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Hooded Baby Poncho
Lion Brand® Terryspun
Pattern Number: kts-hood Note: This product is discontinued; the pattern is provided as a courtesy to those who may still have yarn.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: 3-6 mos, 18 mos, Child 3
Finished measurements: Length: 12 (13, 15)"; Width: 15 (17, 19)".
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: None

MATERIALS

970-105 Terryspun Yarn: Powder Blue (discontinued) Light medium blue
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Alternative Quantity: (2, 2)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 5.95

Additional Materials
Snaps: 2 (optional).
GAUGE:
2 sts = 1" in St 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.

NOTES:
3-needle bind off: Put half of sts on spare needle, place 2 needles holding sts together, right sides together (wrong side will face out).

Knit together one st from each needle; *knit together one st from each needle, pass first st worked over second to bind off*; rep from * to * across to last st.

Cut working yarn and pull through last st to secure.


INSTRUCTIONS



PONCHO: Cast on 23 (25, 29) sts.

K 4 rows for garter st (= 2 garter st ridges).

Keep first 2 and last 2 sts in garter st and rem sts in St st; AT THE SAME TIME, beg with the 3rd row inc 1 st at each end of every other row 3 (4, 4) times as foll: (k 2, k into front and back of next st, k across to 3rd st from end, k into front and back of next st, k 2) -- 29 (33, 37) sts.

Keeping first 2 and last 2 sts in each row in garter st and rem sts in St st, work until Poncho meas 10 (11, 13)" from beg, ending with a WS row.
Next row (RS): K 11 (12, 14) sts, attach new skein of yarn and bind off center 7 (9, 9) sts loosely, k rem sts -- 11 (12, 14) sts each side.

Working both sides at the same time with separate skeins of yarn, work one row even.
Next row: Dec 1 st (k2tog) at each neck edge.

Work 2 rows even.
Next row (WS): Work even.
Next row: K 10 (11, 13) sts, cast on 9 (11, 11) sts (backward loop cast on) across back neck, k 10 (11, 13) sts dropping 2nd skein of yarn -- 29 (33, 37) sts.
(Note: You will now be working in one piece with one skein of yarn.) Keeping first 2 and last 2 sts of each row in garter st and rem sts in St st, work until back of Poncho matches front to lower edge shaping.

Dec 1 st (k2tog just inside 2 st garter st edge) every other row 3 (4, 4) times -- 23 (25, 29) sts.

Work 2 garter st ridges.

Bind off across last row.

Hood: With RS facing, pick up approx 20 (22, 22) sts around neck edge, starting at right side of center front bound-off sts, up right neck edge, across back, down left neck edge, ending at left side of center front bound-off sts.
Next row (WS): K first 2 sts, p to last 2 sts, k last 2 sts.
Next row: K, inc 6 (6, 8) sts evenly spaced across row -- 26 (28, 30) sts.

Keeping first 2 and last 2 sts in garter st and rem sts in St st, work until hood meas 7 1/4 (8, 8 1/4)" from pick-up row.

Put half of sts on spare needle and work 3-needle bind off.

POCKET: Cast on 6 (8, 8) sts.

Work one garter st ridge.

Inc 1 st every other row twice.

Keeping first 2 and last 2 sts in garter st and rem sts in St st, work until piece meas 3 (4, 4)" from beg.

Work one garter st ridge.

Bind off.

Place pocket on center Front of Poncho and sew neatly in place.

If desired, position snaps for armholes (one on each side, approx 4 1/4" down from top, or as desired.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
bet = between
BO = bind off
ch(s) = chain(s)
CO = cast on
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s)
opp = opposite
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rev = revers(e)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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