Whitecaps Capes


Product Description

The Whitecaps Cape design was inspired by bits of frothy foam atop the windswept waters of Maine. These handwoven capes features strands of pure wool roving scattered against a sea of soft hand-dyed merino wool. Each cape is slightly different—as unique as the weaver and the wearer!  Our softest organic merino wool gives this cape a gentle drape befitting a sophisticated cover-up.  Perfect to toss on after yoga or for an evening out on the town, Whitecaps Capes have exclusive Swans Island panache.

Making this beautiful cape is a labor of love. First, we hand-dye the colors using all-natural dyes. Then, working on antique looms, our weavers skillfully place every “whitecap” in by hand as the weaving progresses.  Woven (not cut!) selvedge edges and our weaver’s mark in the front corner are the signs of an authentic handwoven Swans Island piece.  The Whitecaps style is also available as a throw.

Content: 100% Certified organic merino wool. All natural dyes.

Origin: Made in the USA. Hand-dyed and handwoven in our Maine studio.

Dimensions: 50″ width x 60″ height. Neck opening measures approximately 5″

Sizes: One size – fits most adults.

Care: Professionally dry clean.

Packaging: Each cape comes in our signature linen box, perfect for gifting.

Customization: Capes can be customized with a hand-embroidered monogram or date.


  • Whitecaps Capes are woven by hand in our studios with hand-dyed yarns.
  • Each handwoven product is one of a kind.
  • Due to the unique nature of all-natural, hand-dyed and custom-spun yarns, there may be slight variations from what is shown here.
  • Colors of handwoven items may vary slightly due to dye lot variables as well as computer monitor variations.
  • Woven to width, this cape has only one simple seam around the neck, stitched by the experts in our Northport finishing room.
  • Each cape has the Swans Island weaver’s mark – the symbol of an authentic Swans Island handwoven product.

Visit the Swans Island Journal to learn more about what goes into making our handwoven products.   A Blanket’s Journey from Farm to Finish  
Follow us in Instagram for a behind-the-scenes look in our weaving studio, dyehouse and more. @swansislandco.|
Read about John Grace’s original inspiration for our handwoven blankets in Down East magazine’s December 2022 issue.

For a different look, you might like our Katahdin Capes or our Maine Coast Capes.  You may also like our Whitecaps Throws.

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