Ayrton by Penny Shima Glanz


March 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
460 - 690 yards (421 - 631 m)
small/medium and large/x-large
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Classic and understated, this top-down knit lace poncho captures every shade in the Opal colourway and highlights the gem-like shine from the tussah silk and merino blend of Anzula’s Croquet. It is easy to customize to a longer or shorter length.

The stitch design pays tribute to Hertha Marks Ayrton, an electrical engineer, feminist, physicist, and inventor. In 1899 she became the first woman to read a paper (“The Hissing of the Electric Arc”) at the The Institution of Electrical Engineers. In 1906, the Royal Society awarded her the Hughes Medal, and in 1915 she invented the Ayrton Fan that British troops used in WWI to protect against poison gas in the trenches. For more information about Ayrton, please see www.projectcontinua.org/hertha-ayrton.

Skill Level:

Skills required:
basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off)
knitting in the round

Yarn: Anzula Croquet (50% Superwash Merino, 50% Tussah Silk; 230 yds / 210 m per 114g skein): Opal; 2 (3) skeins
Needles: 40in US #7/4.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
16in US #6/4mm circular needle, or one size smaller than gauge needle
Notions: tapestry needle
stitch markers 13 (15)

Finished Sizes:
Instructions are given for size small/medium with changes for large/x-large in parentheses.
Suggested that poncho be worn with positive ease.
Neck: 22 (26)in/56 (66)cm circumference
Hem: 55.25 (63.75)in/140.5 (162)cm circumference
Length: 17.5 (17.5)in/44.5 (44.5)cm