Free knitting pattern Poncho Erica
by Martin Storey
Rowan Alpaca Cotton
10 x 50gm
(photographed in Storm 405)
1 pair 41?2mm (no 7) (US 7) needles
1 pair 5mm (no 6) (US 8) needles
41?2mm (no 7) (US 7) circular needle
5mm (no 6) (US 8) circular needle
16 sts and 23 rows to 10 cm measured over st st using 5mm
(US 8) needles.
C10B = slip next 5 sts onto cable needle and leave at back of
work, K5, then K5 from cable needle.
Using 41?2mm (US 7) needles cast on 168 sts.
Work in g st for 13 rows, ending with WS facing for next row. Row 14 (WS): K73, (M1, K2) 11 times, M1, K to end. 180 sts.Change to 5mm (US 8) needles.
Now work in patt as folls:
Row 1 (RS): K71, (P2, K10) 3 times, P2, K71.
Row 2: K8, P63, (K2, P10) 3 times, K2, P63, K8.
Rows 3 and 4: As rows 1 and 2.
Row 5: K71, (P2, C10B) 3 times, P2, K71.
Row 6: As row 2.
Rows 7 to 12: As rows 1 and 2, 3 times.
These 12 rows form patt.
Cont in patt until back meas 65 cm, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape back neck Next row (RS): K69 and turn, leaving rem sts on a holder.
Work each side of neck separately.
Dec 1 st at beg of next row.
Break yarn and leave rem 68 sts on a holder.
With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts, cast off centre 42 sts, patt to end.
Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.
Work as given for back until 28 rows less have been worked than on back to beg of back neck shaping, ending with RS facing for next row. Shape neck
Next row (RS): Patt 79 sts and turn, leaving rem sts on a holder.
Work each side of neck separately. Keeping patt correct, dec 1 st at neck edge of next 5 rows,
then on foll 3 alt rows, then on 3 foll 4th rows. 68 sts. Work 6 rows, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape shoulder Break yarn and leave rem 68 sts on a holder.
With RS facing, rejoin yarn to rem sts, cast off centre 22 sts, patt to end. Complete to match first side, reversing shapings.
Slip sts of front and back left shoulder seam onto 5mm (US 8) needles. Holding needles next to each other with RS of back and front facing, cast off both sets of sts tog, taking one st from first needle tog with corresponding st of second needle. Join right shoulder seam in same way.
With RS facing and using 41?2mm (US 7) circular needle, pick up and knit 30 sts down left side of neck, 16 sts from front, and 30 sts up right side of neck, then 36 sts from back.
Round 1 (RS): *K2, P2, rep from * to end.
Rep this round until collar meas 10 cm.
Next round: *K1, M1, K1, P2, rep from * to end. 140 sts.
Change to 5mm (US 8) circular needle.
Next round: *K3, P2, rep from * to end.
Rep last round until collar meas 20 cm from
Cast off in rib.
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