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Free Knitting Pattern: Penelope Poncho

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Pattern #: L32464
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Varies

S/M (L/XL, 1X/2X)
Finished Width About 38 (40, 42) in. (96.5 (101.5, 106.5) cm)
Finished Length About 27 (27 1/2, 28) in. (68.5 (70, 71) cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Designed by Mari Lynn Patrick.

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Color (A)
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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 134-209: Country: Freeport Blue
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Color (B)
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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Country
White Mountains Freeport Blue Hampton Sunset Bear Mountain Adirondack Green Campfire Lobster Mystic Purple
New England Granite Quarry Nantucket Kennebunk Teal
*Country (Article #134). 100% acrylic; package size: 5.00oz/141.75 gr. (156yds/143m) pull skeins

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  134-209 Country: Freeport Blue
   balls
$ 37.45 6, 7 
Note: (A)
•  134-243 Country: Lobster
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$ 7.49 2, 2 
Note: (B)
Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers   $ 2.49  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 10 (6 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long
Circular knitting needle size 11 (8 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long
Circular knitting needle size 11 (8 mm), 40 in. (101.5 cm) long
Circular knitting needle size 13 (9 mm), 40 in. (101.5 cm) long
 

Penelope Poncho

Lion Brand Country

GAUGE:

10 sts + 14 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with size 13 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.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

SPECIAL TECHNIQUE
Sloped Bind-Off: On the row prior to the bind-off, sl the last st (wyib on RS, wyif on WS). Then on the bind-off row, sl the first 2 sts to right hand needle and using tip of left hand needle, sl the 2nd st over the first st for the first bound-off st, then bind off all following sts as usual.

PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib worked in rows (worked over a multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rows.

K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds (over a multiple of 2 sts)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K1, p1 Rib worked in rnds.

NOTES:

1. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working on straight needles.
2. Poncho design uses a Sloped Bind Off. This technique may be new to you, but is easy to do! Simply read the instructions carefully before beginning.
3. When you see '– 12 sts' in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.
4. Carry unused color(s) along side edge of piece until next needed. Twist yarns every few rows to avoid long loops.
5. With yarn in front (wyif) refers to the side of the work facing you as you work the row; with yarn in back (wyib) refers to the side of the work that is away from you as you work the row. To move yarn from front to back or back to front, bring yarn between needles. Take care not to wrap yarn over a needle, this could create an additional st.


BACK
With size 13 (9 mm) circular needle and A, cast on 92 (98, 104) sts. Drop A, but do not cut.
Rows 1-4: With B, knit and beg with a RS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Drop B at end of Row 4.
Pick up A.
Rows 5-12: With A, continue in St st.
Drop A at the end of Row 12.
Pick up B.
Rows 13-36: Rep Rows 1-12 twice more.
Rows 37-40: Rep Rows 1-4.
Cut B at end of Row 40.
Continuing with A only, work in St st for 0 (2, 2) rows.
Mark each end of last row for armholes. Continue in St st until piece measures about 5 1/2 (5 1/2, 6) in. (14 (14, 15) cm) from markers, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Shape Sloped Shoulder Edge and Neck
Notes:
1. In the following rows, the bind off sts should be worked using the special sloped technique explained at the beg of this pattern. Re-read that technique before beginning the following section, then keep careful track of which row will precede the sloped rows – and don't forget to slip the last st of those preceding rows!
2. First and second side refer to the sides as they appear on your left hand needle.

Next 2 Rows: Bind off 1 st, work to end of row.
Next 2 Rows: Bind off 2 sts, work to end of row.
Rep last 4 rows 6 times – 50 (56, 62) sts when all bind offs have been completed.
Divide for Neck
Place markers on either side of center 10 (12, 14) sts for neck.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 8 (9, 10) sts work to marked neck sts, join second ball of yarn and bind off center 10 (12, 14) sts, work to end of row.
Next Row: Working both sides AT THE SAME TIME with separate balls of yarn, on first side, bind off 8 (9, 10) sts, work to end of side; on second side, bind off 4 sts, work to end of side.
Next Row: On first side, bind off rem 8 (9, 10) sts; on second side, bind off 4 sts, work to end of side.
Bind off rem 8 (9, 10) sts.

FRONT
Work as for Back to Shape Sloped Shoulder Edge and Neck.
Work as for Back to Shape Sloped Shoulder Edge and Neck.
Shape Sloped Shoulder Edge and Neck
Notes:

1. In the following rows, the bind off sts should be worked using the special sloped technique explained at the beg of this pattern.
Re-read that technique before beginning the following section, then keep careful track of which row will precede the sloped rows – and don't forget to slip the last st of those preceding rows!
2. First and second side refer to the sides as they appear on your left hand needle.
Rows 1 and 2: Bind off 1 st, work to end of row.
Rows 3 and 4: Bind off 2 sts, work to end of row.
Place markers on either side of center 6 (8, 10) sts for neck.
Next Row (RS): Bind off 1 st, work to marked neck sts, join second ball of yarn and bind off center 6 (8, 10) sts, work to end of row.
Next Row: Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, on first side, bind off 1 st, work to end of side; on second side, work to end of side.
Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off 2 sts, work to end of side; on second side, bind off 2 sts, work to end of side.
Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off 1 sts, work to end of side; on second side, bind off 2 sts, work to end of side.
Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off 2 sts, work to end of side; on second side, bind off 1 st, work to end of side.
Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off 1 st, work to end of side; on second side, bind off 1 st, work to end of side.
Rep Rows 3 and 4 once, then Rows 1-4 three times – 16 (18, 20) sts on each side.
Next 2 Rows: On first side, bind off 8 (9, 10) sts, work to end of side; on second side, work to end of side.
Bind off rem 8 (9, 10) sts on each side.

FINISHING
Sew shoulders.
Armhole Trim
From RS, with shorter size 11 (8 mm) circular needle and A, pick up and k 33 (33, 35) sts evenly spaced between armhole markers.
Without working any rows, bind off.
Rep trim on opposite armhole.
Lower Edge Rib
From WS (to create a ridge on the RS), with longer size 11 (8 mm) circular needle and A, pick up and k 92 (98, 104) sts evenly spaced across lower edge of Front.
Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1, (k1, p1) into next st, (k1, p1) 3 times; rep from * to last 2 (8, 8) sts, (k1, p1) to end – 102 (108, 116) sts.
Row 2: Work in K1, p1 rib.
Bind off in rib.
Rep across lower edge of Back.
Seam sides.
Collar
From RS, with shorter size 11 (8 mm) circular needle and A, and beg at right shoulder seam, pick up and k 20 (22, 24) sts evenly spaced across back neck, 28 sts evenly spaced along shaped front neck edge, 6 (8, 10) sts evenly spaced along center front neck, 28 sts evenly spaced along shaped front neck edge – 82 (86, 90) sts.
Place marker for beg of rnd.
Join by working the first st on the left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
Beg with Row 1, work in K1, p1 rib worked in rnds for 4 in. (10 cm).
Change to size 10 (6 mm) circular needle and continue in rib for 3 1/2 in. (9 cm).
Bind off in rib with larger needle.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing) rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front  


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