Barn Owl Poncho by Kyoko Nakayoshi
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Barn Owl Poncho

Knitting
August 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
394 - 801 yards (360 - 732 m)
6m (12m, 18m, 24m)
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Sizes
6m (12m, 18m, 24m)
To fit chest: 41 (46, 48.5, 51) cm
Model chest circumference is 44cm and wears size 6m.

Yarns
Jamieson’s of Shetland Heather (Aran weight; 100% pure Shetland wool; 92m per 50g ball)
3 (4, 5, 6) x 50g balls of Ivory (343) as MC
1 (1, 1, 1) x 50g ball of Husk (383) as yarn B (one of the CC – see Note in the Stitch Guides)
1 (1, 1, 1) x 50g ball of Gingersnap (331) as yarn C (one of the CC – see Note in the Stitch Guides)

Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift (4ply weight; 100% pure Shetland wool; 105m 114yds per 25g ball)
1 (2, 2, 2) x 25g ball(s) of Daffodil (390) as yarn D

Calculated amount (no extra included):
MC: Ivory 248 (318, 412, 504) m
Yarn B: Husk 33 (44, 57, 72) m
Yarn C: Gingersnap (331) 33 (44, 57, 72) m
Yarn D: Daffodil (390) 92 (109, 151, 168) m

Needles
1 set of 4.5mm (UK 7/US 7) cir needles 100cm long
1 set of 4mm (UK 8/US 6) cir needles 100cm long

Tools & Accessories
4 stitch markers
Yarn needle
4 (5, 5, 5) buttons (approx. 18mm diameter)

Tension
18 sts and 25 rows to 10cm over stocking stitch using 4.5mm needles.
Please adjust needle sizes to obtain correct tension.

Pattern Notes
The poncho is worked bottom up.
The beak is shaped using wrap and turn short row technique (see Special Techniques).
Circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.
MC does not need to be cut each time when CC (yarn B or C) is joined.
If you want to make a longer poncho, work the chart one more time but you may need extra yarn.
The pattern stitch has a lot of vertical stretch.