Dawn's Early Light by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Dawn's Early Light

June 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round (worked with larger needles and blocked)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
480 - 580 yards (439 - 530 m)
one size -- • neck – 9” wide by 3” deep • length – 17” from neck to hem-point • hem circumference – approx 128”
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… a lovely, lacy poncho/shawl that shows the pride in our country – from the eyelet “stripes” to the lace stars, you’ll love this poncho. The sample is knit using approx 480 yards of fingering-weight cotton in a spectacularly patriotic colorway … reminiscent of fireworks exploding in the night sky.

The directions are both charted and round-by-round for this fun poncho that shows the lace beautifully.

This poncho is knit in the round from the neck to the hem and then blocked out into a perfect circle. If you would like to make an open shawl-style (a cardigan-poncho), there are notes at the end of the directions for creating an open shawl - remember that you’ll need to add about 100yds more yarn to the total needed (so about 580yds).