Basic Summer Poncho Pattern
This free poncho knitting pattern includes a simple two-row lace stitch that is as easy as it is stunning!
Get the hang of poncho knitting with this simple pattern that features a basic poncho shape. With lines of lace constructed from delicate yarn, this is one of those free easy knitting patterns that begs to be worn during the summer. To assemble your poncho, knit two rectangles and seam together as shown in the diagram below.
Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Gauge18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stockinette st.
- Bernat Satin yarn: XS/M (L/2XL-3/5XL) (Solids: 100 g / 3.5 oz) 4 (5-6) balls OR (Ombres: 80 g / 2.8 oz) 5 (7-8) balls
- Wide ribbon 50 ins [127 cm] long for Drawstring (optional).
- Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge. ½ inch [1.5 cm]
XS/M 28-38 ins [71-96.5 cm]
L/2XL 40-50 ins [101.5 -127 cm]
3/5XL 52-62 ins [132-157.5 cm]
Finished length between neck edge and point
XS/M 22 ins [56 cm]
L/2XL 25 ins [63.5 cm]
3/5XL 30½ ins [77.5 cm]
(Make 2 pieces alike).
Cast on 62 (70-86) sts.
Knit 4 rows, noting that first row is WS.
Proceed as follows:
1st row: (WS). K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd row: K2. *K2. yfwd. K2tog. K2. Sl1. K1. psso. yfwd. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K4.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 27 (29-33) ins [68.5 (73.5-84) cm], ending with WS facing for next row. Knit 4 rows. Cast off.
Sew cast off edge of one piece to the side
of other piece as shown in Diagram.
(optional): Starting at center front, thread ribbon along neck edge. Tie into a bow at center.
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