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I am so excited to share this pattern with you today! This poncho is on my “make list” for fall and I am sure it will become a staple in my wardrobe all winter long. The Getaway Poncho was designed by Melissa LaBarre and is one of the many gorgeous knits you will find in the new release Weekend Wraps by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre. A huge thank you to F+W Media, Inc. for sharing this pattern with us!
Excerpted from Weekend Wraps Copyright © 2016 by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre and published by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. Photos courtesy of Donald Scott.
This sumptuous poncho is a great cover-up on a crisp fall weekend away. Knit from the top down in a bulky yarn with a big garter-stitch cowl and a stockinette-stitch body, it’s easy enough to be a relaxing and quick knit. The addition of a simple eyelet pattern at the bottom keeps it interesting.
Top of cowl circumference: 32″ (81.5 cm).
Neck circumference: 26″ (66 cm).
Bottom body circumference: 64″ (162.5 cm).
Length, from cowl along center front: 23″ (58.5 cm).
Bulky weight (#6 Super Bulky).
Shown here: Berocco Peruvia Quick (100% wool; 103 yd [94 m]/3 ½ oz [100 g]): #9152 saddle brown, 8 skeins.
Size U.S. 10 ½ (6.5 mm): 24″ (60 cm) and 32″ (80 cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Stitch markers (m); tapestry needle.
12 sts and 17 rnds = 4″ (10 cm) in St st.
12 sts and 22 rnds = 4″ (10 cm) in garter st.
Poncho begins at cowl neck and is worked in garter stitch with two decrease rounds to the neck. The body is then worked in stockinette stitch, shaped with yarnover increases along the center front and back and finished with a garter eyelet trim.
Garter Stitch worked in the round (any number of sts)
Rnd 1: Purl.
Rnd 2: Knit.
Rep Rnds 1 and 2 for garter st worked in the rnd.
Stockinette Stitch worked in the round (any number of sts)
Knit every rnd.
With shorter cir needle, CO 98 sts. Place marker (pm) for beg of rnd, and join for working in rnds, being careful not to twist sts.
Work in garter st until piece measures 8″ (20.5 cm) from CO edge, ending with a purl rnd.
Dec rnd: K3, k2tog, *k8, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3—88 sts rem.
Cont even until piece measures 10″ (25.5 cm) from CO edge, ending with a purl rnd.
Dec rnd: K2, k2tog, *k7, k2tog; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3—78 sts rem.
Cont even until piece measures 12″ (30.5 cm) from CO edge, ending with a purl rnd.
Set-up rnd: K39, pm for center front, knit to end.
Change to longer cir needle when there are too many sts to work comfortably on shorter cir needle.
Inc rnd: K1, yo, knit to 1 st before m, yo, k1, sl m, k1, yo, work to last st, yo, k1—4 sts inc’d.
Next rnd: Knit.
Rep last 2 rnds 33 more times, then rep inc rnd once more— 218 sts. Piece should measure about 20″ (51 cm) from cowl along center front.
Rnd 1: Purl.
Rnd 2: *Yo, k2tog; rep from * around.
Rep last 2 rnds 6 more times.
BO all sts pwise.
Weave in all ends. Block piece to finished measurements.
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