Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stadium Poncho

The new autumn yarns are making there way to the stores and online. Nothing says autumn more than a warm poncho to keep the first brisk day at bay!

SIZE: One Size
Finished Width 29 in. (73.5 cm)
Finished Length 40 in. (101.5 cm)

• 620-151 Lion Brand Wool-Ease® Yarn: Grey Heather 12 Balls
• Stitch Markers
• Cable Needles (Set of 2)
• Large-Eyed Blunt Needles
• Additional Materials
 Circular needle size 8 (5 mm), 29 in. (74 cm)
 Circular needle size 6 (4 mm), 16 in. (40 cm)

30 sts + 30 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in honeycomb pattern with larger needle. BE SURE
TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle.
2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle.

K1, p1 Rib (worked in the round)
Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from *.
Rep Rnd 1 for k1, p1 Rib.
Honeycomb (multiple of 8 sts + 4)
Row 1: P2, *2/2 RC, 2/2 LC; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Rows 2 and all WS rows: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Rows 3 and 7: P2, k to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 5: P2, *2/2 LC, 2/2 RC; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 8: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep Rows 1-8 for Honeycomb pattern.

1. Circular needle is used for ease in working with large number of sts. Work back and forth (as if working on straight needles) in rows on Front and Back.
2. Collar is worked in rounds.

With larger needle, cast on 136 sts. Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 5 in. (12.5 cm)from beg, end with a WS row.
Set Up Row (RS): K22, place marker, p2, inc in each of next 4 sts, *k1, inc in next st, rep from * to last 28 sts, inc in each of next 4 sts, p2, place marker, k22 – 184 sts.
Next Row: K22, slip marker, k2, p136, k2, slip marker, k22.
Next Row: K22, sl marker, work Row 1 of Honeycomb pattern to next marker, sl marker, k22.
Continue as established, working first and last 22 sts in Garter st, and sts between markers in Honeycomb pattern until piece measures 40 in. (101.5 cm) from beg. Bind off.

Work same as Back until piece measures 37 in. (94 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Shape Neck
Work as established across first 80 sts, join a new ball of yarn and bind off center 24 sts, work to end of row.
Working both sides at once with separate strands of yarn, and keeping to pattern as established, dec 1 st at each neck edge every other row 4 times – 76 sts each shoulder.
When piece measures same length as Back, bind off.

Sew shoulder seams.
From RS with smaller needle, pick up and k 90 sts. Join, being careful not to twist st. Place marker for beg of rnd. Work in k1, p1 Rib for 12 in. (30.5 cm). Bind off loosely. Weave in ends.

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