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Striped Poncho Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Striped Poncho Knitting Pattern The optional shoulder finishing and construction of this poncho is unique as it features knit rectangles instead of usual rectangles.

14 sts=4" in St st on average
Note: Resulting fabric will be loose and drape considerably; this is intentional.

Finished size Approximately 18" long and 43" wide at the top.
One size fits most women.

Size 11 US (8 mm) 35" circular needle
Size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook
1 ball each:
Summer Net by Crystal Palace Yarns
45% nylon, 36% polyester, 19% cotton
74 yards/50 grams
#3209 Ivory (Color D)
#4315 Newsprint (Color E)
Choo-Choo by Crystal Palace Yarns
52% rayon, 30% polyester, 18% nylon
92 yards/50 grams
#1701 Black (Color F)
#1610 Summer Heat (Color G)
Mikado Ribbon by Crystal Palace Yarns
50% rayon, 50% cotton
112 yards/50 grams
#1804 Black (Color A)
#1795 White (Color B)
#7307 Shadows (Color C)

Make 2
Work over this color sequence throughout:
Color C - 10 rows
Color D - 4 rows
Color F - 8 rows
Color G - 2 rows
Color E - 4 rows
Color A - 4 rows
Color C - 8 rows
Color D - 6 rows
Color G - 2 rows
Color F - 4 rows
Color B - 6 rows
Color E - 5 rows
Color G - 2 rows
Color A - 3 rows
Color C - 4 rows
Color B - 6 rows

With Color C, CO 3.
Row 1: K3
Row 2: K1, (p1, k1, p1) in next st, k1 - 5 sts
Row 3: k1, p1, yo, k1, yo, p1, k1 - 7 sts
Row 4: k1, p1, yo, p3, yo, p1, k1 - 9 sts
Row 5: k1, p1, yo, k5, yo, p1, k1 - 11 sts
Row 6: k1, p1, yo, p7, yo, p1, k1 - 13 sts

Cont as est, knitting or purling two more sts between the yo's on every row.

For the last 6 rows of the color sequence with Color B, work 2 rows as established (149 sts). Keeping to pat, work 57 sts. Turn. Keeping to pat, work 3 more rows over these sts only. BO. Cut yarn.
Attach yarn at neck edge. BO 34 sts. Keeping to pat, work 4 rows over rem sts. BO.

Striped Poncho Knitting Pattern Finishing
With RS tog, beg at neck edge with Color B work overcast X's over 3 sts, 1 st apart. Work 6 X's, ¾" in length. Seam remainder of shoulders tog.
Repeat for other shoulder.
If desired, shoulders can be seamed together.
With C, work 1 rnd of single crochet around neck.
With A, work 2 rnds of single crochet around outside edges, working 3 single crochets in the four points.
Weave in ends on WS.
If necessary, wet block and pin to shape.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.

Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter