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Easy Folded Poncho Using Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca

Easy Folded Poncho Using Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca

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The Design

"Like a really elegant sweatshirt."

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 in luscious alpaca, with a cowl or without, you'll see why this is a Churchmouse favorite!

The Details

FINISHED SIZE
Poncho: 22 x 50"/56 x 127cm, before folding.
Cowl: 24"/61cm around x 8"/20cm tall.

YARN
Poncho with cowl as shown: 9 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca (110 yds/100m each); shown in Color 802.
Or approx. 980 yds/896m of an equivalent dk-weight yarn.
Poncho without cowl (not shown): 8 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca (110 yds/100m each).
Or approx. 840 yds/768 m of an equivalent dk-weight yarn.

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 cowl.
Size H (5mm) or larger crochet hook for provisional cast-on.
Blocking wires.

GAUGE
20 sts/27 rows= 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, wet-blocked and steam pressed.

KNITTER'S NOTES
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.

Digital Easy Folded Poncho pattern. (Download)

Printed Easy Folded Poncho pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 506 Streaky Brown. Heathered nut brown.

COLOR: 816 Peppercorn. The nearest brown to black.

COLOR: 802 Pesto. Like leaf tea, more oxidized than green.

COLOR: 807 Dijon. Gold with rust and green undertones.

COLOR: 505 Taupe. Creamy oatmeal.

COLOR: 812 Blue Cheese. Like a soft chambray shirt.

COLOR: 800 Cornflower. Heathered aqua.

COLOR: 522 Denim. Deep indigo.

COLOR: 507 Light Gray. Quintessential sweatshirt heather.

COLOR: 509 Dark Gray. Simply charcoal.

COLOR: 510 Black. No heathering–just deep lustrous black.

COLOR: 518 Scarlet. Dark orange.

COLOR: 511 Red. Cherry red.

COLOR: 542 Currant. Red wine.

COLOR: 512 Eggplant. Dark plummy purple.

COLOR: 520 Avocado. Green grass.

COLOR: 508 Medium Gray. Heathered medium gray.

COLOR: 810 Cotton Candy. Soft cotton candy pink.

COLOR: 809 Toasted Almond. Pale bisque.

COLOR: 500 Natural White. Soft natural cream.