Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lacy Poncho

Dress this up or wear it with jeans...this Caron Yarns pattern is a perfect cover up without the bulk!

7”x 48” excluding fringe

S, M (Teen), M, L (Adult)

Caron International's Simply Soft Brites
4 ply, Worsted Weight (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170g): 2 skeins # 9610 Grape
Size US #13 or #15 knitting ndls
size J crochet hook

CO 33 (43) sts. Purl 1 row.
R1: K1, *K1-YO-K3-Sl 1-K2tog-PSSO-K3-YO* end K2.
Rows 2-4-6: Purl.
R3: K1* K2-YO-K2-Sl 1-K2tog-PSSO-K2-YO-K1* end K3 instead of K1.
R5: K1-K2tog* YO-K1-YO-K1-Sl1-K2tog-PSSO-K1-YO-K1-YO-Sl 1-
K2tog-PSSO* end YO-K1-YO- K2tog-K1
Added clarification for Row 5: rep from *, ending last rep [k1, yo] twice, k2tog, k1.
The last time you repeat from the * instead of doing the sl 1, k2tog, psso after the [k1, yo] twice, you end with k2tog, k1. Therefore the last time through the repeat you only work 5 sts instead of 10 and then work the 5 ending stitches. This works out to 43 sts. For the last 10-st repeat of the pattern, there is no compensating increase (yo) after the double decrease
(sl 1, k2tog, PSSO), so instead of working 'sl 1, k2tog, psso' (a double
decrease, using 3 sts) you work 'k2tog' (a single decrease, using 2 sts),
then knit the last st (which is actually an edge st throughout the Stitch
pattern). This will keep the stitch count consistent on Row 5.
Repeat rows 1-6 for 30”. Bind off loosely.
Make 2 pieces.

Lay pieces flat. Mark each piece according to diagram.

Join and pin seams as shown.

Using crochet hook, SC in each loop decreasing in each “V” or seam. Join.
Finish with Backward SC or Shell Stitch.

Cut 10”-Use 3 strands.

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