A pretty, basic poncho with lines of easy lace knitting to dress it up. Sizes XS-5XL (chest measurement 28-62"/71-157.5 cm). Made in Bernat Satin. 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles.View Printer Friendly PDF
XS/M 28-38 ins [71-96.5 cm]
L/2XL 40-50 ins [101.5 -127 cm]
3/5XL 52-62 ins [132-157.5 cm]
Finished length between neck edge
XS/M 22 ins [56 cm]
L/2XL 25 ins [63.5 cm]
3/5XL 30½ ins [77.5 cm]
(Solids: 100 g / 3.5 oz)
4 (5-6) balls
(Ombres: 80 g / 2.8 oz)
5 (7-8) balls
Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. ½ inch [1.5 cm] wide ribbon 50 ins [127 cm] long for Drawstring (optional).
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
INSTRUCTIONS (Make 2 pieces alike).
Cast on 62 (70-86) sts.
Knit 4 rows, noting that first row is WS.
Proceed as follows:
1st row: (WS). K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd row: K2. *K2. yfwd. K2tog. K2. Sl1. K1. psso. yfwd. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K4.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 27 (29-33) ins [68.5 (73.5-84) cm], ending with WS facing for next row.
Knit 4 rows. Cast off.
Sew cast off edge of one piece to the side of other piece as shown in Diagram.
Ribbon Drawstring (optional): Starting at center front, thread ribbon along neck edge. Tie into a bow at center.