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Home : Patterns : Knit Chunky Cabled Poncho

Free Knitting Pattern: Knit Chunky Cabled Poncho

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Pattern #: 40536
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)

SIZE: Medium

2 rectangles, each 15" wide x 29" long [38 x 73.5 cm]

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Toss on this quick-to-knit poncho and you're guaranteed to keep toasty without losing your cool. Knits up in a flash on oversized needles.

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 230-147: BIG Yarn: Great Grape
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*BIG (Article #230). 80% Acrylic / 20% Wool; package size: Solid colors packaged in 6 oz [170 g]/44 yd [40 m] balls;
Prints are 5 oz [142 g]/35 yd [32 m]

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Knit Chunky Cabled Poncho

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6.5 sts + 11.5 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Pattern st on larger needles.

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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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With larger needles, cast on 24 sts. Row 1 (RS) Knit. Row 2 K 8, p 8, k 8. Rows 3-6 Repeat Rows 1-2.

Row 7 K 8, slip next 4 sts onto cable needle and hold in back, k 4, then k 4 from cable needle, k 8. Row 8 Repeat Row 2. Rows 9-14 Repeat Rows 1-2.

Repeat Rows 1-14 for 4 more times, then work Rows 1-13 once more. Bind off.


Assemble and seam as shown in diagram, matching points A and B.


With RS facing and circular needle, pick up and knit 39 sts evenly spaced around neck opening. Place marker and join for working in the round. Rnd 1 Purl. Rnd 2 K 1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * around.

Rnd 3 Purl. Bind off. Weave in ends.


Cut strands of yarn approximately 10” [25.5 cm] long. For each fringe, fold 1 strand in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of garment, forming a loop. Pull ends of fringe through this loop and pull to tighten. Attach fringe all around lower edge, in every other st or Garter st ridge. Trim fringe if necessary.


Cut 3 strands of yarn approximately 60” [152.5 cm] long. Make a braid and thread it through the eyelets.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
MC = main color rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together yo = yarn over

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
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Knit Chunky Cabled Poncho Reviewed by Betty Gordon on 2014-01-01 *****
I bought this kit about four years' ago and each and every time I wear this poncho, I get compliments. It is very easy to knit and goes fast. I highly, highly recommend this poncho. It will keep you toasty warm in very cold weather. Not made to wear when temps are in 40s or above. I love it.

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