A modern, luxurious poncho – and flattering to all body types. A fun project to “sink your teeth into” as we finally venture into cooler weather.
Sizes: Two sizes – Petite and Average. Ponchos in photos are Average size, 48” wide, 26” long.
Needles: Size US 7 (4.5mm), 24” or 32” circulars, 16” circulars for collar (or you can use magic loop with a longer cord), DPNs (or magic loop) for sleeve cuffs
Yarn: 17 50 gram balls of Knit Picks Gloss DK, or 1968 yards of another DK weight yarn
Additional Materials: tapestry needle for seaming and weaving in ends
Gauge: 19 stitches and 26 rows = 4”, (or 4.75 sts per inch, 6.5 rows per inch)
Note on Sizing: The sizing on the pattern is based on your height and arm length, and nothing to do with your bust size (which is how most garments are measured). The design is appropriate for any size, from XS to XXL (or larger).
Note on Substituting Yarn: This pattern will “work” with any yarn you choose, as long as you’re able to get the correct gauge (stitches per inch). The weight of the yarn I used is DK weight, also called “8 ply” outside the US. When choosing a yarn, I encourage you to stick with an animal fiber or animal fiber blend, so that your finished poncho will block out nicely. Other fibers that will look great in this pattern are wool – especially merino wool, alpaca, or a silk/wool blend.
Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “Amanda”.
My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.