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Twice Reversible Poncho - Kid Classic Version

Twice Reversible Poncho - Kid Classic Version

“The ultimate lightweight layering piece!”

We’ve finessed the details of this longtime favorite style to make it ‘twice reversible’: both the fabric and the shape can be flipped. We chose a stitch pattern that has two ‘right sides’ and added a nifty hybrid graft/seam for true reversibility. You can wear your poncho point-in-front for relaxed ‘boho’ style or point-in-back for a little more polish. Options upon options!!

This poncho shape doesn’t follow the usual conventions of sizing (bust/waist/hips)—it’s more about scale. We designed this poncho in two sizes so your result will be comfortable and flattering (pictured here in Rowan's Kid Classic in the Large/Extra Large size). The two keys to the fit are the neckline and the back/arm length. The width of the rectangle determines where it hits—we like just at the bent elbow, which is also just above the waist.

We've knit this worsted weight version in lofty Kid Classic for the ultimate lightweight layering piece and chosen our favorite wardrobing colors here, but if you’d like to see the full selection of colors, just head over to the Rowan Kid Classic page. You'll need 6 or 7 skeins depending on the size (see the Knitters' Notes tab for tips on choosing a size).

FINISHED SIZES
S/M: 17"/43cm x 50"/127cm, after blocking and resting, before seaming.
L/XL: 19"/48cm x 54"/137cm, after blocking and resting, before seaming.
Instructions given for S/M; L/XL in parentheses ( ).

YARN
6 (7) skeins Rowan Kid Classic (153 yds/140m each). Sample shown in Large/XL in color 866 Bittersweet.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 7 (4.5mm) needle, or size to obtain gauge.
Blocking wires and/or pins.
Darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
26 sts = 4"/10cm, after blocking and resting.

CHOOSING A SIZE
This poncho shape doesn’t follow the usual conventions of sizing (bust/waist/hips)— it’s more about scale. We designed this poncho in two sizes so your result will be comfortable and flattering. Note: Both are shown here in size S/M.

WHAT ARE THE FACTORS
First, you need to understand how this piece is created: A long rectangle is connected short end to long side. The two keys to the fit are the neckline and the back/arm length. The size of the neck opening is the difference between the width of the short edge and the length of the long edge; i.e., 32"/81cm (34"/86cm). The width of the rectangle determines where it hits—we like just at the bent elbow, which is also just above the waist.

WHERE TO MEASURE YOURSELF
Measure around your shoulders (including upper arms) just above the bust. The neck opening should be smaller than this. Measure your back length from prominent bone at base of neck to natural waistline. The width should not be much longer than this. Measure from side of neck, over shoulder, to just above elbow. The width should not be much longer than this.

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE
We’re guessing you’ll make this poncho more than once. The smaller scale can look a little more tailored and classic, while the larger scale can give a more sporty or bohemian look. You may like to try both sizes.

Digital Twice Reversible Ribbed Poncho pattern. (Download)

Printed Twice Reversible Ribbed Poncho pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 873 Deep Blue. Classic marine blue.

COLOR: 853 Spruce. Deep forest green, a little more olive than spruce.

COLOR: 866 Bitter Sweet. Grey with a smokey lavender undertone.

COLOR: 832 Peat. Rich plummy dark brown, approaching black.

COLOR: 846 Nightly. The luminous navy of a starlit sky.

COLOR: 831 Smoke. Slate blue grey.

COLOR: 888 Pumice. A grey, heathery off-white.

COLOR: 872 Earth. The rosy dirt of the high desert.

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