My daughter asked me to knit this cape for her, but now that it is finished, I think she finds it a bit out there for her personal style.
The cape is constructed of 5 different pieces, from 10 yarns knit or crochet by themselves or in combination. I used mainly remnants from my statsh for the construction, as very little yarn is used of each type. None of the pieces are very difficult to make, and they are connected by rough threading together with i-cord.
I varied the pattern a little - mainly by using the same shade of mohair yarn throughout, but also by adding a row of shell pattern border to the crochet ruffle to make it a similar width to the knitted lace collar piece on the other side.
The cape is shown in the pattern book as being worn in several different ways, but my daughter really only likes it worn in this direction, which is the same way the model is wearing it on the cover of the pattern book.
I am interested to see if she wears it frequently. It was certainly a different type of knit garment to what I usually make. It is good to experiement occasionally.