Abrazo Poncho by Sarah B. Abram

Abrazo Poncho

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Knitting
September 2016
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
45″ shoulder diameter.
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I’ve often avoided wearing ponchos because I’ve felt constricted–I like to swing my arms, give hugs and high-fives, and reach for things on high shelves. I designed this poncho with luxurious Malabrigo Rasta so it would be comforting and warm, but also would provide freedom of movement. The diagonal slits on the front allow your arms to extend when they need to, while also providing cover when you relax. These rich, primary colors are worked in blocks, with some very simple intarsia to keep things interesting!

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Finished Size 45″ shoulder diameter.

Yarn Malabrigo, Rasta, 100 % merino; approximately 90yds/150g: Color A – RA860, Oxido, 1 skein; Color B – RA863, Zarzamora, 2 skeins; Color C – RA035, Frank Ochre, 1 skein; Color D – RA849, Sombras, 1 skein.

Needles 32″ (80cm) and 16″ (40cm) size 17 US (12.75mm) circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions 4 Markers (m); waste yarn, tapestry needle, size US N/P/15 (10 mm) crochet hook.

Gauge 8 sts and 10 rows = 4″ in St st.