It is difficult to say whether there is a more universalelement of a female wardrobe than a cloak. These clothes are beautiful and functional. Japanese knitting masters on knitting needles appreciated it for a long time. Cool Japanese off-season balance at the temperature boundary, when unnecessarily warm clothing is not needed, but to keep warm, to protect yourself from the piercing wind - is vital. That is why knitted capes were popular even in the Middle Ages, in the heyday of the culture of the samurai. Japanese warriors, who, as you know, did not shy away from knitting on knitting needles, created comfortable and beautiful mantles made of yucca fibers. Modern trends in the Japanese fashion did not leavewith its attention this practical and convenient detail of the wardrobe. Fashion designers of Japan offer all kinds of variations on the theme of the classic cape. Their models are pleased with an abundance of non-standard solutions and a wealth of finishes. Also much attention is paid to the functionality of clothing. Modern shawl-shawl is a worthy companion to the actual urban environment. Stop your choice of model on Japanese knittedcloak with pockets. At the back, it resembles a poncho, richly decorated with fringe. On the back, front and shoulders is a voluminous decoration - the love of Japanese craftsmen to the Aran and here it makes itself felt. At the front, the cape looks more like an unbuttoned cardigan or jacket. This effect is achieved mainly at the expense of large pockets, which capture attention. In addition to its direct function, these pockets also weight the front panels of the cape, giving it extra rigidity, which makes it comfortable to wear. For work you will need 400 grams of wool with acrylic, 300 m 100 grams, and spokes number 4. Knitting is done according to the diagrams below. Begin knitting from the back, guided by the scheme B. The dimensions of the part are 98 by 47 cm. Do not close the back of the backrest. Then knit a rectangular piece in accordance with the scheme A. The dimensions of the part are 25 by 180 cm. In the course of knitting, tie the front part to the open hinges of the backrest, so that you get a seamless product; so decorating the plait of the braid will look more vividly. When the work is completed, the main part of the product is completed, tie two pockets according to the scheme B. Before sewing the pockets to the cape, carefully strip off all the parts. Decorate your cloak with a long fringe. Done! In such functionally and at the same time exquisite clothes you can safely meet the autumn coolness.