Shimmering Jade Knit Poncho


Shimmering Jade Knit Poncho

This free knitting pattern is a great project for beginner knitters. It includes easy-to-follow instructions including instructions for multiple sizes in order to ensure the perfect fit. We think this knit poncho pattern is as pretty as those jade gemstones found in our jewelry collections, and we love that this easy knitting pattern allows us to channel such a gorgeous color into our clothing. The perfect layering option this season, the Shimmering Jade Knit Poncho will provide you with the right amount of warmth on a chilly morning or night. We like the idea of layering it over a long sleeve top in order to transition this knit poncho into even colder seasons.


Knitting Needle Size19 or 15 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge7 stitches, rows, 4 inches. Broken Rib Pattern


  • RED HEART® Boutique Twilight™: 9953 Jaded - 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) balls
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 15mm [US 19]
  • Yarn needle


NOTE: Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large, X-Large, and XX-Large are in parentheses.

To Fit Bust: 32–34 (36–38, 40–42, 44–46, 48–50)” (81.5–86.5 (91.5–96.5, 101.5–106.5, 112–117, 122–127) cm)
Finished Width: 40 (42, 44, 46, 48)” (101.5 (106.5, 112, 117, 122) cm)
Finished Length: 20 (21, 22½, 23½, 24½)” (51 (53.5, 57, 59.5, 62) cm)


k = knit;
p = purl;
st(s) = stitch(es);
yo = yarn over;
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.


Poncho is made from 2 identical Panels sewn together. Each Panel is worked from side to side. To accommodate the fabric width, you may prefer working with a circular needle. Work back and forth in rows on circular needle as if working with straight needles.

PANEL (make 2)
Cast on 35 (37, 39, 41, 43) sts.
First Row (wrong side): Knit.
Broken Rib Pattern
Row 1 (right side): K2, yo, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 2: K2, p2, *k1, p1; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k1, p2, k2.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures about 39½ (41½, 43½, 45½, 47½)” (100.5 (105.5, 110.5, 115.5, 120.5) cm) from beginning, end with a right side row (Row 1) as the last Broken Rib row you work.
Last Row (wrong side): Knit.
Bind off as if to knit.

With wrong sides of Panels together, sew shoulder seams across one long edge. Begin each shoulder seam at a top corner and sew for about 15 (16, 16½, 17½, 18)” (38 (40.5, 42, 44.5, 45.5) cm), leaving center 10 (10, 11, 11, 12)” (25.5 (25.5, 28, 28, 30.5) cm) open for neck. Tack lower corners together. Weave in ends.

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The yarn, Red Heart Boutique Twilight, is a very bulky yarn. It works up quickly. It has a little bit of glittery metallic throughout which gives it a glitzy look. I love how soft this yarn is. I have used it once on a baby blanket and loved it. This is a great beginner project and the yarn choice is perfect.

I really like the look of this poncho. I need to do a swatch first because I have a feeling this would be big on me. The pattern itself is not hard and should knit up quickly. I know one of my friends will see this and want one for herself. Good for beginners as well. Thank you.

love this poncho. It's an easy pattern but looks nice. Also, the fact that it works up fast is a plus. I especially like the jade color that will look great with a black turtleneck in the winter. Saving this pattern for sure.

How long will this take to knit as a beginner?

I was wondering the same thing!

It knits up very fadt! I ised the exact yarn in the exact colr...hiwever , my problem is that it is way too short. On the model it comes down to at least her hips...the one I did in large doesn't even reach my waist! Other than having to adjust for that (adding more stitches) it is beautiful and very very easy!

Sorry for typos! It knits up very fast! Took me a couple of days to complete...

Did you make a gauge swatch before you started, and then adjust your needle size if necessary? I know making a swatch is sometimes a pain, especially when you're excited to start a new project, but that will help you choose the length that is right for you. Also whether you knit tightly or not will affect determining your size - and that's what the gauge swatch will help you adjust for. I love this pattern and am putting it on my list. I've never attempted a poncho before but this one seems super easy.

How long it takes depends on how fast of a knitter you are. This is a super bulky yarn so it works up quickly. I got mine finished in less than a week, but I didn't work on mine every day.


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