Inishmore Poncho by Audrey Knight

Inishmore Poncho

July 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette on #6 ndl, or size to obtain gauge: 4.75"/12 cm over Back Center cable on #6 ndl after blocking.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
2325 - 2950 yards (2126 - 2697 m)
XS/S, M/L, 1X/2X, 3X/4X
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I named this poncho after an Aran island in honor of my Irish great-grandfather. Combinations of cables down the center front, center back, and along the sides lend the spirit of tradition to an easy-to-wear accessory. With ponchos gaining new-found popularity, the open-sided shape and oversized turtleneck make it ideal for chilly transitional weather.

Worked in DK weight yarn, the poncho is constructed in two pieces, front and back, which are seamed with a 3-needle bind-off. Using increasing needle sizes on the turtleneck, it naturally lies flat along the neckline without riding up. While the poncho’s shape is very simple, the cables keep the knitting interesting.

Four sizes (instead of the typical “one size fits all”) assure that the finished poncho will look attractive on many body types and sizes. It is designed to fall to the high thigh in length and to just below the elbows in width. The neck opening gives about 2” ease.

XS/S (M/L, 1X/2X, 3X/4X) to fit bust sizes 28-34” (36-42”, 44-50”, 52-58”) / 71-86 (91-107, 112-127, 132-147) cm

Finished Measurements
Width: 39.75 (41.75, 43.75, 46)” / 101 (106, 111, 117) cm
Length: 27 (28, 29, 29.5)” / 68.5 (71, 73.5, 75) cm

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/132 meters per 50g ball) (for substitution purposes, 5.25-6 sts per inch on US 5-7/ 3.75-4.5mm as per ball band); color: Hammock, 16 (18, 19, 21) balls.

Or approximately 2325 (2550, 2750, 2950) yards / 2125 (2300, 2500, 2675) m of DK weight yarn similar to Arbor. Other DK weight yarn suggestions:
Rowan Alpaca Soft DK
Rowan Moordale
Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK
Swans Island Washable Wool DK

Skill Level

Photo Notes
The natural-color poncho is in the Arbor color Hammock.
The detail shots are in a color that was discontinued (Wreath) but will give you and idea of what the cables look like up close.