Stormland Poncho by Andrea Hilton

Stormland Poncho

November 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Twisted stockinette as detailed in pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
1155 - 1470 yards (1056 - 1344 m)
Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large
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This pattern has been independently reviewed be a qualified technical editor. The Stormland pattern includes written instructions and a clear, professional design layout. The pattern also includes a diagram to clearly show how the poncho should be folded, seamed, and finished. Measurements are provided in both English and metric units. The pattern includes sizing for small through extra large.

Stormland offers easy-folded poncho construction. It is essentially a seamed rectangle with a wee bit of I-cord finishing (instructions provided). The pattern also provides instructions for how to create the twisted (or flipped) stitches to add texture and dimension to this primarily stockinette knit.

I have created a free video tutorial for working the twist stitch, available here.

Stormland is knit in relatively affordable Malabrigo Worsted yarn, although substituting with any worsted weight yarn wold likely work quite well. The twist stich stitch to adds depth and dimensionality to this poncho without being too fussy, difficult, or busy. I love that the stitch has texture without being too ornate. It’s subtle, but not just stockinette. This results in a piece that is very wearable but not severely boring.

You can read more about this design and others on my blog where I prattle on endlessly about knitting at This Knitted Life.