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Hooded Poncho
Lion Brand® Tweed Stripes®
Pattern Number: L10691 Leave your coat at home and opt for a trendy and flattering poncho! The vertical stripes are created with unique sideways construction and self-striping Tweed Stripes yarn. The hood will keep you cozy during chilly mornings and breezy days.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Adult (Multiple Sizes)
S-L (1X-3X) Finished Width (at lower edge) 54 (58) in. (137 (147.5) cm) Finished Circumference (at neck) 27 in. (68.5 cm), before hood is added Finished Length 20 1/2 (21 1/2) in. (52 (54.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

753-204 Tweed Stripes Yarn: Caramel

Cream, tan, light grey, and medium brown


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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needles size 10 (6 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long and 29 in. (73.5 cm) long 3 buttons, about 3/4 in. (17 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
15 sts + 21 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:
M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

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

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

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

skp Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch - 1 st decreased.





PATTERN STITCHES Note: In both the Body Rib and the Rib Inset patterns, all of the WS rows are k the knit sts and p the purl sts.

The rows are spelled out in more detail below but if you can 'read' your knitting you may find that you don't have to refer to the written instructions.





Body Rib (worked across a multiple of 14 sts) Row 1 (RS): *P1, k2, p1, k10; rep from * to end of row.

Row 2: *P10, k1, p2, k1; rep from * to end of row.Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Body Rib pattern.





Rib Inset (worked across 9 sts) Row 1 (RS): P1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1.

Row 2: K1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1.

Row 3: P1, k1, p5, k1, p1.

Row 4: K1, p1, k5, p1, k1.

Rep Rows 1-4 for Rib Inset pattern.

NOTES:
1.

Body of Poncho is made in 2 halves.

Each half is worked from the wrist edge to center of Poncho body.

Halves are joined across front and back with a 3-needle bind-off.

2.

Sts for the hood are picked up and hood is worked directly around Poncho neck.

3.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of sts.

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

4.

With yarn in front (or back) refers to the side of the piece as you work that row.


INSTRUCTIONS
LEFT HALF Note: Sts at the end of rows are slipped to create a finished edge.

With longer needle, beg at wrist edge, cast on 105 sts.

Place a marker on either side of center 9 sts (48 sts on each side of the center 9).

Row 1 (RS): K3, *p1, k2; rep from * to marker, slip marker (sm), work Row 1 of Rib Inset pattern across 9 sts, sm, **k2, p1; rep from ** to last 3 sts, sl 3 with yarn in back of work (wyib).

Row 2: P3, *k1, p2; rep from * to marker, work Row 2 of Rib Inset pattern, sm, **p2, k1; rep from ** to last 3 sts, sl 3 with yarn in front of work (wyif).

Row 3 (Decrease): K3, *p1, k2, p1, k2tog, k9; rep from * to marker, sm, work Row 3 of Rib Inset pattern, sm, **k9, k2tog, p1, k2, p1; rep from ** to last 3 sts, sl 3 wyib - 99 sts at the end of this row.

Row 4: P3, *k1, p2, k1, p10; rep from * to marker, sm, work Row 4 of Rib Inset pattern, sm, **p10, k1, p2, k1; rep from ** to last 3 sts, sl 3 wyif.

Notes 1.

Stitch patterns have now been established.

As you proceed, continue to work the Body Rib and Rib Inset patterns as established.

2.

Keep the first 3 sts of each row in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and continue to slip the last 3 sts of each row with yarn in back on RS rows and with yarn in front on WS rows.

3.

Continue to slip the markers on each row.

Row 5 (Increase): K3, work Body Rib pattern as established to marker, M1P, sm, work Rib Inset pattern to next marker, sm, M1P, work Body Rib pattern to last 3 sts, sl 3 wyib - 101 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 6-8: Work in patterns as established.

Row 9 (Increase): K3, work Body Rib pattern as established to marker, M1, sm, work Rib Inset pattern to next marker, sm, M1, work Body Rib pattern to last 3 sts, sl 3 wyib - 103 sts at the end of this row.

Rows 10-12: Rep Rows 6-8.

Row 13 (Increase): Rep Row 9 - 105 sts.

Rows 14-16: Rep Rows 6-8.

Row 17 (Increase): Rep Row 5 - 107 sts.

Rows 18-20: Rep Rows 6-8.

Row 21 (Increase): Rep Row 9 - 109 sts.

Rows 22-24: Rep Rows 6-8.

Rows 25-60: Rep last 4 rows 9 more times - 127 sts when all increases have been completed.

Note: At the end of Row 60, you will have added another 14-st repeat of the Body Rib pattern to each side.Rep Rows 5-60 once more - 155 sts when all increases have been completed.





Size 1X-3X OnlyRep Rows 5-16 once more - 161 sts when all increases have been completed.





All Sizes Divide for Back and Front Back Row 1 (RS): Work as established to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, remove marker, p1, sl next 7 Rib Inset sts to a st holder, sl rem sts to another holder for front, 73 (76) sts on needle for back.

Turn work, and continue over back sts only.

Row 2 (Decrease): K1, p2tog, work as established to end of row - 72 (75) sts.

Row 3 (Decrease): Work as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1 - 71 (74) sts.

Row 4 (Decrease): Rep Row 2 - 70 (73) sts at the end of this row.

Work as established, without decreasing, for 18 rows (for a total of 22 rows following divide).Sl sts to a holder.





Front Sl sts for front onto needle (leave 7 Rib Inset sts on holder).

Row 1 (RS): P1, skp, work as established to end of row - 73 (76) sts at the end of this row.

Row 2 (Decrease): Work as established to last 3 sts, p2tog tbl, k1 - 72 (75) sts.

Rep last 2 rows 4 more times for a total of 10 rows following divide - 64 (67) sts rem.

Work as established, without decreasing, for 12 rows (for a total of 22 rows following divide).

Sl sts to a holder.
RIGHT HALFWork same as Left Half until you reach the section of the pattern marked 'Divide for Back and Front', then work from the instructions below:



Front Row 1 (RS): Work as established to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, remove marker, p1, place next 7 Rib Inset sts on a holder, place rem sts on another holder for back, turn - 73 (76) sts at the end of this row.

Row 2 (Decrease): K1, p2tog, work as established to end of row - 72 (75) sts at the end of this row.

Row 3 (Decrease): Work as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, p1 - 71 (74) sts.

Row 4 (Decrease): Rep Row 2 - 70 (73) sts.

Rep last 2 rows 3 more times for a total of 10 rows following divide - 64 (67) sts rem.

Work as established, without decreasing, for 12 rows (for a total of 22 rows following divide).Sl sts to a holder.





Back Sl sts for back onto longer needle (keep 7 Rib Inset sts on holder).

Row 1 (RS): P1, skp, work as established to end of row - 73 (76) sts at the end of this row.

Row 2 (Decrease): Work as established to last 3 sts, p2tog tbl, k1 - 72 (75) sts.

Rep last 2 rows once more - 70 (73) sts.

Work as established, without decreasing, for 18 rows (for a total of 22 rows following divide).Leave sts on needle.





Joining Slip sts of left front onto longer needle.

Bend needle to bring points together, with RS of back and left front facing each other.

3-Needle Bind Off With shorter circular needle, knit tog 1 st from each needle tip, *knit tog 1 st from each needle, pass first st worked over 2nd to bind off; rep from * until all sts have been bound off.

Cut yarn and pull through last st to secure.

Sl sts for right front and for left front onto longer circular needle.

With shorter circular needle, rep 3-Needle Bind Off for center front seam.
HOOD Set-Up Row (RS): With RS facing and shorter needle, beg about 3/4 in.

(2 cm) to the right of center front seam, and working around neck edge, pick up and k3 sts evenly spaced to center front seam, pick up and k1 in center front seam, pick up and k21 sts evenly spaced to Rib Inset sts on holder, k7 sts from holder, pick up and k24 sts evenly spaced to center back neck, pm for center back neck, pick up and k24 sts evenly spaced to Rib Inset sts on holder, k7 sts from holder, pick up and k18 sts to beg - 105 sts.

Row 1: Cast on 7 sts; turn to work over sts just cast-on, p2, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, pm for buttonband; *k1, p1; rep from * to last 9 sts, pm, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p2 for buttonhole band - 112 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: K2, p5, k1, p1, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to last marker, sm, p1, k1, p5, k2.

Row 3: P2, k5, p1, k1, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to last marker, sm, k1, p1, k5, p2.

Row 4 (Buttonhole Row): K2, p1, k1, yo, k2tog (buttonhole made), p1, k1, p1, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to last marker, sm, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k2.

Row 5: P2, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to last marker, sm, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p2.

Rows 6 and 7: Rep Rows 2 and 3.

Row 8: K2, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, sm, *k1, p1; rep from * to last marker, sm, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k2.

Rows 9-11: Rep Rows 5-7.

Row 12 (Buttonhole Row): Rep Row 4.

Row 13: P2, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, sm, purl to last marker, sm, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p2.

Row 14 (Increase): K2, p5, k1, p1, sm, knit to 1 st before center back neck marker, kfb, sm, k1, kfb, knit to last marker, p1, k1, p5, k2 - 114 sts at the end of this row.

Row 15: P2, k5, p1, k1, sm, purl to last marker, sm, k1, p1, k5, p2.

Row 16: K2, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, sm, knit to last marker, sm, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k2.

Rows 17-19: Rep Rows 13 -15 - 116 sts at the end of Row 18.

Row 20 (Buttonhole Row): K2, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, sm, knit to last marker, sm, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k2.

Rows 21 and 22:Rep Rows 13 and 14 - 118 sts at the end of this row.





Shape Face Edge As you work Row 1 remove the front band markers as you come to them.

Do not remove the center back neck marker, continue to sl it as you come to it.

Row 1 (WS): Bind off 7 sts, k1, purl to last marker, sm, k1, p1, k5, p2 - 111 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: Bind off 7 sts, p1, skp, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, p1, k1 - 102 sts.

Row 3 (Decrease): P1, k1, p2tog, k1, purl to last 5 sts, k1, p2tog tbl, k1, p1 - 100 sts.

Row 4 (Decrease): K1, p1, skp, p1, knit to last 5 sts, p1, k2tog, p1, k1 - 98 sts.

Rows 5-12: Rep last 2 rows 4 more times - 82 sts rem.

Row 13: (P1, k1) 2 times, purl to last 4 sts, (k1, p1) 2 times.

Row 14: (K1, p1) 2 times, knit to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) 2 times.

Rep last 2 rows until Hood measures 12 in.

(30.5 cm), 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 Row (RS): (K1, p1) 2 times, knit to 3 sts before center back neck marker, skp, k1, sm, k1, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) 2 times - 80 sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: (P1, k1) 2 times, purl to last 4 sts, (k1, p1) 2 times.

Rep last 2 rows 7 more times - 66 sts rem.

3-Needle Bind Off Bring points of circular needle together with 33 sts on each end of needle.

With longer circular needle, rep 3-Needle Bind Off.
FINISHING Sew base of buttonband under base of buttonhole band.

Sew buttons opposite buttonholes.

Place markers on lower edge of front and back, 9 (11) in.

(23 (28) cm) on each side of the center seam.

Note: This will create a 36 (44) in.

(91.5 (112) cm) hip opening.

You may adjust the hip measurement as follows - for a narrower hip opening, place markers closer to center seam, for a broader hip opening place markers further from center seam.

Beg at markers and sewing straight up towards top of poncho, sew front and back together for 3 in.

(7.5 cm).

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side


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