SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Knitting Worsted Weight Yarn
Sizes 2 yrs 4/6 yrs 8/10 yrs
Main Color (MC) 3.75 oz 4.5 oz 5.25 oz
(Pink) 215 yds 265 yds 300 yds
Contrast A 3.25 oz 3.75 oz 5.25 oz
(Pink Ombre) 185 yds 215 yds 300 yds
- Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
SIZES: To fit chest measurement
2 yrs = 21"
4/6 yrs = 23" to 25"
8/10 yrs = 26-1/2" to 28"
Finished measurement from neck edge to point
2 yrs = 12-1/2"
4/6 yrs 15"
8/10 yrs 17-1/2"
GAUGE: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
Alt = Alternate
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
Dec = Decrease(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Pat = Pattern
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong side
Yfwd = Yarn forward
The directions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the directions are written thus ( ).
Front and Back (make alike)
With MC, cast on 111 (123-145) sts.
Work 3 rows in garter st (knit every row), noting that first row is WS.
Proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). With MC, K54 (60-71). Sl1. K2tog. psso. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K53 (59-70). Sl1. K2tog. psso. Knit to end of row.
4th row: Purl.
5th row: K52 (58-69). Sl1. K2tog. psso. Knit to end of row.
6th row: Knit.
7th row: (RS). With A, K51 (57-68). Sl1. K2tog. psso. Knit to end of row.
8th row: Purl.
9th row: K50 (56-67). Sl1. K2tog. psso. Knit to end of row.
10th row: Purl.
11th row: K49 (55-66). Sl1. K2tog. psso. Knit to end of row.
12th row: Knit.
Last 12 rows form Stripe Pat.
Rep Stripe pat 4 (5-6) times more. AT SAME TIME, cont dec in same manner as established, working 1 st less before center 3 sts every alt row. 51 (51-61) sts.
Change to MC and work 2 rows in garter st, dec 0 (0-1) st in center of last row. 51 (51-60) sts.
Next row: (RS). (Eyelet row). *K1. yfwd. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row.
Work 2 rows in garter st. Cast off knitwise (WS).
Pin garment pieces to measurements and cover with damp cloth leaving cloth to dry.
Sew side seams matching stripes.
Twisted cord: Cut 2 strands of A 80" long. With both strands tog hold one end and with someone holding other end, twist strands to the right until they begin to curl.
Fold the 2 ends tog and tie in a knot so they will not unravel. The strands will now twist themselves tog.
Beg at center Front, thread cord through eyelets for drawstring.
POM-POM: (make 2).
Wind A around 3 fingers 40 times. Tie tightly in the middle and leave a long end for attaching to end of Twisted cord. Cut loops at both ends and trim to a smooth round shape.
Cut strands of A 10" long. Taking 3 strands tog, fold in half and knot into fringe 3/4" apart across loweredge of Poncho. Trim fringe evenly.