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Here's an irresistible combination of cables knit in a sumptuous alpaca-blend yarn to create a key piece for your winter wardrobe! Lots and lots of interesting cable panels run up the front and back sections of this poncho. The poncho is made up of 4 pieces – to keep the knitting manageable and create a slight angled effect for the hemline.
After the four pieces are seamed, a generous cowl is picked up from the shaped neckline. The cowl is cabled all around to echo the design of the body. Shown with the optional belt, if you prefer a poncho that nips in at the waist. You may choose to customize by sewing up the sides halfway, adding decorative buttons along the seed stitch side borders, adding snaps inside to pull in near the waist, or just wearing it free and loose. No matter what - this piece is truly a sophisticated, statement-making addition to your wardrobe!
Finished Knit Measurements: 40" [101.5 cm] width at back shoulders from end to end; 20 ½ (22 ½)" [52 (57) cm] length measured from top of shoulder to bottom. TO FIT SIZES: S/M (L/1X)
Yarn Used: Garnstudio DROPS Nepal (65% Wool/35% Alpaca); 1.75 oz/50 g [82 yds/75 m] per ball): 19 (21) balls in Color #501m Grey Mix.
Pattern Gauge: 15 sts and 23 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Rev St st on larger needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted weight yarn in an alpaca wool blend with a gauge of 17 sts and 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] on size 8 [5 mm] needles.
Total Yardage Required: 1558 (1688) yds [1425 (1544) m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 [6.5 mm] 24 – 40" [60 - 100 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE for working Poncho Body pieces. There are too many sts to work comfortably on straight needles; Size 10 [6.5 mm] 16 - 20" [40 - 50 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE for working Cowl neck in the round; Size 8 [5 mm] 16 - 20" [40 - 50 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE for working Cowl neck in the round.
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Posted by Ruth on 22nd Jan 2013
This is the first time I've worked from a US pattern, I'm used to European patterns.
At first the pattern seemed over complicated, however, now that the pattern has been established it's just a question of row counting as you work through the pattern.
I'm loving the results, not finished yet, but I'll keep you posted.