Flutterwheel

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Shawls/Wraps
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Our split cowl neck poncho, Flutterwheel, is knit in two pieces. The bottom rib is added after, for ease of knitting.

One size


Finished Measurements

Approximately 108" around lower edge x 21" high (not including collar)


Materials

11 Balls Berroco Lodge (50 grs), #7441 Old Faithful

29" Length circular knitting needle, size 10 (6.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Two 29" length circular knitting needles, size 9 (5.50 mm)

2 St holders


Gauge

14 sts = 4"; 20 rows = 4" in St st on larger needle

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Note

The lower edge of this garment is shaped using short rows.  When working these rows, you will work part way across, then turn and work back.  This curves the lower edge by working more rows in the center than on each side.


Back

With smaller circular needle, cast on 301 sts.  DO NOT join.Ribbing:  Row 1 (RS):  K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.

Row 2:  P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across.  Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 3½" from beg, end on RS, dec 150 sts as evenly spaced as possible across last row - 151 sts.  Break off yarn.

Short Rows:   With WS facing, sl 60 sts to the other smaller needle without working them.  Reattach yarn and, using larger needle, p31, leaving remaining 60 sts on the original circular needle.  Turn.

Row 1 (RS):  K31, then k5 sts from smaller needle, turn - 36 sts on larger needle.

Row 2 (WS):  Sl 1, p35, then p5 from smaller needle, turn - 41 sts.

Row 3 (RS):  Sl 1, k40, then k5 from smaller needle, turn - 46 sts.  Continue in this manner, working 5 sts from smaller needle at end of the next 5 rows, 6 sts at end of the next 10 rows, then 10 sts at end of the next 2 rows.  At this point, all 151 sts will have been worked and will be on the larger needle.  Work 4 rows even in St st, end on WS.

Shape Shoulders:  Dec Row 1 (RS):  K2, k2 tog, * k12, k2 tog, k13, k2 tog, rep from * 3 times more, k12, k2 tog, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 - 140 sts.  Work 3 rows even, end on WS.

Dec Row 2 (RS):  K2, k2 tog, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 - 138 sts.  Work 3 rows even, end on WS.  Rep the last 4 rows 3 times more - 132 sts.

Dec Row 6 (RS):  K2, k2 tog, (k9, k2 tog) 5 times, (k10, k2 tog) 5 times, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 - 120 sts.  Work 3 rows even.  Rep Dec Row 2 on the next row, then every 4th row once more, end on RS - 116 sts.  Work 3 rows even, end on WS.

Dec Row 9 (RS):  K2, k2 tog, (k6, k2 tog) 6 times, (k7, k2 tog) 6 times, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 - 102 sts.  Work 3 rows even.  Rep Dec Row 2 on the next row, end on RS - 100 sts.  Work 3 rows even, end on WS.

Dec Row 11 (RS):  K2, k2 tog, * K7, k2 tog, rep from * 9 times more, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 - 88 sts.  Work 3 rows even, end on WS.

Dec Row 12 (RS):  K2, k2 tog, * K2, k2 tog, rep from * 19 times more, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 - 66 sts.  Work 3 rows even, end on WS.

Dec Row 13 (RS):  K2, k2 tog, * K11, k2 tog, rep from * 3 times more, k to last 4 sts, SSK, k2 - 60 sts.  Work even until piece measures 19" from beg, end on WS.  Sl sts to holder for collar.


Front

Work same as back.


Finishing

Sew right shoulder seam.

Collar:  With RS facing, using smaller needle, k60 sts from front holder, pick up and k1 st in seam, then k60 sts from back holder - 121 sts.  Beg with Row 2, work in ribbing same as back for 5", end on WS.  Change to larger needle and work in ribbing as established until collar measures 8" from beg, end on WS.  Bind off in ribbing.  Sew left shoulder seam, leaving edges of collar unsewn.