by WomanOnTheWater
The Brittaney capelet features a large hood and a classy cable. You can ensure the hood is snug around your face with the help of the button closure.
It has a vintage feel that is ideal for holiday gatherings and sleigh rides. This cape works up quickly using #6 super bulky yarn. It is one size fits most. There are directions for making it longer.
Find the Pattern by WomanOnTheWater Here
14. Magnum Knitted Capelet Knitting Pattern by karenclements
Make this reveriable capelet for yourself or as a gift. It can be worn with the collar up or down. It is a beautiful cape that can be worn with jeans or a dress.
The advanced beginner cape knitting pattern uses 2 skeins of Magnum by Cascade. It is worked top down in one size. However, the pattern is easily modified to make it bigger or smaller.
Find the Pattern by karenclements Here
15. Women’s Aran Style Pullover Cape Knitting Pattern by AnnsLegacy
Are you searching for a beautiful capelet that is easy to knit and goes with everything? This wonderful cape has flowing cables and ribbed wrist cuffs.
The cape knitting pattern is written for S/M, and L/XL. It is knit with a lot of positive ease, so it will fit most sizes. The length can be adjusted by adding or subtracting rows before your first decrease.
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16. Winter Poncho Knitted Cape by GeryYapHandKnits4
Perfect for autumn weather; this cape was designed to cover your shoulders and upper arms. It is held in place with one large button. This pattern works up quickly. It can be completed by an advanced beginner.
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17. Knit Hooded Cape Pattern by WomanOnTheWater
Look classy wearing this hooded cape. It has a timeless style that every woman can appreciate. The large hood delicately frames the face and the cables form air pockets ideal for keeping your warm.
The cape knitting pattern can be completed by an advanced beginner looking to practice cabling. It is easy to knit and can be customised to any length. You can use a button for the closure or knit I-cords.
Find the Pattern by WomanOnTheWater Here
18. Quick Knitted Capelet Pattern by Lion Brand Yarn
Here is a free cape knitting pattern that works up quickly using super bulky weight yarn. The gorgeous piece has long pointed collars and a button front. This is an easy cape knitting pattern that can be completed by an advanced beginner. It is available in multiple sizes.
Find the Pattern by Lion Brand Yarn Here
19. Knitted Capelet Pattern by GoodWeather
This stunning cropped cape is ideal for when the temperatures are beginning to change. The capelet features gorgeous lacy detail and a button collar. The cape knitting pattern includes sizes small, medium, and large. The finished length is 13 inches (33 cm) long.
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20. Winter Hooded Cape Knitting Patttern by GothicallyInclined
This cosy cape has a hood and two layers of ruffles. It was designed for wearing on a night out. It knits up quickly using chunky weight yarn. The pattern includes instructions for three sizes. You can make it with or without contrasting edging.
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21. Naturally Chic Cape Knit Pattern by Lion Brand Yarn
Show off your knitting skills with this long, chic cape. The oversized wrap makes it effortless to look elegant. The finished cape would make a great gift for any woman who lives in a cold climate.
Advanced beginners can complete this free cape knitting pattern. The pattern is written in size small with larger sizes in parentheses.
Find the Pattern by Lion Brand Yarn HERE
22. Big Chocolate Cape Knitting Pattern by Yarnspirations
Knit this classic cape for everyday wear. It is perfect for evening strolls or air-conditioned offices. It is a fantastic piece for layering cool autumn days. This is an intermediate level knitting pattern. It is one size fits all.
Find the Pattern by Yarnspirations HERE
23. Cape Leaves Knitting Pattern by WoolAffair
Impress your friends with this gorgeous, eye-catching cape. The cape features a cropped fit and repeating leaf pattern design. To make the cape, you will need basic knitting skills. The pattern will walk you row-by-row through the whole process. There are plenty of pictures and additional explanations.
Find the Pattern by WoolAffair Here
Do you get chilled easily, but do not like wearing a coat? Work up one of these lovely cape knitting patterns.
Capes are a fashion accessory that were once worn by women everywhere. Over the years, they have become harder to find. And the ones you can find are not stylish at all. Instead of settling for a cape you are not fond of, make one you will be delighted to wear using a cape knitting pattern.
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So grab your hooks and your favorite shades of yarn work up one of these cape knitting patterns.