Ch 9 sts.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across – 9 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. Rep last row until piece measures 4½ inches [11.5 cm]. End off. Cut yarn, leaving a trailing end of about 8 inches [20 cm] of yarn when cutting the extra yarn.
Assemble poncho as shown, using the tail of yarn to stitch it
Tie off securely, cut and wave in ends.
We used the kind of toothpicks available in Japanese restaurants
because they are sharp only on one end. If you don't have
access to these, use a standard round toothpick; with poultry shears
or wire cutters, cut off one of the sharp ends of the toothpick; then
put a bead on the end and secure with hot melt glue.
Note: If you intend to really knit with
these 'needles' (it is possible; we did it to make the
'scarf' in the photograph, but we were very patient!), it is a
good idea to slightly blunt the sharp end of the toothpicks with an
emery board or sandpaper and to rub the toothpicks with wax of some
sort to make them smooth -- just like you'd do with real wooden
Purchased at Michael's: The Arts and Craft Store in the floral
MINIATURE YARN BALLS
Use any kind of lightweight yarn to create yarn ball and
skeins. In our example, we used Lion Brand Magic Stripes
yarn for the ball and knitting; for the skeins, we unraveled about 4
feet of Lion Wool into its four separate strands, got them damp,
ironed them to make them straight and then wrapped them into skeins
about 1½ inch [4 cm] in length. We made labels, cut them to
size, wrapped them and secured them with tape. Click here
to download the miniature Lion Brand labels to print on your color