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Martha Stewart 'Coming Home' Poncho: Plus Size
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 50189-2K. A plus sized 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:
S-M, L-1X Circumference 24 inches [61 cm] at neck edge Length 33 (36) inches [83.75 (91.5) cm] at center point

CORRECTIONS: (applied Sep 30, 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 L-1X Size Only The first time Row 1 is worked, two extra decreases are needed to accommodate pattern. Work Row 1 of L-1X the first time only as follows: K2tog, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2tog. PONCHO SECTION (Make 4) Cast on 108 (126) sts. Work 4 rows of Scalloped Edge Pattern 6 times. Work Mock Granny Stitch Pattern 22 (27) times until there are a total of 18 sts. Place remaining 18 sts on a st holder to work neck later.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

790-320 Homespun Yarn: Regency

'Painterly' color Soft teal and gray


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Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]
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GAUGE:
11 sts + 18 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in St 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 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 L-1X Size Only The first time Row 1 is worked, two extra decreases are needed to accommodate pattern.

Work Row 1 of L-1X 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; rep from * to last st, p 1.
Row 4 K 1, * k 1, (k 1, p 1) in yo, k 1, rep from * to last st, k 1.



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.



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

NOTES:
Poncho is made in 4 sections which are then sewn tog.


INSTRUCTIONS



PONCHO SECTION (Make 4)

Cast on 108 (126) sts.

Work 4 rows of Scalloped Edge Pattern 6 times.

Row 1 of Mock Granny Stitch Pattern For L-1X size only - k2tog at beg and end of Row 1 - this makes an extra decrease on each side of section to accommodate pattern.

Work Row 1 of Mock Granny Stitch Pattern across row - 106 (126) sts.

Then work evenly in Mock Granny Pattern 22 (27) times until there are a total of 18 sts.

Place remaining 18 sts on a st holder to work neck later.

FINISHING

Sew sections together from bottom of Scalloped Edge to neck, leaving one of the four seams open.

Slip all neck sts onto needle.

K 72 sts every row until neck edging measures 2 inches [5 cm], ending RS facing.

Bind off all sts loosely in k.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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