Clew Bay by Mindy Abodeely

Clew Bay

Knitting
March 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
750 - 1150 yards (686 - 1052 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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Clew Bay is the final installment of my “Irish Roots” collection, inspired by my family’s Irish heritage. Unlike the other poncho in the collection, “Castlebar”, clew bay is a simple pullover poncho with no need for arm openings. Mirrored cables down the sides of the body add visual interest to an easy-to-wear garment. Visit my Ravelry store to see my full “Irish Roots” collection, inspired by my Irish heritage.

Yarn
4 (4, 4, 5, 5)(5, 6, 6, 6) skeins of A Hundred Ravens “Epona” (shown in “Storm”) Approx. 750 (800, 850, 900, 950)(1000, 1050, 1100, 1150) yds/685 (730, 770, 825, 870)(915, 960, 1005, 1050) meters of worsted weight yarn.

Sizes
Sizes are calculated with no ease. If you wish to add more ease, select one size larger for 1-2”/2.5-5cm of ease or two sizes larger for 3-4”/8-10cm of ease.
XS (S, M, L, XL)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Shoulder circumference (widest point of shoulders): 39-40” (41-42”, 43-44”, 45-46”, 47-48”)(49-50”, 51-52”, 53-54”, 55-56”) / 100-103 (104-108, 109-112, 113-117, 118-122)(123-127, 128-132, 133-137, 138-142) centimeters.

Gauge
20 sts & 26 rows to 4” on larger needles in stockinette stitch

Needles
US 6/4mm 16” circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)*
US 6/4mm 32” circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)*
US 5/3.75mm 16” circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
Cable Needle
If you wish to use fewer needles, you can use the magic loop method and a needle that is 40 or 60” long as a substitute for the two US 6/4mm needles. I used a 60” needle so I could easily try on my poncho as I knit.

Notions
7 stitch markers (1 to mark beginning of round, 2 to mark cable panel, 4 to mark increases)
Tapestry needle

Techniques & Skills Used
Tutorial links provided for…

  • Cable CO
  • Stretchy Bind-off Skills Used
  • Cabling
  • Increasing sts