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Montclair Poncho

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand® Heartland® Thick & Quick®:
    • Hot Springs, 6 balls (A)
    • Black Canyon, 2 balls (B)
    • or colors of your choice
    • Lion Brand® circular needle size 11 (8 mm), 29" (73.5 cm) long
    • Lion Brand® stitch markers
    • Lion Brand® large-eyed blunt needle
    • Circular needle size 11 (8 mm), 16" (40.5 cm) long
    • Double pointed needles size 11 (8 mm), set of 5
    • Tape measure
    • Scissors

      • SIZE:
      • Finished Width About 34" (86.5 cm)
      • Finished Length About 25-1/2" (65 cm)

      • GAUGE:
      • 11 sts + 14 rows = about 4" (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
      • BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

      • PATTERN STITCHES:
      • K2, p2 Rib worked in rows (multiple of 4 sts + 2 additional sts)
      • Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * across.
      • Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
      • Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib worked in rows.

      • K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds (multiple of 4 sts)
      • Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * around.
      • Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds.

      • NOTES:
      • Front and Back are worked separately.
      • The yarn color is changed to make stripes.
      • Turtleneck is worked directly onto Poncho.
      • Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of Back and Front sts. Work back and forth in rows on the circular needle as if working with straight needles.
      • To print the patterns, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above).

      • DIRECTIONS:

          • Back:
          • With longer circular needle and A, cast on 94 sts.
          • Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in rows until piece measures about 1-1/2" (2.5 cm) from beg.
          • Change to B.
          • Rows 1-4: With B, beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 4 rows.
          • Change to A.
          • Rows 5-12: With A, work in St st for 8 rows.
          • Change to B.
          • Rows 13-36: Rep Rows 1-12 twice.
          • Change to B.
          • Rows 37-40: Rep Rows 1-4.
          • Change to A.
          • Continuing with A only, work in St st until piece measures about 18" (45.5 cm) from beg; end with a WS row as the last row worked.
          • Shape Shoulders
          • Row 1 (RS): Bind off 3 sts, k to end of row – you will have 91 sts at the end of this row.
          • Row 2: Bind off 3 sts, p to end of row – 88 sts.
          • Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2 – 82 sts.
          • Row 5: Bind off 2 sts, k to end of row – 80 sts.
          • Row 6: Bind off 2 sts, p to end of row – 78 sts.
          • Rows 7-18: Rep Rows 1-6 twice – 46 sts.
          • Rows 19-24: Rep Rows 5 and 6 three times – 34 sts at the end of Row 24.
          • Shape Neck
          • Row 1 (RS): Bind off 2 sts, k1 (2 sts on the right hand needle), join a 2nd ball of A and bind off next 26 sts for back neck, k to end of row – 2 sts on one side and 4 sts on the other.
          • You will now be working both sides AT THE SAME TIME with separate balls of yarn.
          • Row 2: On first side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side; on 2nd side, p to end of side – 2 sts on each side.
          • Row 3: On first side, bind off all sts; on 2nd side, k to end of side.
          • Bind off rem 2 sts.

          • Front:
          • Work same as Back through Row 8 of Shape Shoulders – you will have 72 sts.
          • Shape Neck and Shoulders
          • Row 1 (RS): Bind off 3 sts, k until there are 30 sts on the right hand needle, join a 2nd ball of A and bind off center 6 sts, k to end of row – 30 sts on one side and 33 sts on the other.
          • You will now be working both sides AT THE SAME TIME with separate balls of yarn.
          • Note: The neck and shoulder shaping instructions below can be summarized as follows: Continue to shape shoulders to match Back shoulder shaping and AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 2 sts at each neck edge 4 times, then bind off 1 st at each neck edge twice, when neck shaping is complete, continue shoulder shaping as established until all sts have been bound off.
          • Row 2: On first side, bind off 3 sts, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side – 30 sts on one side and 28 sts on the other.
          • Row 3: On first side, bind off 2 sts, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, k to end of side – 26 sts on one side and 28 sts on the other.
          • Row 4: On first side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side – 26 sts on one side and 24 sts on the other.
          • Row 5: On first side, bind off 3 sts, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, k to end of side – 21 sts on one side and 24 sts on the other.
          • Row 6: On first side, bind off 3 sts, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side – 21 sts on one side and 19 sts on the other.
          • Rows 7 and 8: Rep Rows 5 and 6 – 16 sts on one side and 14 sts on the other.
          • Row 9: Rep Row 3 – 12 sts on one side and 14 sts on the other.
          • Row 10: On first side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, p to end of side – 12 sts on one side and 11 sts on the other.
          • Row 11: On first side, bind off 2 sts, k to end of side; on 2nd side, bind off 1 st, k to end of side – 9 sts on one side and 11 sts on the other.
          • Rows 12 and 13: Rep Rows 10 and 11 – 6 sts on one side and 8 sts on the other.
          • Row 14: On first side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side; on 2nd side, p to end of side – 6 sts on each side.
          • Row 15: On first side, bind off 2 sts, k to end of side; on 2nd side, k to end of side – 4 sts on one side and 6 sts on the other.
          • Rows 16 and 17: Rep Rows 14 and 15 – 2 sts on one side and 4 sts on the other.
          • Row 18: On first side, bind off 2 sts, p to end of side; on 2nd side, p to end of side – 2 sts on each side.
          • Row 19: On first side, bind off all sts; on 2nd side, k to end of side.
          • Bind off rem 2 sts.

          • FINISHING:
          • Sew shoulder seams. Place markers for armholes on each side edge about 5-1/2" (14 cm) below beg of shoulder shaping. Sew side seams from armhole markers to top of ribbing, leave side edges of ribbing open for side slits. Remove markers.
          • Turtleneck
          • From RS with shorter circular needle, beg at either shoulder seam, pick up and k68 sts evenly spaced around neck edge. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
          • Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in rnds until turtleneck measures about 5-1/2" (14 cm).
          • Bind off.
          • Armhole Edging
          • From RS with double pointed needles, beg at underarm seam, pick up and k32 sts evenly spaced around armhole edge. Divide sts evenly onto 4 needles, with 8 sts on each needle. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
          • Work in K2, p2 rib worked in rnds for about 1" (2.5 cm).
          • Bind off.
          • Rep edging around opposite armhole.
          • Weave in ends.

          • ABBREVIATIONS:
          • beg = begin(ning)
          • k = knit
          • p = purl
          • rem = remain
          • rep = repeat
          • rnd(s) = round(s)
          • RS = right side
          • st(s) = stitch(es)
          • St st = Stockinette stitch
          • WS = wrong side

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