Indulge yourself and play with colour! This simple project features an ombré 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