My love of Cape Point was sparked by Andre, the photographer for this pattern and my book. He is
a landscape photographer and seeing this beautiful outcrop of mountain, at the south westerly tip of the Cape Peninsula through his eyes and his lens left a lasting impression on me. Strangely, my favourite place is not the point itself, but a little known bench located just after you enter the Cape Point Reserve.
The bench is easy to miss, especially if you rush straight for the Point, following all the other tourists. It is so easy to be in such a rush to get to the end that we miss the moment. For those who do stop, many will just see a bench and move on but for me it is special. There are different places on earth that speak to each of us, to which we feel a special connection. You know when you have found a place like this, no one has to say anything. You can just feel it in your heart and you are more for having had this experience. The bench—alone, waiting, resting, peaceful. Sometimes just knowing that a place of calm exists is enough, even when we are not there. We know it is there and we can always go back.
This is a simple tubular cowl knitted from the bottom up in the round. It comes in a full and half size version. They both use the same number of cast on stitches, the one is just longer than the other. Either knit the full pattern for extra cover and warmth or the half size one which is also suitable for a child.
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Cape Point Hat
This simple beanie knitted from the bottom up with a generous rib which leads into the chevron section. The top crown decrease makes a visually interesting 6 point star. Sizes from Toddler to Adult Large.
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Cape Point Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless gloves are knitted in the round using magic loop, DPNs or two circular needles. They have a generous ribbed cuff and the chevron pattern. The gusseted thumb is set slightly to the inside of the hand to match the normal anatomical position of the thumb. Optional short rows can be worked across the hand to lengthen the fingerless gloves across the 3 taller fingers but not across the little finger
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Cape Point Shawl
Cape Point is a naturally crescent shaped shawl that will curve around your shoulders easily or snuggle your neck if you like to wrap your shawls like a scarf. Knitted from the top down, this shawl has a garter stitch body with a chevron edge. This makes a dramatic shawl without any need for lace experience
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