Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
16 sts + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Basketweave pattern. 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
Basketweave Pattern (multiple of 8 + 4 sts)
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Rows 2, 4, and 6: K4, *p4, k4; rep from * across.
Rows 3 and 5: K the knits and p the purls.
Row 7: Knit.
Rows 8 and 10: P4, *k4, p4; rep from * across.
Rows 9 and 11: K the knits and p the purls.
Row 12: P4, *k4, p4; rep from * across.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Basketweave Pattern.
K2, p2 Rib
Row 1: *K2, p2; rep from * across.
Row 2: K the knits and p the purls.
Rep Row 2 for k2, p2 Rib.
Poncho is worked in once piece beg at lower edge of back. Circular needle is used to accommodate large number of sts.
With longer circular needle, cast on 28 (36, 44) sts.
Work in Basketweave pattern, AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st each edge on every row 10 times - 48 (56, 64) sts, working added sts into Basketweave pattern. Continue in pattern, cast on 2 sts each edge every 6th row 8 times, then inc 1 st each edge every 5th row 9 times - 98 (106, 114) sts.
Increase for Sleeves
Cast on 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 124 (132, 140) sts.
Work even as established until piece measures 21 in. (53.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 6 or 12.
Next Row: K 46 (50, 54) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 32 sts, k to end of row.
Working both sides at once with separate strands of yarn, work in pattern as established for 6 rows.
Next Row: Work across 46 (50, 54) sts in pattern, cast on 32 sts (front neck), work across remaining 46 (50, 54) sts in pattern - 124 (132, 140) sts.
Work even in pattern for about 7 in. (18 cm), end with a Row 6 or 12.
Decrease for Sleeves
Bind off 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows, 4 sts at beg of next 2 rows, and 2 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 98 (106, 114) sts.
Dec 1 st each edge every 5th row 9 times - 80 (88, 96) sts
Bind off 2 sts each edge every 6th row 8 times - 48 (56, 64) sts.
Work even in pattern until piece measures about 1 1/2 in. (4 cm) less than Back.
Continue in pattern, AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st each edge every row 10 times - 28 (36, 44) sts. Work 2 rows even. Bind off.
From RS, with longer circular needle, beg at end of lower edge of sleeve, pick up and k 75 sts along shaped side of sleeve and Front to bound-off edge of Front, pick up and k 28 (36, 44) sts across bound-off edge, pick up and k 75 sts along remaining edge of Front and side edge of opposite sleeve - 178 (186, 194) sts. Work 5 rows in k2, p2 Rib. Bind off.
Work as for Front Ribbing.
From RS, with longer circular needle, pick up and k 6 sts across ribbing, 86 sts along lower edge of sleeve, 6 sts along ribbing - 98 sts. Work in k2, p2 Rib for 5 rows. Bind off.
From RS, with shorter circular needle, pick up and k 72 sts around neck. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beg of round. Working in rounds, work in k2, p2 Rib for 8 in. (20.5 cm). Bind off.
Weave in ends.