Pervenche Poncho

from By Hand, With Heart

Pervenche Poncho Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ability to knit lace (yo's, ssk, k2tog)
  • understand concept of knitting on the edging while BO
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

Prevenche is the French word for periwinkle ... and in the language of flowers, Prevenche means "sweet remembrance". And that's just what you'll do when you wear this lovely lacy poncho -- leave sweet memories!

The poncho is knit in the round from the top down with the edging knitted on as you bind off the 288 sts. A full 4-foot diameter circle flows and floats and flirts ...

The sample was knit in Tofutsie (a wool/soysilk/cotton/chitin blend) but would work equally nicely in any of the hand-dyed sock yarns available on the market.

Due to the lacy, airy "hand" of this poncho, it's a year-round accessory that will become a favorite!


on #4: 6sts x 8rnds = 1" in stockinette (unblocked)
on #6: 5sts x 7 rnds = 1" in stockinette (unblocked)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 20" neck, 20" length, 48" diameter


  • approx 840 yards fingering weight yarn in a wool/cotton blend (sample used Tofutsies #919 -- a wool, soysilk, cotton, chitin blend)
  • 12 stitch markers (one should be a different color to make beginning of round)
  • US#4 circ (16")
  • US #6 circ (16")
  • US #6 circ (24" or longer)
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on

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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