An unusual elongated pattern adds interest to this warm-weather poncho.
Skill level: Intermediate.
One size fits most.
Bust - 52"
Length - 20" measured down front from neck to point.
Berroco Fuji (50 grs), 5 hanks # 9238 Stormcloud
Originally shown in:
BERROCO DENIM SILK (50 grs), 6 hanks #1418 Coal Mine.
16" and 36" length circular knitting needles, size 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G).
2 St markers (2 different colors).
15 sts = 4”; 19 rnds = 4" in Pat St.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.
Poncho is worked in the round from the bottom up.
Lp St (Loop Stitch)
Insert point of right-hand needle through stitch on left-hand needle as if to
knit. Working counterclockwise, wrap yarn 3 times around right-hand needle, then pull these 3 wraps through stitch. This will give you 3 sts instead of 1 st. Notes: Do not wrap yarn too tightly. Take care not to overlap the wraps and to make sure that wraps stay in the same order in which they were wrapped.
P next Lp St (Purl Next Loop Stitch)
Purl the loop stitch, dropping the extra wraps off the left-hand needle. This
will return you to 1 st instead of 3 sts.
P2 Lp Sts tog (Purl 2 Loop Stitches Together)
[Insert right-hand needle purlwise into next loop stitch. Transfer loop
stitch to right-hand needle, dropping extra wraps off needle] twice. Transfer these 2 loop stitches back to left-hand needle, then purl the 2 stitches together.
[Yo twice. Insert hook into next st and draw up a lp. Yo and draw through 2
lps on hook twice] twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.
Using longer circular needle, cast on 114 sts, place st marker to indicate
center front, cast on another 114 sts - 228 sts. Join taking care not to twist
sts. Mark for beg of rnd and carry markers up.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: K 1, * SKP, yo, rep from * to 1 st before first marker, k1, sl
marker, k1, ** yo, SKP rep from ** to 1 st before last marker, end k1.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rnd 4: Purl.
Rnd 5: Lp St in each st around.
Rnd 6: [P next Lp St, p2 Lp Sts tog, p each Lp St to 3 sts before
marker, p2 Lp Sts tog, p next Lp St] twice - 224 sts.
Rnd 7: Knit.
Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 9: Knit.
Rnd 10: [P1, p2tog, p to 3 sts before marker, p2tog, p1] twice - 220 sts.
Rnd 11: Lp St in each st around.
Rnd 12: Rep Rnd 6 - 216 sts.
Rnd 13: Knit.
Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 15: Knit.
Rnd 16: Rep Rnd 10- 212 sts.
Rnds 17-70: Rep Rnds 11-16 9 times more - 140 sts.
Rnd 71: Lp St in each st around.
Rnd 72: P each lp st around.
Rnd 73: Knit.
Rnd 74: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 75: Knit.
Rnd 76: Purl.
Rnds 77-81: Rep Rnds 71-75.
Rnd 82: Rep Rnd 16 - 136 sts.
Rnds 83-88: Rep Rnds 11-16 once more - 128 sts.
Rnd 89: Lp St in each st around. Change to shorter circular needle.
Rnd 90: * P next Lp St, [p2 Lp Sts tog, p10 Lp Sts] 5 times, p2 Lps Sts tog, p next Lp St, rep from * once more - 116 sts.
Rnd 91: Knit.
Rnd 92: Rep Rnd 20.
Rnd 93: Knit. Bind off all sts purlwise
Using crochet hook, make a chain to measure 54". Note: do not chain loosely.
Row 1: Working through back loops only, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off.
Flowers (Make 2)
With crochet hook, ch 6. Join ch with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 15 sc in ring. Join rnd with a sl st in first ch-1.
Rnd 2: [Ch 3, tr2tog, ch 3, sc in next st] 5 times - 5 petals made. Fasten off.
Weave in all loose ends. Beg and end at center front, weave tie through
yo's around neck edge. Insert each end of tie through center hole of a flower. Tie each end of tie into an overhand knot close to its end.