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Hooded Baby Poncho
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60549A
Ponchos are marvelously practical for the little ones.

Pop this one on and off with no struggling.

Mom will love the easy-care yarn.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 18 mos, Child 3
Finished Width 13 1/4 (15, 18) in. [34.5 (38, 45.5) cm] Finished Length 11 (12, 13) in. [28 (30.5, 33) cm]
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: None

MATERIALS

830-194 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lime

Soft lime green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (2,3)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
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Additional Materials
2 sets of snap closures Sewing needle and matching thread
GAUGE:
16 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Cast on 42 (48, 54) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Rows 2-7: Knit.
Row 8: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 9 (increase): K4, inc in next st, k across row to last 5 sts, inc in next st, k4 - 44 (50, 56) sts.
Rows 10-12: K4, work in St st across to last 4 sts, k4.
Repeat last 4 rows until there are 54 (60, 72) sts.

Continue to work in St st, keeping first and last 4 sts in garter st (k every row) until Back measures 11 (12, 13) in.

[28 (30.5, 33) cm] from beg.

Bind off.



FRONT
Work same as Back until piece measures 8 (9, 10) in.

[20.5 (23, 25.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Neck
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: K4, p14 (17, 23), k18, p14 (17, 23), k4.
Repeat last 2 rows once more.
Next Row: Knit.
Next Row: K4, p14 (17, 23), bind off center 18 sts for neck, join second ball of yarn and p14 (17, 23), k4.
Working both sides at same time, continue to work even on both sides of Front until same length as Back.

Bind off.



POCKET
Cast on 16 sts.
Rows 1-6: Knit.
Row 7 (RS - increase): K4, inc in next st, k across row to last 5 sts, inc in next st, k4 - 18 sts.
Rows 8-10: K4, work in St st across to last 4 sts, k4.
Repeat last 4 rows until there are 24 sts.

Continue to work in St st, keeping first and last 4 sts in garter st until pocket measures 3 1/2 in.

[8.5 cm], end with WS row.

Knit 5 rows.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulders.

Position pocket on center of Front with longest straight edge on top; sew pocket to Front along sides and lower edge.



Hood
With RS facing, join yarn at right front neck edge and pick up and k 14 sts from right side of front neck, 20 sts across back neck, 14 sts from left front neck edge - 48 sts.
Next Row: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Next Row (increase): K across, inc 4 (8, 12) sts evenly spaced - 52 (56, 60) sts.

Work even as established keeping first and last 4 sts in garter st until hood measures 7 1/4 (8, 8 1/4) in.

[19 (20.5, 21.5) cm] from beg.

Bind off.

Fold hood in half and sew together along top edge.



Weave in ends.

If desired, sew snaps on each side for armholes.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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