Wednesday, September 08, 2004

25mm Poncho Is Done!

I think I might put a few rows of garter stitch on a smaller needle
around the neck for stability, but for all intents and purposes this
thing is finished.
Now it's on the Klaralunding full force for the rest of the week.

This is a free pattern. Copy it as many times as you want, give it out to your friends, make paper airplanes out of it and sail them out over the city for all I care, just don't let me catch you claiming it's yours or selling it anywhere or I'll kick your butt.
Super Cheap 25mm Poncho
Use 2 skeins super bulky acrylic yarn and 25mm needles. (I used 2 skeins of Red Heart Grande for it's cheapness because I'm sure I'm not going to be wearing this more than one season..fashion being fickle and me being cheap. I don't want to constantly worry about snagging it on something and ruining it. If it's super cheap I won't care. lol)
Cast on 34 stitches and Knit 34 rows in garter stitch, which you'd think makes a square, but because of the super stretchy open way it works up it makes a rectangle. This uses almost one skein. Bind that one off and Do it again with your second skein to get another identical rectangle.
Lay your big netty rectangles out on the floor and line them up at right angles to one another like a big L. Sew them together, then fold the sides over to make it poncho shaped. Don't forget to leave room for your head. Sew this seam together and there you go!
I'm 5ft3 and the long part of the points come to my knee when my arms are down. If you're shorter or taller you might want to adjust the number of stitches you cast on or the number of rows you knit accordingly. It's hard to measure this thing because it's so darn stretchy so you're on your own as to that.

3 comments:

Glampyre said...

I liked it on LJ and I love it here!

Elabeth said...

You'll have to let me know how yours turns out if you make one. :)

becky said...

What a sleek and chic poncho!

-Becky
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