Just to be swept away… A lacy poncho using the traditional old shale pattern repeat, finished off with a warming loose collar. Worked in the round, following a very simple and smooth pattern repeat. I suggest threading ‘lifelines’ every 10 rounds just in case you make a mistake. These markers will give you a base to pull back to if you drop a stitch or lose your way. The collar and border can be accented in a different yarn type and colour if desired.
YOU WILL NEED for either design
3 x 100g WARM MOONSHINE (400m/100g, 70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere) OR 300g of any of our 4ply yarn 5mm circular needle (60cm) for main body, 5mm circular needle (40cm) for collar, sewing-up needle
FINISHED SIZE: from collar to hem 70cm, width 155cm (at widest point)
GAUGE: 18sts to 10cm over stocking st on 5mm needles
Gauge is not critical. If you want your poncho to be the size stated above, please check gauge. Go up or down a needle size to obtain stated gauge.
ABBREVIATIONS k: knit | p: purl | Rnd: round | st(s): stitch(es) | RS: right-side facing pm/slm(s): place marker/slipmarker(s) yo: yarn over. Starting at front of work pass yarn over needle to back. If st before yo was a knit st, first bring yarn to front underneath needle. When you reach this yo on next round k as directed. This should create a hole. k2tog: k2 sts together as one (right leaning decrease)