A Fearless Girl's Poncho by Lorna Miser
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A Fearless Girl's Poncho

Knitting
March 2009
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch with E
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
1041 yards (952 m)
Length (neck to hem): approximately 9 inches (15 inches), easily adjustable

Pattern Description from Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting: “The poncho ‘pattern’ I gave Mary was more like a recipe. It told her when and where to make increases and encouraged her to change colors as she wished. her poncho colors were quite random and free. This poncho is the same design but the yarns and colors have been spelled out for you. As we get older, many of us grow inhibited when playing with colors or we find ourselves making even stripes instead of letting the stripes flow randomly. Allow your inner child to come out when changing colors on this poncho.”

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Loose-fitting; sizes: toddler (teen)

Finished Measurements: Length (neck to hem): approximately 9 inches (15 inches), easily adjustable

Materials:

  • Lion Brand Homspun (98% acrylic / 2% polyester; 185 yd/169m per 170g skein), one skein Waterfall #329 (A)
  • Lion Brand Lion Suede (100% polyester; 111yd/101m per 78g skein), one skein each: Seacrest Print#206 (B) & Teal #178 (F)
  • Lion Brand Cotton Ease (50% acrylic / 50% cotton; 207yd/188m per 100g skein), one skein Lake #110 (C)
  • Lion Brand Chenille Thick & Quick (91% acrylic / 9% rayon; 100yd/91m per skein - Because of the nature of Lion Brand Chenille Thick & Quick yarn, the company gives only the length, not the weight, of the yarn as the number of ounces can vary due to the texture of the skein), one skein Antique White #098 (D)
  • Lion Brand Jiffy (100% acrylic; 135yd/123m per 85g skein), one skein each: Slate #151 (E) & Baby Blue #106 (H)
  • Lion Brand Lion Boucle (17% acrylic / 20% mohair / 1% nylon; 57yd/52m per 70g skein) one skein Wild Berries #210 (G)
  • One 16-inch US #10½ (6.5mm) circular needle
  • One 29-inch US #10½ (6.5mm) circular needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rnds = 4 inch in Stockinette st with E

Notes: Poncho begins at the neck edge and is worked in the round downward to the hem. Increases are worked at the front and back for the full length of the poncho and at the shoulders until it is wide enough to fit over the wearer’s shoulders.