Fairytales Come True by Mindy Abodeely

Fairytales Come True

Knitting
November 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
700 - 1650 yards (640 - 1509 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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There are magical techniques hidden in the construction of this garment, from miraculous 1 strand colorwork (no fumbling with 2 strands of yarn!) to a mystical (yet so simple to do) way to hide all of those colorwork ends without needing to weave them all in! This design will delight not only the new knitter looking to dip their feet into new technique, but also the experienced knitter who finds themselves thinking, “There has to be a better way!” The final garment will work its last charm when you wear it. Everyone around you will be enchanted by your stylish poncho and will shower you with compliments!

Sizes
XS (S, M, L, XL)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
Shoulder circumference (widest point of shoulders)
Inches: 39-40” (41-42”, 43-44”, 45-46”, 47-48”)(49-50”, 51-52”, 53-54”, 55-56”)
Centimeters: 100-103 (104-108, 109-112, 113-117, 118-122)(123-127, 128-132, 133-137, 138-142)
Length (all sizes): Measurement from top of shoulder to widest point of hip ______ inches/cm.

Yarn
1 Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter Mini Skein Pack (Pictured in “Dark Rainbow Collection #53)
2 (2, 3, 3, 3)(3, 4, 4, 4) skeins of Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter (Pictured in “Gravel-Walk #62”)

Gauge
Blocked: 20 sts and 28 rows to 4 inches/10cm on larger needle in stockinette

Needles
If you don’t mind using the magic loop technique, you can omit the 16” circular needles in each size.

  • US 6/4mm (or size to obtain gauge) 16” circular needle for collar
  • US 6/4mm (or size to obtain gauge) 40” or longer circular needle for body
  • US 5/3.5mm 16” circular needle for collar
  • US 5/3.5mm 40” or longer circular needle for bottom ribbing

Notions

  • Tape measure
  • 3 stitch markers
  • Darning needle
  • Colored pencils, crayons, or markers (optional: for coloring in color chart)

Optional Notions (Used for “Mindy’s Mystical Knitting Hack”)
Note: These items are only needed should you choose to use my new special technique to save yourself from having to weave in all of the ends from the faux fair isle section. See the video link in “Special Stitches & Techniques” for more information.

  • Sewing Machine (Could be done with a needle and thread)
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Wonder clips or safety pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Thread

Special Techniques - Video tutorial links included in pattern

  • Cable CO
  • German Short Rows
  • Mindy’s Mystical Knitting Hack

Skills Used

  • knit
  • purl
  • work in-the-round
  • short rows
  • increase using make 1 left (m1l), make 1 right (m1r), & knit front and back (kfb)
  • slip stitches