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Colorwaves Poncho
Lion Brand® Color Waves
Pattern Number: 30286

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: One Size
Finished measurements: Width 40 inches Length 25 inches

CORRECTIONS: (applied Apr 8, 2003)
Pattern on label specifies that 5 skeins are needed when the correct number is 7 On the Right Shoulder, Row 11 is missing. It should read: Row 11 KnitThe above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

940-307 Color Waves Yarn: Caribbean Soft blues, lavenders and a hint of earth tones
Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 41.93

Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95


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
Size 10 (6.00 mm) 16-inch circular needles Size 10 (6.00 mm) 24-inch circular needles or size to obtain gauge
GAUGE:
12 sts + 20 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on right side, p on wrong side). 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 k them tog.


INSTRUCTIONS



PONCHO

BACK
With longer needle, cast on 120 sts.

Work even in Garter st (k every row) for 5 inches (50 rows = 25 ridges).



Next Row Work 15 Garter sts, 90 sts St st, 15 Garter sts.



Repeat last row until piece measures 16 inches from beg.

Shape Shoulders

Garter trim dec Ssk, work remaining Garter sts, work 90 St sts, work until 2 Garter sts remain, k2tog.

Work Garter trim dec row every other row a total of 15 times - 90 St sts remain.



St st dec Row 1 (RS) K 2 sts, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k 2.



St st dec Row 2 P 2 sts, p2tog, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p2.



Repeat St st dec rows until 46 sts remain.

Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 6 rows.

Bind off remaining 28 neck sts.

FRONT

Work same as Back until 64 sts remain on needle, ending with a RS row.

Neck Shaping

Divide for shoulders P 2, p2tog, p 18, bind off center 20 sts, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p 2.



Left Shoulder

Row 1 (RS) K 2, ssk, k 13, k2tog, k 2.



Row 2 P to last 4 sts, p2tog, p 2.



Row 3 K 2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k 2.



Rows 4-7 Repeat Rows 2-3 twice.



Row 8 P to last 4 sts, p2tog, p 2.



Row 9 Bind off 3 sts, k to end of row.



Row 10 Purl.



Rows 11-12 Repeat Rows 9-10.



Row 13 Bind off remaining 3 sts.



Right Shoulder

With RS facing, join yarn to neck edge.

Row 1 (RS) K 2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k 2.



Row 2 P 2, p2tog, p to end of row.



Row 3-6 Repeat Rows 1-2 twice.



Row 7 Repeat Row 1.



Row 8 Bind off 3 sts, p to last 4 sts, p2tog, p 2.



Row 9 Knit.



Row 10 Bind off 3 sts, p to end of row.



Row 11 Knit.

Row 12 Bind off remaining 3 sts.



FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

With RS facing and shorter needle, beg at left shoulder seam, pick up and knit 60 sts evenly around neck.

Place marker and join.

Work in rounds for 3/4 inches in Garter St (p 1 round, k 1 round).

Bind off all sts loosely using larger needle.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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