Size: One size –
stretches to approx. 45” around shoulders. Length adjustable.
600-1000 total yds. bulky weight yarn in one, two, or more colors
depending on length desired. Elbow-length poncho shown in sample
took about 800 yds. total of Brown Sheep "Lamb's Pride Superwash
For a lighter-weight poncho, use worsted weight yarn of choice.
Circular needles size 11 (8 mm) and 13 (9 mm), or sizes needed to
Optional: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook (for edging)
Gauge: 8 sts =
4" in stockinette stitch in the round on size 13 (9 mm) needles
bind off (BO), cast on (CO), knit (K), increase (inc), place marker
(pm), purl (P), repeat (rep), stockinette stitch (st st), stitch (st),
yarn over (yo)
work RT (right twist): Knit into second stitch on left needle
(without removing it from left needle), then knit into first stitch
on left needle and slide both stitches onto right needle (two-stitch
right twist completed).
on 56 sts, join into circle (being careful not to twist). Place
marker at joining.
1: Knit in ea st around to beginning marker (56 sts)
2: Knit 6 sts, yo, place marker, knit 2, place marker, *yo, knit
12, place marker, knit 2, place marker, rep from * around, ending
knit 6. NOTE: Keep markers in place throughout poncho and slip
them to right needle as you come to them.
(RT round): Knit to first marker (knitting into each yo from
previous round as you come to it), RT, *knit to next marker, RT, rep
from * around, ending knit to end of round where beginning marker is
(inc round): Knit to first marker, yo, slip marker, knit 2, slip
marker, yo, knit to next marker, *yo, slip marker, knit 2, slip
marker, yo, knit to next marker, rep from * around, ending at
Rounds 3 and 4 until poncho is desired length, changing colors as
Edging: Work the last one or two inches in K2, P2 ribbing, then
bind off LOOSELY (use a larger-size needle for bind off, if
necessary). Alternatively, omit ribbing, bind off last round loosely
and finish with one or two rounds of single crochet, then add fringe
Optional: To make fringe, wind yarn around 8" measure (such as a
book or piece of cardboard), cut through yarn at one end to form
strands of fringe. Attach fringe by inserting crochet hook into any
lower-edge stitch, loop 3 strands of fringe over hook, pull loop
through work, pull ends of fringe strands through loop on hook and
tighten knot. Repeat around lower edge at desired intervals.
Neckline: For knitted rib neckline, with size 11 circular
needle, pick up one stitch in ea st around and work K2, P2 rib for
as many inches as desired to form crew neck or turtleneck. Bind off
loosely in rib. Alternatively, single crochet in each st around
neckline for one or two rounds. Fasten off and weave in ends
Finishing: Consult yarn ball band for care instructions. If
appropriate for the yarn, block poncho by laying it out flat on
thick towels, covering with damp towels and leaving to dry.
2008, 2010 – Designs by KN –
personal or charity use only. Do not duplicate pattern for