Mock cables and texture and silk …oh my! Stitches in this knit are entertaining but not overwhelmingly difficult. This lovely warm-weather piece proves that ponchos can be made and worn for all seasons. Layer it over a tank, tee, or dress in the summer, or add sleeves for cooler temperatures.
Designed by Rachel Brockman
Extra Small/Small (Medium/Large, 1X/2X, 3X/4X)
Modeled in size Extra Small/Small with 19" of positive ease.
Width: 22¾ (27¾, 32¾, 37¾)"
Length: 24¾ (25, 25¼, 25½)"
Fibra Natura Papyrus (78% cotton, 22% silk; 50g/131 yds)
• 229-19 Ether - 10 (12, 14, 17) balls
Needles: US Size 6 (4 mm) 32" circular (to accommodate large number of sts) or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 4 (3.5 mm) 40" circular and set of DPNs (for Neck edging) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers, removeable stitch markers, stitch holders or waste yarn, six 1⅛" buttons
24 sts x 29 rows = 4" in Right or Left Path with larger ndl
24 sts x 29 rows = 4" in Mock Cable Repeat with larger ndl
Save time, check your gauge.
This poncho is knit flat in pieces. The shoulders are joined using the three-needle bind off. It is finished with a simple ribbed button band. During Neck shaping, maintain pattern as established as much as possible. When in doubt, knit the stitch.
A blog post about this pattern can be found at this link.