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Knit Fairy Tale Poncho
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 30226AD This warm, whimsical poncho will be every child's favorite cool-weather cover-up. It's easy to put on and fun to wear. With bulky yarn and large needles, the project will go quickly.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: 12 mos, 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4
Finished measurements 20 (24, 30)" wide, 17 (21, 27)" long
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 23, 2010)
BACK With MC, cast on 16 (20, 24) sts. Row 1 Work in Seed st Rows 2 and 5 (K 1, p 1) in first st 1 increase made; Seed st across. Rows 3 and 4 (P 1, k 1) in first st, Seed st across. Repeat last 4 rows until 40 (48, 60) sts on needle. Work even in Seed st until piece measures 16 (20, 26)" from beg, ending with a WS row. Bind off all sts. Mark center 12 (15, 14 16) sts for Back neck. Make Tassel Wrap CC around cardboard 20 times. Cut two 12" pieces of CC. Use crochet hook to draw one 12" piece under all strands at upper edge of cardboard. Pull tightly and knot securely near strands. Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard and remove. Holding tied end at top, tie second piece around all 40 strands 11 1/22 1 1/2" from tied end, and knot securely. Weave ends of tie into center and trim Tassel ends evenly. Attach Tassel to point of Hood.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

640-138 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Cranberry

Deep red


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 18.98
Alternative Quantity: (3, 5)
Note: (MC)

640-110 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Navy

Dark blue, almost black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.49
Alternative Quantity: (1, 2)
Note: (CC)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.95


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
8 sts + 14 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Seed st. 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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Seed Stitch Row 1 *K 1, p 1; repeat from * across.

Row 2 Knit the p sts and purl the k sts.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK

With MC, cast on 16 (20, 24) sts.

Row 1: Work in Seed st Rows 2 and 5: (K 1, p 1) in first st – increase made; Seed st across.

Rows 3 and 4: (P 1, k 1) in first st, Seed st across.

Repeat last 4 rows until 40 (48, 60) sts on needle.

Work even in Seed st until piece measures 16 (20, 26)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Bind off all sts.

Mark center 12 (14, 16) sts for Back neck.



FRONT

Work as for Back until piece measures 12 (15, 20)" from beg, ending with a WS row.

Divide for neck Work 20 (24, 30) sts, turn.

Leaving other 20 (24, 30) sts on needle (on hold), continue working on these first 20 (24, 30) sts until piece measures same as Back, ending with a WS row.

Bind off 14 (17, 22) sts, slip remaining 6 (7, 8) sts to holder.

Cut yarn and rejoin at opposite edge to work 20 (24, 30) sts on hold (start with a WS row).

Work in Seed st until same length as other side, ending with a RS row.

Bind off 14 (17, 22) sts, Seed st across remaining 6 (7, 8) sts, turn.
HOOD

Keeping in Seed st, work 6 (7, 8) sts, pick up and knit 12 (15, 16) sts across Back neck, work remaining 6 (7, 8) Front sts from holder.

Continue working in Seed st across these 24 (29, 32) sts until Hood measures 9 (10, 11)" long.

Bind off all sts.
FINISHING

With MC, sew side/shoulder and Hood seams.

With CC, work a round of single crochet around lower edge of Poncho.

Work a second round in slip st, fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat for Hood edge.



Make Tassel: Wrap CC around cardboard 20 times.

Cut two 12" pieces of CC.

Use crochet hook to draw one 12" piece under all strands at upper edge of cardboard.

Pull tightly and knot securely near strands.

Cut yarn loops at lower edge of cardboard and remove.

Holding tied end at top, tie second piece around all 40 strands 1 1/2" from tied end, and knot securely.

Weave ends of tie into center and trim Tassel ends evenly.

Attach Tassel to point of Hood.



Button Fastener: With CC and crochet hook, make a 16" chain.

Joining to form a loop, work 1 round in slip stitch.

Fasten off.

Fold loop and tie ends in an overhand knot.

Position fastener across neck opening and sew a button on each side of opening to match fastener.

Sew remaining pairs of buttons 2" in from edge and 5" down from seam on each side.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
CC = contrasting color
k = knit
MC = main color
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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