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Shimmering Jade Knit Poncho

By: Cathy Payson for redheart.com

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.

Beginner

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

Materials:

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

Measurements:

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)

Abbreviations:

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

Instructions:

Tip:
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.

FINISHING
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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