Breezy Summer Poncho by Cassondra McAllister

Breezy Summer Poncho

July 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 15 - 10.0 mm
700 - 1000 yards (640 - 914 m)
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Yarn: I used a DK yarn of undetermined fiber that I picked up in a blind bag, but since this is an open weave, feel free to go with a lighter weight yarn. My poncho is a tough warmer than I’d prefer so I’d recommend a yarn with a high cotton or silk (yeah, I have dreams of buying nice silk yarn) content.
Needles: Cable needles in two sizes, one about double the size of the other. I used size 7 and 15.
(optional) another cable needle in a smaller size than the smaller needle above, for provisional cast-on.
Gauge: 17 stitches, 19 rows = 4 inches on the smaller (size 7) needles, but this is one pattern better to use measurements. Just knit a gauge swatch and use that to divide the number of inches you want.
Yardage: This is a VERY loose guess, 700 yards
Sizing: I based mine off a couple body measurements.
Mid-shoulder (not to tight to the neck) to wherever you want the poncho to fall on the side, on me this is just a touch past elbow, about 19 inches.
Neckline circumference, not neck, but how far out I want the neckline to fit. You don’t want this to be any tighter than fits comfortably over your head, but feel free to make it looser if you’d like a lower V. My neckline is about 22 inches.
Because I’m basing this on actual measurements, I give both stitch.row count, and measurement in inches throughout the pattern. This should make it easy to adjust your size accordingly.