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Pretty Poncho
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 40706

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Adult Medium
Length 29" [73.5 cm] Width 34" [86.5 cm] side-to-side



790-315 Homespun Yarn: Tudor

'Painterly' color Soft shades of cream, rose, and teal

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14 sts + 17 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Garter st (k every row). 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.



Cast on 3 sts.

Row 1 K 2, k into front & back of next st - 4 sts.

Rows 2-10 K 2, k into front & back of next st, k to end - 13 sts.

Row 11 K 6, k into front & back of next st, k to end of row - 14 sts.

Repeat Row 11 until there are 120 sts.

Work 10 rows even in Garter st.

Neck Opening

Next Row K 45, bind off center 30 sts, k to end.

Next Row K 45, cast on 30 sts, k to end.

Work 10 rows even in Garter st.

Dec Row K 6, k2tog, k to end of row - 119 sts.

Repeat Dec Row until 13 sts remain.

Next Row K 2, k2tog, k to end of row.

Repeat last row until 3 sts remain.

Bind off.


With circular needles, pick up and knit 60 sts evenly spaced around neck opening.

Join, and work around in K2, P2 Rib for 1 1/4 inches [4 cm].

Lay work flat and determine which corner of the Poncho you want in the front.

Mark center front of neck opening.

Count 8 sts from each side of center front and mark these 16 sts.

Next Round Work in established rib to beginning of 16 sts, bind off 16 sts for front; continue in rib to end of row.

Continue working back and forth in rib on remaining 44 sts for 2 inches [5 cm] more, increasing 10 sts evenly spaced across last row as follows: (Rib 3, k into front & back of next st) 10 times, rib 4 - 54 sts.

Work 7 1/4 inches [19 cm] even in Garter st.

Shape Top

Row 1 K 27 sts and place sts on a holder to be worked later, bind off next 7 sts, k to end.

Row 2 K 20, turn.

Row 3 Bind off 7 sts, k to end.

Row 4 K 13.

Row 5 Bind off 7 sts, k to end.

Row 6 K 6.

Row 7 Bind off 6 sts.

Place 27 sts from holder onto needle.

With right side facing, join yarn and repeat Rows 1-7.


Sew hood seam.

Weave in ends.

If necessary, block Poncho as follows: Dampen Poncho thoroughly.

Spread clean towel(s) on a carpeted floor or on a bed.

Lay the damp Poncho on the towel(s) and gently ease it into shape, blocking to size, pinning where necessary.

Allow to dry completely.

dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together

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