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Picot Hem Poncho
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10120

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 9-12 mos, 2-3 yrs, Child 4-5
9-12 months (2-3 years, 4-5 years) Finished Length 11 1/2 (13 1/2, 15) in. (29 (34.5, 39.5) cm) Neck Circumference 19 (20, 21) in. (48.5 (51, 53.5) cm) Finished Circumference 41 (45, 49) in. (104 (114.5, 124.5) 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.



5400-556 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Green Eucalyptus

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19 sts + 27 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd). 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.

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Knit this new stitch through the back loop - 1 st increased.

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 tog - 1 st decreased.


Poncho is worked in rnds, beg at neck.


Poncho has folded hems at Neckband and lower edge.

Neckband is folded across a purl turning ridge, and lower edge is folded across a picot edge.


If desired, when sts are sufficiently increased, change to longer circular needles.


PONCHO Neckband With shorter circular needles, cast on 102 (106, 112) sts.

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 and being careful not to twist sts.

Note: In next rnd, markers are placed for sides of Poncho, dividing sts in half.

You may wish to use different color markers for side markers than for beg of rnd marker.

Rnd 1 (RS): K25 (26, 28), pm, k51 (53, 56), pm, k to end.

Rnd 2 (Decrease Rnd): (K to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sl marker, k1, k2tog) twice, k to end of rnd - 98 (102, 108) sts at the end of this rnd.

Sl markers as you come to them.

Rnds 3 and 4: Knit.

Rnds 5-10: Rep last 3 rnds 2 times - 90 (94, 100) sts rem.

Rnd 11 (Turning Ridge): Purl.

Body Rnd 12: Knit.

Rnd 13 (Increase): (K to marker, M1, sl marker, k1, M1) twice, k to end - 94 (98, 104) sts at the end of this rnd.

Rnds 14 and 15: Knit.

Rep last 3 rnds 25 (29, 32) times - 194 (214, 232) sts when all increases are completed.

Picot Hem Next Rnd (Picot Edge): *Yo, k2tog; rep from * around.

Knit 3 rnds.Bind off.

FINISHING Fold neckband to WS along turning ridge and sew in place.

Fold picot hem to WS along picot edge and sew in place.

Weave in ends.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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