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Home : Patterns : Martha Stewart 'Coming Home' Poncho: Kid's Sizes
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Martha Stewart 'Coming Home' Poncho: Kid's Sizes

Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 50189-4k
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Child 3, Child 5-6, Child 7-8

Circumference 20 inches [51 cm] at neck edge
Length 13 (16, 18) inches [33 (40.5, 45.5) cm] at center point


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Sep 15, 2005)
Mock Granny Stitch Pattern (multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1 (WS) K2tog, k to last 2 sts, k2tog – 2 sts decreased.

Note: For M and L Sizes Only The first time Row 1 is worked, two extra decreases are needed to accommodate pattern. Work Row 1 of M and L the first time only as follows: K2tog, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2tog.

PONCHO SECTION (Make 4)

Cast on 54 (72, 72) sts. Work 4 rows of Scalloped Edge Pattern 3 (3, 4) times. Work in Mock Granny Stitch Pattern, sizes M and L Only, begin and end first row of first repeat only with k2tog twice instead of once – 52 (68, 68) sts at end of first row. Work even in Mock Granny Stitch Pattern until 14 (18, 14) sts remain.


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A smaller version of the poncho that Martha wore going home and on her 'Poncho' show! Note: Image is of the crochet version

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Martha Stewart 'Coming Home' Poncho: Kid's Sizes

Lion Brand® Homespun®

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

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 p 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.

Note: For M and L Sizes Only The first time Row 1 is worked, two extra decreases are needed to accommodate pattern. Work Row 1 of M and L the first time only as follows: K2tog, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2tog.

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 for 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 for 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.

Repeat Rows 1-4 for Mock Granny Stitch Pattern.

NOTES:

Poncho is worked in 4 sections which are then sewn tog.


PONCHO SECTION – Make 4

Cast on 54 (72, 72) sts. Work 4 rows of Scalloped Edge Pattern 3 (3, 4) times. Work in Mock Granny Stitch Pattern, sizes M and L Only, begin and end first row of first repeat only with k2tog twice instead of once 52 (68, 68) sts at end of first row. Work even in Mock Granny Stitch Pattern until 14 (18, 14) sts remain.

For Size M Only

(K2tog) twice, k across to last 4 sts, (k2tog) twice – 14 sts.

For Sizes S and L Only

Knit 1 row.

For All Sizes

Place remaining 14 sts on a st holder to work later for neck.

FINISHING

Sew sections tog from bottom of Scalloped Edge to neck, leaving 1 of the 4 seams open. Slip all neck sts onto needle. K 56 sts every row until neck edging measures 2 inches [5 cm], ending with a WS row. Bind off all sts loosely.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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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  


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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.5 (based on 4 reviews)
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Martha Stewart 'Coming Home' Poncho: Kid's Sizes Reviewed by Cynthia Garofalo on 2010-03-30 *
Once again Lion Brand puts a picture with a pattern that the finished product doesn't look like.....The knitted version doesn't have a pretty edge and the edge in the crochet version makes the ponch....Very disappointing.


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