Knitting Pattern: McLean Poncho

Toss this easy-to-knit poncho over your shoulders for instant warmth. The poncho is knit from two rectangles of stockinette stitch decorated with a few rows of a fun slip stitch pattern. It’s a perfect project for beginning knitters.

The pattern includes a few skills that will bring your skills to the next level: working a basic slip stitch, picking up stitches, and knitting the neckband in the round. Bulky weight yarn and large needles make the project a quick knit.

Thanks to Universal Yarn for providing the materials for this project. This post contains affiliate links, which may provide a small income to me, but don’t cost you anything extra.

teal poncho with white slip stitc detail

About the Materials

ball of Deluxe Bulky Superwash

The pillow takes about 500-610 yards [458-558 m] of bulky yarn, depending on which size you knit. The poncho pictured is size S/M. I used Universal Yarn Deluxe Bulky Superwash, a classic smooth 100% superwash wool. It comes in 100 g balls of 106 yds (97 m) each.

I used US size 13 [9 mm] knitting needles to get gauge. The pattern calls for a 24″ [60 cm] circular needle because of the number of stitches on the edging, but the two main panels are knit back and forth in stockinette stitch.

closeup view of slip stitch pattern

Sizes & Finished Dimensions

Written for sizes S/M and L/XL. Each panel measures about 15¾ (18½)” [40 (47) cm] wide; 48 (52)” [122 (132) cm] long before the edging is knit.

The knitting pattern is available as a downloadable pdf from Ravelry and Payhip. Buy it now!

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