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Two Color Poncho
Lion Brand® Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend
Pattern Number: L10673 Ponchos are perfect for keeping babies warm on cool days. This turtleneck poncho updates classic stripes with a fun crossed stitch pattern.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
0-12 months (12-24 months) Finished Bottom Circumference 28 (33) in. (71 (84) cm) Finished Length 11 (13) in. (28 (33) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

5400-526 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Sable

Medium brown


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5400-507 Martha Stewart Crafts TM/MC Extra Soft Wool Blend Yarn: Winter Sky

Powder blue


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GAUGE:
20 sts + 28 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in 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
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Crossed St K3, pass the first st knit over the 2nd and 3rd sts and off needle.


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.
M1P (make 1 st as if to purl) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle.

Purl 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.
yo (yarn over) An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows: 1.

Bring yarn to front, between the needles.
2.

Take yarn to back, over the right needle.

This creates the new st.

You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.



PATTERN STITCHES
K1, p1 Rib (worked over a multiple of 2 sts + 1 additional st)
Row 1 (WS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.



Crossed St Stripe Pattern (worked over a multiple of 3 sts + 3 additional sts)
Note: The number of sts will decrease on Row 6 and Row 12 and increase back to original number on Row 7 and Row 13.
Rows 1 and 3 (WS): With A, purl.
Rows 2 and 4: With A, knit.
Row 5: With B, purl.
Row 6: With B, k1, *Crossed st over next 3 sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 7: With A, p2, *M1P, p2; rep from * to last st, p1.
Rows 8-10: Rep Rows 2-4.
Row 11: With B, purl.
Row 12: With B, k2, *Crossed st over next 3 sts; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 13: With A, p1, *M1P, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Rep Rows 2-13 for Crossed St Stripe pattern.

NOTES:
1. Poncho is worked in 2 pieces; a Front and a Back.
2. Back is worked in one piece beginning at lower edge.
3. Front begins at lower edge as 3 separate pieces; Left Front, Center Front, and Right Front.

The 3 pieces are then joined, then the Front is worked in one piece to neck.
4. Sts for turtleneck are picked up around the neck edge after shoulders are seamed.

The turtleneck is worked in the rnd on double-pointed needles.
5. When working in Crossed St Stripe pattern, carry color not in use loosely along side edge of work.


6. When you see '0' in an instruction, this means that there are no sts to be worked for your size.
7. When you see 'as established' in the instructions, this means to continue in the current pattern st, ensuring that the sts line up as in previous rows.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK
With B, cast on 71 (83) sts.
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rows.
Next Row (RS): (P1, k1) 17 (20) times, p1, kfb, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row - 72 (84) sts at the end of this row.
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern until piece measures 4 (6) in.

(10 (15) cm) from beg, end with a Row 3 or a Row 9.

Note: End with a Row 3 or a Row 9 means that the last row you work should be a Row 3 or a Row 9.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 70 (82) sts at the end of this row.
Work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established for 9 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 68 (80) sts.
Rep last 10 rows once more - 66 (78) sts.
Work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established for 3 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 64 (76) sts.
Rep last 4 rows once more - 62 (74) sts.
Work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established for 1 row.
Rep Decrease Row - 60 (72) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 4 more times - 52 (64) sts.



Shape Shoulders
Next 4 Rows: Bind off 2 (3) sts, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established to end of row - 44 (52) sts.
Next 2 Rows: Bind off 3 (4) sts, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established to end of row - 38 (44) sts.
Next 2 Rows: Bind off 7 (8) sts, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established to end of row - 24 (28) sts.
Sl sts to a holder for back neck.
FRONT
Left Front
With B, cast on 19 (21) sts.
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rows.
Next Row (RS): (P1, k1) 4 times, (p2tog) 1 (0) time(s), p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row - 18 (21) sts.
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern until piece measures 4 (6) in.

(10 (15) cm) from beg, end with Row 3 or 9 of pattern.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established to end of row - 17 (20) sts.
Continue in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established until piece measures 5 (7) in.

(12.5 (18) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Note: End with a RS row means that the last row you work should be a RS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a WS row.
Sl sts to a holder for Left Front, and set aside.



Center Front
With B, cast on 31 (37) sts.
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in K1, p1 Rib for 3 rows.
Next Row (RS): (P1, k1) 7 (9) times, p2tog, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row - 30 (36) sts.
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established until same length as Left Front.
Sl sts to a holder for Center Front, and set aside.
Right Front Work same as Left Front until you reach the section labeled 'Decrease Row'.
Decrease Row (RS): Work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 17 (20) sts.
Continue in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established until same length as Left Front.
Do not sl sts to a holder.
Joining Fronts Joining Row (WS): Work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established across sts of Right Front, cast on 3 sts, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established across 30 (36) sts of Center Front, cast on 3 sts, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established across 17 (20) sts of Left Front - 70 (82) sts.
Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 68 (80) sts.
Work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established for 9 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 66 (78) sts.
Work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established for 3 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 64 (76) sts.
Rep last 4 rows once more - 62 (74) sts.
Work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established for 1 row.
Rep Decrease Row - 60 (72) sts.
Rep last 2 rows 4 more times - 52 (64) sts.



Shape Neck and Shoulders
Next Row (WS): Work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established over 22 (26) sts, join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 8 (12) sts for neck, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as established to end of row - 22 (26) sts on each side.
Work both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn.
Note: In the following section of the Front, always work the next pattern row of the Crossed St Stripe pattern to continue in pattern as established.
Next 2 Rows: Work in Crossed St Stripe pattern to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 3 sts, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern to end of row - 19 (23) sts on each side.
Next 2 Rows: Work in Crossed St Stripe pattern to end of first side; on 2nd side, bind off 2 sts, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern to end of row - 17 (21) sts on each side.
Next Row: Bind of 2 (3) sts, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern to last 3 sts of first side, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern to end of row.
Next Row: Bind off 2 (3) sts, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern to end of first side; on 2nd side, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern to end of row - 14 (17) sts on each side.
Next 2 Rows: Rep last 2 rows - 11 (13) sts on each side.
Next Row: Bind of 3 (4) sts, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern to last 3 sts of first side, k2tog, k1; on 2nd side, k1, ssk, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern as to end of row.
Next Row: Bind off 3 (4) sts, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern to end of first side; on 2nd side, work in Crossed St Stripe pattern to end of row - 7 (8) sts on each side.
Bind off rem 7 (8) sts of each side.

FINISHING
Sew side and shoulder seams.



Ribbed Edging
With RS facing, join B at lower edge of Right Front edge, pick up and k23 sts evenly spaced along edge to where Fronts were joined.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for 4 rows.
Bind off.
Work same edging on left side of Center Front.

On Left Front edge and on right side of of Center Front, work the same edging starting at the join and working down to lower edge.
Overlap Center Front ribbed edgings over Left and Right Front Edgings, sew in place.



Turtleneck
With RS facing and double pointed needles, join B at left shoulder, pick up and k14 sts evenly spaced across side neck edge to bound-off sts, pick up and k10 (12) sts evenly spaced across front neck edge, pick up and k14 sts evenly spaced across side neck edge to right shoulder, k24 (28) back neck sts on holder - 62 (68) sts.

Divide sts onto 4 needles: for smaller size, put 15 sts on each of 2 needles and 16 sts on each of remaining 2 needles.

For larger size, put 17 sts onto each of 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.

Note: When knitting in the rnd on double pointed needles (dpns), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the needles.

If you are working with a set of 5 dpn, your sts should be divided among 4 needles.

The total number of sts will not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that you are using - this is not a problem! Simply divide your sts as evenly as possible, you will still create a symmetrical 'tube' of knitting.



Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * around.
Rep last rnd until turtleneck measures about 4 in.

(10 cm).
Note: The eyelet bind-off results in a stretchy edge, making it easier to fit turtleneck over baby's head.
Eyelet Bind-Off: *Bind off 1 st, yo, bind off yo; rep from * until all sts have been bound off.



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)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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