Driftless by Sara Gresbach
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Driftless

Knitting
February 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 11 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
735 - 1135 yards (672 - 1038 m)
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X)
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This little “popover” style poncho makes a great piece to transition from Fall, right through the cold Winter months and into Spring. Pointed front and back hems and slipped center stitches flatter the figure, while side openings and a comfy cowl neck add creature comforts.

Front and back are worked separately, bottom-up, and grafted at the shoulders. Cowl stitches are picked up and worked in the round. Side ribbing is worked by picking up stitches then decorative buttons are sewn into place and secured after blocking.

Sizes:
XS (S, M, L)(1X, 2X, 3X) or to fit chest
measurements of 30-32 (34, 36, 38)(40-42, 44-46, 48-50)” with 2-6”/5-15 cm of positive ease, as desired.

Finished Measurements:
Chest circumference (approximate): 34 (38, 40, 42)(44.5, 49, 52)”/86 (97, 102, 107)(113, 125, 132) cm

Materials:
735 (825, 870, 915)(965, 1060, 1135) yards/672 (755, 795, 837)(882, 969, 1037) m of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Nova Worsted (100% Merino; 218 yards/199 m per 100 grams/3.5 ounces), or comparable worsted weight yarn. Shown in Mushroom.

US #9/5.5 mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
-24-32”/60-80 cm circular needles for working flat
-40”/100 cm circular needles for working ribbing

US #10/6 mm needles, or one size larger than gauge needles
-16-20”/40-50 cm circular needles for working collar

spare needles or DPN’s, similar size to working needles, for three-needle bind off at shoulders Stitch markers (2)
Scrap yarn or stitch holders
Buttons (4) 1-1.5”/25.5-38 mm diameter