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Easy Folded Poncho - Modern Cotton Colorblocked Version

Easy Folded Poncho - Modern Cotton Colorblocked Version

“A favorite yarn for a favorite pattern.”

Our love affair with the Churchmouse Easy Folded Poncho continues, and this colorblocked version in Berroco Modern Cotton is our newest sweetheart.

The fashion-current blocks of color hang on a flattering angle, and the fabric is delightful! A blend of softness, drape and weight that's just about perfect. The cotton is light enough for a cool summer evening, and weighty enough to move right into autumn.

Pick up the pattern below (if you don't already own it) and the free adaptation explaining how to add colorblocking, and then choose your colorway. We've put together some favorite color combinations for you. Or you can head over to the Modern Cotton page and enjoy customizing your own. Play with a wash of beachy neutrals as we did, or put a pop of color on the edge.

You'll need 2 skeins for the center section, 2 skeins for the wider stripes, and 1 skein for the "pop" stripes at the edges.

22 x 50"/56 x 127cm, before folding.

5 skeins Berroco Modern Cotton (209yds/191m each each): 1 skein Color A, 2 skeins Color B and 2 skeins Color C. Or 750 yds/686m of an equivalent worsted-weight cotton-blend yarn. Sample shown in Colorway 'Degas'.
Note: Our color blocks were worked in the following yardage and proportions of the 310 total rows:
Color A at ends: Approx. 127 yds/116m (17%).
Color B: Approx. 233 yds/213m (31%).
Color C center section: Approx. 390 yds/357m (52%).
If you change proportions in your color blocking, adjust amounts of yarn accordingly.

US 7 (4.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge; plus needle 2 sizes larger for binding off.
Size H (5mm) or larger crochet hook for provisional cast-on.
Blocking wires.

18 sts/25 rows= 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, wet-blocked and steam pressed.

Kit says that this knit up much faster than she thought it would, and she advises that everyone pay attention that your sections are exactly the same (count those rows!).

In designing the colorblocking, we sought to balance pleasing colorblock proportions while leveraging the yardage in Modern Cotton so that there was as little leftover as possible.

Digital Easy Folded Poncho pattern plus free colorblocking adaptation. (Download)

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

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

COLORWAY: Degas (Rocky Point, Piper, Gadwell).

COLORWAY: Gauguin (Warbler, Bristol, Barrington).

COLORWAY: Klimt (Beavertrail, Rocky Point, Piper).

COLORWAY: Van Gogh (Longspur, Roger Williams, Point Judith).

COLORWAY: Mondrian (Napatree, Hope, Narraganset).

COLORWAY: Monet (Goosewing, Napatree, Hope).

COLORWAY: Artemisia (Sandy Point, Tiverton, Barrington).

COLORWAY: Ansel (Gadwell, Chepstow, Longspur).

COLORWAY: Seurat (Lippit, Salty Brine, Bluffs).

COLORWAY: Okeefe (Elms, Rocky Point, Point Judith).