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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