Creative Knitting - Graceful Lace SIP 2019 : 2019-04-01

EASY KNIT, EASY WEAR : 74 : 74

EASY KNIT, EASY WEAR

DYER Poncho SANDI PROSSER Design by This breezy, silky poncho is an easy- to- wear layering piece that works year- round. Special Abbreviati­ons Front and back pieces are worked on circular needles to accommodat­e the large number of stitches. Do not join; work back and forth in rows. Slip first edge stitch of every row with yarn in front. INTERMEDIA­TE Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH to RH needle. Sizes Centered Double Decrease (CDD): Woman’s small/medium (large, X-large, 2X-large) Instructio­ns are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parenthese­s. When only 1 number is given, it applies to all sizes. Slip next 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, p2sso to dec 2 sts. Slip, slip, purl (ssp): Slip 2 sts 1 at a time kwise to RH needle; return sts to LH needle in turned position and p2tog-tbl—a left-leaning single dec. Poncho Back With longer circular needle, cast on 200 (210, 220, 230) sts. Do not join. Finished Measuremen­ts Pattern Stitch Width (from side edge to side edge): Length: Lace Border Rows 1 and 2: 34 (353/4, 371/2, 39) inches 261/2 inches (multiple of 10 sts + 14) Note: A chart is provided for those preferring to work pat st from a chart. Sl 1, k2 (edge sts); knit to end of row. Sl 1, k2 (edge sts); work Row 1 of Lace pat to last 3 sts; k3 (edge sts). Sl 1, k2; work Row 2 of Lace pat to last 3 sts; k3. Slipping first st of each row wyif, maintainin­g edge sts in garter st and all other sts in Lace pat, work 46 more rows in Lace pat, ending with Row 12. Materials Rows 1 and 9 (RS): Row 3: K2, k2tog, k1, *k2, yo, k1, yo, k3, CDD, k1; rep from * to last 9 sts, k2, yo, k1, yo, k3, skp, k1. Purl. K1, k2tog, k2, *[k1, yo] twice, k3, CDD, k2; rep from * to last 9 sts, [k1, yo] twice, k3, skp, k2. K2tog, k3, *yo, k1, yo, k3, CDD, k3; rep from * to last 9 sts, yo, k1, yo, k3, skp, k3. K3, k2tog, *k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, CDD; rep from * to last 9 sts, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, skp. Purl. Rep Rows 1–12 for pat. • Berroco Summer Silk (DK weight; 45% silk/43% cotton/ 12% nylon; 240 yds/50g per ball): 7 (8, 8, 9) balls madras #4020 • Size 6 (4mm) 16- and 36-inch circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge • Stitch markers • Stitch holders Row 4: Row 2 and all WS rows: Rows 3 and 7: Row 5: Body Setup row (RS): Sl 1, k2; work 24 sts in establishe­d Lace pat, pm; purl to last 27 sts, inc 3 sts evenly across, pm; work 24 sts in establishe­d Lace pat; k3—203 (213, 223, 233) sts. Sl 1, k2; work Lace pat to marker, sm; purl to marker, sm; work 24 sts in Lace pat; k3. Sl 1, k2; work Lace pat to marker, sm; knit to marker, sm; work 24 sts in Lace pat; k3. Work even until piece measures 24 inches, ending with a WS row. Row 11: Gauge Row 12: 24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Lace pat, blocked. 23 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches/10cm in St st, blocked. To save time, take time to check gauge. Row 1 ( WS): Pattern Notes Poncho is worked from the bottom up in 2 pieces. Neck edging is worked after shoulders are joined. When shaping front neck, work decreases as follows: Work k1, k2tog at beginning of right-side rows and ssk, k1 at end; work p1, ssp at beginning of wrong-side rows and p2tog at end. Row 2 (RS): 74 Graceful Lace APRIL 2019 FIND US @ www. facebook. com/ CreativeKn­ittingMaga­zine

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