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Boat Neck Easy Poncho Pattern

Boat Neck Easy Poncho Pattern
Boat Neck Easy Poncho Pattern
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Boat Neck Easy Poncho Pattern is a great poncho pattern for every day, since its bulky yarn and textured pattern make it look comfy and elegant at the same time. This poncho pattern is created in two panels that are sewn together at the shoulders and sides, so it works up fast and easy. This knitted poncho looks great with every outfit, whether casual or fancy, which means it is a great addition to your wardrobe! Make this poncho pattern with variegated yarn, and you will be proud of the results.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size13 or 9 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge11 sts = 4” (10 cm); 14 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. 

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Evermore™: 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) balls 9938 Keepsake
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 9mm [US 13] Yarn needle

Instructions

Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large are in parentheses.
To fit bust: 32–34 (36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50)” [81.5–86.5 (91.5–96.5, 101.5–106.5, 112–117, 122–127) cm)]
Finished Width: 40 (42, 44, 46, 48)” [101.5 (106.5, 112, 117, 122) cm]
Finished Length: 20 (21½, 22, 23½, 24½)” [51 (54.5, 56, 59.5, 62) cm] 

Each poncho panel is worked from side to side, then sewn together. To accommodate the fabric width, you may prefer working back and forth in rows on a circular needle.

Poncho Panel (make 2)

Cast on 58 (62, 66, 70, 74) sts.

  1. Row 1: Knit across.

  2. Row 2 (right side): K2, yo, k2tog, *k2, k into the back of next st, p1; repeat from * to last 6 sts, k2, k2tog, yo, k2.

  3. Row 3 (wrong side): K2, p2, *k2, k into the back of next st, p1; repeat from * to last 6 sts, k2, p2, k2.

  4. Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures 39½ (41½, 43½, 45½, 47½)” [100.5 (105.5, 110.5, 115.5, 120.5) cm] from cast on edge, ending with Row 2.

  5. Next row (wrong side): Knit across. Bind off as if to knit.

Finishing

With yarn needle and wrong sides of panels together, sew shoulder seams across one long edge as follows: Begin first shoulder seam at a top corner and sew for about 15 (16, 16½, 17½, 18)” [38 (40.5, 42, 44.5, 45.5) cm]. Repeat on opposite shoulder seam, leaving center 10 (10, 11, 11, 12)” [25.5 (25.5, 28, 28, 30.5) cm] open for neck. With yarn needle, tack lower corners together to form sleeve. Weave in all loose ends.

Abbreviations

k
knit
k2tog
knit the next 2 sts together
mm
millimeters
p
purl
st(s)
stitch(es)
yo
yarn over
*
rep whatever follows the * as indicated

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I like the simplicity of this poncho pattern. I would be tempted to make it longer, though, so maybe cast on more stitches but keep the number of rows the same for the size I wanted. I would probably also want to close up the boat neck a little, make sure it didn't feel like it was falling off my shoulders.

The pattern doesn't seem as complicated as the finished product looks. Again, I would make it longer so I would have to make some adjustments, but I don't think it would be too hard to do. With the super bulky yarn, it should work up pretty fast and be warm and snuggly!

Can this pattern be converted to crochet? Rosalee

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