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Sleek Striped Poncho
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: L0612B

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE:
S (M/L, 1X/2X) Finished Circumference 62 (70, 78) in. (157.5 (178, 198) cm) at widest point Finished Length 28 (30 1/2, 31) in. (71 (77.5, 78.5) 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: (applied Feb 24, 2012)
FRONT … Work in K2, p2 Rib for 10 rows. Next Row (RS): K35 (40, 45), place marker (pm), k1, p2, k2tog, p2, k p1, k2, p2tog, k2, p1, pm, k35 (40, 45) - 77 (87, 97) sts at the end of this row.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

640-147 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Eggplant

Deep, rich purple


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 28.47
Alternative Quantity: 4, 5
Note: (A)

640-135 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Spice

Dark burnt orange


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

640-143 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Claret

Deep purplish red


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

Lion Brand Size 13 [9 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 11.49


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


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

Additional Materials
Double pointed needles size 13 (9 mm), set of 5
GAUGE:
10 sts + 15 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them together - 1 st decreased.



PATTERN STITCHES
K2, p2 Rib worked back and forth in rows (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS): K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts as they face you.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib worked back and forth.



K2, p2 Rib (worked in the rnd over a multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd.



Center Rib pattern (worked over 7 sts)
Row 1 (RS): P1, k2, p1, k2, p1.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts as they face you.
Rep Row 2 for Center Rib pattern.

NOTES:
1.

Poncho is designed to be worked in two separate pieces (Front and Back) to create side seams which provide stability for the bulky yarn.
2.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the sts.

Work back and forth in rows on the circular needle as if working on straight needles.
3.

The lower edge of Poncho will roll to the RS.

If you prefer an edge that doesn't roll, omit the first 4 rows of St st and begin the Front and Back by working in K2, p2 Rib.
4.

Front and Back are identical pieces, worked from the lower edge up to the neck.
5.

Decreases for shaping are worked on side edges and on either side of the center rib on Front and Back.

In order to create the shape of this Poncho, the rate of decreasing varies.

Be sure to keep careful track of your rows!


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT
With circular needle and A, cast on 78 (88, 98) sts.
Beg with a knit row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 4 rows.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 10 rows.
Next Row (RS): K35 (40, 45), place marker (pm), p1, k2, p2tog, k2, p1, pm, k35 (40, 45) - 77 (87, 97) sts at the end of this row.
Row 1: P to marker, slip marker (sm), work Row 2 of Center Rib pattern over next 7 sts, sm, p to end of row.
Row 2: K to marker, sm, work Row 2 of Center Rib pattern over next 7 sts, sm, k to end of row.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Shape Sides
Row 4 (Side Decrease Row): K1, k2tog, k to marker, sm, work Row 2 of Center Rib pattern over next 7 sts, sm, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 75 (85, 95) sts at the end of this row.
Rows 5-8: Rep Rows 1 and 2 twice.
Change to B.
Row 9: Rep Row 1.
Row 10: Rep Row 4.
Row 11 and 13: Rep Row 1.
Row 12: Rep Row 2.
Row 14: Rep Row 4.
Rep Rows 11-14 until 65 (75, 85) sts rem.
Next 3 Rows: Rep Rows 11-13.



Shape Center
Note: You will continue to work side shaping and AT THE SAME TIME, work center shaping.

Be sure to keep track of your rows!

Next Row (Center Decrease Row): K to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, work Row 2 of Center Rib pattern over next 7 sts, sm, k2tog, k to end of row - 63 (73, 83) sts at the end of this row.
Change to A.
Next 4 Rows: Rep Rows 11-14 - 61 (71, 81) sts rem.
Next 3 Rows: Rep Rows 11-13.
Next Row: Rep Center Decrease Row - 59 (69, 79) sts at the end of this row.
Next 4 Rows: Rep Rows 11-14 - 57 (67, 77) sts rem.
Rep last 8 rows once more - 53 (63, 73) sts rem.
Next Row: Rep Row 1.
Next Row: Rep Center Decrease Row - 51 (61, 71) sts rem.
Change to C.
Next Row: Rep Row 1.
Next Row: Rep Row 4 - 49 (59, 69) sts rem.
Next 3 Rows: Rep Rows 11-13.



Note: In the next row, you will work both side and center decreases.
Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, work Row 2 of Center Rib pattern over next 7 sts, sm, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 45 (55, 65) sts at the end of this row.
Next 4 Rows: Rep Rows 11-14 - 43 (53, 63) sts rem.
Next Row: Rep Row 1.
Next Row: Rep Center Decrease Row - 41 (51, 61) sts rem.
Next Row: Rep Row 1.
Next Row: Rep Row 4, Side Decrease Row - 39 (49, 59) sts at the end of this row.
Next 3 Rows: Rep Rows 11-13.
Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, work Row 2 of Center Rib pattern over next 7 sts, sm, k2tog, k to end of row - 35 (45, 55) sts.
Next 3 Rows: Rep Rows 11-13.
Next Row: Rep Row 4, Side Decrease Row - 33 (43, 53) sts.
Rep last 8 rows once more - 27 (37, 47) sts.



Size S ONLY
Bind off rem 27 sts.



Sizes M/L (1X/2X) ONLY
Next Row: Rep Row 1.
Next Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, work Row 2 of Center Rib pattern over next 7 sts, sm, k2tog, k to end of row - 33 (43) sts.
Next 3 Rows: Rep Rows 11-13.
Next Row: Rep Row 4, Side Decrease Row - 31 (41) sts.
Rep last 4 (6) rows 1 (2) more times - 29 sts.
Bind off.



BACK
Make same as Front.



FINISHING
Sew side seams.
Turtleneck
With RS facing, double pointed needles and A, pick up and k56 (60, 60) sts evenly spaced around neck edge.

Divide sts onto 4 needles.Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle.
Work in K2, p2 Rib worked in the rnd until turtleneck measures about 10 in.

(25.5 cm).
Bind off in ribbing.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
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
sm = slip marker
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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