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Banked Coals Knit Poncho Pattern

The only thing more beautiful than the lovely fade of this knit poncho is the person wearing it!

Banked Coals Knit Poncho Pattern
Banked Coals Knit Poncho Pattern
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There's always something unique that a poncho has to offer, and this Banked Coals Knit Poncho Pattern has two interesting elements: first is the stunning shift of colors in the yarn used, and second is the asymmetrical nature of the poncho itself. If you're a little bit edgy and normal, symmetrical ponchos bore you, this might do the trick. You can learn how to knit a woolen poncho with some cozy, bulky yarn for something truly warm enough to get you through the winter, or you can use cotton or linen yarn for something breathable for spring.


Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge12 sts x 18 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in Ribbing pat. Save time, check your gauge.

Materials List

  • Universal Yarn Revolutions: 101 Port — 2 skeins
  • US Size 10 (6 mm) 24" circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker


Stitch Guide

  1. m1: insert left needle from front to back under horizontal strand of yarn lying between st just worked and next st, knit or purl this st through the back loop (1 st inc'd)

  2. Ribbing: (multiple of 4 sts + 1)

    Row 1 (RS): K2, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, p1, k2.
    Row 2 (WS): *P1, k3; rep from * to last st, p1.

    Rep Rows 1-2 for pat.


Cast on 153 sts.

Work in Ribbing pat until piece measures 18" (46cm), ending with WS row.

  1. Separate Front and Back

    Row 1 (RS): Work in pat over 76 sts Front sts, m1, place rem 77 Back sts on holder.

    Work even in pat over 77 Front sts until piece measures 34" (86cm) from separation.

    Bind off all sts.

    Return Back sts to needle.

    Work even in pat over 77 Back sts until piece measures 34" (86cm) from separation.

    Bind off all sts.


    Block piece to finished measurements. Sew Front and Back together at shoulder for 25" (64cm), leaving 9" (22.9cm) unsewn for Neck opening. Weave in ends and block.


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I have just started working on this poncho. I cant understand how it works out asymmetrical when its worked the same on both sides! can anyone enlighten me?

If you read the pattern, it's in one piece for 18", then separated and worked to 34" total, so the divide is not in the middle, you will have 18" on the first half and 16" on the second half, that is how it comes out asymmetrical. I don't like that or the seam, so I worked it for 18", divided for 8", then rejoined and worked to 36", to make it even and not asymmetrical.

Thank you Lisa. I think I will do the same as I dont like the idea of a seam on a poncho. Thank you.

I really hate the idea of a seam in a poncho, so I worked the front and back separately for 8" then rejoined them to continue working in one piece.


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