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Home : Patterns : Knitted Counterpane Poncho

Free Knitting Pattern: Knitted Counterpane Poncho

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 978
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate + (Level 4)

SIZE: One Size
One size fits up to 60 inches chest.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Jul 11, 2011)


Form diamonds by sewing two triangles tog. Sew 4 triangles together to make each diamond and 2 triangles together to make each half diamond.

The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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Made in small, triangular pieces, it is a great carry-along project. One size fits most.
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-402: Wool-Ease Yarn: Wheat
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*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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•  620-402 Wool-Ease Yarn: Wheat
$ 75.04  
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]   $ 3.60  
Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 6   $ 5.95  

Knitted Counterpane Poncho

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®


Refer to PDF for gauge. 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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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 1 review)
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Knitted Counterpane Poncho Reviewed by ADINA MAMON on 2010-12-09 ****
I made this poncho twice. I used the specified WoolEase yarn for the first one. When I washed it, it stretched out and became way too big. For the second one I used a lightweight wool worsted in order to manipulate the size after washing. The second one turned out great! Tip: Instead of knitting individual triangles, make squares (4 triangles per square) and half-squares to minimize the sewing process.

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