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I am a hand knitter, crocheter, machine knitter, and have recently begun using a circular sock machine (csm). I manufacture some hard-to find knitting accessories such as the multiple yarn ...

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Cavalry Poncho Pullover

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cavalry Poncho Pullover
Cavalry Poncho Pullover
Cavalry Poncho Pullover
Cavalry Poncho Pullover
Cavalry Poncho Pullover

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit & Purl
  • 3-needle bind off
  • Increases & decreases
  • Small amount of short rows (reference included)

Pattern Description:

Cavalry Poncho - The front and back are knit separately with a few short rows at the shoulder to create a gentle slope. Shoulders are joined with a 3-needle bind off for a smooth finish. Neckline is picked up and knit after the shoulders are joined. Finally, you pick up and knit the edge stitches along the sides of the poncho.
The finishing touches are the buttons, 8 decorative ones for the front, and 4 more basic are needed for the sides. There are 2 sizes, S/M, and L/XL.
Yarn used should be soft and drapey. I like Knit Picks Shine & Berroco Remix for example.


17 sts, & 22 rows = 4 inch
in Stst with size 9 needle.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Womens S/M, L/XL
  • Being that this is a poncho, please note that it will be an oversized, drapey fit. Finished bust for the size S/M is around 44", length is 23 3/4". Finished bust for the size L/XL is around 45", Length is 24 3/4"


  • 925-975 yds of Worsted Weight Yarn
  • 8 Decorative Buttons for Front - 3/4" recommended
  • 4 Buttons for the sides - 3/4" recommended

You Will Also Need:

  • Size US 9 (5.5mm) Circular knitting needle
  • Size US 6 (4mm) circular knitting needle
  • 6 stitch markers
  • Stitch Holders: 1 Lg, 4 Med. (you may just use waste yarn or spare circular needles instead)
  • Sewing Needle & matching thread
  • Tape Measure or ruler