Free Knitting Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Martha Stewart 'Coming Home' Poncho
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 50189-K A knitted version of the poncho that Martha wore going home and on her 'Poncho' show Dogs - Kids - Adult Size - Plus Size - Crochet versions - En Español

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Adult Medium
Circumference 24 inches [61 cm] at neck; 120" [305 cm] at lower edge Length 22 inches [56 cm] at sides; 30 inches [76 cm] at center point Note: Also available in larger sizes.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-320 Homespun Yarn: Regency

'Painterly' color Soft teal and gray


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 29.96

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


Lion Brand Stitch Holders
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.99


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
11 sts + 18 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS). 12 sts + 16 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in Mock Granny st. 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:
(K 1, p 1) in yo Knit into yo from previous row, but do not drop yo from needle.

Bring yarn to front and purl into same yo.

Drop yo from needle.



PATTERN STITCHES

Scalloped Edge Pattern (multiple of 18 sts)

Row 1 (WS) Knit.
Row 2 Knit.
Row 3 Purl.
Row 4 *[K2tog] 3 times, [yo, k 1] 6 times, [k2tog] 3 times; repeat from *.
Note There are 6 increases and 6 decreases per repeat; you will have the same number of sts at the end of this row that you did when you began.
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Scalloped Edge pattern.



Mock Granny Stitch Pattern (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1 (WS) K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog - 2 sts decreased.
Row 2 Repeat Row 1 - 2 sts decreased.
Row 3 P 1, *p2tog, yo, p2tog; repeat from * to last st, p 1 - 1 st decreased in each repeat.
Row 4 K 1, *k 1, (k 1, p 1) in yo, k 1; repeat from * to last st, k 1 - 1 st increased in each repeat.
Note It is important to keep track of your increases and decreases, which vary from row to row:Rows 1 and 2 each decrease 2 stitches per row.Row 3 decreases 1 stitch each repeat.Row 4 increases 1 stitch each repeat.

There are a total of 4 decreases each time Rows 1-4 are completed.

Repeat Rows 1-4 for Mock Granny Stitch pattern.

NOTES:
Poncho is worked in 4 sections which are then sewn together.


INSTRUCTIONS



PONCHO SECTION - Make 4

Loosely cast on 90 sts.

Knit 1 row.

Starting with Row 1, work 4 repeats (16 rows) of Scalloped Edge pattern.

Then, starting with Row 1, work 18 repeats (72 rows) of Mock Granny Stitch pattern.

Knit across remaining 18 sts.

Place sts on holder.

FINISHING

Sew Sections together from bottom of Scalloped Edge to neck, leaving 1 of the 4 seams open.

Neckband Slip all neck sts from holders onto needle - 72 sts.

With RS facing, join yarn to right side of neck and knit across all sts.

Work in Garter st (knit every row) for 2 inches [5 cm], ending with a RS row.

Bind off loosely.

Sew remaining Poncho and Neckband seam.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
dtr = double treble (triple) crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


Every effort has been made to have the knitting and crochet instructions accurate and complete. We cannot be responsible for variance of individual knitters and crocheters, human errors, or typographical mistakes.
We want your project to be a success! If you need help with this or any other Lion Brand pattern, e-mail support is available 7 days per week by mailing support@lionbrand.com.

For over a thousand free patterns available in versions for the vision-impaired, visit our website http://www.LionBrand.com

To order, visit our website http://www.e-yarn.com or call: (800) 258-9276 any time!

Copyright ©1998-2011 Lion Brand Yarn Company, all rights reserved. No pattern or other material may be reproduced -- mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying -- without written permission of Lion Brand Yarn Company.

Click here for Non-Braille display: View With Images