Lady at the Airport by Amanda Woeger
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Lady at the Airport

October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch (worked flat)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1225 - 1575 yards (1120 - 1440 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Lady at the Airport was inspired by the requests of two lovely neighbors! One of them had seen an elegant poncho worn by a lady passing her in the terminal at the airport. Thanks to you both for your support and encouragement with getting this design on the books!

This poncho is an innovative piece that is worked in two colors. It is knitted from the bottom up from the hem in one piece. The stitches for the cowl neck or optional crew neck are picked up around the neck edge after the body has been completed.

The “sleeves” fall just below the elbows, which helps to show off a lady’s figure, giving this poncho a very flattering look.

These instructions are easy to follow and require intermediate knitting skills such as short rows, grafting, and decreasing on both sides of the fabric.

Small (Medium, Large)

22 stitches x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on size US 6 (4.0 mm) needles; measured on a washed and blocked fat swatch. You are advised to ensure that both your stitch and row gauges are accurate.

Intermediate (knit and purl stitches, ssk, k2tog, p2tog and ssp-tbl decreases, m1R and m1L increases, bind off, grafting)

US Size 6 (4.0 mm) circular needles.

Yardage depends on the yarn you decide to use. Estimated Requirements using KPM Premium Merino from Koigu (fngering weight); 175 yards / 160 meters per 50 gram skein:

Small: 4 skeins of the Main Color (MC) and 3 skeins of the Contrast Color (CC)
Medium: 4 skeins of the Main Color (MC) and 3 skeins of the Contrast Color (CC)
Large: 5 skeins of the Main Color (MC) and 4 skeins of the Contrast Color (CC)