Easy Folded Poncho Using Rowan Felted Tweed
Our favorite poncho transcends the trends. It’s easy to knit (just one long stockinette rectangle), easy to finish, and easy to throw on. Knit with a cowl or without, you’ll see why this is a Churchmouse favorite!
We’ve knit our Easy Folded Poncho in Rowan Felted Tweed—one of our favorite yarns of all time. This fiber is on the finer side of DK-weight and blends merino wool with alpaca and viscose. As a result, it has softness and spring, drape and luster—and so many beautiful color options!
Poncho: 22 x 50"/56 x 127cm, before folding.
Original Cowl Neck: 24"/61cm around by 8"/20cm tall.
Note: Although the original poncho fits nearly everyone, adding sleeves pulls the fabric together under the arms and constrains the size a little—it should fit up to a 42" bust with ease.
Poncho without cowl (shown): 5 skeins Rowan Felted Tweed (191 yds/175m each); shown in color 172 Ancient.
Or approx. 840 yds/768 m of an equivalent DK-weight yarn.
Poncho with cowl (not shown): 6 skeins Rowan Felted Tweed (191 yds/175m each).
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge; plus 2 sizes larger for binding off.
16–24"/40–60cm circular needle in gauge size for optional cowl.
Size H (5mm) or larger crochet hook for provisional cast-on.
20 sts/27 rows= 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, wet-blocked and steam pressed.
When a garment is as simple and restrained as this, details are very important. The gauge and drape of your knitted fabric is as important a design element as the finished dimensions. Take the time to wet block your swatch and apply an especially critical eye to the feel of the fabric.
And while we say in the pattern that it is optional, we highly recommend the provisional cast-on. On your finished poncho, cast-on and bound-off edges of your knitting will end up forming one continuous edge. We believe the best way to ensure a consistent tension across this edge is to have each edge be a bound-off edge. Using a provisional cast-on allows you to do this.
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Digital Easy Folded Poncho pattern. (Download)
Printed Easy Folded Poncho pattern. (Requires shipping.)
COLOR: 150 Rage. Red hot red.
COLOR: 154 Ginger. Deep rusty orange.
COLOR: 175 Cinnamon. A toasty teddy brown.
COLOR: 160 Gilt. Golden butterscotch.
COLOR: 161 Avocado. Heathered chartreuse.
COLOR: 152 Watery. Rich weathered turquoise.
COLOR: 158 Pine. Deep forest green.
COLOR: 172 Ancient. Is it grey or is it green?.
COLOR: 153 Phantom. Warm woodsy brown.
COLOR: 145 Treacle. Plummy brown (think molasses).
COLOR: 151 Bilberry. Juicy royal grape.
COLOR: 179 Horizon. Hazy greyed periwinkle.
COLOR: 167 Maritime. Clear fresh blue.
COLOR: 178 Seasalter. Navy, on the bright side.
COLOR: 170 Seafarer. Nautical charcoal navy.
COLOR: 159 Carbon. Smoky grey with a smudge of blue.
COLOR: 173 Duck Egg. Heathered shell blue.
COLOR: 165 Scree. Barely blue stone grey.
COLOR: 177 Clay. Pale earthenware bisque.
COLOR: 157 Camel. Warm peachy tan.
COLOR: 183 Peony. Heathered orchid pink.
COLOR: 181 Mineral. Warm goldenrod.
COLOR: 184 Celadon. Weathered sea green.
COLOR: 187 Hedgerow. Medium golden green.
COLOR: 186 Tawny. Warm magenta.
COLOR: 190 Stone. Heathery muted sage.
COLOR: 185 Frozen. Dusty pink lavender.
COLOR: 191 Granite. Grey with a blue undertone.
COLOR: 195 Boulder. Weathered grey with periwinkle and tan flecks.
COLOR: 197 Alabaster. Pale grey with blue and black flecks.
COLOR: 196 Barn Red. A warm, weathered brownish red.