Talia by Tamara Moots


March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1250 - 1300 yards (1143 - 1189 m)
One size (approx. 86 inches around at wdiest point of lowest edge)
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Talia is a simple top down seamless garment. The lower edges dip downwards at the center front and back to form a shallow V shape that is warm, cozy and fun to wear. It works well with the large stripes or as a solid one-color piece. Instructions for both are included in the pattern.

Talia started in response to a Destashing KAL as a way to use up my lonely leftover skeins from larger projects. In my sample, I combined brands and fiber contents of worsted weight yarns without prejudice and picked colors that I love best in nice earthy tones.

Sizes: One size (Approx. 86 inches around at widest point of lowest edge)
Length: 29 inches from cast on to bind off at centers (with instructions to lengthen)
Yarn for single color: 1250 yards worsted weight
Yarn for large stripes: 6 colors worsted weight Color A (cast on, top stripe, bottom stripe, cast off) = 400 yards (200 g), Color B = 130 yards (60 g), Color C = 150 yards (70 g), Color D = 170 yards (80 g), Color E = 190 yards (90 g), Color F = 210 yards (100 g).
Please note that as the increases continue down the poncho, the amount of each color yarn that you need increases to complete the same 20 rows for each band. Sample knit with Cascade 220, Cascade 220 heathers and Valley Yarns Stockbridge.
(Note: Yardage needed will vary by specific yarns you choose. Always round up since it is always better to have too much yarn than to run out in the middle of a project.)
Needles: US #7 16”, 32” and 60” circular needles (or size needed to get gauge)
(Note: You don’t have to have the longest length circular needle if you are willing to crowd many, many, many stitches onto the medium length circular. But it does make the project much nicer since you’ll have at least 432 sts on the needle by the bottom of the poncho.)
Materials: 1 unique stitch marker, 3 other stitch markers
Gauge: 20 sts and 20 rows = 4” in St st
Striped Pattern: pages 3-4
Single Color Pattern: pages 5-6