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Free Knit Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot
Scarlet is a striking and easy poncho made in banana silk yarn. There is a small amount of shaping at the shoulders to help it lay nicely. Due to the weight of the banana silk, there is little to no blocking necessary, which is always a nice little bonus (the sample in the photos has NOT been blocked)! The weight of the yarn also causes the poncho to lay very nicely.
Size: Teen/Adult ~ 26″ from neck to point.
Yarn: Frabjous Fibers Banana Silk Yarn ~ Color A: color #25 600g/450 yds+/-; Color B: color #01 400g/300 yds+/-
Needles: US 10/6.00 mm circular knitting needles ~ 16″ and 36″ 16″ are needed to start, larger sizes will be needed as poncho gets larger. One set of 16″ and one set of 36″ should be sufficient, but a third and longer set may be preferred if you do not like too much “bunching” on your needles.
12 sts x 18 rows in 4″ square in stockinette st
Stitches and Skills used:
k ~ knit
p ~ purl
yo ~ yarn over
pm ~ place marker
sm ~ slip marker
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
Start with the 16″ circulars and switch to longer circulars as needed.
CO 80 in color A
Round 1: Work in round, taking care not to twist, PM, K to end of round. ~ 80 sts
Rounds 2&4: SM, (K1, P1) to end of round. ~ 80 sts
Rounds 3&5: SM, K to end of round. ~ 80 sts
Round 6:With color B, SM, (K20, PM) 3 times, K20. ~ 80 sts
Rounds 7~15 odd: With color A, (SM, YO, K to 1 st before marker, YO, K1) 4 times.
Rounds 8~16 even: With color B, (SM, K to marker) 4 times.
*At this point there will be 120 sts, or 4 sets of 30 sts between the markers.
Round 17: With color A, (SM, YO, K to marker, remove marker, K to 1 st before marker, YO, K1) 2 times. ~ 124 sts (there will only be 2 markers on the needles at the end of this round)
Round 18: With color B, (SM, K to marker) 2 times. ~ 124 sts
Round 19: With color A, (SM, YO, K to 1 st before marker, YO, K1) 2 times. ~ 128 sts
Repeat rounds 18 and 19: to desired length (for the sample, I went until there was just enough yarn to bind off).
Bind off and weave in ends.
**each repeat of round 19 will add 4 sts to the total stitch count.
Wear or give and enjoy!
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