Aran poncho

Knit a trendy poncho for your favourite high school or university student -- or for yourself.

Aran poncho

Designed by the Patons Design Studio.

Knit a seventies-style poncho that's covered in cables and a perfect wrap for an autumn day.

Using two strands of yarn together, poncho is worked in two separate pieces in cable pattern throughout. Standard abbreviations are used; any special abbreviations are listed below. Recommended for knitters with some experience.

You need:
• 9 balls (100 g) Patons Decor 75 per cent acrylic/25 per cent wool yarn or Patons Classic Merino Wool pure wool yarn
• Pair of 8 mm needles OR whichever size you require to produce the tension given below
• Cable needle
• Tapestry needle
• 5 mm crochet hook

Tension:
12 sts and 16 rows = 10 cm (4 ins) with two strands of yarn tog in stocking stitch.

 



Special abbreviations:
C2F = Slip next st onto cn and leave at front of work, p1, then k1 from cn.
C2B = Slip next st onto cn and leave at back of work, k1, then p1 from cn.
C4F = Slip next 2 sts onto cn and leave at front of work, k2, then k2 from cn.
cn = cable needle
Cr3F = Slip next 2 sts onto cn and leave at front of work, p1, then k2 from cn.
Cr3B = Slip next st onto cn and leave at back of work, k2, then p1 from cn.
KB1 = Knit into back of next st.
PB1 = Purl into back of next st.

 

PANEL PATTERN A (worked over 16 sts)
Row 1: P5, Cr3B, Cr3F, p5.
Row 2: K5, p2, k2, p2, k5.
Row 3: P4, Cr3B, p2, Cr3F, p4.
Row 4: K4, [p2, k4] twice.
Row 5: P3, Cr3B, p4, Cr3F, p3.
Row 6: K3, p2, k1, p4, k1, p2, k3.
Row 7: P2, [Cr3B] twice, [Cr3F] twice, p2.
Row 8: [K2, p2, k1, p2] twice, k2.
Row 9: P1, [Cr3B] twice, p2, [Cr3F] twice, p1.
Row 10: [K1, p2] twice, k4, [p2, k1] twice.
Row 11: P1, k1, C2F, Cr3F, p2, Cr3B, C2B, k1, p1.
Row 12: [K1, p1] twice, k1, p2, k2, p2, [k1, p1] twice, k1.
Row 13: P1, k1, p1, C2F, Cr3F, Cr3B, C2B, p1, k1, p1.
Row 14: K1, p1, k2, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1.
Row 15: P1, C2F, C2B, p1, C4F, p1, C2F, C2B, p1.
Row 16: [K2, p2] twice, [p2, k2] twice.
These 16 Rows complete Panel Pat A.

PANEL PATTERN B (worked over 8 sts)
Row 1: P2, k4, p2.
Row 2: K2, p4, k2.
Row 3: P2, C4F, p2.
Row 4: K2, p4, k2.
These 4 Rows complete Panel Pat B.

To make:
Poncho Piece (make two)
Holding 2 strands of yarn tog, cast on 80 sts.
Row 1 (right side): [K1, p1] 5 times, [work Row1 of Panel Pat B, KB1, work Row 1 of Panel Pat A, KB1] twice, work Row 1 of Panel Pat B, [p1,k1] 5 times.
Row 2: [P1, k1] 5 times, [work Row 2 of Panel Pat B, PB1, work Row 2 of Panel Pat A, PB1] twice, work Row 2 of Panel Pat B, [k1, p1] 5 times.
Panel pats are now in position.

Cont in pat, working 9 complete Panel Pat A, thus ending with Row 16. Cast off in pat.

To finish:
With right sides up, tapestry needle and 1 strand of yarn, sew cast-on edge of first piece to side edge of 2nd piece; sew cast-on edge of 2nd piece to side edge of first piece to form head opening (refer to photo if necessary).

For fringe, cut 35.5 cm (14 ins) lengths of yarn. Holding 6 strands of yarn tog, fold in half; with hook, pull loop through cast-on st at 1 corner, then thread yarn ends through loop and tighten. Rep to make evenly spaced fringe around outside edge.

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