Lion Brand Country Penelope Poncho

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Country Penelope Poncho

Keep warm on chilly nights!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 10 sts + 14 rows (4 inch) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with size 13 needles to knit a poncho that measures in about 38 (40, 42) inch in Finished Width and 27 (27-1/2, 28) inch in Finished Length. Be sure to check your gauge. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches to make a 4 inch square, try using a smaller size needle; if it takes you more stitches, try a larger size needle. Pattern and supplies are written for smallest size (S/M) with changes for larger sizes (L/XL, 1X/2X) in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow a pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning. You will need 5 skeins of Freeport Blue to make this poncho in size S/M; 6 skeins of Freeport Blue to make this poncho in size L/XL; and 7 skeins of Freeport Blue to make this poncho in size 1X/2X. You will also need 1 skein of Lobster to make this poncho in size S/M and 2 skeins of Lobster to make this ponch on sizes L/XL and 1X/2X. Download the template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Stitches Explanation: Sloped Bind-Off = pn 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. 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. 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. This technique may be new to you, but is easy to do! Simply read the instructions carefully before beginning. When you see '– 12 sts' in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will 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 side of the work facing you as you work the row; with yarn in back (wyib) refers to the side of the work that is away from you as you work the row. 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.
  • 2
    Back: With size 13 (9 mm) circular needle and Freeport Blue, cast on 92 (98, 104) sts. Drop Freeport Blue, but do not cut. Rows 1-4: With Lobster, knit and beg with a RS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS). Drop Lobster at end of Row 4. Pick up Freeport Blue. Rows 5-12: With Freeport Blue, continue in St st. Drop Freeport Blue at the end of Row 12. Pick up Lobster. Rows 13-36: Rep Rows 1-12 twice more. Rows 37-40: Rep Rows 1-4. Cut Lobster at end of Row 40. Continuing with Freeport Blue 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) inch from markers, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
  • 3
    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 your 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.
  • 4
    Front: Work as for Back to Shape Sloped Shoulder Edge and Neck.
  • 5
    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 your 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.
  • 6
    Finishing: Sew shoulders. Armhole Trim: From RS, with shorter size 11 (8 mm) circular needle and Freeport Blue, 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 Freeport Blue, 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 Freeport Blue, 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 inch. Change to size 10 (6 mm) circular needle and continue in rib for 3-1/2 inch. Bind off in rib with larger needle. Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Country Yarn Freeport Blue 104808307
  • Lion Brand Country Yarn Lobster 104808317
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers 24 pc. 104239331
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
  • Circular Knitting Needles 24 inch US 10 (6.0 mm)
  • Circular Knitting Needles 24 inch US 11 (8.0 mm)
  • Circular Knitting Needles 40 inch US 11 (8.0 mm)
  • Circular Knitting Needles 40 inch US 13 (9.0 mm)
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