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Quick Purple Knitted Poncho

Updated September 10, 2018
Quick Purple Knitted Poncho
Quick Purple Knitted Poncho
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Quick knitting patterns are awesome because you get to reap the rewards of your knitting work almost immediately. This Quick Purple Knitted Poncho is one of those patterns that knits up quickly and that you get to enjoy ASAP. The jumbo yarn makes this poncho knitting pattern bulky and cozy with a super soft texture. While this free knitting pattern looks amazing in variegated purple, it would also look charming in other colors, like soft white, grey, or bright blue. Whatever color you use, you're sure to love how quickly this knitted poncho pattern goes and how soon you get to enjoy your new accessory.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size50 or 25 mm

Yarn Weight(7) Jumbo

Finished SizePoncho measures 25” [63.5 cm] long x 34” [86 cm] circumference. Because of the loose nature of the stitch, poncho will stretch to fit a variety of sizes.

Materials List

  • US size 50 [25mm] knitting needles
  • RED HEART® Boutique Irresistible™, 4 balls of 7952 Enchanting

Lacey Bind Off

Learn how to knit a lacey bind off, which would be the perfect addition to this lovely poncho pattern! 

Pattern Stitches

  1. Wrapped Stitch: Insert right needle as if to knit, wrap yarn around both needles, then in between needles and complete knit st as usual. This will create an elongated open stitch.

  2. Lacey Bind Off: K2, *slip 2 worked sts back to left needle and k2tog through back loop, k1; repeat from *.

Knit Poncho Pattern

The poncho body is worked sideways from the center of the front, around the back, to the center of the opposite front. Then stitches are picked up along one side edge for the neckband. 

  1. Cast on 12 sts. 

  2. Row 1 (Right Side): Work Wrapped st across.

  3. Row 2: Purl.

  4. Repeat Rows 1-2 until piece measures 34” [86 cm] from beginning, end with a Row 2 as last row worked. Bind off. 

  5. Finishing the Neckband: with right side facing, pick up and knit 14 sts evenly spaced along one side edge. Work in Stockinette st for 4” [10 cm]. Bind off loosely using Lacey Bind Off, leaving a long tail. Using long tail, sew side edges of Neckband and half of ends of Poncho together, leaving lower 8” [20.5 cm] unsewn. Weave in ends. 

  6. Finishing Pattern: Using long tail, sew side edges of Neckband and half of ends of Poncho together, leaving lower 8” [20.5 cm] unsewn. Weave in ends. 

Abbreviations

k
knit
p
purl
st(s)
stitch(es)

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I have never worked with this yarn so I do not know how bulky it is. I know the needles are big. It is an interesting pattern and not hard to do as well. I may not sew up the front, just add buttons. It would make for a warm wrap. Thank you for the pattern.

I've always known that cast off as a stretchy one because of the extra stitches worked. Can't see that it's very lacey.

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