Fade to Grey Easy Poncho Pattern
The Fade to Grey Easy Poncho Pattern is a classy poncho that can be fancy or casual, depending on what it’s paired with. No matter what, it will be cozy! Most ponchos have a V coming down the middle, but not all of them take advantage of the chevron designs that can be made. This knit poncho pattern certainly does. Bold Vs of light and dark grey make their way down the poncho in varying widths, allowing for interest and depth. Knit this one up for your or a friend.
Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge15 sts and 18 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.
Finished SizeTo fit bust measurement: XS/M 28-38" [71-96.5 cm]; L/2XL 40-48" [101.5-122 cm]; 3XL/5XL 52-62" [132-157.5 cm]
Caron® One Pound® (16 oz/454 g; 812 yds/742 m)
Contrast A Dark Grey Mix (10618): 1 ball for all sizes
Contrast B Med Grey Mix (10617): 1 ball for all sizes
Contrast C Soft Grey Mix (10616): 1 ball for all sizes
- Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) circular knitting needle 24" [60 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
- 4 stitch markers
If you want to add some knitted flowers to your poncho, these patterns will get you started!
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.
Note: Garment is worked in one piece from neck edge down.
1st rnd: With B, knit.
2nd rnd: With B, purl.
3rd rnd: With A, knit.
4th rnd: With A, purl.
5th rnd: With C, knit.
6th rnd: With C, purl.
7th rnd: With B, knit.
8th rnd: With B, purl.
9th to 16th rnds: With A, knit.
17th to 24th rnds: As 1st to 8th rnds.
25th to 32nd rnds: With C, knit.
These 32 rnds form Stripe Pat.
Seed Stitch Neck Edging
With A, cast on 72 (72-76) sts. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.
2nd rnd: *P1. K1. Rep from * around.
3rd rnd: As 1st rnd.
4th rnd (PM for center back and center front): K1. PM between sts. (K1. P1) 17 (17-18) times. PM between sts. K2. PM between sts. (K1. P1) 17 (17-18) times. PM between sts. K1. Markers for center back and center front (2 sts wide) are now in position.
Begin increase rounds
1st rnd: With B, K1. SM. M1. Knit to next marker. M1. SM. K2. SM. M1. Knit to next marker. M1. SM. K1. 4 sts inc.
2nd rnd: With B, K1. SM. Purl to marker. SM. K2. SM. Purl to next marker. SM. K1.
3rd rnd: With A, K1. SM. M1. Knit to next marker. M1. SM. K2. SM. M1. Knit to next marker. M1. SM. K1. 4 sts inc.
4th rnd: With A, as 2nd rnd. First 4 rnds of Stripe Pat are complete.
Continue and Finish
Cont working in Stripe Pat, AT SAME TIME, rep inc rnd on next rnd and every following alternate rnd until Poncho measures approx 24 (26-26)" [61 (66-66) cm] long at center back, ending on a 7th or 23rd rnd of Stripe Pat.
With B, cast off loosely purlwise.
- make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop
- place marker
- slip marker
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