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Soft and Sophisticated Poncho

By: Caron

Say hello to your new autumn go-to. The Soft and Sophisticated Poncho is the perfect combination of sleek style and cozy comfort. This delicious knit poncho pattern features warm earth tones and an interesting stitch design for a look that's both fashion-forward, yet elegantly understated. This beautiful free knitting pattern is a versatile knit that's great for layering over t's, sweaters, and more. Treat yourself to this gorgeous autumn knit and wait for the compliments to pour in.


Knitting Needle Size10.5 or 6.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Simply Soft Paints (113 g/4. oz;190 m/208 yds)
    Main Color (MC) Sticks Stones (0009)
    Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 balls
  • Size US 10.5 (6.5 mm) circular needle, 30"/76 cm long or size to obtain gauge
  • Size US 10.5 (6.5 mm), 24"/60 cm long
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Yarn needle


GAUGE = In Eyelet Stockinette 14 sts and 20 rows = 4"/10cm



XS    32" (81.5 cm)
S    34" (86.5 cm)
M    36" (91.5 cm)
L    38" (96.5 cm)
XL    40" (101.5 cm)
2XL    42" 106.5 cm)

XS    20" (51 cm)
S    21" (53.5 cm)
M    22" (56 cm)
L    23" (58.5 cm)
XL    24" (61 cm)
2XL    25" (63.5 cm)


co = cast on
K = knit
|P = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side





Eyelet Stockinette Stitch (even number)
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2 & all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K1, (yo, k2tog) across, end k1.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Purl. 
Rep Rows 1-6 for Eyelet Stockinette st.

Garment is knit in once piece beginning with lower back, working up and over the shoulders and down the front.
Garment is knit back and forth on long circular needle to accommodate the large number of sts.

Soft and Sophisticated Poncho Chart



Using longer circular needle, CO 112 (120, 126, 134, 140, 148) sts. Knit 4 rows.
Next row (RS): K6, place marker, work in Eyelet Stockinette St to last 6 sts, place marker, k6.
Continue working in pattern, keeping 6 sts at each end in knit every row. Work even until back measures 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25)” / 51 (53.5, 56, 58.5, 61, 63.5)cm, ending with a WS row.

Shape Neck
Next row (RS): Work in pattern across 40 (44, 47, 51, 54, 58) sts, join second ball of yarn and BO center 32 sts for back neck, continue across rem 40 (44, 47, 51, 54, 58) sts with second ball of yarn. Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, continue in pattern and CO 2 sts at each neck edge 4 times—48 (52, 55, 59, 62, 66) sts.
Next row (RS): Work in pattern across to center, CO 16 sts for back edge, then continue across all sts with same ball of yarn; cut second ball—112 (120, 126, 134, 140, 148) sts.



Work even in pattern until front measures .75” /2cm less than back. Knit 4 rows. BO loosely

Neck Edging
With right side face, using shorter circular needle, join yarn to back neck edge, then pick up and k32 sts across back neck, pick up and k10 sts along side front neck edge, 16 sts across center front neck edge and 10 sts along side front neck edge—68 sts. Place marker for beg of rnd. (Purl 1 rnd, knit 1 rnd) twice. BO loosely.



Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
Side seams
Fold garment in half at shoulder, even with back neck edge.
Measure 7 (7, 7, 6.5, 5,5, 4.5)” /18 (18, 18, 16.5, 14, 11.5)cm from side edges. Sew two seams 12”/30.5 cm up from lower edge.

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