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Colorwork Poncho

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“While I was preparing for this collection, I realized that there was a common “stripes” theme running through my garment designs, which continued (quite unintentionally) with the concept for this poncho. The use of minimal colorwork brings this poncho to life, without overwhelming it. A ribbed edging and I-Cord neckline add finishing details that elevate it from simple accessory to something very special.” – Julie Hoover

 

YARDAGE

Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • 1325 (1445, 1590, 1810) yards of Color 1 (C1)
  • 225 (240, 255, 290) yards of Color 2 (C2)

YARN

  • 5 (6, 6, 7) skeins C1, 1 (1, 1, 2) skein(s) C2 of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in colors Barn Owl (C1) and Fossil (C2)

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

Gauge
  • 23 stitches & 34 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
  • 23 stitches & 34 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch and colorwork chart with Size B needle, after blocking
  • 22 stitches & 32 rows = 4″ in 2×2 Ribbing, with Size A needle, slightly stretched after blocking
Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric and Ribbing):

  • One 32″ (or longer) circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for stranded colorwork pattern from charts):

  • One 32″ (or longer) circular needle one size larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

Due to significant variance between knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched prior to knitting to determine whether or not this needle size should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A.

Finished dimensions
  • 60½ (64½, 69, 73)” circumference; 30¼ (32¼, 34½, 36½)” width; 23¼ (23¾, 24½, 26¼)” length

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES

  • Steeking – sewn method
  • Joinery Bind Off (AKA Three Needle Bind Off)
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)
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