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Plaid Poncho
Lion Brand® Lion® Suede
Pattern Number: 40545
This chic little project couldn’t be simpler to stitch.

It’s made from two striped rectangles; the plaid design is done after the knitting is finished with a crochet hook.

Sew the two pieces together and voila - instant cool.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
2 rectangles, each 17 inches wide x 28 inche long [43 x 71 cm

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

210-178 Lion Suede Yarn: Teal An intense, dark blue-green.
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 14.67

210-132 Lion Suede Yarn: Olive Dusty, soft olive.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.78

210-113 Lion Suede Yarn: Scarlet A brilliant, vibrant red.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.89

210-098 Lion Suede Yarn: Ecru Pale, champagne beige.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.89

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Estimated Price: $ 3.60


Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Estimated Price: $ 2.45

GAUGE:
13 sts + 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) on smaller needles. 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:
STRIPE PATTERN 14 rows A; 12 rows B; 10 rows A; 2 rows C; 18 rows A; 10 rows B; 2 rows D; 10 rows B; 20 rows A; 2 rows C; 10 rows A; 8 rows B; 2 rows C; 6 rows B; 18 rows A; 2 rows D; 12 rows B


INSTRUCTIONS
PONCHO HALF – Make 2 With larger needles and A, loosely cast on 50 sts.

Change to smaller needles and work 3 rows in Garter Stitch (k every row).

Change to Stripe Pattern and work as follows: Row 1 (RS) K 8, p 1, k 2, p 1, k 18, p 1, k 5, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 11.

Row 2 K 3, p 8, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 5, k 1, p 18, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 5, k 3.

Continue Stripe Pattern, repeating Rows 1-2 until color C is reached.

Work all C rows as follows: Row 1 Knit.

Row 2 K 3, p to last 3 sts, k 3.

Continue in pattern until Stripe Pattern is complete.

With B, work 3 rows in Garter Stitch.

Bind off loosely with larger needles.

FINISHING Work vertical lines of crocheted chain stitch over the purl stitches.

Keeping yarn behind Poncho, work 1 st for each 2 rows.

Work 2 outer lines in D, and 3 central lines in C.

Assemble and seam as shown in diagram, matching points A and B.

Weave in ends.




ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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