Indulge yourself and play with colour! This simple project features an ombr√© fabric created by working with two strands of yarn held together throughout. You work colour changes by first knitting with two strands of the same colour, followed by a strand each of the old colour and a new colour, followed by two strands of the new colour; repeat! To aid in the optical blending of the colours, the reverse stockinette side faces outwards. The poncho is worked as a large rectangle with buttonholes in one of the ribbed selvedges. Folded in half and buttoned, it creates a poncho that hangs diagonally. And a bonus, you can wear the poncho with the stockinette side out too.
- yarn: 5 (6) skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns CashLuxe Fine (MC) and 1 skein in Deep Cove (A), Basil (B), Wisteria (C) and Mulberry (D) (115 yd / 105 m per 4 oz / 115 g skein; 70% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon)
needles: Size 9 US / 5.5 mm circular needles, 32" / 80 cm long
8 US / 5 mm DPNs
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" / 10 cm in reverse St st pattern with two strands of yarn held together
For accurate sizing, always take time to check finished gauge.
- finished measurements: 25" / 63.5 cm x 33" / 84 cm buttoned
Pattern includes a 6-page PDF (both written and charted) and a 10-page tips and techniques PDF