Winter Skies ... shawl AND poncho

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Winter Skies ... shawl AND poncho Pattern

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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

Category:

Knitting

Type:

Accessory

Fit:

Women, Men, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized

Item:

Shawl

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • understanding of lace knitting: yo's, ssk, k2tog, etc

Pattern Description:

Whenever I make a poncho pattern, folks want it in a shawl; whenever I design a shawl pattern, folks want it in a poncho! So, this is my first combo pattern ... both a shawl and a poncho based on the same design.

you start at the top, increasing on certain rounds/rows with the sparkly mohair and then work rounds/rows of lace patterning to make a fun, worsted weight poncho or shawl
poncho is worked completely in the round - only finishing is tucking in the ends.
shawl is worked flat, starting with a small tab and then carrying a patterned border while repeating the pattern rows 5x across.
the mohair blend used has sequins so you get a bit of sparkle - the stars at night - while gradually increasing the number of rounds/rows using the mohair

Directions are written and include charts

Gauge:

12 sts x 20 rws = 4 inches stockinette, knitted flat and blocked (same gauge for both items)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size: for the full-circle poncho: 8-inch diameter neck opeing; 17-inch length from neck to hem for the half-circle shawl: 60-inch end to end at neck; 30-inch length from neck to hem

Materials:

  • for the poncho: oapprox 600 yards worsted weight wool (sample shown used Rowan's "Rowan Tweed" in "Malham" - 5 sks) oapprox 177 yards mohair blend (sample shown used Rowan's "Kid Silk Haze Glamour" in "Wicked" - 1 sk - this yarn has sequins to add just a touch of glitz to the final garment!)
  • for the shawl: oapprox 320 yards worsted weight wool (sample shown used Rowan's "Rowan Tweed" in "Malham" - 4 sks) oapprox 177 yards mohair blend (sample shown used Rowan's "Kid Silk Haze Glamour" in "Blood" - 1 sk - this yarn has sequins to add just a touch of glitz to the final garment!)
  • for either: oUS #10 circs (16- and 32-inch lengths for poncho; for shawl, at least a 24-inch length) ostitch markers - for shawl: 6; for poncho: 8, with one marker different to denote beginning of round

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan Tweed; Rowan Kid Silk Haze Glamour

Colorway:

Tweed: Malham; Kid Silk Haze Glamour: Wicked & Blood

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on craftsy.com

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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