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