So I'm knitting this cape from a pattern on the Lion Brand website: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-cape.html
It says, "Cont to work inc rows... until there are 146 sts". So I've just reached 146 sts.
Then, it says, "work even... until piece measures 17.5" from beg". Problem is, the piece already measures over 18" from beg!!!
The next instruction is to work dec rows "until piece measures 22" from beg," and then to continue for another 5 inches, so that the final measurement is 27".
In the photo, the cape comes pretty much to the model's knee. However... I don't know about you guys, but 27" from the top of my back is nowhere near long enough to reach my knee. Also, the pattern calls for 5 skeins of yarn, and I've used 1.5ish to get to the 18" mark - which leads me to believe that getting to 27" won't come close to using up 5 whole skeins of yarn.
So I need your help, craftsters! What do I do? If anyone has made this, or hasn't made it but wants to share some knitting wisdom anyway, I would really appreciate any help I can get!
The only idea I've had so far is that maybe it's a typo-of-sorts, and that they're 10" off in their measurements. That would make the cape 37" long total, which, for me, seems much closer to the length it should be (i.e. it would hit at the knee). So maybe where I'm supposed to knit until it's 17.5", I should knit until it's 27.5", etc... I don't know. Help! Please!