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Cozy Artisan Poncho

The Cozy Artisan Poncho is not only gorgeously designed, it's an effortlessly elegant way to stay warm and cozy come fall. A knit poncho pattern gives you the satisfaction of creating a stylish and functional garment, yet doesn't pose as many of the difficulties and complications of a knit sweater pattern. With no sleeves and less shaping to deal with, knit poncho patterns are a relaxing and rewarding knit.

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Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm, 7 or 4.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

  • Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds) - 12 balls
  • Size 4½ mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 90 cm long or size needed to obtain tension
  • Set of four 4 mm (U.S. 6) double pointed needles
  • St holder
  • Cable needle


 

GAUGE = 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.


 

INSTRUCTIONS
One Size - 54 ins [137 cm] wide x 27 ins [68.5 cm] long.

 

Stitch Glossary

MB = [(P1. yrn) 3 times. P1] all in next st. Slip 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd and first sts separately over 7th st. One st rem. Bobble complete.
M1 = make one st by picking up horizontal loop lying before next st and knitting into back of loop.
M1P = make one st by picking up horizontal loop lying before next st and purling into back of loop.
T3B = slip next st onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P1 from cable needle.
T3F = slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then K2 from cable needle.
Tw5B = slip next 3 sts onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P1. K2 from cable needle.
C4F = slip next 2 sts onto a cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
C5B = slip next 3 sts onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K3 from cable needle.
K1B = knit into next st one row below, at same time slipping off st above.



Instructions
Diamond Pat
1st row: (RS). P6. *K1. P10. Rep from * to last 7 sts. K1. P6.
2nd row: K6. *P1. K10. Rep from * to last 7 sts. P1. K6.
3rd row: P5. *K3. P8. Rep from * to last 8 sts. K3. P5.
4th row: K5. *P3. K8. Rep from * to last 8 sts. P3. K5.
5th row: P4. *K5. P6. Rep from * to last 9 sts. K5. P4.
6th row: K4. *P5. K6. Rep from * to last 9 sts. P5. K4.
7th row: As 5th row.
8th row: K2. M1. K2. *P5. (K2. M1) twice. K2. Rep from * to last 9 sts. P5. K2. M1. K2.
9th row: P5. *Tw5B. P8. Rep from * to last 10 sts. C5B. P5.
10th row: K5. *P2. K1. P2. K8. Rep from * to last 10 sts. P2. K1. P2. K5.
11th row: P4. *T3B. P1. T3F. P6. Rep from * to last 11 sts. T3B. P1. T3F. P4.
12th row: K4. *P2. K3. P2. K6. Rep from * to last 11 sts. P2. K3. P2. K4.
13th row: P3. *T3B. P3. T3F. P4. Rep from * to last 12 sts. T3B. P3. T3F. P3.
14th row: K3. *P2. K5. P2. K4. Rep from * to last 12 sts. P2. K5. P2. K3.
15th row: P2. *T3B. P1. P2tog. yrn. P2. T3F. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
16th row: K2. *P2. K7. P2. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
17th row: P1. *T3B. P1. (P2tog. yrn) twice. P2. T3F. Rep from * to last st. P1.
18th row: K1. P2. *K9. P4. Rep from * to last 12 sts. K9. P2. K1.
19th row: P1. K2. *P1. (P2tog. yrn) 3 times. P2.** C4F. Rep from * to last 12sts. Rep from * to ** once. K2. P1.
20th row: As 18th row.
21st row: P1. *T3F. P1. (P2tog. yrn) twice. P2. T3B. Rep from * to last st. P1.
22nd row: As 16th row.
23rd row: P2. *T3F. P1. P2tog. yrn. P2. T3B. P2. Rep from * to end of row.
24th row: As 14th row.
25th row: P3. *T3F. P3. T3B. P4. Rep from * to last 12 sts. T3F. P3. T3B. P3.
26th row: As 12th row.
27th row: P4. *T3F. P1. T3B. P6. Rep from * to last 11 sts. T3F. P1. T3B. P4.
28th row: As 10th row.
29th row: P5. *C5B. P8. Rep from * to last 10 sts. C5B. P5.
30th row: K2. K2tog. K1. *P5. K2. (K2tog. K1) twice. Rep from * to last 10 sts. P5. K1. K2tog. K2.
31st row: As 5th row.
32nd row: As 6th row.
33rd row: As 3rd row.
34th row: As 4th row.
35th row: As 1st row.
36th row: As 2nd row.
These 36 rows form diamond pat.


Check Pat (worked over 21 sts)
1st row: (RS). *K3. P3. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd row: *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 3 sts. P3.
3rd and 4th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows.
5th row: *P3. K3. Rep from * to last 3 sts. P3.
6th row: *K3. P3. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
7th and 8th rows: As 5th and 6th rows.
These 8 rows form check pat.



PONCHO

BACK


Cast on 257 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K1.* P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
This row forms seed st pat.
Work a further 7 rows seed st pat, inc 12 sts evenly across last row. 269 sts.


Proceed in bobble eyelet border as follows:
1st row: (RS). Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Knit to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
2nd row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Knit to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
3rd row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. *P1. yrn. P2tog. P1. MB. P1. Rep from * to last 10 sts. yrn. P2tog. P1. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
4th row: As 2nd row.
These 4 rows form bobble eyelet border.


Proceed as follows:
1st row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Purl to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
2nd row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Knit to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
3rd row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Work 1st row of diamond pat to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
4th row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Work 2nd row of diamond pat to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
Diamond pat is now in position.


Cont working diamond pat (keeping 7 side sts in seed st pat as established) until 36 rows of diamond pat are complete.
Next row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Purl to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
Next row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Knit to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
**Work 4 rows of bobble eyelet pat.
Next row: (RS). Work 7 sts in seed st pat. P24. *K1B. P21. K1B. P11. M1P. P12. Rep from * 3 times more. K1B. P21. K1B. P24. Work 7 sts in seed st pat. 273 sts.
Next row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Knit to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.


Proceed in body pat as follows:
1st row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. *Work 1st row diamond pat across next 24 sts. K1B. Work 1st row check pat across next 21 sts. K1B. Rep from * to last 31 sts. Work 1st row diamond pat across next 24 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
2nd row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. *Work 2nd row diamond pat across next 24 sts. K1. Work 2nd row check pat across next 21 sts. K1. Rep from * to last 31 sts. Work 2nd row diamond pat across next 24 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
Diamond and check pats are now in position.


Cont working in pat (keeping 7 side sts in seed st pat and working K1B on RS rows as established) until 36 rows of diamond pat are complete.
Next row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Purl to last 7 sts, dec 4 sts evenly across. Work 7 sts in seed st pat. 269 sts.
Next row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Knit to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.**
Work 4 rows of bobble eyelet pat.
Next row: (RS). Work 7 sts in seed st pat. P21. K1B. P11. M1P. P12. K1B. P21. (K1B. P24. K1B. P21) 4 times. Work 7 sts in seed st pat. 270 sts.
Next row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Knit to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.


Proceed as follows:
1st row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. *Work 1st row check pat across next 21 sts. K1B. Work 1st row diamond pat across next 24 sts. K1B. Rep from * to last 28 sts. Work 1st row check pat across next 21 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
2nd row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. *Work 2nd row check pat across next 21 sts. K1. Work 2nd row diamond pat across next 24 sts. K1. Rep from * to last 28 sts. Work 2nd row check pat across next 21 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
Diamond and check pats are now in position.


Cont working in pat (keeping side sts in seed st pat and working K1B on RS rows as established) until 36 rows of diamond pat are complete.
Next row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Purl to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
Next row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Knit to last 7 sts, dec 1 st at center. Work 7 sts in seed st pat. 269 sts. Rep from ** to ** once.
Next row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Purl to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat.
Next row: Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Knit to last 7 sts. Work 7 sts in seed st pat. Cast off.


PONCHO

FRONT


Work as given for Back until work from beg measures 24 rows less than Back to cast off edge, thus ending with RS facing for next row. (297 sts are on needle).


Neck shaping: Next row: Pat across 136 sts (neck edge). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Keeping cont of pat, dec 1 st at neck edge on next 10 rows, then on following 3 alt rows.
Cont even until Front measures same length as Back to cast off edge, ending with RS facing. Cast off.


With RS of work facing slip next 25 sts from spare needle onto a st holder. Join yarn to rem sts and pat to end of row.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 10 rows, then on following 3 alt rows.
Cont even until Front measures same length as Back to cast off edge, ending with RS facing. Cast off.


Collar: Sew shoulder seams. With RS of work facing and set of four smaller needles, pick up and knit 22 sts down left front neck edge. K25 from front st holder. Pick up and knit 22 sts up right front neck edge and 47 sts across back neck edge. 116 sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles and join in round.


Work in rounds of (K2. P2) ribbing until Collar measures 7 ins [18 cm]. Cast off loosely in ribbing.


Sew one tassel to each corner of Poncho as illustrated.


Tassel (make 4): Cut a piece of cardboard 5 ins [12.5 cm] wide. Wind yarn around cardboard 40 times. Break yarn leaving a long end and thread end through a needle. Slip needle through all loops and tie tightly. Remove cardboard and wind yarn tightly around loops 1 inch [2.5 cm] below fold. Fasten securely. Cut through rem loops and trim ends evenly.

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I noticed that the photo of this poncho shows 4 bobble patterns. The instructions for the back indicate a cast-off at the end of the third pattern section. Is there a missing section in the instructions?

I am doing the Body pat and I am confused on how do do the diamond pat on 24 stitches. Can you help?

Hello mrleese, you can try directing your question to Patons, the company who designed the pattern. They have contact information on their website. You can also try posting your question on the AllFreeKnitting Facebook page and see if fellow knitters can be of assistance. -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

Thank you. I will try that!

Is the poncho loose on the arms? It's hard to tell from the photo.

this would indeed be loose on the arms as it has no sleeves

Can l ask what size needles you are using and what wool? Also do you have to use circular needles?

I'd say for this pattern you definitely have to use circular needles. You need to cast on 257 stitches and getting that many stitches on straight needles is just not possible. So for the circular needles it's size U.S. 7 and I'd choose the longest cable in the set to attach them to. As for the wool, I'd guess it would be Classic Patons Wool Worsted, which comes in 100 g balls and matches the gauge size listed in the pattern. I hope this helps!

I just love this! Started making it a couple of weeks ago and had a question. When instructions call to K1B, how do you do that on the purl side?

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