Bisque­ware Pon­cho

This clas­sic cable-bor­dered cover-up pro­vides the per­fect ad­di­tional layer of warmth on a win­try af­ter­noon.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Meghan Jones


Woman’s small (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

Bot­tom cir­cum­fer­ence: 49 (72) inches Neck cir­cum­fer­ence: 20 (221/2) inches Length to neck­line: 16 (18) inches (mea­sured at side)


• Noro Silk Gar­den (worsted weight; 45% silk/45% mo­hair/10% wool; 110 yds/50g per skein): 5 (7) skeins rust, brown, nat­u­ral #426 • Size 8 (5mm) 16- and 32-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dles or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Cable nee­dle • Stitch mark­ers


15 sts and 24 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in St st (blocked). 19 sts and 24 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in cable pat (blocked). 131/2 sts and 26 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in garter st (blocked). To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from LH nee­dle to RH nee­dle. 2 over 2 Left Cross (2/2 LC): Sl 2 to cn and hold in front; k2, k2 from cn. Cable Decrease Left (CDL): Sl 2 to cn and hold in front; in­sert RH nee­dle into first st on cn and first st on LH nee­dle then k2­tog; in­sert RH nee­dle into 2nd st on cn and 2nd st on LH nee­dle, then k2­tog—2 sts dec. Wrap and Turn (W&T): Slip next st pwise to RH nee­dle. Bring yarn be­tween nee­dles to op­po­site side of fab­ric, then slip same st back to LH nee­dle. Turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, then beg work­ing back in the other di­rec­tion. Note: There is no need to hide wraps on sub­se­quent rows.

Pat­tern Stitches

Note: Charts are pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work pat sts from charts. Cable Pat (mul­ti­ple of 6 sts) Rnd 1: *2/2 LC, p2; rep from * to marker. Rnds 2–4: *K4, p2; rep from * to marker.

Rep Rnds 1–4 for pat. Cable Dec Pat (mul­ti­ple of 8 sts, dec to mul­ti­ple of 6 sts) Rnd 1: [2/2 LC, p4] 4 times—32 sts. Rnds 2–4: [K4, p4] 4 times. Rnd 5: [2/2 LC, p2­tog, p2] 4 times—28 sts. Rnds 6–8: [K4, p3] 4 times. Rnd 9: [2/2 LC, p2­tog, p1] 4 times—24 sts. Rnds 10–12: [K4, p2] 4 times.

Pat­tern Notes

Pon­cho is worked from the bot­tom up from a ca­bled bor­der that’s shaped in front us­ing de­creases. Front shap­ing con­tin­ues above the bor­der us­ing short rows. Cir­cu­lar yoke is de­creased to the cowl, which is shaped to cre­ate drape.

Make all length mea­sure­ments at be­gin­ning of round (side edge).


Cable Bor­der Us­ing stretchy cast-on of your choice, loosely cast on 68 (104) sts, pm; 24 sts, pm; 68 (104) sts; pm for beg of rnd and join with­out twist­ing—160 (232) sts. Inc rnd: Slip­ping mark­ers, *kfb, kfb, p2; rep from * to marker; [kfb, kfb, p4] 4 times; *kfb, kfb, p2; rep from * to end— 236 (344) sts. Next rnd: *K4, p2; rep from * to marker; [k4, p4] 4 times; **k4, p2; rep from ** to end. Set-up rnd: *Work 6-st Cable pat; rep from * to marker; work Cable Dec pat to marker; **work 6-st Cable Pat; rep from ** to end. Rnds 2–12: Work in es­tab­lished pats, com­plet­ing 3 reps of 4-rnd Cable pat and 1 rep of 12-rnd Cable Dec pat— 228 (336) sts. Dec rnd: *CDL, p2; rep from * around—152 (224) sts. Next rnd: Purl. Shape Front Short-row set 1 (RS): Knit to first marker, sm, k12, W&T; (WS): k8, W&T. Short-row set 2 (RS): Knit to 3 sts past last wrapped st, W&T; (WS): knit to 3 sts past last wrapped st, W&T.

Rep [Short-row set 2] 6 times. Next row (RS): Knit to end of rnd.

Con­tin­u­ing in rnds and re­mov­ing first and 2nd mark­ers, work in garter st (purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd) un­til piece mea­sures 10 (111/4) inches.

Change to St st; work even un­til piece mea­sures 13 (141/4) inches. Mark last rnd worked. Yoke Note: Change to shorter cir­cu­lar nee­dle when needed. Dec rnd: *K6 (5), k2­tog; rep from * around—133 (192) sts.

Work even un­til yoke mea­sures 2 inches from marked rnd and dec 1 (0) st in last rnd—132 (192) sts. Dec rnd: *K2 (4), k2­tog; rep from * around—100 (160) sts.

Work even un­til yoke mea­sures 3 inches. Dec rnd: *K2, k2­tog; rep from * around—75 (120) sts. Size Large Only Knit 2 rnds. Dec rnd: *K2, k2­tog; rep from * around—90 sts.

Knit 1 rnd. Dec rnd: *K13, k2­tog; rep from * around—84 sts. Cowl Set-up rnd: K19 (21), pm; k38 (43), pm; knit to end.

Beg with a purl rnd, work 5 rnds in garter st. Inc rnd: [Knit to 2 sts be­fore marker, kfb, k1, sm, kfb] twice, knit to end— 79 (88) sts.

Con­tin­u­ing in garter st, rep Inc rnd [ev­ery 6 rnds] 4 times—95 (104) sts.

Work even un­til cowl mea­sures 51/2 inches.

Bind off all sts loosely.


Weave in ends. Wet-block to mea­sure­ments.

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