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Poncho Wrap
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Alpaca Blend
Pattern Number: L10148

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Width 60 1/2 (65) in. (153.5 (165) cm) Finished Length 20 1/2 (21 1/2) in. (52 (54.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

5500-547 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Alpaca Blend Yarn: Grape Hyacinth

Cool medium purple


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GAUGE:
15 sts + 21 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 tog - 1 st decreased.
kfb (knit into front and then back)
An increase worked as follows:
1.

Knit the next st through the front loop, but do not remove the st from your left hand needle.


2.

Knit the same st once more, this time inserting your needle through the back loop of the st.

You will have created 2 loops (sts) on your right hand needle.
3.

Drop the st from your left hand needle - you have increased 1 st.



PATTERN STITCH
K2, p2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts + 2)
Row 1: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.

NOTES:
1. Poncho is worked in one piece from left front edge across to right front edge.
2. Collar is worked by picking up sts along top edge after Poncho has been completed.


INSTRUCTIONS



PONCHO
Beg at left front edge, cast on 52 (56) sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Increase Shaping
Row 1 (RS): K6, kfb, k to end - 53 (57) sts at the end of this row.
Note: Beg of this row is at lower edge of Poncho.
End of this row is at top edge of Poncho.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K6, kfb, k to end - 54 (58) sts at the end of this row.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep last 2 rows - 55 (59) sts at the end of Row 5.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: K5, p1, kfb, k to the last 6 sts, p1, k5 - 56 (60) sts at the end of this row.
Row 8: K6, p to the last 6 sts, k6.
Row 9: K5, p1, kfb, k to the last 6 sts, p1, k5 - 57 (61) sts at the end of this row.
Rows 10-49: Rep last 2 rows 20 more times - 77 (81) sts at the end of Row 49.
Row 50: K6, p to the last 6 sts, k6.
Row 51: K5, p1, k to the last 6 sts, p1, k5.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 50 (54) in.

(127 (137) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Note: End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
Decrease Shaping
Row 1 (RS): K5, p1, k to last 8 sts, k2tog, p1, k5 - 76 (80) sts at the end of this row.
Row 2: K6, p2tog, k2, p to last 6 sts, k6 - 75 (79) sts at the end of this row.
Row 3: Rep Row 1 - 74 (78) sts at the end of this row.
Row 4: K6, p2tog, p to last 6 sts, k6 - 73 (77) sts.
Row 5 (RS): K5, p1, k to last 8 sts, k2tog, p1, k5 - 72 (76) sts.
Row 6: K6, p2tog, p to last 6 sts, k6 - 71 (75) sts.
Rows 7-24: Rep last 2 rows 9 more times - 53 (57) sts rem.
Row 25: K5, p1, ssk, k to the last 8 sts, k2tog, p1, k5 - 51 (55) sts at the end of this row.
Row 26: K6, p2tog, p to last 6 sts, k6 - 50 (54) sts.
Rows 27-56 (58): Rep last 2 rows 15 (16) times - 5 (6) sts rem.
Do not bind off.
Band (Right Front Edge)
Next Row (RS): K5 (6), pick up and k1 st in every row across shaped edge - 61 (64) sts.
Next 7 Rows: Knit.
Bind off.



FINISHING
To block, lay Poncho flat and place a wet towel on top of piece for about 1 hour.

Remove towel and allow Poncho to dry.
Collar
Place a marker on top, straight edge of Poncho 10 1/2 in.

(26.5 cm) above cast-on edge.

Place a 2nd marker 23 (26) in.

(58.5 (66) cm) above first marker.

With RS facing, pick up and k 118 sts evenly spaced between markers.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 6 in.

(15 cm).
Bind off loosely.

Note: To bind off loosely, you may prefer to use needles one size larger.



TIES (make 4)
With crochet hook, ch 50.

Slip st in each chain.

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Coil last 20 chains into a tight spiral for base of tie and sew a few sts through spiral to secure.
Using tails, sew Ties to RS of Poncho as follows:
Sew one Tie at each front edge of collar, about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) below bound off edge of collar; one Tie to right front, about 5 in.

(12.5 cm) below picked up sts of collar, sew rem Tie to left front about 3 in.

(7.5 cm) from front edge of collar.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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