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.
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About the Materials
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.
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.
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