Rainbow Poncho by Amanda Woeger
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Rainbow Poncho

Knitting
January 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
750 - 900 yards (686 - 823 m)
Girls 8-12
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Your little girl is going to love this Rainbow Poncho. It features a hood for extra warmth. The poncho also has armholes, so she can still wear a backpack. It is knit from the crown of the hood down to the hem in one piece. The lace pattern adds an extra touch of “fancy” for your girl.

Sizes
One size fits girls between ages 8 and 12

Gauge
18 sts. x 26 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch

Difficulty
Intermediate
1) Please be able to read abbreviated knitting instructions.
2) You will have to know how to knit and purl, increase and decrease, cast on and bind off.
3) You will have to have some experience with lace patterns and be able to follow a chart.
4) You will also need to know how to pick up stitches from the finished hood and armhole edges.
5) You will have to be familiar with the magic loop method of knitting and Judy’s magic cast on.

Materials
Needles: US Size 8 (5 mm)
Stitch markers
Yarn - a heavy worsted to aran weight yarn to achieve gauge mentioned above.
The yarn used for the hood and biding is patons classic, and the color variegated yarn is Poems by Wisdom yarn. You will need one skein of patons (about 200 yards or less), and 5 skeins of Poems (you could substitute Noro).