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Rockland Poncho
Rockland Poncho
This image courtesy of lionbrand.com

The Rockland Poncho is a free knitting pattern you won't want to miss. Before you know it, you will have a wonderful knit poncho you can wear in a variety of situations. The lovely neutral colors pair well with all types of outfits, so whether you wear this knitted poncho to stay warm or to simply look stylish, you can't go wrong. The asymmetrical shape of this easy knitting pattern really sets it apart from the pack. You are guaranteed to look like a million bucks when you sport this exquisite design. Try your hand at this quick and easy pattern today and discover for yourself why the Rockland Poncho is such a stand-out knit.

1. Poncho is worked in one piece in St st (K on RS, p on WS) with contrast color Seed st borders.
2. Following a diagram, piece is folded and seamed to make Poncho.
3. A circular needle is used to accommodate the large stitches. Work back and forth in rows on the circular needle just as if working on straight needles.

Easy

Knitting Needle Size19 or 15 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(7) Jumbo

Gauge7 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS).

Finished SizeAbout 20 x 50 in. (51 x 127 cm), before folding and seaming

Materials List

  • 546-098 Lion Brand Color Clouds: Travelers Tan 2 Balls (A)
  • 546-204 Lion Brand Color Clouds: Thunder 5 Balls (B)
  • Lion Brand Size 19 [15 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
  • Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

Pattern Stitch

Seed St (worked over an even number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; repeat from * across.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Repeat Row 2 for Seed st.

Poncho

With A, cast on 34 sts.
Work in Seed st for 13 rows.
Change to B.
With B, and beg with a RS (knit) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 45 in. (114 cm) from beg, ending with a WS (purl) row as the last row you work.
Change to A and work in Seed st for 13 rows.
Bind off.

Finishing

Following diagram, fold piece in half. Sew long edges together for 15 in. (38 cm), leaving remaining edges unsewn for neck.
Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

beg
begin(s)(ning)
p
purl
St st
stockinette stitch
WS
wrong side
k
knit
RS
right side
st(s)
stitch(es)

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I love this poncho. I have two skeins of yarn that I've wanted to use to make a poncho but have struggled to find something that will work. My yarn is not a 7 but I think I can swatch it and come up with a number of stitches to make this. I really like the construction of this because it allows me to use a second color when my two skeins run out. Perfect!!

If you check the recommended yarn for this pattern, you'll find it's a #6 super bulky not a #7 jumbo.

Hi Lisa, according to the Lion Brand website, their Color Clouds Yarn (the yarn used in this pattern) is a (7) Jumbo weight. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

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