Friday, January 4, 2019

Ombre Poncho



Hello and welcome to my first post of the new year! This project has been a long time coming, I started working on this poncho back in fall, but, as usual, I got busy with other stuff, fall turned into winter, and now spring is at the door. Nevertheless, here it is, a poncho the color of autumn leaves. If you choose to, you can work it using any ombre color gradient, or even any other bulky color combo yarn you like. I hope you enjoy making it. Have cozy knitting days!

Level: Intermediate



Materials

  • Yarn: Alize, Superlana Maxi, Long Batik, (%75 acrylic, %25 wool), 250 g/ 8.82 oz, 250 m/ 273 yards, color 6771: 2 Balls
  • Circular knitting needles:10 mm / US 15, 100 cm /40" long. 
  • Tapestry needle 
  • Stitch marker 
  • Stitches holders 

Yardage: 450- 475 m/ 490-520 yards.


Gauge: 9.5 sts x 13 rows in (4" X 4")


Measures: center back down: 25.5" / 65 cm.

side shoulder to end: 20.5" / 52 cm.


knitting terms (US)

  • k: knit.
  • p: purl.
  • yo: yarn over.
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together.
  • k2togtbl: knit 2 stitches together through back loops.
  • m1: make one stitch increase.
  • kyokrb (porthole eyelet): (k 1, yarn over, k 1) into the same stitch in the row below.





Instructions:

Note: the two balls of yarn I've used have the same color gradient, so the back and front pieces are almost identical.

Note 2: when reaching last row in the back and front pieces, you can either cast off all stitches and sew the shoulders together, or if you are familiar with the Kitchener stitch, use it to attach the back and front at the shoulder's last rows.


Poncho Back Part:

Cast on 3 sts:

Row 1: k

Row 2: k 1, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 1. (5 sts)

Row 3: k

Row 4: k 1, m 1, k 3, m 1, k 1. (7 sts)

Row 5: k.

Row 6: k 1, m1, k 5, m1, k 1. (9 sts)

Row 7: k 4, p 1, k 4.

Row 8: k 4, kyokrb, k 4.

Row 9: k 4, p to last 4 sts, k 4.

Row 10: k to center st, kyokrb, k to end.

Repeat rows 9 and 10 until the sts count 53.

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Middle Triangle:

With wrong side work as follows, (from now always mark center stitch):

Row 1: k 4, p 22, k 1, p 22, k 4.

Row 2: k 26, yo, k 1, yo, k 26.

Row 3: k 4, p 22, k 3, p 22, k 4.

Row 4: k 26, yo, k 3, yo, k 26.

Row 5: k 4, p 22, k 5, p 22, k 4.

Row 6: k 26, yo, k 5, yo, k 26.

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Side Increases:

Row 7: k 4, p 22, k 7, p 22, k 4, cast on 20 sts at the end of row.

Row 8: k 46, yo, k 7, yo, k 26, cast on 20 sts at the end of this row.

Row 9: k 24, p 22, k 9, p 22, k 24.

Row 10: k 46, yo, k 9, yo, k 46.

Row 11: k 24, p 22, k 11, p 22, k 24.

Row 12: k 46, yo, k 11, yo, k 46.

Row 13: k 24, p 22, k 13, p 22, k 24

Row 14: k 46, yo, k 13, yo, k 46.

Row 15: k 4, p 42, k 15, p 42, k 4.

Row 16: k 46, yo, k 15, yo, k 46.

Work on these two increasing rows until the triangle in the middle stitches count 41 and ending a wrong side row.

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Neck Edge
Right Shoulder Side:
Row 1: k 46, yo, k 20, cast off 17 sts, k 4, yo, k 46.

Row 2: k 4, p 42, k 5.

cast off all stitches leaving ( or keep sts in a st holder, cut yarn leave 3 yrd tail yarn).



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Left Shoulder Seam


Insert yarn in the center back stitch (that has been decreased when working the left side) to retain the stitch:

Row 1: cast off 17 sts, k 4, yo, p 42, k 4.

Row 2: k 46, k 5.


cast off all stitches leaving 1 yard of yarn for sewing ( or keep stitches in stitches holder, and cut yarn leaving 3 yard tail).




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Poncho Front Part

Work like back until you finish row 14 after side increases.
Now work to shape the V neck opening: 

V Neck Opening:

Work on as follows starting with the wrong side row:

Row 1: k 4, p 42, k 15, p 42, k 4.(row 15 in back instructions)

Note: Mark the center st, in the middle of the center k 15.

Row 2: k 46, yo, k2tog, k 5 (front right side), 
cast off next 3 sts (the first one is the center middle st), k 3, k2togtbl, yo, k 46 (front left side).




Front Left Side:

With wrong side row, work as follows:

Row 3: k 4, p 42, k 5.

Row 4: k 3, k2togtbl, yo, k 46.

Row 5: repeat row 3.

Repeat rows 4 and 5 fourteen times, cast off all stitches ( or, put stitches in a stitch holder).

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Front Right Side

Insert the knitting needle in the center front stitch (that has been cast off when working the left side) to retain the stitch:


Row 1: cast off 3 sts, k 5, p 42, k 4.

Row 2: k 46, yo, 
k2tog, k 3, turn.

Row 3: k 5, p 42, k 4.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 fourteen times, cast off all stitches (or put stitches in a stitch holder).






Attaching shoulder seams:

Sew left and back shoulder seams of back and front parts together using any sewing method you prefer, weave in loose ends.

Or, if you are familiar with Kitchener stitch, attach left and right shoulders of back and front parts together using this method, weave in loose ends.



Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.

Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram to see my upcoming projects @wiams_crafts.

2 comments:

  1. This is GORGEOUS! I need one in your colors for me - and one in purples for my DIL! NOW - my grand-daughter is going to want one - how to make it smaller??? She's 9

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    1. thank you for your comment, to ma;e smaller; just change the number of rows, instead of reaching 53 stitches (this is before the upper middle triangle) measure what stitches number. make the height suitable for your grand daughter, and so on.
      start working and tell me if stop at any phase, please.

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