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Voyager Knit Poncho

Voyager Knit Poncho
Voyager Knit Poncho
This image courtesy of redheart.com

The Voyager Knit Poncho is the perfect lightweight poncho to take along wherever life may lead you. It is knit in just one piece and then joined at one shoulder while binding off. The relaxed style is perfect for a crisp autumn day. It's easy to imagine yourself picking apples or pumpkins in this sophisticated, yet understated style. The black and white yarn produces a lovely visual effect. The pattern is designed to fit most women and once you're done, all you need to do is throw it over your head and set out for your next adventure. With such a versatile piece, you can't afford not to make this eye-catching knit poncho pattern.

Poncho fits most women.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(1) Super Fine (27-32 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge24 sts = 4” (10 cm); 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) before blocking. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeFinished Measurements after blocking: Width: 60” (152 cm) Length: 19” (48 cm)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Heart & Sole®: 5 skeins 3933 Skyscraper
  • Susan Bates® Circular Knitting Needles: 3.5 mm [US 4] 29” long
  • Stitch markers, yarn needle

Instructions

SPECIAL STITCHES
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together.
SSK = Slip, slip, knit.
Sl1, K2TOG, PSSO = Slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over.
YO = Yarn over.

PATTERN STITCH
Seed Stitch
Row 1: *K1, p1, repeat from * across row.
Row 2: *P1, k1, repeat from * across row.
Repeat Rows 1-2 for Seed Stitch pattern.

Circular needles are used to accommodate the large number of stitches. Poncho is worked back and forth in rows, do not join.

Poncho

Cast on 310 sts.
Work in Seed Stitch until piece measures 2” (5 cm) from cast on edge. Row 1 (Right Side): Continue working first 12 sts in Seed Stitch, place marker, K96 sts, place marker, begin working Chart over the next 23 sts, place marker, K48 sts, place marker, work Chart over the next 23 sts, place marker, k96 sts, place marker and work last 12 sts in Seed Stitch—310 sts.
Row 2 (Wrong Side): Continue working in Seed Stitch to first marker, purl to last marker, work remaining sts in Seed Stitch.
Next Rows: Repeat Rows 1-2, continue to work Chart over stitches indicated until piece measures 18” (46 cm) from cast on edge. End with a Wrong Side row.
Next Row (Right Side): Work first 12 sts in Seed Stitch, K84 sts, bind off next 118 sts, k84 sts to last marker, work remaining sts in Seed Stitch—192 sts.

Finishing

With 192 sts still on needle, place 96 sts on each needle. Place needles with right sides of work together and work 3 needle bind-off on remaining sts: Put right needle through first st on front needle, then through first st on back needle, knit them together in the usual manner. Repeat for 2nd st on front and back needles. Two sts now are on right needle. Lift right-most st over the last st knit and off the needle – one st now bound off.
Repeat until all stitches are bound off. With yarn needle, weave in ends. Block to finished measurements.

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Abbreviations

cm
centimeters
k
knit
k2tog
knit 2 sts together
p
purl
st(s)
stitch(es)
* or **
repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated

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I am not the biggest fan of ponchos , but sometimes one just jumps out at me and this voyager poncho from Red Heart is definitely one of them. I love the shape of this poncho and I also really love the way the lace pattern in the center works with the rest of this. This is a poncho I would definitely make as well as wear.

Sl1, K2TOG, PSSO = Slip 1, knit 1, pass slip stitch over. These aren't the same things at all. So do we knit 1, or do we K2Tog? I think it probably matters -) Would LOVE to give you 5 stars, but I need to know this first. Plus I don't understand how we can rate a pattern before we knit it????

The abbreviation in this pattern is sk2p-which is slip 1 stitch, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over. You don't have to rate every pattern you comment on, when the ratings come up, right below it on a separate line it saids I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it, check that box instead of giving false ratings on patterns.

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