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Penelope Poncho

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Lion Brand
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Lion Brand®:
    • Country, Freeport Blue 5 (6, 7) balls (A), Lobster 1 (2, 2) ball(s) (B) or colors of choice
    • Stitch markers
    • Large-eyed blunt needle
  • Circular knitting needle:
    • Size 10 (6 mm), 24” (61 cm) long
    • Size 11 (8 mm), 24” (61 cm) long
    • Size 11 (8 mm), 40” (101.5 cm) long
    • Size 13 (9 mm), 40” (101.5 cm) long
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure

SIZES:

S/M (L/XL, 1X/2X)
Finished Width About 38” (40”, 42”) [96.5 (101.5, 106.5) cm]
Finished Length About 27” (27-1/2”, 28”) [68.5 (70, 71) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

GAUGE:

10 sts + 14 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with size 13 needles.
BE SURE TO CHECK GAUGE

SPECIAL TECHNIQUE
Sloped Bind-Off: On the row prior to the bind-off, sl the last st (wyib on RS, wyif on WS). Then on the bind-off row, sl the first 2 sts to right hand needle and using tip of left hand needle, sl the 2nd st over the first st for the first bound-off st, then bind off all following sts as usual.

PATTERN STITCHES:

K1, p1 Rib worked in rows (worked over a multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rows.

K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (over a multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

DIRECTIONS:

BACK
With size 13 (9 mm) circular needle and A, cast on 92 (98, 104) sts. Drop A, but do not cut.
Rows 1-4: With B, knit and beg with a RS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS). Drop B at end of Row 4. Pick up A.
Rows 5-12: With A, continue in St st. Drop A at the end of Row 12. Pick up B.
Rows 13-36: Rep Rows 1-12 twice more.
Rows 37-40: Rep Rows 1-4. Cut B at end of Row 40.
Continuing with A only, work in St st for 0 (2, 2) rows. Mark each end of last row for armholes. Continue in St st until piece measures about 5-1/2” (5-1/2”, 6”) (14 (14, 15) cm) from markers, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Shape Sloped Shoulder Edge and Neck

NOTES:

* In the following rows, the bind off sts should be worked using the special sloped technique explained at the beg of this pattern. Re-read that technique before beginning the following section, then keep careful track of which row will precede the sloped rows – and don’t forget to slip the last st of those preceding rows!
* First and second side refer to the sides as they appear on the left hand needle.

Next 2 Rows: Bind off 1 st, work to end of row.
Next 2 Rows: Bind off 2 sts, work to end of row.
Rep last 4 rows 6 times – 50 (56, 62) sts when all bind offs have been completed.
Divide for Neck
Place markers on either side of center 10 (12, 14) sts for neck.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 8 (9, 10) sts work to marked neck sts, join second ball of yarn and bind off center 10 (12, 14) sts, work to end of row.
Next Row: Working both sides AT THE SAME TIME with separate balls of yarn, on first side, bind off 8 (9, 10) sts, work to end of side; on second side, bind off 4 sts, work to end of side.
Next Row: On first side, bind off rem 8 (9, 10) sts; on second side, bind off 4 sts, work to end of side.
Bind off rem 8 (9, 10) sts.

FRONT
Work as for Back to Shape Sloped Shoulder Edge and Neck.
Work as for Back to Shape Sloped Shoulder Edge and Neck.
Shape Sloped Shoulder Edge and Neck

NOTES:

* In the following rows, the bind off sts should be worked using the special sloped technique explained at the beg of this pattern. Re-read that technique before beginning the following section, then keep careful track of which row will precede the sloped rows – and don’t forget to slip the last st of those preceding rows!
* First and second side refer to the sides as they appear on the left hand needle.

Rows 1 and 2: Bind off 1 st, work to end of row.
Rows 3 and 4: Bind off 2 sts, work to end of row.
Place markers on either side of center 6 (8, 10) sts for neck.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 1 st, work to marked neck sts, join second ball of yarn and bind off center 6 (8, 10) sts, work to end of row.
Next Row: Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, on first side, bind off 1 st, work to end of side; on second side, work to end of side.
Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off 2 sts, work to end of side; on second side, bind off 2 sts, work to end of side.
Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off 1 sts, work to end of side; on second side, bind off 2 sts, work to end of side.
Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off 2 sts, work to end of side; on second side, bind off 1 st, work to end of side.
Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off 1 st, work to end of side; on second side, bind off 1 st, work to end of side.
Rep Rows 3 and 4 once, then Rows 1-4 three times – 16 (18, 20) sts on each side.
Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off 8 (9, 10) sts, work to end of side; on second side, work to end of side.
Bind off rem 8 (9, 10) sts on each side.

FINISHING:

Sew shoulders.
Armhole Trim
From RS, with shorter size 11 (8 mm) circular needle and A, pick up and k 33 (33, 35) sts evenly spaced between armhole markers.
Without working any rows, bind off.
Rep trim on opposite armhole.
Lower Edge Rib
From WS (to create a ridge on the RS), with longer size 11 (8 mm) circular needle and A, pick up and k 92 (98, 104) sts evenly spaced across lower edge of Front.
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1, (k1, p1) into next st, (k1, p1) 3 times; rep from * to last 2 (8, 8) sts, (k1, p1) to end – 102 (108, 116) sts.
Row 2: Work in K1, p1 rib.
Bind off in rib.
Rep across lower edge of Back.
Seam sides.

Collar
From RS, with shorter size 11 (8 mm) circular needle and A, and beg at right shoulder seam, pick up and k 20 (22, 24) sts evenly spaced across back neck, 28 sts evenly spaced along shaped front neck edge, 6 (8, 10) sts evenly spaced along center front neck, 28 sts evenly spaced along shaped front neck edge – 82 (86, 90) sts.
Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 rib worked in rnds for 4 in. (10 cm).
Change to size 10 (6 mm) circular needle and continue in rib for 3-1/2” (9 cm).
Bind off in rib with larger needle.
Weave in ends.

NOTES:

* A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
* Poncho design uses a Sloped Bind Off. Read the instructions carefully before beginning.
* 12 sts' in the instructions indicates how many sts there will be have at the end of that specific row.
* Carry unused color(s) along side edge of piece until next needed. Twist yarns every few rows to avoid long loops.
* With yarn in front (wyif) refers to the near side of the work; with yarn in back (wyib) refers to the far side of the work. To move yarn from front to back or back to front, bring yarn between needles. Take care not to wrap yarn over a needle, this could create an additional st.

ABBREVIATIONS:

beg = begin(ning)(s)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
St st = Stockinette stitch
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front

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