Beachcomber Braided Poncho by Heather Zoppetti

Beachcomber Braided Poncho

Knitting
November 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in garter st, blocked
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
880 yards (805 m)
24" (61 cm) wide and 56" (142 cm) long.

The design of this stunning poncho couldn’t be simpler—a large garter stitch rectangle folded in half and buttoned along one side. Stitches are dropped while binding off and then picked up to create columns of braids for a simple, yet sophisticated detail. Slip it on for your morning stroll on the beach.

FINISHED SIZE
24” (61 cm) wide and 56” (142 cm) long.

YARN
Chunky weight (#5 Bulky).
Shown here: Stitch Sprouts Crater Lake (100% superwash merino wool; 110 yd 101 m/3½ oz 100 g): #SSC001 Old Man, 8 skeins.

NEEDLES
Size U.S. 10½ (6.5 mm): 24” (60 cm) circular (cir).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

GAUGE
15 sts and 23 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st, blocked.