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Easy Folded Poncho - Cable Border Version

Easy Folded Poncho - Cable Border Version

"Like a really elegant sweatshirt."

Our Easy Folded Poncho gets a subtle, yet stunning, makeover with this gorgeous cable adaptation. The inset braided cable adorns the edge of our simple ponchodressing up our already ‘elegant sweatshirt' and adding interest to your knitting!

Knit in the cloud-soft Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca, this poncho has a universally flattering appeal. Just the right amount of drape and weight that feels so good on. Wear the cabled detail strikingly across your neck and shoulder, or gracefully along the lower edgeyour design decision. It is merely a matter of choosing which side to seam. (Note: we seamed it both ways in the photos so you can see the two's hard for us to pick a favorite!)

Pick up the pattern below (if you don't already own it) and then choose your color. We've selected a few favorite wardrobing colors here, or you can head over to the Baby Alpaca page to see all the available colors. You'll need 8 skeins to make this version.

Poncho: 22 x 50"/56 x 127cm, before folding.
Cowl (not shown): 24"/61cm around x 8"/20cm tall.

Poncho without cowl (shown): 8 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca (110 yds/100m each). Shown with cable adaptation in color 809 Toasted Almond.
Or approx. 840 yds/768 m of an equivalent dk-weight yarn.
Poncho with cowl (not shown): 9 skeins Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca (110 yds/100m each).
Or approx. 980 yds/896m of an equivalent dk-weight yarn.

US 6 (4mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge; plus 2 sizes larger for binding off.
For optional cowl: 16–24"/40–60cm circular needle in gauge size.
Size H (5mm) or larger crochet hook for provisional cast-on.
Cable needle.
Stitch markers.
Blocking wires.

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.

Digital Easy Folded Poncho pattern plus cable adaptation. (Download)

Printed Easy Folded Poncho pattern plus cable adaptation. (Requires shipping.)

Free digital adaptation explaining how add a cable to your poncho. (Download)

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: 803 Licorice. A complex mix of navy and gold that reads grey.

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: 818 Blue Earth. Navy blue with a cool purple undertone.

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.