Indulge yourself and play with colour! This simple project features an ombré fabric created by working with two strands of yarn held together throughout. You work colour changes by first knitting with two strands of the same colour, followed by a strand each of the old colour and a new colour, followed by two strands of the new colour; repeat! To aid in the optical blending of the colours, the reverse stockinette side faces outwards. The poncho is worked as a large rectangle with buttonholes in one of the ribbed selvedges. Folded in half and buttoned, it creates a poncho that hangs diagonally. And a bonus, you can wear the poncho with the stockinette side out too.
Published in Tempest
SweetGeorgia Yarns CashLuxe Fine; 400 yd (365 m) per 4 oz (115 g) skein; 70% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon 5 (6) skeins Ultraviolet (A); 1 skein Deep Cove (B); 1 skein Basil (C); 1 skein Wisteria (D); 1 skein Mulberry (E)
5.5 mm (US 9) circular needle, 32" (80 cm) long
18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in reverse stockinette stitch with two strands of yarn held together, using 5.5 mm (US 9) needle
To fit 30-42 (42-62)" [76-106.5 (106.5-157.5) cm] bust
25 x 33" (63.5 x 84 cm) buttoned
27 x 37" (68.5 x 94 cm) buttoned
Basic knitting skills, stocking stitch, ribbing, buttonholes, sewing on buttons.