That Seventies Poncho by Melanie Scoles

That Seventies Poncho

Knitting
November 2004
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
2070 yards (1893 m)
Finished neck circumference: 27"; Finished length: 25½"
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation: “An eye-catching color combination adds interest to this otherwise simple poncho. It is worked from the neck down: The first 17 rows are worked flat to form a split neckline, then the piece is joined and worked in the round. Switch to longer needles when needed as the piece increases in diameter. For texture, random rounds are purled. New colors should be started in the front center. It’s helpful to use different-colored markers to identify the front once the piece is joined. An I-cord laced through the eyelets completes the neckline.”

Size:

  • Adult
  • Finished neck circumference: 27”
  • Finished length: 25½“

Materials:

  • Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (50% cotton, 50% acrylic; 100g/207 yds)
  • A: 3 skeins #113 Cherry Red
  • B: 3 skeins #102 Bubblegum
  • C: 2 skeins #133 Orangeade
  • D: 1 skein #153 Licorice
  • E: 1 skein #100 Vanilla
  • US 10 (6mm) circular needle with interchangeable cords OR 1 each 16”, 24”, and 36”, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 4 (3.25mm) double-pointed needles (set of 2)
  • Stitch markers