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Warm Winter Poncho
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 1164 Make this flattering and comfortable poncho to keep warm in style!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Medium, 1X, 3X
Width (sleeve edge to sleeve edge): 57 (59, 61) inches Length: 23 (24, 25) inches
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

640-402 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Wheat

Cream with natural black fibers


Quantity needed: 11 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 104.39
Alternative Quantity: (11, 12)

Lion Brand Size 13 [9 mm] 29-inch [75 cm] Circular Knitting Needles
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 11.49


Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65

GAUGE:
9 sts = 4 1/2 inches wide and 14 rows = 4 1/4 inches long over St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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:
- Poncho is worked from side to side, sleeve edge to sleeve edge.
- Due to large number of sts, piece is worked back and forth in rows on circular needles.


INSTRUCTIONS



BODY:
With 29" circular needles, cast on 98 (102, 106) sts.

Do not join.

Working back and forth in rows, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 24 (25, 26)", end with a WS row.



Neck Opening: Next row (RS): K 49 (51, 53) sts (back); join second ball of yarn, dec 1 st, k to end (front).

Working both sides at same time, work 1 row even.

Rep neck dec for front on next 2 RS rows.

- 46 (48, 50) sts for front; 49 (51, 53) sts for back.

Work even until neck opening measures 7 1 /2", end with a WS row.

Next row (RS): K 49 (51, 53) sts (back); k into back and front of next st (inc 1 st), k to end (front).

Rep inc on next 2 RS rows - 49 (51, 53) sts for front and back.

Next row (WS): P all 98 (102, 106) sts with one ball of yarn, joining front and back.

Work even until piece measures 24 (25, 26)" from end of neck opening - piece measures approx 57 (59, 61)" from beg.

Bind off all sts.

FINISHING:
Turtleneck: With RS facing and 16" circular needles, pick up 60 sts evenly around neck opening.

Join and work in rounds of k2, p2 rib for 4".

Bind off all sts loosely in rib.

With RS facing and crochet hook, work 1 row sc and 1 row reverse sc (working from left to right) around entire piece.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
approx = approximately
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
sc = single crochet
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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