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Cozy Pocketed Knit Poncho

By: Lorna Miser for redheart.com

Cozy Pocketed Knit Poncho

Doesn't just looking at this wrap make you want to cuddle up and fall asleep in it? This Cozy Pocketed Knit Poncho is the epitome of comfort. If you want to learn how to make a poncho like this one, it's actually really simple. Even those just beginning knitting can manage this as their first big project. The deep purple color is sophisticated and gives the otherwise boho poncho an elegant appearance. We're most excited about the pockets! Simply not enough articles of women's clothing have pockets - especially not ones so deep and accessible.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm, 17 or 12.75 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(7) Jumbo

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • RED HEART® Boutique Twilight™: 9948 Romantic (A) - 10 (12) balls
  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1541 Grape Jam (B) - 1 skein
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles:
    • 12.75mm [US 17] 36” (90cm) or longer circular needle (for Poncho)
    • 12.75mm [US 17] 16” (40 cm) circular needle (for Collar)
    • 5mm [US 8] straight needles (for Pockets)
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle

 

Measurements:

Finished Width: 51 (58)” (129.5 (147.5) cm)

Finished Length: 21 (23)” (53.5 (58.5) cm) long (not including collar)

 

Abbreviations:

A, B = Color A, Color B

k = knit

p = purl

st(s) = stich(es)

* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

 

Gauge:

7 sts = 4” (10 cm); 7 rows = 3” (7.5 cm) in Double Moss st using circular needle and A.

16 sts = 4” (10 cm); 20 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Double Moss st using straight needles and B.

CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

 

Special Stitch

kfb (Knit into front and back) = Knit next stitch but do not remove from needle, knit into back loop of same stitch and remove from needle.

 

Pattern Stitches

 

2x2 Ribbing (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * across.

Row 2: P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * across.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 2x2 Ribbing.

 

Double Moss Stitch (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Rows 1 and 4: K2, *p2, k2; repeat from * across.

Rows 2 and 3: P2, *k2, p2; repeat from * across.

Repeat Rows 1–4 for Double Moss stitch.

 

Notes

  1. Poncho is worked from lower back edge up to the shoulders, divided to form neck opening, and then worked down to lower front edge.
  2. Longer circular needle is used to accommodate width of Poncho fabric. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working with straight needles.

 

Instructions

 

Back

With longer circular needle and A, cast on 90 (102) sts.

Work in 2x2 Ribbing pattern for 5 rows.

Work in Double Moss st until piece measures about 21 (23)” (53.5 (58.5) cm) from beginning.

 

Divide for Neck

Row 1: Work in Double Moss st over first 36 (42) sts, bind off center 18 sts loosely (for neck), continue in Double Moss st to end of row.

Row 2: Work in Double Moss st over first 36 (42) sts, cast on 18 sts, continue in Double Moss st to end of row.

 

Front

Work in Double Moss st until front measures same as back to lower ribbing. Work in 2x2 Ribbing for 6 rows. Bind off loosely.

 

COLLAR

With right side facing, shorter circular needle and A, pick up and k36 sts evenly spaced around neck edge. Place marker for beginning of round and prepare to work in rounds.

Round 1: *K1, kfb; repeat from * around—54 sts.

Round 2: *K1, p1; repeat from * around.

Repeat Round 2 until Collar measures about 8” (20.5 cm). Bind off loosely.

 

POCKETS (make 2)

With straight needles and B, cast on 30 sts. Work in Double Moss st until piece measures about 7½” (19 cm) from beginning. Bind off loosely.

 

FINISHING

Sew Pockets to front of Poncho, just above ribbing and centered about 16” (40.5 cm) apart. Weave in ends.

 

Cozy Pocketed Knit Poncho Diagram

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