Since we’re on high Downton Abbey alert here in the States, anything that looks even slightly Edwardian or Flapper is catching my eye! Here is a cool pattern that might just do the trick: the Highlands cape from ABCKnittingPatterns.com:
This is pretty much a beginner pattern as it all stockinette stitch and an i-cord. If you can knit and purl, this cape is for you!
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