Shadow Poncho by Kathy Yurman

Shadow Poncho

September 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Shadow Cable
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1100 - 1300 yards (1006 - 1189 m)
One Size Fits Most
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This is my new favorite garment – easy to wear, all-season, flattering and fun to knit!

The all-over cable pattern adds textural (and knitting) interest, but because the cables are worked on a stockinette background, and not set off by purl columns, it is subtle and becoming.

Other yarn suggestions:

Any sport weight yarn that drapes well would make a lovely Shadow Poncho. A wool blend containing silk, rayon, bamboo or linen would be ideal.

To date, this pattern has only been worked in Anzula Vera, but I have swatched for it in Manos Silk Blend and I think it would work beautifully.

For using the Silk Blend, I recommend a US #6 needle and casting on 100 stitches. Approximately 8 skeins are required.

I believe this pattern could produce a lovely poncho in a chunkier yarn as well. Just be sure to swatch to determine what needle will produce a nice, drapey fabric, and adjust your cast-on accordingly.