On the Edge

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Galina Car­roll

This asym­met­ri­cal pon­cho is the per­fect pair­ing of chunky yarn and a tex­tured pat­tern. A lovely lay­er­ing piece for win­ter, this would look great dressed up or down.

Sizes

Woman’s small (medium, large) In­struc­tions are given for small­est size, with larger sizes in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Hip cir­cum­fer­ence: 38 (451/2, 53) inches Length at long­est edge: 253/4 (261/4, 263/4) inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Ply­mouth Yarn En­core Chunky (chunky weight; 75% acrylic/25% wool; 143 yds/100g per ball): 5 (6, 7) balls bur­nished heather #1445 • Size 9 (5.5mm) 29-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Size 10 (6mm) 29-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle

or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Size J/10 (6mm) cro­chet hook

(for pro­vi­sional cast-on) • Cable nee­dle • Stitch mark­ers

Gauge

131/2 sts and 16 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Cable pat with larger nee­dles, blocked. 13 sts and 17 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Twisted Seed St with smaller nee­dles, blocked. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

1 over 2 Left Purl Cross (1/2 LPC): Sl 1 st to cn and hold in front; p2, k1 from cn. 1 over 2 Right Purl Cross (1/2 RPC): Sl 2 sts to cn and hold in back; k1, p2 from cn. Slip, slip, purl (ssp): Sl 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.

Pat­tern Stitches

Twisted Seed St (even num­ber of sts) Row 1 (RS): *K1-tbl, p1; rep from * to end. Row 2: Knit the purl sts tbl and purl the knit sts.

Rep Row 2 for pat. Cable (mul­ti­ple of 12 sts) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work pat st from a chart. Row 1 (RS): *P3, k6, p3; rep from * to end. Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit the knits and purl the purls. Row 3: *P1, 1/2 RPC, k4, 1/2 LPC, p1; rep from * to end. Row 5: *P1, k1, 1/2 RPC, k2, 1/2 LPC, k1, p1; rep from * to end. Row 7: *P1, k2, 1/2 RPC, 1/2 LPC, k2, p1; rep from * to end. Row 9: *P1, k3, p4, k3, p1; rep from * to end. Row 11: P1, k2, 1/2 LPC, 1/2 RPC, k2, p1; rep from * to end. Row 13: *P1, k1, 1/2 LPC, k2, 1/2 RPC, k1, p1; rep from * to end. Row 15: *P1, 1/2 LPC, k4, 1/2 RPC, p1; rep from * to end. Row 16: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1–16 for pat. 1x1 Rib (even num­ber of sts) Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.

Rep Row 1 for pat.

Spe­cial Tech­nique

Sloped Bind-Off: Work the first bind­off row as usual. On the fol­low­ing row, work to the last st, turn. Sl 1 pwise to RH nee­dle, pass first st on RH nee­dle over slipped st to bind off first st, then bind off rem sts in the usual man­ner.

Pat­tern Notes

Pon­cho is worked in 1 piece from the shoul­ders down.

The shoul­der/neck panel is worked first, be­gin­ning just be­low the back neck with a pro­vi­sional cast-on. Af­ter a few rows, stitches are bound off for the back neck, then cast on again for the front neck, and then the front is worked to the bot­tom edge. The pro­vi­sional cas­ton is then un­picked, and the back is worked from the top down from the live stitches.

Pat­tern is worked back and forth in rows. Cir­cu­lar nee­dle is used to ac­com­mo­date the large num­ber of stitches. Do not join.

Work edge stitches in stock­inette stitch through­out.

Work de­creases as fol­lows: At be­gin­ning of row, work 1 edge st, then work 2 sts tog (ssk if

next st is a knit st, ssp if next st is a purl st); at end of row, work 2 sts tog (p2­tog if next st is a knit st, k2­tog if next st is a purl st), then work 1 st (edge st).

Shoul­der/Neck Panel

Us­ing pro­vi­sional cast-on (see page 79) and larger nee­dle, cast on 84 (96, 108) sts. Set-up row (RS): K1 (edge st, keep in St st), work Twisted Seed St to last st, k1 (edge st, keep in St st).

Work 2 rows even.

Neck Open­ing

Row 1 (WS): Work 26 (32, 38) sts, bind off next 32 sts in pat for back neck, work to end. Row 2: Work to neck edge, cast on 32 sts for front neck, work to end.

Front

Work 3 rows even. Set-up row (RS): Work 6 (6, 12) sts as es­tab­lished, pm; work Cable pat to last 6 (6, 12) sts, pm; work as es­tab­lished to end. Work 3 rows even. Dec 1 st each side on next row, then [ev­ery 12 rows] 4 times—74 (86, 98) sts.

Work even un­til 4 reps of 16-row Cable pat have been com­pleted.

Change to smaller nee­dle. Set-up row (RS): K1, (edge st), work Twisted Seed St to last st, k1 (edge st).

Work 1 row even. Shape Hips Dec 1 st each side on next row, then [ev­ery 5 rows] 5 times—62 (74, 86) sts.

Work 3 rows even, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Lower Edge Us­ing Sloped Bind-Off method, bind off 10 sts at beg of each WS row 4 (5, 6) times, then 11 (12, 13) sts twice.

Back

Care­fully re­move waste yarn and place sts on larger nee­dle, pick­ing up 1 st if nec­es­sary to re­turn to 84 (96, 108) sts. Set-up row (RS): K1 (edge st), work 5 (5, 11) sts in Twisted Seed St, pm; work Cable pat to last 6 (6, 12) sts, pm; work Twisted Seed St to last st, k1 (edge st). Work 3 rows even. Dec 1 st each side on next row, then [ev­ery 12 rows] 4 times—74 (86, 98) sts.

Work even un­til 4 reps of 16-row Cable pat have been com­pleted.

Change to smaller nee­dle. Set-up row (RS): K1, (edge st), work Twisted Seed St to last st, k1 (edge st).

Work 1 row even. Shape Hips Dec 1 st each side on next row, then [ev­ery 5 rows] 5 times—62 (74, 86) sts.

Work 4 rows even, end­ing with a WS row. Shape Lower Edge Us­ing Sloped Bind-Off method, bind off 10 sts at beg of each RS row 4 (5, 6) times, then 11 (12, 13) sts twice.

Fin­ish­ing

Block piece to mea­sure­ments. Arm­hole Edg­ing Fold piece in half at shoul­ders.

Pm 7 (8, 9) inches down from fold line on front and back.

With smaller nee­dle, pick up and knit 64 (72, 80) sts be­tween mark­ers. Work 7 rows in 1x1 Rib. Bind off in pat. Sew arm­hole edg­ing and side seams. Tas­sel Cut 13 strands of yarn 12 inches long, and 1 strand 20 inches long. Lay 12 strands flat and tie rem 12-inch strand tightly around cen­ter of th­ese strands. Fold strands at the tie. Make a slip­knot in cen­ter of 20-inch strand and slip it down over top of folded strands, pulling it tightly 3/4 inch down from fold. Wrap loose ends of this strand around folded strands a few times, then knot and thread ends through wraps to the cen­ter of the tas­sel.

Trim ends even. At­tach tas­sel to bot­tom of right side seam.

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