Espresso Pon­cho

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by Sandi Prosser

Gor­geous ca­bles in a clas­sic wool make for a wear every­where pon­cho that doesn’t skimp on style.

Gauge

19 sts and 29 rows/rnds = 4 inches/ 10cm in Garter Rib us­ing smaller nee­dle, blocked. To save time, take time to check gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

2 over 1 Left Purl Cross (2/1 LPC): Slip next 2 sts to cn and hold in front; p1, k2 from cn. 2 over 1 Right Purl Cross (2/1 RPC): Slip next st to cn and hold in back; k2, p1 from cn. 2 over 2 Left Cross (2/2 LC): Slip next 2 sts to cn and hold in front; k2, k2 from cn. 2 over 2 Right Cross (2/2 RC): Slip next 2 sts to cn and hold in back; k2, k2 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

Garter Rib (worked flat; mul­ti­ple of 4 sts + 2) Row 1 (WS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end. Row 2 (RS): Knit.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat. Garter Rib (worked in the round; mul­ti­ple of 4 sts) Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around. Rnd 2: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for pat. Ca­ble Panel (26-st panel) Note: Chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work Ca­ble Panel from chart. Row 1 (RS): K4, p2, k2, p3, 2/2 RC, p3, k2, p2, k4. Row 2: [K2, p2] twice, k3, p4, k3, [p2, k2] twice. Row 3: K4, p2, k2, p2, 2/1 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p2, k2, p2, k4. Row 4: K2, [p2, k2] 6 times. Row 5: K4, p2, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p2, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p2, k4. Row 6: K2, p2, k3, p4, k4, p4, k3, p2, k2. Row 7: K4, p3, 2/2 LC, p4, 2/2 LC, p3, k4. Row 8: Rep Row 6. Row 9: K4, p2, 2/1 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p2, 2/1 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p2, k4. Row 10: K2, [p2, k2] 6 times. Row 11: K2, [2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p2] twice, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, k2. Row 12: K3, [p4, k4] twice, p4, k3. Row 13: K2, p1, [2/2 RC, p4] twice, 2/2 RC, p1, k2. Row 14: Rep Row 12. Row 15: K2, [2/1 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p2] twice, 2/1 RPC, 2/1 LPC, k2. Row 16: K2, [p2, k2] 6 times. Row 17: K4, p2, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p2, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p2, k4. Row 18: K2, p2, k3, p4, k4, p4, k3, p2, k2. Row 19: K4, p3, 2/2 LC, p4, 2/2 LC, p3, k4. Row 20: Rep Row 18. Row 21: K4, p2, 2/1 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p2, 2/1 RPC, 2/1 LPC, p2, k4. Row 22: K2, [p2, k2] 6 times.

Row 23: K4, p2, k2, p2, 2/1 LPC, 2/1 RPC, p2, k2, p2, k4. Row 24: [K2, p2] twice, k3, p4, k3, [p2, k2] twice.

Rep Rows 1–24 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Pon­cho is worked from the bot­tom up in 2 pieces. Turtle­neck is worked in the round af­ter shoul­ders are joined.

When shap­ing front neck, work de­creases as fol­lows: Work k1, k2­tog at be­gin­ning of right-side rows and ssk, k1 at end; work p1, ssp at be­gin­ning of wrong-side rows and p2­tog at end.

Edge stitches are worked in garter stitch through­out.

Front and back pieces are worked on cir­cu­lar nee­dles to ac­com­mo­date the large num­ber of stitches. Do not join; work back and forth in rows.

Back

With smaller 30-inch nee­dle, cast on 164 (172, 180) sts. Do not join. Bor­der Row 1 (WS): K1 (edge st), work in Garter Rib to last st, k1 (edge st).

Main­tain­ing edge sts in garter st and all other sts in Garter Rib, work even un­til piece mea­sures 23/4 inches, end­ing with a RS row. Body Setup Row (WS): K1 (edge st), [k2, p6] 3 times, [k2, p2] twice, k3, p4, k3, [p2, k2] twice, [k6, p2] 7 (8, 9) times, k6, [k2, p2] twice, k3, p4, k3, [p2, k2] twice, [k6, p2] 3 times, k1 (edge st). Row 1 (RS): K25, work Row 1 of Ca­ble Panel, k62 (70, 78), work Row 1 of Ca­ble Panel, k25. Row 2: K1 (edge st), [k2, p6] 3 times, work Row 2 of Ca­ble Panel, p6, [k2, p6] 7 (8, 9) times, work Row 2 of Ca­ble Panel, [p6, k2] 3 times, k1 (edge st).

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 261/2 inches, end­ing with a RS row. Last Row (WS): Bind off 62 (66, 70) sts, work 40 sts in pat (in­clud­ing st on RH nee­dle fol­low­ing last bound-off st), bind off rem 62 (66, 70) sts.

Trans­fer rem 40 sts to holder for back neck.

Front

Work as for back un­til piece mea­sures 22 inches, end­ing with a RS row. Shape Neck Divi­sion Row (WS): Main­tain­ing es­tab­lished pats through­out, work 73 (77, 81) sts; trans­fer cen­ter 18 sts to holder, join a 2nd ball of yarn and work to end.

Work­ing both sides at once with sep­a­rate balls of yarn, dec 1 st at each neck edge [ev­ery row] 5 times, then [ev­ery RS row] 6 times—62 (66, 70) sts rem each side for shoul­der.

Work even un­til piece mea­sures 261/2 inches, end­ing with a RS row.

Bind off rem sts.

Fin­ish­ing

Block pieces to mea­sure­ments. Sew shoul­der seams.

Turtle­neck

In­ner Turtle­neck With RS fac­ing and us­ing smaller 16-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle, pick up and knit 120 sts evenly around neck open­ing, trans­fer­ring neck sts from hold­ers to LH nee­dle when you come to them, then knit­ting them. Pm for beg of rnd and join.

Work in Garter Rib for 31/2 inches, end­ing with Rnd 1. Outer Turtle­neck Note: WS will be­come RS when turtle­neck is folded back when worn. To avoid a hole, wrap first st of next rnd, then turn and con­tinue work­ing in the op­po­site di­rec­tion with WS fac­ing.

Beg with Rnd 1, work 6 rnds in Garter Rib.

Change to larger 16-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle and con­tinue in Garter Rib un­til turtle­neck mea­sures 9 inches from pickup rnd, end­ing with Rnd 2.

Bind off loosely in rib. Side Edg­ings With RS fac­ing and us­ing 30-inch

cir­cu­lar nee­dle, pick up and knit 270 sts evenly along a side edge.

Work in Garter Rib for 2 inches, end­ing with a RS row. Bind off all sts loosely in rib. Rep on other side. Lightly block side edges to re­tain orig­i­nal length.

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