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Playful Poncho
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Vanna's Choice® Baby
Pattern Number: 90030AD We held two strands of yarn together and worked it as one, changing out one color at a time for fun gradient stripes.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Length About 14 in. (35.5 cm), not including fringe Finished Circumference (at widest point) About 50 in. (127 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-145 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Eggplant

Dark purple


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Note: (A)

860-144 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Magenta

Rich, deep purple-pink


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Note: (B)

860-123 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Beige

Golden off-white


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Note: (C)

840-108 Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn: Bluebell

Light periwinkle


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Note: (D)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Brittany Birchwood Double Pointed Needles - Size 11
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GAUGE:
11 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) with 1 strand each of A and B held tog. 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:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the front loop.


INSTRUCTIONS



STRIPE SEQUENCE
*With 1 strand each of A and B held tog knit 8 rnds, with 1 strand each of B and D held tog knit 8 rnds, with 1 strand each of C and D held tog knit 8 rnds*, with 1 strand each of A and C held tog knit 8 rnds; rep from * to * once more for Stripe Sequence.



PONCHO
With double pointed needles and 1 strand each of A and B held tog, cast on 62 sts.

Divide sts evenly onto 4 needles and join being careful not to twist.

Place marker for beginning of rnd.
Rnd 1: K15, place marker, k31, place marker, k16.
Rnd 2: Knit to first marker, M1, slip marker, k1, M1, knit to next marker, M1, slip marker, k1, M1, knit to end of rnd.
Rnd 3: Knit.
Rep Rnds 2 and 3, changing colors following Stripe Sequence, and changing to circular needle when sts have been sufficiently increased.
Bind off as if to purl.



FINISHING
From RS with crochet hook, join 1 strand each of C and D held tog, anywhere along lower edge of Poncho.

Slip st evenly around edge.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.
Fringe
Cut 9 1/2 in.

(24 cm) strands of A, B, C and D.

Hold 3 strands, in colors as desired, tog and fold in half.

Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of Poncho, forming a loop.

Pull strands through loop to tighten.

Make 88 Fringe evenly spaced around lower edge of Poncho.

Trim Fringe ends evenly.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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