#146 Cable-y Goodness Poncho Sweater
Like chocolate-y goodness, is there really such a thing as too many cables?! This wonderfully unique poncho top features lots of intertwining cables on the front and back - making it a project that will surely not bore you!
A wide center panel of curvy interlocking cables is flanked by two smaller basic cables. Then on either side of this center panel, there are smaller meandering cables that echo the movement of the center panel and mirror each other. Not to worry! It’s all charted out and written out for you to follow with precision.
Shoulders and neckline are shaped to flatter, and the shoulder seams are sewn (helps add stability to the top). Then, the simple rounded neckline is picked up and ribbed and the bottom shaped border is picked up and created with the use of short rows. The slight ruffling of the bottom border adds a nice feminine feel to the piece.
Oh - and I forgot to mention the hidden knit in pockets. These are optional, as are the ribbed short sleeves, but they do add interest and practicality!
If you choose not to do the ribbed short sleeves, the front and back can just be sewn up the sides, leaving enough of an opening for your arms, or you can just sew at the underarm to leave the sides open for maximum poncho effect (and to avoid overheating in the warmer months, as this piece lends itself to being very easily thrown over an outfit for instant layered warmth and style).
Polished enough for the office in subdued colors, like the perfect heathered grey shown here, or lots of fun to wear in a light, fresh color.
Special thanks to Elann.com for contributing the fabulous Peruvian Highland Chunky yarn used for the sample.
Unnecessary St count on p. 7 under “BACK SHOULDER AND NECK SHAPING”: 63 (68, 74, 77, 82) LEFT SHOULDER STS. The numbers should be deleted. New version uploaded 3/23/15.