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Asars Ponchette

knit in Foliage®
Skill level: Intermediate

This is a knit pattern.


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SIZE

Unsized.

Note:  Due to the nature of Garter St, this unsized poncho may tend to stretch.

 

MATERIALS
BERROCO FOLIAGE (50 grs),  8 balls #5985 Statice (A) and  5 balls #5980 Asters (B).
29” length circular knitting needle, size 10 1/2 or SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Straight knitting needles, size 10 1/2.
Crochet hook, size 5.00 mm (H).

 

GAUGE
13 sts = 4” in Garter St on size 10 1/2 needles with A or B.
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

 

NOTE
The body of this poncho is made all in one piece with only one shoulder seam and side seam.

 

PONCHO

FRONT
With circular needle, using A, cast on 84 sts.  Do not join.  Work back and forth in Garter St for 52 rows, end on WS.  Piece should measure approximately 9” from beg.
Shape Left Armhole:  Bind off 2 sts at beg of the next row – 82 sts.  Knit 1 row.
Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to end – 81 sts.  Knit 1 row.  Rep these 2 rows twice more, end on WS – 79 sts.  Knit 20 rows even.
Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1k, k to end – 80 sts.  Knit 1 row.  Rep these 2 rows 4 times more, end on WS – 84 sts.  Knit 10 rows even.  Break off A and join B.  Knit 10 rows even.
Shape Front Neck:  Bind off 6 sts at beg of the next row, k to end – 78 sts.  Knit 1 row.  * Bind off 3 sts at beg of the next row, k to end – 75 sts.  Knit 1 row.  Rep from * once more – 72 sts.  Bind off 2 sts at beg of the next row, k to end – 70 sts.  Knit 1 row, end on WS.
Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to end – 69 sts.  Knit 1 row.  Rep these 2 rows  9 times more, end on WS – 60 sts.  Knit 3 rows even, end on RS.
Shape Right Armhole:  Row 1 (WS):  K31, join another ball of B and bind off 13 sts, k to end.
Row 2 (RS):  K13, k2 tog, k1;  with 2nd ball of B, k1, k2 tog, k28.
Rows 3, 5, 7 and 9:  Knit all sts.
Row 4:  K12, k2 tog, k1;  with 2nd ball of B, k1, k2 tog, k27.
Row 6:  K11, k2 tog, k1;  with 2nd ball of B, k1, k2 tog, k26.
Row 8:  K10, k2 tog, k1;  with 2nd ball of B, k28.
Row 10:  K9, k2 tog, k1;  with 2nd ball of B, k28.  Knit 1 row, end on WS.  This completes the Front.  Leave sts on needle and continue back as follows:

 

BACK
Shape Right Armhole:  Row 1 (RS):  K10, M1k, k1;  with 2nd ball of B, k28.
Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8:  Knit.
Row 3:  K11, M1k, k1;  with 2nd ball of B, k28.
Row 5:  K12, M1k, k1;  with 2nd ball of B, k1, M1k, k27.
Row 7:  K13, M1k, k1;  with 2nd ball of B, k1, M1k, k28.
Row 9:  K14, M1k, k1;  with 2nd ball of B, k1, M1k, k29.
Row 10 (WS):  K31, cast on 13 sts, drop 2nd ball of B and k16 with 1st ball – 60 sts.  Knit 4 rows, end on WS.
Shape Back Neck:  Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1k, k to end – 61 sts.  Knit 1 row.  Rep these 2 rows 9 times more, end on RS – 70 sts.  Cast on 2 sts at beg of the next row, k to end – 72 sts.  Knit 1 row.  * Cast on 3 sts at beg of the next row, k to end – 75 sts.  Knit 1 row.  Rep from * once more – 78 sts.  Cast on 6 sts at beg of the next row, k to end – 84 sts.  Knit 10 rows even.  Break off B and join A.  Knit 10 rows even, end on WS.
Shape Left Armhole:  Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to end – 83 sts.  Knit 1 row.  Rep these 2 rows 4 times more, end on WS – 79 sts.  Knit 20 rows even.
Inc Row (RS):  K1, M1k, k to end – 80 sts.  Knit 1 row.  Rep these 2 rows twice more, end on WS – 82 sts.  Cast on 2 sts at beg of the next row, k to end – 84 sts.  Knit 52 rows even, end on WS.  Bind off all sts.

 

LEFT SLEEVE
With straight needles, using A, cast on 28 sts.  Work even in
Garter St for 1”. Inc 1 st each end of next row – 30 sts.  Rep this inc every 2 3/4” 6 times more – 42 sts.  Work even until sleeve measures 18 1/2” from beg.
Shape Cap:  Bind off 2 sts at beg of the next 2 rows – 38 sts.
Dec Row (RS):  K1, k2 tog, k to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 – 36 sts.  Knit 1 row.  Rep these 2 rows 13 times more, end on WS – 10 sts.  Bind off all sts.

 

RIGHT SLEEVE
Work same as for Left Sleeve, using B.

 

FINISHING
Steam pieces lightly with hot steam iron and a pressing cloth.  Fold piece in half so that points are together and the 2 halves of the left armhole line up.  Sew left shoulder seam.  Sew left side seam.  Sew sleeve seams.  Sew in sleeves.
Neck Edging:  With RS facing, using crochet hook and B, join yarn at shoulder seam.  Work in sc around entire neck edge, join with a sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.