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Rhode Island

I love bright, clear colors against neutral backgrounds and tend to design with these palettes in mind. I love when people take my designs, alter an edge or choose some other colors. I'm one of those ...

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Swingy Poncho

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Swingy Poncho
Swingy Poncho
Swingy Poncho
Swingy Poncho
Swingy Poncho
Swingy Poncho

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting, Purling, increasing.

Pattern Description:

This is a top down, swingy cardigan, designed to fit people of all body shapes and sizes. Once you get going, it's very easy and good in front of a television or during interventions, like when your 5 year old is putting Daddy's underwear in the freezer (this happened last Thanksgiving, I swear.)

Yarn Requirements - Aran or Chunky weight to get gauge of:
4 stitches/inch on US size 9 (UK 5.5mm) needles.
See sizing explanation below.

XS,S,M: 850 yards
L,XL,XXL,XXXL 1350 yards

There is the smaller size which fits people who wear up to a US size 12 shirt (UK Size 16) and a larger size which you will customize with your increases as you go along (all very carefully explained.) to fit your particular body type.

Suggested Yarns
Cascade Eco Wool (has a lot of yardage on it)
Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky (great price point)
Madelinetosh Chunky (which is what I used)
In UK/Ireland Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran
Rico Organic Chunky

Gauge 4 sts/6 rows to the inch on size 9 (5.5mm) needles.

Note - this pattern is not good with heavily variegated yarns as the moss stitch pattern is lost.

Thanks for looking - give it a try - it's fun!



4 st/6 rows/inch on US 9/ 5.5mm needles.


  • Size 9 circular needle, 24 or 32",850 (SML) or 1350, L,XL, XXL yards of chunky yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Suggested yarn:

850 yards of Chunky weight

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