One size fits most women
Width: 47 inches (cuff to cuff) Length: 23 inches
• Plymouth Yarn Cape Town Collection Johanne (DK weight; 40% wool/30% mohair/30% acrylic; 327 yds/100g per hank): 5 hanks bungalow #0010 • Size 9 (5.5mm) 16-inch circular needle • Size 10 (6mm) 32-inch circular needle or
size needed to obtain gauge • Stitch markers • Stitch holders
Worked in one piece, this stylish poncho knits up quickly. The simple one-row pattern repeat of the lace adds to the ease of knitting. Seaming the ribbed side edges creates an arm opening which resembles a loose, oversize pullover.
14 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Lace pat (blocked) with larger needle. To save time, take time to check gauge.
Garter Rib (multiple of 4 sts) Row 1 (WS): K3, *p2, k2; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 2 (RS): Knit.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat. Lace (multiple of 4 sts) Row 1: K4, *yo, k2tog, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Rep Row 1 for pat.
Poncho is worked back and forth in rows in 1 piece, starting with left-side cuff and ending at right-side cuff.
Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Do not join.
Left Side With larger needle, cast on 160 sts. Do not join, work back and forth in rows.
Beg with Row 1, work Garter Rib for 3 inches, ending with a WS row.
Work in Lace pat until piece measures 19 inches, ending with a WS row.
Shape Back Neck Note: Work in Lace pat as established throughout neck shaping. Row 1 (RS): Work 80 sts in Lace pat, turn. Leave rem 80 sts on holder for front. Row 2: Work to end of row. Dec row: Work to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1—79 sts.
Rep Dec row [every RS row] 3 times— 76 sts.
Work 47 rows even, ending with a WS row. Inc row (RS): Work to last 2 sts, kfb, k1—77 sts.
Rep Inc row [every RS row] 3 times, ending with a RS row—80 sts.
Cut yarn and leave sts on holder. Shape Front Neck Return front sts to needle ready for a RS row. Row 1 (RS): Work to end of row—80 sts. Row 2: Work to end of row. Dec row: K1, ssk, work to end of row— 79 sts.
Rep Dec row [every RS row] 3 times, ending with a WS row—76 sts. Dec-2 row (RS): K1, [ssk] twice, work to end of row—74 sts.
Rep Dec-2 row [every RS row] twice, ending with a RS row—70 sts.
Work 35 rows even, ending with a WS row. Inc-2 row (RS): K1, [kfb] twice, work to end of row—72 sts.
Rep Inc-2 row [every RS row] twice, ending with a WS row—76 sts. Inc row (RS): K1, kfb, work to end of row—77 sts.
Rep Inc row [every RS row] 3 times, ending with a RS row—80 sts. Joining row (WS): Continuing in Lace pat as established, work across front 80 sts, then work across back 80 sts—160 sts.
Work in Lace pat across all sts until piece measures 16 inches from joining row, ending with a WS row.
Beg with Row 2, work Garter Rib for 3 inches, ending with a RS row.
Bind off all sts in rib.
Block piece to finished measurements. Collar With smaller needle and RS facing, pick up and knit 112 sts evenly around neck opening; pm and join. Rnd 1: Purl. Rnd 2: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 until collar measures 8 inches, ending with Rnd 1.
Bind off all sts loosely in pat. Assembly Fold sides in half, matching bottom edges of front and back, and place markers on each side, 12 inches from lower edge to mark armholes.
Sew front and back tog at markers along a column of ribbing from outside edge toward main body.
Weave in ends.
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