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free knit poncho pattern from Crystal Palace Yarns


The slightly darker stripes are the Fizz
added in the garter stitch knitting.

 


.A detail at shoulder showing the
Fizz stripe accent.

 

New Fall '04:
A collection of 7 styles of ponchos
with sample designs knit in Crystal Palace Yarns
 is now available from
Ann Norling Designs: Ultimate Cover-Ups #63
See photos here.

 

Musique + Fizz Knit Poncho

Designed and Knit by Barbara Breiter for Crystal Palace Yarns

Sizes

Shorter Women and (Tween/Taller Women)
Finished size approximately 38 (43)" wide from point to point and 36 (40)" long from shoulder to bottom point.

Gauge
Over garter st, 9.75 sts and 20 rows = 4" with Musique on size 11 needles. Be sure to check the gauge and adjust needle size if you do not get the gauge specified.

Materials
Size 11 US 26" circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

15 (15) balls Musique-Color 9363 (stormy weather)
2 (2) balls Fizz-Color 9401 (kelim)

Instructions

Note: Poncho is made from side to side, beginning at one point and ending at the other.

Make 2 pieces alike.

With Musique, CO 3 sts.

Row 1: K3 - For one piece this is the RS, for the other this is the wrong side [WS].
Row 2: K into front and back of first st, k1, k into front and back of last st- 5 sts
Row 3: K
Row 4: k1, k into front and back of next st, k1, k into front and back of next st, k1 - 7 sts
Row 5: K
Row 6: k1, k into front and back of next st, k across to last 2 sts, k into front and back of next st, k1- 9 sts
Row 7: K

Mark inc row with safety pin to assist in remembering which row you are on.

Rep last 2 rows until there are 71 (81) sts.

At the same time, when you have 35 (35) sts, k the next row. Cont in pat, work the next 8 rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.

When you have 47 (65) sts, k the next row. Cont in pat, work the next 2 rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.

When you have 61 (75) sts, k the next row. Cont in pat, work the next 6 rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.

Shape Shoulder
Next row 71 (81) sts:
Row 1: k across to last 2 sts, k into front and back of next st, k1
Row 2: K

Work these 2 rows a total of 8 times - 79 (89) sts

Neck Shaping
Row 1:
k1, SSK, k across to last 2 sts, k into front and back of next st, k1
Row 2: K

Work these 2 rows a total of 8 times - 79 (89) sts

Shape Other Side Of Neck/Beg Dec Side Of Poncho
Work the first two rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.
Row 1: k1, k into front and back of next st, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Row 2: K

Work these 2 rows a total of 8 times - 79 (89) sts

Shape Other Shoulder/Cont Dec Side of Poncho
Work the first four rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.
Row 1: k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Row 2: K

Work these 2 rows a total of 8 times - 71 (81) sts

Dec Both Sides Of Poncho
Row 1:
k1, SSK, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Row 2: K

Rep these last 2 rows until you have 5 sts.
Next row: SSK, k1, k2tog
K3.
BO.

At the same time, when you have 57 (67) sts, k the next row. Cont in pat, work the next 8 rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.

When you have 29 (29) sts, k the next row. Cont in pat, work the next 4 rows with one strand of Musique and Fizz held together.

Finishing
With WS tog, seam from neck to point on each side.
Weave in ends on WS.

Designed and Knit by Barbara Breiter for Crystal Palace Yarns

copyright 2004 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

           


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Last revision of this page February 07, 2012