free knit poncho pattern from Crystal Palace Yarns
GLAM Knit Poncho - easy poncho to knit
Gauge: 10 sts = 4 inches (2.5 sts/inch) in garter st.
Your finished rectangle should be approximately 16" wide x 47". But exact measurement is not important.
[Check your gauge, if you knit Continental style you may find you get this gauge on size 11 needles.]
Poncho is knit in garter st (knit all rows)
Note: If you plan to lace the shoulder of the poncho as shown in the photo, roll off approximately 3 yards of each of the 4 colors of Glam in advance and put them aside so you will have the yarn left when you complete the knitting of the rectangle for lacing and adding streamers.
Lay your rectangle out flat and if you left streamers of Glam ends when changing colors, tie a knot at the end of each streamer to keep it from unraveling.
If you wish a cleaner edged poncho with no streamers, then sew the bottom edge to the side neatly with no loose ends using black Glam.
Seeing the diagram below, sew the 16" end to the side as shown at X and Z. Leave a 3" space at the end as shown for a little loose edge when worn. For a snugger fit around neck and shoulders, instead of leaving 3" at the end, increase to 6".
above: Diagram of sewing position
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Designed and Knit by Susan Druding
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Last revision of this page February 07, 2012