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De­signs by StevenBe and Stephen West

The team of StevenBe and Stephen West joined nee­dles to craft an amaz­ingly bold col­lec­tion of “pon­chi­nis,” fea­tur­ing a lovely teardrop stitch that set­tles within rib­bing.

Sizes

Adult X-small/small (medium/large) In­struc­tions are given for smaller size with larger size in paren­the­ses; when only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to both sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Be­fore seam­ing and block­ing: 7 (8) inches wide x 37 (47) inches long Be­fore seam­ing, af­ter block­ing: 12 (14) inches wide x 42 (52) inches long

Ma­te­ri­als

• Freia Om­bré Sport (sport weight; 100% wool; 217 yds/75g per ball): Wrap: 2 balls pas­tel mink Wrap with shawl col­lar: 3 balls Valen­tine Wrap with ribbed col­lar: 2 balls ice queen • Size 4 (3.5mm) 24-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle • Size 6 (4mm) 24-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle • Size 8 (5mm) straight nee­dles or 16inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Re­mov­able stitch marker

Gauge

24 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/10cm in pat with size 8 nee­dles. Ex­act gauge is not crit­i­cal for this project.

Pat­tern Stitch

Drop-St Rib (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts [inc to 9 sts] + 4) Row 1 (WS): P3, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3. Row 2: Sl 1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Row 3: Sl 1, *p2, k2, p1-tbl, yo, p1-tbl, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3—1 st inc per rep. Row 4: Sl 1, *k2, p2, k1-tbl, k1, k1-tbl, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Row 5: Sl 1, *p2, k2, p1-tbl, p1, p1-tbl, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3. Rows 6 and 7: Rep Rows 4 and 5. Row 8: Rep Row 4. Row 9: Sl 1, *p2, k2, p1-tbl, drop st and un­ravel down to Row 3, p1-tbl, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3—1 st dec per rep. Row 10: Sl 1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. Row 11: Sl 1, p2, *k2, p2, k2, p1-tbl, yo, p1-tbl; rep from * to last 9 sts, k2, p2, k2, p3—1 st inc per rep. Row 12: Sl 1, k2, *p2, k2, p2, k1-tbl, k1, k1-tbl; rep from * to last 9 sts, p2, k2, p2, k3. Row 13: Sl 1, p2, *k2, p2, k2, p1-tbl, p1, p1-tbl; rep from * to last 9 sts, k2, p2, k2, p3. Rows 14 and 15: Rep Rows 12 and 13. Row 16: Rep Row 12. Row 17: Sl 1, p2, *k2, p2, k2, p1-tbl, drop st and un­ravel down to Row 11, p1-tbl; rep from * to last 9 sts, k2, p2, k2, p3— 1 st dec per rep. Row 18: Sl 1, *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Rep Rows 3–18 for pat.

Spe­cial Tech­niques

Stretchy Bind-Off: *K2­tog-tbl, slip st back to LH nee­dle pwise; rep from * across row. I-Cord Bind-Off: Us­ing ca­ble cast-on method (see page 127), cast on 3 sts. *K2, k2­tog-tbl, slip 3 sts from RH nee­dle to LH nee­dle; rep from * un­til all body sts are bound off. Cut yarn and pull strand through the rem 3 sts.

Pat­tern Notes

This pat­tern in­cludes 3 ver­sions of the same wrap. One wrap has no trim, one wrap has a shawl col­lar and bot­tomedge pi­cot trim, and one wrap has a ribbed col­lar.

On Rows 3 and 11, a new stitch is in­tro­duced by work­ing a yarn over in each pat­tern re­peat. On Rows 9 and 17, this stitch is dropped from the nee­dle and the col­umn of stitches be­low is un­rav­eled down to the yarn over. The stitches on ei­ther side of this col­umn of stitches are twisted to de­fine the pat­tern and keep the lad­dered ar­eas from dis­ap­pear­ing.

Close short-row gaps of shawl col­lar by knit­ting across the gap, giv­ing yarn a slight tug to close any space.

Wrap

Us­ing size 8 nee­dle, cast on 52 (60) sts. Work 15 (19) reps of Drop-St Rib pat. Bind off us­ing Stretchy Bind-Off. Cut yarn, leav­ing a long tail for seam­ing.

Fin­ish­ing

Weave in all other ends.

Block well, stretch­ing the piece to fin­ished mea­sure­ments.

Re­fer­ring to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram, pm 12 (14) inches up the side of the panel from right cor­ner of cast-on edge. Align bound-off edge between the right cor­ner of cast-on edge and marker, stretch­ing to fit. Neatly sew joined edges us­ing the yarn tail.

Weave in rem end.

Shawl Col­lar Op­tion

With RS fac­ing, us­ing size 8 nee­dle and start­ing at the seam, pick up and knit 102 sts around the smaller neck edge; pm to in­di­cate cen­ter front neck and join to work in the rnd. Rnd 1: Knit. Rnd 2: Purl.

From this point on, work short rows back and forth in garter st. Row 1 (RS): Knit to 2 sts be­fore marker, turn. Row 2: Knit to 2 sts be­fore marker, turn. Row 3: Knit to 2 sts be­fore pre­vi­ous turn, turn.

Rep [Row 3] 37 times. Next row (RS): Knit to marker while clos­ing the short-row gaps. Next row (WS): Knit to marker, clos­ing the rem short-row gaps. Do not cut yarn. Bind off all sts us­ing I-Cord Bind-Off.

Pi­cot Bor­der With RS fac­ing and us­ing size 6 nee­dle, pick up and knit 1 st in each st along the cast-on edge, then pick up and knit 3 sts for ev­ery 4 rows along the rest of the edge.

*Us­ing ca­ble cast-on method (see page 127), cast on 3 sts, then bind off 6 sts; rep from * un­til all sts are bound off.

Weave in ends.

Ribbed Col­lar Op­tion

Pull out yarn from rem ball un­til you reach the color with which you'd like to start the col­lar.

With RS fac­ing, us­ing size 4 nee­dle and beg at the point where the de­sired color of yarn starts, pick up and knit 140 (180) sts along in­side neck edge; pm for beg of rnd.

Change to size 6 nee­dle. Dec rnd: *K2­tog, k1, p2; rep from * around—112 (144) sts.

Work 25 (33) rnds in 2x2 rib. Next rnd: *K2, p1-tbl, yo, p1-tbl, k2, p2; rep from * around—126 (162) sts. Next 5 rnds: *K2, p1-tbl, p1, p1-tbl, k2, p2; rep from * around. Next rnd: *K2, p1-tbl, drop st and un­ravel down to yo, p1-tbl, k2, p2; rep from * around—112 (144) sts. Work 2 rnds in 2x2 rib. Add 2nd strand of yarn; with 2 strands held tog, bind off loosely in pat.

Weave in ends.

Wrap With Shawl Col­lar Wrap Wrap With Ribbed Col­lar

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