Regent Street Poncho

Regent Street Poncho for vp

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)

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collar for VP

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 yarn I used in my gray poncho is Knit Picks Gloss DK.
The blue poncho in the collar close-up photo is made with Knit Picks Capra.

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.

16 comments on “Regent Street Poncho

  1. Glad you asked, Hilary! Yes, it’s a London reference – or more specifically, a famous London shopping street reference. My other poncho pattern is called Rodeo Drive Poncho, so I decided to stick with the shopping street theme. 🙂
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  2. Wonderful pattern! I have a question about figuring out how much yarn you need to cast on. You had a 6″ tail, then wrapped 50 stiches around the needed. When you doubled, tripled, etc. the length to get to the place you put your slip knot, did you include the 6″ tail in this calculation or just the 50 stitches?


  3. Perhaps the next one could be called the Champs Élysées Poncho? Haha can’t wait for that one!

  4. Hi Peggy – I didn’t include the 6″ tail in the calculations. You’ll have a little extra yarn for the CO without doubling, tripling, etc. the 6″ tail.

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  5. That is a GREAT idea, Brian! I’m totally naming my next poncho Champs Élysées! (I just have to think of an idea for a new poncho so I can use the name!)

  6. I am so pumped that this poncho incorporates “sleeves”!! It looks very flattering too! I noticed that’s the same yarn you made your “Molly” hat out of, I really like it. Very soft and pretty.I may have also made one out of that yarn after seeing yours and loving it. I wear it every day now! Thank you for another beautiful pattern, keep em coming!! Also your hair looks gorgeous long 🙂

  7. I’ve been collecting yarn to make my granddaughter a poncho for awhile now. It is worsted weight based but I want to add some novelty yarns throughout, metallics, fuzzys, etc. in some rows. How will these work when it comes to blocking? You should know I have never blocked anything, much less something if this size. I mostly knit scarves and other small things like cowls that do not require blocking for charity auctions or door prizes; rarely do I knit for anything else and that is only for a few very special gifts. I have only kept one piece fir myself in the last several years if knitting. I think I can pay someone from my local yarn shop to block this for me. Cheaper in the long run. But how will these specialty yarns take to blocking?

  8. Gloria – I recommend using an animal fiber (wool, cashmere, silk, alpaca, etc) or an animal fiber blend on this poncho…animal fibers will block out beautifully, giving you a smooth and lovely fabric. If you do choose to use a novelty synthetic yarn, you’ll need to follow the washing instructions printed on the yarn label. Hope that helps!

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  9. Hi Staci,

    I am nearing the end of this project and really love how it is turning out:) I have a question about binding off the collar. The way the instructions are written it seems that the stitch count is decreased, however I am not sure how it ends with a last stitch to pull the yarn through! Sorry if this seems incredibly dense but I am just not seeing how this works!



  10. Cassie – there is no real decreasing before the bind-off. Just follow the instructions for the bind-off, because it will give you a stretchy edge that will fit easily over your head. Any time you’re binding-off, you are left with one loop. Breaking the yarn and pulling the end through the last loop to tighten is the normal way of tying off your work.

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  11. Staci!

    Thanks for the reply. I was severely over-thinking it!!! The collar is all bound off now and I am ready to sew up the sides and do the cuffs:)

    I just recently moved to Colorado, so I am going to blame this on a lack of oxygen now that I live at 7500 ft!

    I hope my question at least made you smile while you must have been rolling your eyes;)

    Thanks again!

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