Lace poncho knitting pattern

Poncho knitting pattern

Poncho knitting patternPLUS sizing

Sized for Small, Medium/Large, X-Large/1X.

MATERIALS

Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns, 3 1/2oz/100g balls, each approx 317yd/290m (cotton/acrylic)

4 (4, 5) balls in #27-11 lemon drop

One pair size 6 (4mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

One size 6 (4mm) circular needle, 24"/60cm long

Clip-on st markers

MEASUREMENTS

Bust 61 (66, 71)"/155 (168, 180)cm

Back length 21"/53cm

Front length 20"/51cm

GAUGES

22 sts and 30 rows to 4"/10cm over k1, p2 twisted rib using size 6 (4mm) needles

17 sts and 28 rows to 4"/10cm over lace pattern 1 using size 6 (4mm) needles.

TAKE TIME TO CHECK YOUR GAUGES.

K1, P2 TWISTED RIB

(multiple of 3 sts plus 2)

Row 1 (RS) P2, *k1 tbl, p2; rep from * to end.

Row 2 K2, *p1, k2; rep from * to end.

Rep rows 1 and 2 for k1, p2 twisted rib.

LACE PATTERN 1

(over an even number of sts)

Row 1 (RS) K1 (selvage st), k1, *yo, sl 1 wyib, k1, psso; rep from *, end k1, k1 (selvage st).

Row 2 (WS) P1 (selvage st), p1, *yo, sl 1 wyif, p1, psso; rep from *, end p1, p1 (selvage st).

Rep rows 1 and 2 for lace pat 1.

LACE PATTERN 2

(over an even number of sts)

Row 1 (RS) K2, *yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2 Purl.

Row 3 K2, *k2tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 4 P2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 5 K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 6 P2, k to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 7 Knit.

Row 8 (WS) P2, *yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 9 K2, p to last 2 sts, end k2.

Row 10 P2, *k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 11 K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 12 P2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Row 13 Knit.

Row 14 P2, k to last 2 sts, end p2.

Rep rows 1-14 for lace pat 2.

BACK

With size 6 (4mm) needles, cast on 155 (167, 179) sts.

Work in k1, p2 twisted rib for 3 3/4"/9.5cm, end with a WS row.

Dec row (RS) [K4, k2tog] 25 (27, 29) times, k5—130 (140, 150) sts.

Next row (WS) Knit.

Beg lace pat 1

Work in lace pat 1 for 28 rows or 4"/10cm.

Next row (RS) Knit.

Next row (WS) P2, k to last 2 sts, p2.

Beg lace pat 2

Rows 1-19 Work in lace pat 2 working rows 1-14 once, then rows 1-5 once more.

Row 20 (WS) Purl.

Row 21 (RS) K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 22 (WS) Purl.

Beg lace pat 1

Work in lace pat 1 for 34 rows or 5"/12.5cm.

Beg lace pat 2

Knit 2 rows.

Rows 1-14 Work in lace pat 2 foll rows 1-14.

Shape shoulder

Working the bind-offs loosely and resuming the lace pat 1, work as foll:

Row 1 Loosely bind off 5 sts, *yo, SKP; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2 Loosely bind off 5 sts, *yo, sl 1 wyif, p1, psso; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, sl 1.

Row 3 Loosely bind off 4 sts, k1, *yo, SKP; rep from * to last st, end sl 1.

Row 4 Loosely bind off 4 sts, *yo, sl 1 wyif, p1, psso; rep from * to last st, end sl 1.

Rows 5-12 Loosely bind off 4 sts at beg of the next 8 rows while keeping to lace pat 1 as established - 80 (90, 100) sts.

On the last WS row, pm to mark the center 40 (48, 48) sts using the clip-on st markers.

Shape neck

Next row (RS) Bind off 7 (7, 10) sts, work to the center marked sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 40 (48, 48) sts, work to end. Working both sides at once, cont to shape shoulders binding off 7 (7, 10) sts at beg of next WS row, then 7 (8, 10) sts from each shoulder edge once, AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 6 sts from each neck edge once.

FRONT

Cast on and work twisted rib as for back for 2 3/4"/7cm. Then work in lace patterns as on back to the shoulder shaping. At this point, the neck shaping will take place simultaneously with the shoulder shaping. Pm to mark the center 20 (28, 28) sts on the last WS row.

Note Read before beg to knit.

Next row (RS) Loosely bind off 5 sts, work to the center marked sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center 20 (28, 28) sts, work to end.

Cont to shape shoulders, binding off 5 sts at beg of next WS row then, 4 sts from each shoulder edge 5 times, 7 (7, 10) sts once then 7 (8, 10) sts once, AT THE SAME TIME, bind off 4 sts from each neck edge 4 times.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Armhole trims

Pm at 5 (6, 7)"/14 (15, 18)cm down from shoulder seam on front and back. With RS facing and size 6 (4mm) needles, pick up and k 57 (62, 72) sts between markers. [Purl 1 row, knit 1 row] twice. Bind off.

Fold the band to the WS and seam the trims to the pick-up edge to create the rolled edge. Sew the side seams to the top of the lace pat 2, leaving the lower edges free for the side slits. Reinforce the seam at the slit edge to keep the slit secure.

Neckband

With RS facing and size 6 (4mm) circular needle, pick up and k 44 (52, 52) sts from back neck edge and 58 (66, 66) sts from front neck—102 (118, 118) sts. Join to work in rnds and pm to mark beg of rnd. Purl 4 rnds. Bind off.

Fold the band to the WS and seam the neckband to the WS.

TIP: If asymmetry isn't your thing, stop knitting the back piece as soon as it matches the length of the front, or vice versa. (Just be sure to adjust your yarn amounts.)

Schematic

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